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Belgrade Media Report 05 August

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LOCAL PRESS

Serbia, RS mark Remembrance Day for Serbs killed, expelled in armed operation “Storm” (RTS/Tanjug/B92)
Boris Milosevic in Knin – Emotions are still fresh (B92/Tanjug)
Vucic, Botsan-Kharchenko discuss Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (RTV/Tanjug)
Mrkonjic: No chance cabinet could be formed without Socialists (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: Croats have been trying to present this day as homeland gratitude day (RTRS)
Milanovic’s statement denying ICTY verdict on JCE sparks reactions in B&H (N1)
B&H CEC certifies another 13 coalitions, one independent list (Nova BH)
CEC announces possible further postponement of local elections in B&H (ATV)
Dodik: There is no reason to further postpone elections (ATV)
Turkovic signs Milinic decision for position in Beijing (Glas Srpske)
Croatia

Plenkovic: Legitimate right to defense is not and cannot be excuse for wrongdoing (Hina/N1)
Milanovic: The Croatian war was a just war (Index)
Milanovic: A joint criminal enterprise was one of the dumbest and ugliest fabrications (HRT)
Medved: This government has corrected an injustice (Hina)
Montenegro

Election race made official (In4S)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev starts negotiations for government: He did not say whether he still thinks that DUI is not worth five pennies and it should go into opposition (Republika)
You can’t become Prime Minister with 46 seats either, Ahmeti replies to Zaev (Republika/Koha)
Mickoski: VMRO begins talks to form a new ruling majority (Republika)
DPA says it will join a possible ruling coalition with SDSM (Republika)
Albania

The electoral agreement of 5 June is officially a law (Radio Tirana)
DP vows to transform Albania’s political climate (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 05, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: 218 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Hoti urges MPs to endorse economic recovery package (media)
• OSCE prepares COVID-19 manual for the visually impaired (Kallxo)
• Mustafa plans to meet Haradinaj and discuss coalition concerns (Indeksonline)
• Despite U.S. objections, PDK pushes for law on KLA war values (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• No data on newly COVID-19 infected in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Vucic and Botsan-Kharchenko: Important implementation of the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities (N1)
• Spahiu: The question is the price that Kosovo will pay for the recognition, it is a matter of an agreement between the Americans and Vucic (Kosovo Online)
• Jevtic on Twitter: A returnee house shot at from a moving vehicle (N1)
• Fila: Kosovo Assembly can pass any law; the question is whether it will be applicable in practice (Kosovo Online)
• Dveri movement will not join United Opposition of Serbia because of Kosovo (FoNet, N1)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Understaffed Kosovo Health System Close to Collapse, Doctors Warn (Balkan Insight)
• WHO: Most likely – bats; “Surprises are possible” (B92, Tanjug)

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Belgrade Media Report 04 August

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LOCAL PRESS

Days of suffering of Serbs Croatia for 25 years celebrates as victory: Operation Storm anniversary (Telegraf)
Brnabic: It was an ethnic cleansing of Serbs and Milosevic cannot change that fact (TV Pink/Tanjug)
Serbian associations condemn Boris Milosevic’s possible attendance at Croatian celebration (Tanjug)
Brnabic: I am one of the candidates for prime minister, coalition with Sapic probable (TV Pink/B92)
Vulin: Greater Albania notion is major security threat (TV Pink/Beta)
The first Serbian MP under the hijab: My appearance stirred attention (B92)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Official Gazette of B&H publishes decision on local elections in Mostar on 20 December (Vecernji list)
Komsic: I am sorry that Milanovic is unnecessarily raising tensions (Oslobodjenje)
Stevandic: Operation “Storm” – crime and shame (Srna)
Shameful act (Avaz)
B&H parliament starts collective vacation in August (BHT1)
Croatia

Medved: Entire gov’t in Knin is message calling for united approach (Hina)
Remembrance ceremony for 100 Serb civilians killed in 1995 held in town of Dvor (Hina)
Montenegro

Even the Russian Orthodox Church shows interest in the elections in Montenegro (CdM)
Djelosaj heads list of Albanian coalition (In4S)
SNP: Single opposition appearance formula for success whereby current government is being sent to political past (In4S)
Krivokapic: We’ll win at least 26 seats (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

No parliamentary majority: First constitutive session ends, parliament speaker not elected (Republika)
Buckovski expects that Zaev will split the AA/Alternative coalition in an attempt to form a short-lived government (Republika)
Albania

Opposition sues Interior Minister (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 5

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• COVID-19 report: 225 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Hyseni: I received great support from Grenell (media)
• Haradinaj: There is no dialogue without the U.S. (RTK)
• Trump’s nominee for ambassador criticized intervention against Serbia (Koha)
• Arrest warrant issued against MP convicted of fraud (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci: Kosovo stands by Lebanon in this difficult time (media)

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