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Belgrade Media Report 14 August

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Brnabic: Serbia will not stop seeking justice for the killed Serbian children in Gorazdevac (Tanjug)
Vucic: we will take part in talks in White House (TV Pink/Tanjug)
Djuric: Essential for Serbia to have a populous and influential state like India on its side in international arena (Tanjug)
Dacic: Arrest of Hasanov internal matter of Azerbaijan (RTV/Tanjug)
Vulin: No Serbian soldiers injured in Lebanon (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: B&H does not have a foreign policy, there is one policy conducted by SDA (Srna)
Field and CEC President Bakalar discuss elections (Nezavisne)
Cikotic tells one thing to public, SDA does another (EuroBlic)

PACE won’t monitor the elections (CdM)
Sehovic: We will never enter into alliance with deniers of Montenegro (Dan)
“Resolutely for Montenegro” coalition has the highest rating (CdM)
Mugosa: Montenegro opens its borders to Serbia tomorrow (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski: If no one forms a government, and parliament doesn’t dissolve itself, Spasovski will be interim prime minister (Republika)
Milososki: Instead of the Constitution, Pendarovski chose Zaev, who does not have 61 signatures from MPs (Republika)
VMRO-DPMNE freezes relations with President’s office (MIA)
Zaev-Ahmeti meeting: Foundations have been laid for progress (MIA)
US Ambassador Byrnes congratulates Zaev on mandate to form government (Republika)


Azerbaijani ambassador to Serbia detained as suspect (Trend)
Trump White House Will Host Talks for Leaders of Serbia, Kosovo (Bloomberg News)
US concerned about Serbia’s intention to buy Chinese weapons (InfoBrics)

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Belgrade Media Report 13 August

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Vucic with Irinej: Discussing all important national topics (B92)
Patriarch Irinej: Talks on Kosovo and Metohija uncertain, situation is difficult (Tanjug/B92/Nova)
Dacic: If Pristina does not respect agreements, we will continue with the campaign of withdrawing recognition (TV Prva/RTV/Tanjug)
Vulin: Serbia must neither forget nor forgive (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H Procurement Review Body rejects appeal in case of tender for printing of ballots (Nova BH)
CEC starts process of verification of political entities for local elections in Mostar (Hayat)
SDP and NS sign coalition agreement in Mostar for elections in December (O Kanal/FTV)
Entrance of 155 illegal migrants prevented near Zvornik (Srna)

Voting in Montenegro can be conducted with an expired document, even from the SFRY period (Vijesti)
Markovic: There is no public officials’ campaign, we are only doing our job (CdM)
Djeljosaj: We are going to win two terms of office (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski hands mandate for formation of new government to Zaev (MIA)
DUI: We have not reached agreement with SDSM yet (Sitel TV)
Xhaferi cancels the session of parliament which would’ve revealed if Zaev has the necessary majority (Republika)
Kasami to skip meeting initiated by Ahmeti, proposed new model (MIA)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 14, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 142 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• Ministry of Health aims to increase COVID-19 testing capacities (Kallxo)
• Thaci welcomes announcement of Washington meeting (media)
• Kurti: Grenell wants a foreign policy success in final hours (media)
• EU welcomes any initiative in support of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue it facilitates (Koha)
• KLA associations to submit request for amending law on Specialist Chambers (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 17 new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian municipalities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Djuric: Hoti’s provocative messages, a cheap attempt to create a bad political climate (Kosovo Online)
• Possible parliamentary elections in a year and a half? (media)
• Vucic: Serbia not in a position to refuse talks (B92)
• Diocese warns: Construction of the Decani-Plav road within the protective zone of the monastery Visoki Decani continues (KoSSev)
• Djuric reaction on stopping Bishop Teodosije at Jarinje crossing, ”an arrogant act of arbitrariness” (media)
• Bishop Teodosije turned back from Jarinje (KoSSev)


• Week in Review: Hope Versus Fatalism (Balkan Insight)
• Trump White House Will Host Talks for Leaders of Serbia, Kosovo (Bloomberg)


• SEE Digital Rights Network Established (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 14

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• COVID-19: 193 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• PM Hoti: We have allocated €365 mil from economic recovery fund (media)
• Prishtina Mayor: €365 mil for economic recovery? Not even close (media)
• MPs to discuss bills on COVID-19 and economic recovery on Friday (media)
• Leaders from Kosovo and Serbia to meet in Washington (media)
• Hoti about Washington meeting: We will discuss economic projects (media)
• EU: High-level meeting between Kosovo and Serbia in early September (Lajmi)
• Kosovo FM: U.S. should broker Kosovo-Serbia final deal (media)
• PDK MP: AAK too small to have the post of Kosovo President (media)
• Numan Balic arrested on suspicion of sexual harassment (media)

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