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Belgrade Media Report 10 August

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Brnabic: Belgrade sending messages of peace and reconciliation to Zagreb (TV Prva/FoNet)
Patriarch Irinej calls for reconciliation of Serbs and Croats (Politika/Beta)
Bosniaks’ ‘stop’ to war crimes investigations (Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H CEC allows political parties to monitor printing of ballots (ATV)
Comments to B&H CEC decision (N1/ATV)
In Mostar, 38 political parties and nine independent candidates apply for participating in elections (Dnevni list)
Leaders of SDP B&H, NiP, NS and NBL sign agreement on joint political action in Sarajevo Canton (O Kanal/Nova BH)
Vucic and Borenovic meet in Belgrade (BNTV)
Dodik, Vulin react to statement of Izetbegovic who said that “Serb side got too much through DPA” (RTRS)

Veljovic: We haven’t received any requests related to the murder of the journalist from Malta (CdM)
Son of slain Maltese reporter: My mother was also investigating Djukanovic’s connections (Vijesti)
Mustafic: Owing to the policy we pursue, we expect greater support (CdM)
European Parliament won’t observe elections in Montenegro (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Is the deadline for entrusting the mandate running: Xhaferi has not yet notified Pendarovski that the parliament is constituted (Kanal 5)
Zaev: It is not true that we have a preliminary agreement with DUI (TV Telma)
Taravari claims that they would enter into a coalition with DUI if Ziberi is the prime minister (TV Telma)
VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM to say who will be the prime minister (Republika)
Arsovski: VMRO-DPMNE in communication with all parties (Republika)
SDSM: Meeting between Nikolovski and Grubi doesn’t mean that an agreement has been reached (360 Degrees)

The US Embassy reacts after the investigation of Ylli Ndroqi: SPAK to continue the work! (Radio Tirana)
Albania starts verifying suspicious accounts with 82 countries around the world (Radio Tirana)
Greek Minister speaks on maritime talks with Albania (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 10, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: 172 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Government approves draft law on EU financial assistance (media)
• Private labs to begin with COVID-19 testings (media)
• Haziri signals ‘important’ developments in Kosovo this week (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 11 newly infected and 34 cured in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Serbian List: So-called analysts do not possess basic knowledge about the Kosovo Assembly Rules of Procedure (Kosovo Online)
• International community reacts to Law on KLA, Serbian List silent (N1)
• Vejvoda: EU will insist on fulfilling the 2013 agreement, including the Community of Serbian municipalities (KoSSev, N1)


• Serbia Is Sitting at the Great-Powers Crossroads (The National Interest)
• Balkan Fatalism Risks Becoming Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Balkan Insight)


• Rule of Law Key to Balkans’ Progress – Germany’s Schutz (Balkan Insight)
• COVID-19 School Dilemma Troubles Balkan, Central Europe Govts (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 10

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• COVID-19 report: 188 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• Hoti: Reopening of schools depends on epidemiological situation (media)
• KFOR: Serbian Armed Forces’ presence, part of synchronised patrol (media)
• Kosovo FM: Serbian gendarmerie patrol in Kosovo, unauthorised (media)
• Veliu: KFOR and KP to begin joint patrolling along border with Serbia (media)
• LVV: Interference of Serbian gendarmerie, unacceptable (media)
• PDK: Presence of Serbian forces in Karaceva, open threat to Kosovo (media)
• KLA associations call on PM Hoti to halt dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Bosnia’s Izetbegovic doubts Serbia will recognise Kosovo (media)

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