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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 28

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Albanian Language Media:

COVID – 19: One death, 119 new cases (media)
Latifi: Hoti must be maximally grateful for minimal criticism (media)
Hoti has not met Thaci about Washington meeting yet (Express)
Brussels has no timelines, “talks on all open issues” (media)
Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns burning of Greek flag (media)
Serbian Language Media:
Four new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, 11 persons recovered (Radio kontakt plus)
Djuric: Difficult and unpleasant talks in Brussels (RTS)
Lajcak: Talks were not simple, but are step ahead (RTS)
Djuric: Serbia will not tolerate dictate in Washington (Kosovo-online)
Dedic: Teaching in Serbian schools in Kosovo to start on September 1 (Kosovo-online)
Balkan Health Authorities to draft border protocol (BETA, N1)
Europe’s youngest nation to boost testing amid Covid-19 hit (Bloomberg)

EU reconsiders list of third countries that have allowed traveling across its borders (B92)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 August 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 28 August 2020


Belgrade, Pristina delegation chiefs in war of words following Brussels meeting (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: RS’ status has been threatened by series of DPA violations (FTV)
Dodik: Meeting in Belgrade does not violate B&H’s position and there is nothing disputable regarding this meeting (ATV)
Dzaferovic and Vucic enter verbal dispute over Belgrade meeting of RS and Serbian officials (ATV)
Dodik announces invoking of mechanism of protection of vital interest of entity in regards to decision concerning cooperation memorandum between B&H CEC and IFES (BN TV)
Session of Joint Commission about unacceptable interference in election processes in Montenegro, scheduled for September 2 (Dnevni avaz)

Croatia’s defense and foreign ministers attend meetings in Berlin (HRT)

Montenegrin politician Radunovic expects RS authorities to react against voters with dual Montenegrin citizenship who will vote in Montenegrin election (CDM)
Large crowd gathers at main church in Montenegrin capital (Vijesti)
Republic of North Macedonia

Spasovski: No need for any transitional or technical government as institutions have sufficient capacity (MIA)
VMRO-DPMNE won’t nominate Parliament Vice-Speaker (MIA)
EC expects new government in North Macedonia to respect EU engagement (MIA)
Pendarovski expects new government to fully implement EU agenda (MIA)
PM Rama calls on the Albanian community in Montenegro to vote for the Albanian list (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 28

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• COVID – 19: Six deaths, 141 new cases (media)
• Hyseni: Serbia was unconstructive at the meeting in Brussels (Koha)
• Quint ambassadors: We call on parties to strictly adhere to Kosovo laws (media)
• Veseli: PDK supports US engagement – doesn’t take part in delegation (media)
• Tahiri: President cannot be elected without AAK (RTK)
• Shala: Kosovo needs broader coalition to conclude talks with Serbia (KTV)
• Serbs, Kosovo Albanians make joint appeal for missing persons (Balkan Insight)

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