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Belgrade Media Report 27 August 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 27 August 2020


Vucic: Dzaferovic will not tell Serbia what to do (RTS)
Djuric to Hoti: Mutual recognition will never be on the agenda (RTS)
U.S., EU ambassadors welcome Serbia’s joining EU declaration on Belarus (Beta)
Belgrade hopes Lukashenko won’t be angry with Serbia for joining EU Declaration (FoNet)
Ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs: New elections will be held soon (VIP)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

HR Inzko says all parts of DPA need to be respected; If someone says that he respects DPA, then he also has to respect HR and B&H CC (FTV)
OHR: Mandate of HR in accords with Annex 10 of general framework peace agreement and resolutions of UN Security Council (Nova BH)
B&H Presidency Chairman Dzaferovic: Meeting of Dodik, Vucic should never have taken place (Nova BH)
Zvizdic: Belgrade meeting had the goal of raising tensions ahead of the upcoming elections and defining Dodik as the protector of national interests of Serbs in B&H (FTV)
SDS leader Sarovic: B&H Presidency member Dodik’s visit to Belgrade to speak about DPA is planned heightening of tensions used to conceal economic issues in RS (Hayat)
SDA accuses Dodik for his political engagement during war; Savcic: Goal of their words is to preserve inter-ethnic tensions (RTRS)
SNSD’s Kovacevic: SDA will complete demolition of B&H with its arrogant and aggressive policy (Dnevni list)
Hearing upon appeals in Mladic’s case completed before MICT; Defense requests acquittal while prosecution seeks life sentence with declaring him guilty of genocide in six municipalities besides Srebrenica (Hayat)


Pupovac: Adults responsible for stopping hate produced by war (HRT)
Protest against restrictive Covid-19 measures to be held in Zagreb (HRT)

Djukanovic: Anti-Montenegro coalition formed in Belgrade (RTCG)
Bogdanovic: Specific political subjects are still committed to the idea of the occupation of Montenegro (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Gov’t proposal, program submitted to parliament, lawmakers to elect cabinet members Saturday (MIA)
Albania’s Rama lends support to Montenegro’s Djukanovic (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 27, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 27, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: Six deaths, 141 new cases (media)
• CDHRF: Special Court with double standards and information darkness (RTK)
• Grenell and Price clash over Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Veseli calls on Albanians in Montenegro to vote (media)
• Kosovo schools to open in September (Kallxo.com)

Serbian Language Media:

• One new case of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
• EU expects Pristina authorities to continue supporting Specialist Court (Radio KIM)
• Djuric met Lajcak in Brussels, meeting with Hyseni on economic topics to follow (Kosovo-online)
• N1 guests: Publics negatively prepared for dialogue, little is known about details
• Belgrade hopes Lukashenko won’t be angry with Serbia for joining EU Declaration (N1)
• Chamber of Commerce: Germany supports Western Balkans and EU integration (BETA, N1)


• Serbian President Plans WWII Jasenovac Memorial with Bosnian Serbs (Balkan Insight)
• Serbia Praised for Endorsing EU Criticism of ‘Unfair’ Belarus Elections (Balkan Insight)


• Air Serbia resumes flights to Brussels (N1)
• Epidemiologist: Serbia’s people coming back from holiday monitored for infection (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 27

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• COVID – 19: Eight deaths, 136 new cases (media)
• Kosovo PM invites opposition to join his dialogue in Washington (Express)
• Kosovo and Serbia today in Brussels to discuss economic issues (RTK)
• Djuric: Mutual recognition will never happen (Koha)
• EC clarifies once again: Kosovo has met conditions for visa liberalization (Express)
• Osmani sees four shortcomings in the dialogue process (media)
• Limaj: Whenever we coordinated with U.S., results did not lack (media)

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