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Belgrade Media Report 10 November

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Petkovic: More difficult position of Serbia with Biden, but it is not the end of the world (TV Happy/RTV)
Godfrey: Special thanks to Minister Comic (N1/Beta/RTS)
Without investment and stronger engagement gap between EU and Western Balkans will widen (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Western Balkans leaders to meet at Summit in Sofia as part of Berlin Process; Leaders to sign documents on establishing of common regional market (Dnevni avaz)
B&H CoM adopts Information on Berlin Process Summit and tasks all relevant authority levels in B&H to fully engage in activities stemming from Berlin Process (BHT1)
Cvijanovic: ‘Mini-Schengen’ project is good idea and its implementation will improve many things in Western Balkans (ATV)
UN Security Council extends mandate of EUFOR/ALTEA military force in B&H (Dnevni list)

Croatian Minister attends Berlin Process meeting on ways to strengthen cooperation (Hina)
Jewish official calls on PM to finally outlaw Ustasha symbols (Hina)

Attempts to undermine Montenegrin identity must be resisted (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Berlin non-paper leaked: Macedonia accepted concessions on the language and minority rights, but it wasn’t enough for Bulgaria (Republika/ORF)

Biden’s victory is huge relief in Europe (ADN)


Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Kosovo Specialist Chambers activities (Russian Foreign Ministry)
Law ratifying EAEU-Serbia agreement on a free trade zone (The Kremlin)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 10, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 596 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Osmani, Zemaj agree anti coronavirus measures should correspond to current situation (media)
• In DW interview, Osmani says this is not time to continue dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Borrell: Western Balkans are at the heart of Europe, their future is in the EU (Koha/Klan)
• Kosovo women lambast exclusion from men-only dialogue (Prishtina Insight)
• MG Franco Federici to become new KFOR Commander (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 47 cases of COVID-19 in Serbian areas (Kontakt plus radio)
• Spahiu: At my request, the Hague removed from the indictment the part about the attacks on the Catholic community (Kosovo Online)
• Selakovic: Improving regional cooperation among government priorities (RTS)
• Vukcevic: I expect a conviction against Thaci (KoSSev, Nova S)
• Blakaj: Special Court work seriously, the process will be long, the families of victims of the KLA await justice (Kosovo Online)


• US Balkans Policy is Set to Change, but There’ll be No Quick Fixes (Balkan Insight)


• Some ‘Pro-Russian’ Voices Tamed In Serbia, But Vucic Keeping His Options Open (RFE)


• Ministry: We are working on finding a solution for the lion in Gnjilane, a ”working group” was formed (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 10

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• COVID-19: 635 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Government might fail to adopt new coronavirus measures (Klan Kosova)
• Thaci pleads not guilty to war crimes (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci’s decision to reduce sentence for murder convicts could backfire (Koha)
• Veseli to appear in court today (media)
• Haliti refutes reports that he was summoned by Specialist Chambers (media)
• Mustafa: If no agreement on President post, we go to elections (media)
• Tahiri: No one should think about dissolving the Specialist Chambers (media)
• Hoti: We’re doing the impossible to resolve fate of missing persons (media)
• LDK deputy leader: We are in favor of coalition with PDK (RTK)
• “Belgrade failed to remove Kosovo symbols at Berlin Process meeting” (media)

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