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Belgrade Media Report 3 November

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Vucic: Pristina’s trick, but the devil is always hiding in the details (RTV/Tanjug/B92)
Cooperation with DFC of exceptional importance for Serbia (Tanjug)
Selakovic: Serbia stands firmly with Austria (RTS)
Dacic: We warned the Austrian authorities (Tanjug)
Russia ratifies free trade agreement with Serbia (Tanjug/RTS)
Abazovic: There were some harsh words during the meeting with Krivokapic, I think that’s specific people’s acting (Kurir)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Croatian FM Grlic Radman: Future in B&H depends on agreement between Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks (FTV)
Our Party: Grlic Radman came to B&H as part of HDZ B&H’s pre-election campaign (Dnevni list)
Covic: Dodik is right when he speaks about things that do not function in B&H, I believe that we will amend Law on Elections and allow election of legitimate representatives in 2022 (Glas Srpske)

Mandic: We have met the demands of the prime minister-designate, embassies and the smallest list (Dnevne novine)
Medojevic announces resignation as MP (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

Berlin summit fail – Zaharieva says Bulgaria is not ready to allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia (Republika/BGNES)
Trump’s advisor: Macedonia is our priority, and the Macedonian people our ally (Republika/Media.mk)

Rama: States of the region can’t wait for mediation while avoiding regional cooperation (Radio Tirana)
Can immigrants vote in the 25 April election? CEC sets up the working group (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 3, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19 report: 8 deaths, 334 new cases (media)
• Kosovo leaders condemn Vienna terror attack (media)
• “Three police officers that fought terrorists are from Kosovo” (media)
• EU doesn’t comment on Thaci’s statement for dialogue (Radio Free Europe)
• “Serbia’s armament by Russia, a serious threat to peace and stability” (media)
• Hoti travels to Italy, will visit the Vatican and meet PM Conte (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 34 new cases of Covid-19 in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Serbian President and Foreign Minister extend condolences to Austria (FoNet, N1)
• Simic: Mitrovica North is only truly multi-ethnic environment, where are Serbs from Pristina and Vucitrn (TV Most)
• Radovic: Decisions of Kosovo Government relating to Covid-19 also implemented in north (Kontakt plus radio)
• Twinning of Belgrade and Mitrovica North (Kontakt plus radio)
• Vucic: Mutual recognition meaningless story (BETA, N1)
• Western Balkan leaders to meet in Sofia within Berlin Process (EWB, N1)


• Vienna Terror Attacker was Citizen of North Macedonia (Balkan Insight)
• Havliček: Islamist and far-right extremism mutually reinforcing, liberal democracy absolutely threatened (EWB)
• Kosovo Activist’s Son Recalls 25-Year Search for Abducted Father (Balkan Insight)


• Ministry of Culture, UNKT with joint programs for youth empowerment (media)
• ‘Life in the municipality’ debates put local governance in the spotlight (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 3

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• COVID-19 report: Nine deaths, 486 new cases (media)
• U.S. Embassy: Decisive action needed to reduce transmission of COVID-19 (media)
• Borell says Thaci’s request on Specialist Chambers, unacceptable (media)
• Hoti has not commented on Thaci’s proposal for Specialist Chambers (EO/Zeri)
• “Merkel must take active role in dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia” (Koha)
• Germany supports Lajcak’s proposal on constitutional changes (Klan)
• Mustafa: Serbia is continuing provocations against Kosovo (media)
• Journalist association demands justice for killed and missing reporters (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo leaders condemn Vienna attacks (media)

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