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Belgrade Media Report 09 September

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Vasiljevic: Serbian security services warned Vucic (TV Prva)
Vucic’s media advisor: Moving embassy to Jerusalem not final; Grenell may come (TV Prva)
Stano: The Belgrade-Pristina agreement must cover all open issues (RTS)
Varhelyi: The EU continues to work on economic development and reconciliation (RTS)
Stoltenberg: Dialogue is the only way to reach a lasting solution (RTS)
Grenell: You can always count on Kurti being against the United States (RTS)
Mihajlovic: Washington agreement opens way for “four billion USD” worth of investments (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Avaz interview with Serbian President Vucic (Dnevni avaz)
Dodik requests extraordinary session of Presidency on relocation of B&H Embassy in Israel; Komsic wants special session on recognition of Kosovo; Dzaferovic says no special session will be held (FTV)
Kovacevic: RS does not and will not recognize self-declared Kosovo; Stevandic: Komsic’s request is way more unrealistic (Glas Srpske)
SDS leader Sarovic: Possible decision to relocate B&H Embassy in Israel should not be passed hastily (O kanal)
US Special Representative for Western Balkans Palmer to arrive in visit to B&H on Wednesday (Nova BH)
HDZ B&H’ Covic, SNSD’s Dodik reach agreement on joint participation in local elections in Canton 10 (N1)
US Embassy, EUD, OHR: Support to territorial integrity of B&H; No drawing of new B&H maps (Oslobodjenje)
B&H CEC President Bakalar announces that B&H CEC will continue cooperation with IFES regardless of RSNA conclusions (EuroBlic)
Foreign Ministry reached decision on forming Commission for NATO Integration (Dnevni avaz)

Opposition in Montenegro closer to forming government, signs agreement (Vijesti)
Carpenter: Western partners closely monitor rhetoric and actions of future govt (Nova M)
Husovic: BS would support the government without DPS and DF (RTCG)

North Macedonia
Mickoski is strengthening the opposition, Zaev is nervous (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 9, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 76 new infections, six deaths (media)
• US to open office in Belgrade on implementing the White House Agreement (Express)
• Grenell Explains Significance of Kosovo-Serbia Agreement (Express)
• LVV criticizes again the Washington deal (RTK)
• New Montenegrin government: Kosovo’s independence undisputed (RTK)
• U.S. expert disappointed with Washington agreement (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Two cases of Covid-19 registered Serbian communities (Radio Mitrovica Sever)
• Lavrov says Moscow to support any agreement reached between Belgrade and Pristina voluntarily (RTS)
• Grenell: The goal of the Agreement is to set aside borders as much as possible (RTS)
• “The relocation of the Serbian embassy from Tel Aviv is not final, it all depends on one thing,” says Vucic’s media advisor (TV Prva, B92, Tanjug)
• Serbian security services warned Vucic about point 10, says President’s media advisor (media)
• Djuric on iron friendship with Russia and China (KoSSev)
• Vucic tells Sarajevo daily he was polite and responsible at White House (N1, Dnevni Avaz)
• The director of US DFC announced the opening of an office in Belgrade (media, Twitter)
• Blakaj: KLA veterans must not use the received documents of the Special Court in any way (Kosovo Online)
• EPS didn’t use Gazivode to produce electricity (Politika)


• Webb: Serbia and Kosovo move forward … with the help of the United States (thehill.com)


• U.S. government’s development finance institution to support Serbian SMEs (seenews.com)
• Israel’s Accord with Serbia and Kosovo Rattles EU but Fails to Rouse Arab Wrath(tntribune.com)
• Serbia won’t move embassy if Israel recognizes Kosovo (The Jerusalem Post)
• Hague Prosecutors ‘Take War Crime Case Files’ from Kosovo Veterans (Balkan Insight)
• Let’s finally talk about the final deal (European Western Balkans)
• Presidency member: US envoy said Kosovo status has nothing to do with Bosnia (EWB)


• Serbia, Kosovo Must Commit to Credible Missing Persons Investigations (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 9

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• COVID-19: 97 new infections, no deaths (media)
• Kosovo PM Hoti meets NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg (media)
• In Brussels, PM Hoti meets Commissioner Varhelyi (media)
• “Another major deal! How President Trump brought Serbia and Kosovo together” (Express)
• LVV: Washington agreement in violation to Constitution of Kosovo (media)
• PDK welcomes Hoti’s reporting next week, LVV considers it is too late (RTK)
• “Mini-Schengen strengthens Serbia’s influence over regional market” (Koha)
• Grenell: One thing is for sure, Albin Kurti is always against the United States (Express)
• Osmani speaks about cooperation with LVV (Kanal10)
• KLA association official publishes footage of man who ‘dropped off Specialist Court files’ (media)
• Specialist Chambers do not comment on whether they visited KLA associations (Koha)
• Member of Bosnia’s presidency seeks a session for recognition of Kosovo (Klan)

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