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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 29, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 29, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: One death, 284 new cases (media)
• Thaci condemns attack in France: terrorists will never win (RTK)
• Borrell: Dialogue in Brussels is essential for Kosovo’s European road ( media)
• Kosovo-Serbia dialogue resumes today in Brussels (Express)
• Hoti: Police Task Force was unconstitutional (Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj-Stublla demands visa liberalization from EU Presidency (RTK)
• Kosovo and Northern Macedonia soon with common border point (RTK)
• Only one candidate for Mitrovica North mayor so far (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

21 new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
Vucic: Terrorism will never win (B92)
Petkovic and Lajcak met in Brussels (Tanjug)
Carpenter: Biden’s goal would be to strengthen Serbia in European and Euro-Atlantic structures (Danas, TV Prva)
Jevtic: Return of displaced persons at unsatisfactory level (Radio KIM)
Shaip Kamberi – a speech that marked yesterday’s Serbian National Assembly session (KoSSev)
German FM: Belgrade – Pristina agreement would have positive impact on region (N1, BETA)
Serwer: Vucic will not recognize Kosovo (B92, Kosovo Online)
Party of Kosovo Serbs letter to Central Election Commission (RTK)


• How Trump Lost the Balkans (foreignpolicy.com)
• Trump Has a Fix for Kosovo. He’s Ignoring It. (Foreign Policy, Koha)


• London Calling: Albanians Count Cost of UK Illegality (Balkan Insight)
• Kommersant: Serbia’s new government shifts towards West (tass.com)


• Balkan Brain Drain ‘Won’t Stop Without Economic, Democratic Progress’ (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report, 29 October 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 29 October 2020


Serbian parliament elects new government (Tanjug/RTS/Beta)
Brnabic: Serbia sovereign, independent state on European path (Tanjug)
Vucic receives Ambassador MacLeod (RTS/Tanjug)
Milivojevic: New government to serve a technical term in office (Beta)
Maas: Belgrade – Pristina agreement would have positive impact on region (Beta)
EP to call for prompt continuation of talks between authorities and opposition (Danas)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: Existence of B&H is dependent on entities, as both entities were formed before Dayton conference (RTRS/Srna)
Inzko comments Dodik’s statements: There will be no retailoring of B&H (Dnevni avaz)
EUD comments Dodik’s statements: Inviolability of borders is fundamental principle of EU (Dnevni avaz)
Komsic: RS borders are non-existent, only B&H borders exist (Oslobodjenje)
Sattler presents to HJPC 2020 Report on B&H regarding rule of law: I am disappointed (BHT1)

Vukovar City Council says no conditions to expand Serb minority rights (Hina)

Krivokapic: Some coalition partners haven’t submitted proposals for their candidates (CdM)
DF seeks urgent meeting with Krivokapic (CdM)
Krapovic will be Minister of Foreign Affairs, Koprivica – Minister of Justice (CdM)
Djeljosaj: We didn’t get the offer from Krivokapic (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Foreign Minister Zaharieva says that, unless something changes, Bulgaria will not allow the opening of accession talks with Macedonia (Republika)
Grubi asked Bulgarian Ambassador Angelov not to allow “history to hold the future hostage” (Republika)
German Ambassador Holstein says EU should not get involved in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria (Republika)
Dimitrov hopes that France will help him out with Bulgaria (Republika)

MEP worried for Electoral Code vote without Venice’s opinion (ADN)
The Venice Commission will review the decision on the Electoral Reform in December (Radio Tirana)
Pisonero: The opinion of the Venice Commission does not affect the Intergovernmental Meeting of Albania (Radio Tirana)


Palmer about Montenegro: We expect people who are committed to the NATO agenda to be in key ministries (VOA)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 29, 2020

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• COVID – 19 report: Four deaths, 281 new cases (media)
• Kosovo Chamber of Commerce chairman warns of collapse (media)
• Thaci meets leaders of political parties (media)
• Osmani: LDK always tried to include PDK in government (Telegrafi)
• Gashi: Anti-corruption task force produced no exceptional results (media)
• Maas: Dialogue and comprehensive agreement have no alternative (media)
• EU Special Representative Tomas Szunyog interview to KTV
• Grenell calls on Albanian Americans to help reelect Donald Trump (media)
• Trump Takes Credit For Ending Kosovo War, Which Ended In 1999 (Forbes)
• Konjufca: Vetevendosje, 40% of votes according to another party’s poll (media)
• First Defendant at Hague-Based Kosovo War Court Pleads Not Guilty (Balkan Insight)
• PDK’s political activist ‘misled authorities’ to get media commission job (Prishtina Insight)

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