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Belgrade Media Report 24 August 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 24 August 2020


White House reschedules Kosovo meeting (Nova.rs)
Vucic: Trump might attend Washington meeting between Serbia, Kosovo reps. (FoNet)
Belgrade – Pristina talks in US to focus on infrastructure projects (Politika)
Vucic to discuss Kosovo and Republika Srpska issue with Dodik (Beta)
Vucic: I never spoke against integrity of B&H (Prva TV)
Lavrov: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue has no alternative (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik explains content of document sent to Vucic (FTV)
Dodik and Covic to inform public about violations of DPA at expense of Serbs and Croats (RTRS)
Stevandic: Borenovic is causing divisions ahead of meeting with Vucic (RTRS, Dnevni avaz)
Radoncic: Greater-Serbian nationalism, Russian imperialism and Muslim Brotherhood join forces against pro-European and pro-Western politicians such as Djukanovic, Radoncic and Thaci (Dnevni avaz)
Political parties decide on coalitions for upcoming local elections in Mostar (FTV)

Citizens are to choose between a modern, secular or a theocratic state in elections (MINA)
Provocation ahead of elections: Convoy of cars heading from Serbia to Montenegro (CDM)
Amfilohije urges voters in Montenegro to vote against regime Metropolitan (CDM)
No religious community can be above the state (Pobjeda)
SEC: Everything is ready for the elections; CCE: Numbers are interesting? (TMN)
Republic of North Macedonia

Cabinet line-up complete, deadline for submitting new gov’t proposal is Sept. 2 (MIA)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 24, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 24, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 99 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Mustafa: There is no mood for elections (KosovaPress)
• Hoti: Trend of new cases dropping; situation not under full control (media)
• Zemaj: COVID-19 tests to be available in all Kosovo regions soon (RTK)
• Hoti: We won’t relax measures; number of fatalities very high (media)
• Hoxhaj: Lukashenko nostalgic about Soviet Union, Vucic about Milosevic (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Three new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo on Saturday (Radio KIM)
• Politika: Infrastructural projects on agenda in Washington
• Ljajic: Trade without political barriers may reach one billion EUR (Kosovo-online)
• OSCE expresses concern over damages made to church in Sredska (Radio kontakt plus)
• Rakic and Jevtic with Bishop Teodosije: Road reconstruction within law only (RTS)
• Djuric: Brussels must have final say on Pristina’s dangerous game (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Pantovic: I expect confirmation or dismissal of first indictments (Kosovo-online)


• Neither test, nor quarantine – Citizens of Serbia can travel to 17 countries (B92)
• More Serbs spend holiday in Albania, say better than expected (N1)
• Serbia relaxes anti-epidemic measures, opens cinemas and theaters (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 24

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COVID – 19: 111 new cases, 10 deaths (media)
Hoti: Bigger threat from coronavirus infection in September (media)
Kosovo – Serbia meeting in Washington confirmed for September 4 (media)
Prime Minister Hoti to meet coalition partners today (media)
Haradinaj: No bad agreement in Washington (media)
Abrashi: President post belongs to LDK (media)
Hoxhaj: Race of political parties over President post, immoral (RTK)

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