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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 14, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 14, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 55 new cases, four deaths (media)
• PM Hoti calls for maximal caution from pupils and teachers (media)
• PM Hoti: €10 mil to municipalities as part of economic revival program (media)
• PDK is not pleased with Washington agreement, complains about Hoti (media)
• Plenkovic: Kosovo-Serbia dialogue with two wings, in Brussels and Washington (Koha)
• William Walker contracted to advise President Thaci (Prishtina Insight)

Serbian Language Media:

• Five new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, one person passed away (Radio KIM)
• Stano: Continuation of talks on non-majority communities and property (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Vucic decided on the government? (media)
• Kosovo Serb Orthodox Diocese on Koha’s text: It spreads ethnic and religious hatred (KoSSev)
• Father Sava: Claims of those calling us usurpers, unworthy of Albanian people sons who respected others (KoSSev)
• Koha: ”Appropriation of medieval Arberian monuments in Kosovo by Serbs” (KoSSev)
• Leaks of dossiers from The Hague – covering up KLA crimes (Politika)
• Pompeo hails Serbia’s announcement to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization (N1)
• Vucic: Lack of reaction to Pristina’s unfulfilled obligation shameful (BETA, N1)
• Vucic: Excellent phone talk with Netanyahu (SRNA, N1)
• Detention of four Serbs arrested at Mokra Gora Mountain extended (RTS)


• Belgrade professor to Grenell: Nobel Prize nomination sounds like mockery (N1)
• After Trump’s Serbia-Kosovo Deal, it’s Over to Brussels (Balkan Insight)


• Serbia-Kosovo Deal Behind Trump Nobel Prize Nod Dismissed As ‘Photo Opportunity’ by Ex-Serbian FM (Newsweek)


• Womens’ Network, MPs react against court decision (media)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 September 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 14 September 2020


Vucic: Shameful that no one reacted to Pristina’s message (B92/Beta/Tanjug)
Vucic to Pompeo: Following ancestors, firm in our pursuit of peace (RTS)
Godfrey: Washington Agreement demonstration of mature statesmanship (Beta)
Vucic says Serbia, Israel affirm friendship after talks with Netanyanhu (Beta)
Netanyahu to address people in Kosovo on Tuesday via video message (Tanjug/RTS)
Lutovac: Vucic bought time in Washington (Danas)
Fabrizi: Dialogue is in full swing, no reason for postponement (Blic)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik and Vucic discuss DPA, regional issues and future cooperation (RTRS)
Dodik: I have informed Vucic about threats from Sarajevo and what Bosniaks have against Washington Agreement (ATV)
Dzaferovic: B&H will join NATO and EU, that is the only future, not additional disintegration (Oslobodjenje)
Krivokapic comments Dodik’s initiative for special relations; New government will have good relations with everyone (Glas Srpske)
Ivanic: Izetbegovic’s statement will benefit only him and Dodik to score political points for elections (BN TV)
Croat Caucus in FB&H HoP: Izetbegovic’s statement intentions resemble those of Slobodan Milosevic in his famous “anti-bureaucratic yoghurt revolution” (Dnevni avaz)

Final results of parliamentary elections in Montenegro (CdM)
Milacic: Primary aim of new govt – lifting sanctions on Russia (CdM/Komsomolskaya pravda)
Cungu: Abazovic’s statements are blows below the belt (CdM)
Husovic: We haven’t received official invitation to approach new govt (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Dimitrov: Identity issues cannot depend on political declarations (MIA/Sitel TV)


U.S. Welcomes Serbia’s Intention to Designate Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization
(Press statement)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 14

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• COVID-19: 71 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Kosovo government meets today (media)
• Kosovo Assembly Presidency to meet today (media)
• Mustafa: Prime minister guided by Constitution not coalition partners (media)
• LVV and PDK to oppose Mini-Schenghen with all means (RTK)
• Borrell: Only Europeans can stabilise the Balkans (FT/Kosovo media)
• Fabrizi: Next rounds of dialogue, even more difficult (media)
• Israel’s Netanyahu to address Kosovo in remarks from White House (Klan)
• Serwer: Washington Agreement does not even enable start of economic normalisation (Koha)

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