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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 1, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 1, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 147 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• Health Ministry approves import of drugs against COVID-19 (media)
• Limaj: Discussions about president unnecessary (RFE, media)
• Ali Ahmeti to travel tomorrow to The Hague (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Djuric: We will offer package to establish better economic cooperation (Kosovo-online)
• Jeremic: We will talk to world differently than predecessor (Danas)
• EU believes Belgrade-Pristina talks in US will focus on economy only (RFE, N1)
• Ambassador Rosocha: Recognition of Kosovo is not condition for Serbia (CorD, Kosovo-online)
• Vucic and Botsan-Kharchenko on preparations for Putin’s visit, fight against Covid-19 (RTS)
• Online classes in Serbian schools in Kosovo (Kosovo-online)


• Serbia-Kosovo Deals Require Joint International Monitoring (Balkan Insight)


• Serbia, Kosovo leaders gear up for tough US talks (EurActiv)


• Serbia strengthens control of anti-epidemic measures; high fines for violations (N1)
• A tiny fruit with big profits: Kosovo’s blossoming raspberry industry (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 1 September 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 1 September 2020


Vucic ahead of visits to Washington, Brussels: agreement possible on issues important to both Belgrade and Pristina (Beta)
EU believes Belgarde-Pristina talks in US will focus on economy only (N1)
Vucic in Bled: Serbia belongs in the EU (Beta)
Vucic warns of “dangerous statements” from Serbia (VIP)
Serbian Orthodox Church head happy with changes in Montenegro (Nova.rs)
Vucic congratulated Zaev on his election as Prime Minister (RTS)
Serbian opposition Democratic Party expels leading members (FoNet)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Collegium to determine agenda for special RSNA session on Tuesday; Dodik: NDI that is behind memorandum is political sponsor of PDP and SDS (ATV)
B&H CoM to adopt decision on opening of borders for citizens of Turkey, USA, Russia and China (Dnevni avaz)
RS officials congratulate opposition on winning elections in Montenegro; Victory of Montenegrin opposition celebrated in RS (BN TV)
Comments of other B&H politicians on elections in Montenegro (N1)

European leaders discuss EU’s future after the pandemic (HRT)

Montenegrin opposition agrees on expert government, revision of disputed laws (N1)
Bilcik hopes Montenegro’s new government will stay on EU path (RTCG)
Cooperation with Djukanovic still an option, under one condition, says Abazovic (CDM)

Republic of North Macedonia

New gov’t offers solutions and joint future, says PM Zaev (MIA)
VMRO-DPMNE leader says he won’t step down (MIA)
New gov’t to be fully committed to economy, PM Zaev tells (MIA)
FM Osmani: Strategic partnership with US to be strengthened further (MIA)
Sassoli: North Macedonia to continue on path towards European integration (MIA)

President Ilir Meta addresses letter to PM Rama, demands explanation over the maritime agreement with Greece (Radio Tirana)
President seeks meeting with political parties to set elections date (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 1

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• COVID-19: 120 new cases, nine deaths (media)
• Mustafa says institutions to act against discrimination of citizens (media)
• Lajcak wants Kosovo-Serbia dialogue be more dynamic (Express)
• Mustafa: I expect definition of the road to recognition in Washington (media)
• Haradinaj: Economy to be discussed in Washington, not recognition (T7)
• Abazi: With no agenda in Washington, Kosovo at a mercy of what Thaci has cooked (Klan)
• Kelmendi: Washington meeting, mainly to focus on economic issues (Klan)
• Konjufca: Kosovo forced to give something in return for recognition from Serbia (Telegrafi)
• EU envoy sees Serbia-Kosovo normalisation deal in months (Reuters, media)

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