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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 12, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 205 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• ZDF: COVID-19 situation in Kosovo has spiralled out of control (Klan/Zeri)
• Committee calls for harmonised response to Serbian forces patrolling in Karaceva (Koha)
• Karaceva residents protest over patrolling of Serbian forces (media)
• AAK’s Tahiri: No coalition problems with LDK (Kosovapress)

Serbian Language Media:

• In Serb areas in Kosovo, five new cases, two cured and one deceased (Kontakt plus radio)
• Dacic: It is hypocritical to accuse Serbia and Vucic of recognizing Kosovo (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Kosovo’s fmr official: Over 70 pct of medical material from Serbia in 2016-2019 (FoNet, Kosovo Online, N1)
• AP: NATO committed to stronger partnership with Serbia (AP, N1)
• Vucic denies Serbia purchases Chinese AA system, says thinks about it (Beta, N1)
• Is Belgrade thinking about buying Chinese AA system, or is it a done deal? (N1)


• Don’t Blame Balkan Citizens For the Latest COVID Surge (Balkan Insight)


• Kosovo Divisions Risk Undermining EU Push for Deal with Serbia (Balkan Insight)
• EU financial assistance signed with Kosovo and North Macedonia, agreed with Albania and Montenegro (EWB)


• Kon: The vaccine will not provide the safest protection; Masks for a longer period (B92, RTS)

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Belgrade Media Report 12 August

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Vucic: I have a vague idea who will be in the government (B92)
Vucic says Serbia still thinking about buying Chinese anti-aircraft system (Beta)
Vulin: None has offered to give Serbs in B&H something that they never had (TV Pink)
Lutovac: We will persuade majority of citizens to vote against incumbent government (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Decision on complaint for printing ballots today (Nezavisne)
Cikotic discusses migrant crisis with representatives of local authorities in Bihac (FTV)
Certain individuals want migrants on Serb property (Glas Srpske)

Djukanovic: We’ll take Montenegro to its goal – European quality of life of citizens (CdM)
Markovic: We work hard and make best use of potentials, while they boycott the state and even earn salary for doing it (CdM)
Beslin: Serbian nationalism only recognizes Montenegro’s right to renounce itself (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Xhaferi: It would be unconstitutional to entrust a mandate without having an elected speaker of parliament (TV21)
Pavle Trajanov: Request for Albanian prime minister unacceptable, the party that will accept such blackmail should be removed from the political stage (Kanal 5)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 12

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• COVID-19 report: 171 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Haradinaj to Hoti: You have degraded the dialogue (media)
• Tahiri: Ramush Haradinaj should be new President of Kosovo (T7)
• Haliti: PDK must join Hoti-led government (media)
• Gashi: PDK will not sign Vetevendosje’s no-confidence motion (media)
• Konjufca: Good governance will be restored soon (Gazeta Express)
• Vetevendosje: This government must be dismissed ASAP (media)

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