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Belgrade Media Report 25 August 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 25 August 2020


Infrastructure projects to be discussed in Washington (Politika)
Milivojevic: Recent statements of US Ambassador to B&H activated yellow alarm (RTS)
Serbian, Russian military chiefs discuss security situation, cooperation (Beta, N1)
Serbian Government relaxes some coronavirus measures (B92)

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Media carry content of documents that Dodik recently sent to Serbian President Vucic, documents mention the RS’ right to self-determination, autonomy of the entity, and talks on defining the demarcation between the RS and the FB&H (FTV)
Dodik, Cvijanovic, Zunic: Nothing disputable in discussion with Vucic on Wednesday (ATV)
B&H Presidency member Komsic: Neither I nor Presidency Chairman Dzaferovic have been informed about Presidency member Dodik’s documents for Serbian President Vucic (FTV)
Dzaferovic: Vucic’s declarative statements are insufficient (N1)
SBB B&H leader Radoncic: SBB B&H is leaving authorities at B&H, FB&H and cantonal levels (O kanal)
DF: Unless our coalition partners support appointment of Malicbegovic by the end of this week, DF will consider that the coalition lost its purpose (BHT1)
SBB B&H leader Radoncic requests urgent interrogation of OSA Director Mehmedagic due to alleged interference of B&H in elections in Montenegro (FTV)
Niksic comments Radoncic’s letter: We will act in line with competences (Dnevni avaz)

Leader of the Croatian Serb Party: We don’t need Belgrade’s tutorship (HRT)

Nuhodzic: I believe election day in Montenegro will pass without incident (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev expected to submit new gov’t proposal Wednesday, Ahmeti says DUI’s candidates unchanged (MIA)
Parliament to determine number of Vice-Speakers at Tuesday session (MIA)
Albania reiterates offer to mediate Belarus crisis (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 25, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 25, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: Eight deaths, 136 new cases (media)
• EU: Dialogue at level of experts to continue August 27 (RFE)
• Hoti about the road near Monastery: Laws must be respected (media)
• Mustafa: Changes in government if agreement is not respected (media)
• Konjufca: Hoti is going to dialogue with Serbia without platform (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Janjic after meeting Hoti: I hope solution would be satisfactory to all (Kosovo-online)
• Abbot Janjic: We support economic development of municipality, but highway can’t go through protective zone (Kosovo-online)
• EU: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue at expert level on August 27 in Brussels (Kosovo-online)
• “I would quote Vucic, do not waste kerosene” (B92, Tanjug)
• “Washington meeting part of US election campaign, its importance to be exaggerated” (KoSSev)
• Server: Some agreements on Gazivode and Trepca in Washington are possible (Danas)
• Serbian, Russian military chiefs discuss security situation, cooperation (BETA, N1)


• Serbs and Albanians laid together flowers at monument of missing persons (Kosovo-online)
• European Commission adopts measures to help neighbors recover from pandemic (RTS, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 25

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• COVID – 19: 99 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Kosovo President urges MPs to extend mandate of the War Crimes Court (Express)
• Opposition parties have not changed stance regarding dialogue with Serbia (RFE)
• Haradinaj: Mutual recognition should be part of the final deal (TV Dukagjini)
• Limaj: Coalition is stabile as long as there is fair partnership (RTK)
• Zemaj: Anti-COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed free of charge (media)
• Haziri: President’s name goes through LDK offices (media)
• MP Haxhi Shala and former KLA Member Ziadin Hoxha summoned by SPO (media)

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