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Belgrade Media Report 11 August

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LOCAL PRESS

Kuburovic: We will not drop warrants against KLA members (Novosti)
Vulin: Pristina wants to include its policemen in patrols (Tanjug)
Chinese Ambassador: Kosovo and Metohija issue to be solved within Resolution 1244 (Napredak/Politika/Tanjug)
Stefanovic in Azerbaijan – support to principles of territorial integrity (RTS)
United Opposition of Serbia established (Beta)

REGIONAL PRESS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bihac Mayor Fazlic, Advisor to Director of B&H Border Police Hoffmann, B&H Service
for Foreigners’ Affairs Deputy Director Buzar comment on migrant crisis in B&H (FTV)
Cikotic, Varhelyi discuss migrant crisis in B&H (FTV)
Montenegro

National Coordination Body: Pre-election campaign facilitated (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Parliament sworn in once MP terms are verified, says Pendarovski’s office (MIA)
Unsuccessful Zaev – Ahmeti meeting: No agreement on government formation reached (Republika)
Mickoski: Ahmeti told me he will try to negotiate with Zaev, I wished him good luck (Republika)
MoI says regulation on bilingual police uniform emblems should be sent to the government (Republika)
Albania

Integration / Germany has set these conditions for Albania (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 11, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: 171 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• PM Hoti calls for coordination in security area, especially with KFOR (media)
• Vetevendosje wants intelligence chief to report to the Assembly (media)
• Osmani: Kosovo’s territory is inviolable (Ekonomia Online)
• Vetevendosje MP calls for vote on no-confidence motion (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Crisis Staff in North to receive results later today, press conference tomorrow at noon (Kontakt plus radio)
• Serbia’s Justice Min: Belgrade will never give up processing KLA war crimes (Vecernje Novosti, N1)
• Deliberate dramatization of a routine action? (KIM radio)
• Vulin: Armed Forces of Serbia did not illegally cross the ABL, it was a regular patrol with KFOR (KoSSev)
• RFE: US warns Serbia over Chinese AA missile system purchase (N1, Beta)

Opinion:

• Omens for Post-Pandemic Balkans Don’t Look Promising (Balkan Insight)
• Countering Russia’s Influence Operations in the Balkans (realcleardefense.com)
• The spirit of “Greater Albania” acquires Brussels substance (moderndiplomacy.eu)

International:

• Putin: Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine (Reuters)
• Will Serbia and Kosovo Open Up Secret War Archives? (Balkan Insight)
• Pompeo Visit: US’s Anti-China Recruitment Drive Targets Willing Central Europeans (Balkan Insight)
• NATO over-sensitive to Serbia’s pragmatic arms purchase from China (globaltimes.cn)

Humanitarian/Development:

• Are we approaching Covid-19 collapse? (Kosovo 2.0)
• Serbia’s Crisis Staff: The youngest return to school, combined classes for higher grade pupils (B92, Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 11

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• COVID – 19 report: 183 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Private institutions approved for coronavirus testing (Prishtina Insight)
• Health Minister indicates new measures against COVID – 19 (media)
• Kurti warns of human catastrophe in letter to foreign diplomats (media)
• Abrashi blames Vetevendosje for situation with pandemic (media)
• NISMA wants PDK to join Hoti-led government (media)
• Reshitaj: Haradinaj is against technical dialogue with Serbia (Klan Kosova)
• Klinaku: Embassies opposed all KLA laws (media)
• Berisha: KLA law does not threaten freedom of speech (Klan Kosova)

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