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Belgrade Media Report 14 October

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Vucic and Botsan-Kharchenko discuss negotiations in Washington and Brussels (Tanjug)
Simic: Pristina’s refusal to form ZSO is threat to survival of Serbs (RTV/TV Prva)
Lajcak cautious about Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process (N1/Pravda)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Komsic: There are hidden motives of Belgrade meeting and they threaten European perspective of B&H (ATV)
SDP’s Becirovic and Our Party’s Cudic on Vucic-Dodik-Covic meeting (Glas Srpske)
Izetbegovic: It is not coincidence Vucic invited only two leaders from B&H (ATV)
Covic: Visit to Belgrade was very transparent (O kanal)
Covic: We had friendly dinner in Belgrade, discussing EU integration and regional issues (Dnevni avaz)

Struggle over power in a new govt: Who will be in Krivokapic’s cabinet? (CdM)
Zenka: There’s no way we are going to enter the new government (Pobjeda)
DPS: According to Krivokapic, Montenegro is a Serbian state (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mass VMRO protests against “Zaev’s corruption and the economic hardship” (Republika)
VMRO proposes a serious electoral reform (Republika/Kanal 5 TV)
Mickoski asks the government to answer if it’s true that Bulgaria wants a new treaty, with constitutional redefinition of the Macedonian nation? (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 14, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 80 new cases, one death (media)
• Zemaj: WHO remains Kosovo’s strategic partner in battling COVID-19 pandemic (media)
• Thaci meets Lajcak: We discussed final agreement, including mutual recognition (media)
• Lajcak meets heads of international organisations in Kosovo (media)
• Lajcak meets leaders of political parties (media)
• State Department hails Kosovo-Serbia cooperation in Merdare (RTK)
• Grenell: Merdare border crossing becomes operational thanks to Trump (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• 14 new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Petkovic: The only way to move the dialogue from the deadlock is for Pristina to fulfill its obligations (RTS)
• Simic: Pristina’s refusal to form the ZSO threatens the survival of Serbs in Kosovo (TV Prva, Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Popovic: Albanians underrate the EU (Kosovo Online, TV Pink, Tanjug)
• Milivojevic: Belgrade has full right to get out of Brussels agreement (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic: Serbia didn’t change stance on Kosovo following Washington agreement (Sputnik)
• Lajcak cautious about Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process (N1)
• Vucic tells Russian Ambassador gas pipeline to be completed this year (N1, Beta)
• Merdare: Serbian personnel started work in new premises (Radio KIM)
• Dacic: Gratitude to Ukraine for principled stance not to recognize Kosovo (Kosovo-online)


• Economic empowerment of women crucial for prevention of gender-based violence (media)
• Serbian “herd immunity” (BETA, B92)
• Civil Society Filled a Void in the Balkan Pandemic (Balkan Insight)
• Report: Global Internet Freedom Declines in Shadow of Pandemic (freedomhouse.com)
• Femart’s 8th edition celebrates resilience and solidarity in challenging times (Prishtina Insight)
• Three KelKos hydropower plants no longer licensed (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 14, 2020

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• COVID – 19: 98 new cases, one death (media)
• Hoti: Association won’t be formed without a final agreement (media)
• Osmani calls for internal consensus for dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Lajcak to meet President Thaci, party leaders on Wednesday (Indeksonline)
• EU wants Association as part of comprehensive agreement (media)
• Guterres warns of Thaci, Veseli attempts to obstruct court’s work (Zeri/RTS)
• “Kosovo – Serbia final agreement must include mutual recognition” (media)
• Osmani: We are discussing formation of a civic initiative (KTV)
• Konjufca: Time is near for a landslide victory of VV in elections (media)
• Kumnova: Our loved ones were taken away by Serbs we knew (media)
• Kandic: War crimes to be simultaneously tried in The Hague and Belgrade (Koha)
• Shala: I was invited by Specialist Chambers as a murder suspect (media)

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