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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 27, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 27, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: Three deaths, 197 new cases (media)
• The next Kosovo-Serbia meeting at level of experts, on Thursday (RFE, media)
• Veliu does not respond to invitation to report on Qalaj’s dismissal (RTK)
• Salih Mustafa to appear in front of the Special Court tomorrow (RTK)
• Abbot: U.S. involvement in dialogue, positive (media)
• Szunyog meets with LDK Assembly caucus, seeks results on EU reforms (media)
• Application of parties for Mitrovica North elections starts (RTK)
• Zemaj warns on new measures to prevent coronavirus spread (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Belgrade – Pristina dialogue to continue on Thursday in Brussels (Tanjug, Radio Mitrovica sever, RTS)
• Smith: With constitutional amendments Thaci attempts to end work of court (Radio KIM)
• Serbian Ambassador says Belgrade-Moscow relations stable (N1)
• RFE: China takes over job of railway reconstruction in Serbia from EU (N1)
• Serbian MPs vote for three new cabinets; SPS names two ministers (FoNet, N1)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: Bilateral relations, Kosovo in focus of Lavrov’s visit (media)
• Serb household in Plemetina village, near Obilic robbed (Radio KIM)
• Zais: Experts of US Energy department working on the Gazivode Lake feasibility study (Kosovo online, Tanjug)


• Troubled Relationship: Kosovo’s Thaci and the Hague War Crimes Court (Balkan Insight)


• COVID-19 Surges as South-East Europe Heads for Winter (Balkan Insight)
• RYCO: Youth policies should be high on the reform agendas of the Western Balkan governments (EWB)
• Albanian Children to be Returned from Syrian Refugee Camps (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report, 27 October 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 27 October 2020


Parliament adopts Law on Ministries (RTS/Tanjug)
First session of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
Lazanski on Belgrade-Moscow relations: One should not look for noises where there are none (RTS)
Borrell: Agreement on normalization urgent, crucial for Kosovo’s and Serbia’s European path (Beta/RFE)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: Serbs and Croats will create joint statement on how B&H can function and if this is not accepted dissolution is only solution (N1)
SDA: Statement of Dodik is direct attack on DPA (Hayat)
Trisic Babic: Dodik did not call for war, he called for respect for original Dayton Agreement and organization of B&H (Glas Srpske)
Lavrov: Russia fully supports Dayton status of RS, there is no need for revision of Dayton Agreement (Glas Srpske)

Lavrov: Principles of Dayton agreement guard security of B&H (Vecernji list)

Krivokapic sent a letter urging parties to submit names of their candidates for ministers (Dan)
DF to the US Ambassador: Does your administration support Krivokapic’s view? (CdM)
Husovic: Everything we have achieved since 2006 has been brought into question (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

A new Macedonia name dispute, this time with Bulgaria (Republika)
Osmani confirms Mickoski’s claims: An additional annex to the Agreement with Bulgaria is being prepared (Republika)

Urgent letter of Albanian President to Venice Commission (ADN)
Rama: No one can question the will of the parliament, the Electoral Code will not change anymore (Radio Tirana)
Varhelyi urges the Albanian government to wait for the Venice Commission’s advice before re-voting on Electoral Code changes in parliament (Radio Tirana)


Interview: Serbia looks to broaden trade links with China at upcoming CIIE (Xinhua)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 27, 2020

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• COVID-19 report: Three deaths, 205 new cases (media)
• Hoti meets Quint ambassadors, EU Special Representative (media)
• Thaci speaks about his interview with Specialist Prosecutor (media)
• Konjufca: Osmani could soon exercise president’s functions (media)
• Borrell: Normalisation agreement, key for European path of Kosovo and Serbia (RFE/media)
• Association knot blocks Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha)
• Stano: Next rounds of dialogue in line with Belgium’s anti-Covid measures (media)
• Haziri: LDK has no candidate other than Isa Mustafa (KP/Koha)
• Osmani: Assembly planning to apply to join an international organisation (Klan)

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