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Belgrade Media Report 30 October

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Belgrade delegation in Brussels launched ZSO issue, diametrically opposed stands on property issues (RTV/Tanjug/FoNet)
Lajcak: Holding of new round is one more step toward agreement (Beta)
Li Keqiang congratulates Brnabic on new term in office (RTS/Tanjug)
Selakovic with Chinese Ambassador: Enrichment of comprehensive strategic partnership (RTS)
Botsan-Kharchenko delivers Matviyenko’s letter to Dacic (RTV/Tanjug)
Patriarch Irinej: Death of Bishop Amfilohije one of the saddest days in SPC history (Nova.rs/Tanjug)
Patriarch Irinej will hold funeral service for Metropolitan Amfilohije in Podgorica (B92)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik and Lavrov conclude in phone conversation that time of international rule in B&H represented by OHR is over (ATV)
Dodik: Inzko could have read DPA at least once in these years (ATV)
RS government adopts 24th report for UNSC (RTRS)
B&H CoM reaches decision on appointment of expert and legal team for monitoring of situation and activities regarding disposal of radioactive and nuclear waste at Trgovska Gora (BHT1)
EU will intensify engagement in Western Balkans and in B&H the EU will work on facilitating of political dialogue and continuation of reforms (Dnevni avaz)

Bishop Amfilohije dies in Montenegrin capital (N1)
Mandic can’t understand why Krivokapic is attacking him and DF (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev denies Politico report of a new deal with Bulgaria (Republika)

Electoral changes, overturn of decree risks Albania’s EU future; DP (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 30, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19 report: Four deaths, 418 new cases (media)
• Kosovo in negotiations to obtain Covid-19 vaccine through World Bank (media)
• Hoti dismisses claims abolishment of task force will delay visa liberalisation (media)
• KWN writes to Hoti calling for implementation of UN SC resolution 1325 (media)
• Kosovo’s Islamic Community condemns terror attack in Nice (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Belgrade insists on ZSO in Brussels talks; EU: Step forward (N1)
• Milan Radojevic candidate for Mitrovica North mayor (Radio KIM)
• China congratulates Serbia on new government (FoNet, N1)
• Increase in domestic violence cases in northern Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Constitutional reforms inevitable in Kosovo and Serbia (KIM radio, TV Show ‘Sporazum’)
• Metropolitan Amfilohije passes away (KoSSev, media)
• Petkovic: Hoti deceives the public by misinterpreting the agreements from Brussels (TV Most)


• Washington could force Kosovo recognition onto Greece and other EU states (greekcitytimes.com)


• CDT: The countries of the region are stagnating and even regressing in the field of democratization (EWB)
• Serbian Ministry Protects ‘Right to Privacy’ of Fugitive War Criminal (Balkan Insight)


• Tiodorovic: Schools won’t be closed in Serbia yet as they are not closed in Europe (B92, RTS)
• Ivanusa: The situation in Serbia is very serious (B92, Blic)
• Enabled channel for emergency filling of Lake Badovac from Ibar-Lepenac (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 30, 2020

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• COVID-19 report: One death, 305 new cases (media)
• Zemaj: We are prepared for second wave of COVID-19 (Klan Kosova)
• Lajcak: Another step towards comprehensive normalisation agreement (media)
• Serbia wants Association with executive competencies (RFE)
• Government loses parliamentary support from minority MPs (Prishtina Insight)
• PM Hoti: No one can blackmail the government (Klan Kosova)
• Court comments on media reports about government vote (media)
• “Reporting judge asked for government to be brought down” (Express)
• Vetevendosje Movement slams Prime Minister Hoti (media)
• Assembly President Osmani condemns terror attack in France (media)
• Haradinaj: Extremism and terrorism cannot challenge France (media)
• Legal aid division chief for potential defendants of special court resigns (media)

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