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Belgrade Media Report 9 November

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Vucic: Travel to Northern Macedonia and Albania with an ID card alone, and vice versa (Tanjug/B92)
Vucic congratulates Biden on winning presidential elections (Beta/RTS)
Brnabic: Serbia’s all but divided, as all elections show (TV Happy/Beta)
Dacic certain good relations between Serbia and US to resume (FoNet)
Selakovic: Continuous commitment of Serbia to improvement of regional cooperation (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Inzko meets Guterres; It is high time to close open wounds (Oslobodjenje)
Inzko sets ultimatum to Dodik to remove plaque with name of Karadzic or else he will be banned from entering EU (N1)
Inzko: My report to UN SC is strictly based on facts (O kanal)
Inzko claims that state property belongs to B&H but certain exceptions can be made to avoid existing bans on use of state property (Face TV)
Inzko addresses international conference: Political parties are mired in system of patronage and corruption (Dnevni avaz)
Nebenzya calls for closing down of Office of High Representative in B&H (ATV/RTRS)
Biden’s document ‘Joe Biden’s vision for America’s relationship with B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Inzko congratulates Biden his election victory: Biden has great and longstanding understanding of situation in the Balkans (BHT1)
B&H officials, political leaders extend greetings to Joe Biden (Hayat)
B&H Ambassador to UN Alkalaj: With Biden’s election B&H gained a friend at helm of world power (Dnevni avaz)
President- elect Biden plans to appoint his special envoy for Western Balkans (Dnevni avaz)
Thirty-eight political parties and nine independent candidates running in Mostar elections (O kanal)
Balje proposes opening liaison office of Kosovo in Sarajevo; RS officials: No support for proposal to open office of self-declared Kosovo in Sarajevo (ATV)

Croatia to continue building partnership with US (Hina)

Montenegrin officials comment on US elections (CdM)
Coronavirus among MPs: formation of the new government must be delayed (CdM/Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev had a crisis phone call with Borisov, their highly anticipated Sofia summit could be “Zoom only” (Republika)

Albanian politicians react to Biden victory (Tirana Times)
Rama, Basha trade barbs over Dick Marty Report (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 9, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 635 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Zemaj: Strict measures for some cities will continue (media)
• Hoti: We agreed to have inter-institutional coordination (media)
• Mustafa: Let us support our people at Specialist Chambers (media)
• Krasniqi: Never in my life have I treated people the way you treated me (media)
• KLA veterans: Defamed indictments do not honor anyone (RTK)
• Hoti to attend Sofia Summit (Koha)
• Haradinaj pays a surprise visit to PDK offices (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Five new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serb areas in Kosovo, one person passed away (Radio KIM)
• Three Western Balkan countries sign memorandum to fight coronavirus (N1)
• Ambassador Schieb: Implement the idea of “mini Schengen” in all countries of the Western Balkans (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Vucic congratulates Biden, hopes that good cooperation with US will continue (FoNet, N1)
• Covic on Biden’s relation towards Balkans: Destiny of Washington agreement first test (RTS)
• Belgrade insists on dialogue with Pristina, implementation of all signed deals (FoNet, N1)
• Office for KiM: Cemetery in Svinjare village desecrated (Radio KIM)
• Dodik: There will be no Pristina office in Sarajevo (Kosovo-online)
• Both Serbs and Albanians have wrong expectations of Biden (KIM radio)


• Biden presidency no magic fix for Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)


• Kosovo Guerrillas’ Ex-Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes (Balkan Insight)


• Struggling to be Seen: In Croatia, Albanian Women Fight Prejudice, Patriarchal Norms (Balkan Insight)
• Animal Rights Foundation: A smuggled lion is still illegally locked up in a cage in a Gnjilane resort (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 9

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• COVID-19: 735 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• Government, municipalities to discuss new measures (media)
• Health Minister implies new measures against COVID-19 (Kallxo)
• Measures may be assessed after increase in new COVID-19 cases (Koha)
• Prishtina Mayor: €5 million for businesses, €100,000 for the media (media)
• Thaci, Krasniqi to appear before court today (media)
• Enver Hoxhaj elected acting leader of Democratic Party of Kosovo (media)
• Analysts: Biden will shut down idea for territorial exchange (Koha)

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