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Belgrade Media Report 28 September 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 28 September 2020


Vucic on Kosovo: We are ready for difficult solutions, as there’re no easy ones (Tanjug/B92)
Lajcak: Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels postponed (Tanjug)
Drecun: EU continues to yield to Pristina (TV Pink)
Djuric: Hoti cannot run away from formation of ZSO (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Ambassador: Israel not yet technically recognized Kosovo, process is underway (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Recent Dodik’s statement on possible Serb-Croat declaration to leave B&H resumes to spark reactions (N1)
Mehmedovic: Dayton Agreement needs to be completely revised (Oslobodjenje)
Sarovic and Borenovic harshly react to Plenkovic’s request before UN GA for change of DPA (BN TV)
DF: EU institutions should penalize Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic (Dnevni list)

Plenkovic before UN GA: Equality of Croats in B&H remains our highest priority (TCN)
Croatian officials will discuss status of B&H Croats with US State Secretary Pompeo (Vecernji list)
Dodik: Croats in B&H have been pushed to the limit; if Bosniaks keep insisting on civic state, Croats and Serbs will probably demand to leave B&H (Vecernji list)
Djukanovic: SPC is an instrument of great Serbian nationalism and Russian interests in the Balkans (Jutarnji.hr)

Thorny road to a new government: How to cope with negative emotions (CdM)
Abazovic and Medojevic are potential candidates for the function of coordinator of all security services (Dnevne novine)
Picula: New government should be formed within deadline set by Constitution (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev spoke to Borisov in an attempt to avoid the Bulgarian veto (Republika)

Croatian Ambassador: Serbia must forget myths (ADN)


Serbia to boost ties with Turkey: President (Anadolu Agency)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 28, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 28, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 48 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Assembly fails to pass economic recovery law, yet again (media)
• North Macedonian health authorities recommend easing border restrictions (Koha)
• Hoti: If dialogue stalls, it means Serbia is not ready for final agreement (media)
• Kosovo Assembly elects new Ombudsperson (media)
• Kosovo to open support office for Presevo Valley residents (media)
• Agim Ceku concludes interview with specialist prosecutor (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Djuric: Hoti can lie the public, but he will not escape the creation of the Community of Serbian Municipalities (Kosovo Online)
• Milivojevic: Dialogue under question mark again, EU on test (Kosovo-online)
• Kandic: The goal of the campaign against the court met – there are no witnesses (KoSSev)
• Mihajlovic: Analysts think Ceku is first one Thaci “let go off” (N1)
• Vucic on Kosovo: We are ready for difficult solutions, as there are no easy ones (media)
• SDP: Someone wants to prolong and cover-up Ivanovic’s murder case (Radio kontakt plus)
• Vucic on the ”Trump Lake” banner: Kosovo Serbs love Trump, they made and hung the banner themselves (KoSSev)
• Trump on Serb & Kosovo leaders: They hugged in the Oval Office, it was a beautiful thing to see (KoSSev)
• Serbs and Albanians from Decani are jointly erecting a monument to Bosko Ciric (direktno.rs, KoSSev)


• Trump’s Kosovo-Serbia normalisation deal is all about Israel (Aljazeera)


• Access Denied: Most Balkan War Crimes Case Files Not Public (Balkan Insight)
• Middle East’s troubles spill over to the Balkans (arabnews.com)


• Kosovo’s adoption of Istanbul Convention hailed by international community (social media)
• Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures (Balkan Insight)
• N. Macedonia Minister: Balkan states considering simultaneous opening of borders (N1, Beta)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 28

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• COVID-19: Three deaths, 47 new cases (media)
• Salih Mustafa to appear before Specialist Chambers courtroom today (media)
• Hoti: KSC activity part of legal and constitutional responsibilities (media)
• Kurti: VV would’ve protected KLA members from specialist chambers (media)
• “Serbia, Specialist Chambers fabricating evidence against KLA” (media)
• LDK’s Mustafa: We have removed red lines for PDK (media)
• Osmani: Justice has not been served (media)
• Vucic: Prishtina must understand that compromise is only solution (media)
• Etno Fest celebrates women and the sun in its 10thyear (Prishtina Insight)

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