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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 20, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 20, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 158 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Education minister: We are expecting decision on reopening of schools (media)
• UNDP delivers vouchers to 2,000 families as part of COVID-19 response (KP/Klan)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo to go to Washington meeting for final agreement with Serbia (RFE)
• Kosovo ministers meet U.S. Special Representative Palmer (media)
• Kosovo looks to send representative to U.S. State Department (media)
• Meeting of ruling coalition leaders rescheduled (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Six new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic: Haradinaj should not waste kerosene to travel to US in hope for final agreement (Kosovo-online)
• Dacic: EU thinks Belgrade should accept every stance of Brussels (RTV)
• Vucic received Dodik’s comparability analysis on status of RS and Kosovo? (Tanjug)
• Abbot Janjic: Suspension of construction encouraging sign by Kosovo government and municipality (KoSSev)


• ‘Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste’ (Kosovo 2.0)


• Serbian Labor Minister says no rise in unemployment figures (BETA, N1)

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Belgrade Media Report 20 August 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 20 August 2020


Vucic: Haradinaj should not waste kerosene traveling to US if he is hoping for a final agreement (TV Pink/Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Dacic on upcoming White House meeting (Studio B/FoNet/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

RS politicians and analysts react to initiative of Nelson to change constitution (RTRS)
Other reactions of politicians to statement of Ambassador Nelson (N1)
Una-Sana Canton bans movement and transportation of migrants (N1)
RS to purchase one million Covid-19 vaccines from Russia (Nova BH)

How and when did Abazovic plan cooperation with the deniers of Montenegro? (CdM)
Djukanovic: Montenegro will protect every citizen and resist nationalism (CdM)
Popovic: Coalition Victory – Decisively for Montenegro the only guarantor of preserving Euro-Atlantic path and sovereignty (CdM)
OSCE will monitor the elections in Montenegro with a limited number of observers (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

SDSM unveils new cabinet line-up (MIA)
‘We Can’ coalition partners back SDSM-DUI deal, set to decide on ministers in new gov’t (MIA)
Ahmeti says Xhaferi to be elected speaker on Thursday, reveals DUI candidates for ministers (MIA)
PES welcomes agreement for social democrat-led government in North Macedonia (MIA)

President Meta welcomes the political agreement in North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)


An Unlikely Partnership in Trouble: Serbia and Azerbaijan (Royal United Services Institute)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 20

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• COVID-19: 162 new cases, nine deaths (media)
• Hoti, Ramosaj agree to suspend works on Decan-Plav road (media)
• Ramosaj: Decan – Plav road, “will be built or I will build it” (media)
• U.S. Embassy statement on construction of Decan-Plav road (media)
• Hoti: I discuss mutual recognition in Brussels, Haradinaj knows this (media)
• Hoti: Meeting in Washington will focus on the economy (media)
• Ruling coalition leaders to meet today amid disagreements on dialogue (EO)
• Hoti: Government is stable, no need for reshuffling (media)
• EU aims to set up mechanism to monitor implementation of agreements (KTV)
• Weber predicts difficulties for Avdullah Hoti on September 2 (Express)
• Shala: Kosovo status, not a topic in dialogue (Express)
• Two more former KLA members summoned by Specialist Chambers (media)
• Serb arrested in Mokna, suspect in Enver Zymberi killing (Indeksonline)

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