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Belgrade Media Report 11 November

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Serbia marks Armistice Day (Beta/RTS/Tanjug/RTV)
Deserving citizens, institutions decorated on occasion of Armistice Day(Tanjug/RTS/B92)
Brnabic signs declaration on joint market (RTS/Tanjug)
Borrell: Preparation for EU (Beta)
Varhelyi says guarantees to help Serbia, Pastor says EU attitude unfair (FoNet)
Selakovic: Serbia to intensify political dialogue with the UK (Tanjug)
Dacic: Budget to be rebalanced because government wants to help citizens and businesses (TV Prva/Beta)
GRECO report: Serbia again “globally unsatisfactory”, calls for publication of report (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Berlin Process 2020: Western Balkans leaders sign plan for formation of common market (Hayat)
CEFTA on summit in Sofia: We will directly lead main activities related to trade sector (O kanal)
SDA’s Osmanovic calls on OHR to implement sanctions against Dodik immediately, SNSD’s Novakovic Bursac accuses SDA of using dictatorship methods to shape political relations (Dnevni avaz)
Analyst Davidovic, professor Solaja unsure whether threats with sanctions against Dodik would have support of EU member states (EuroBlic)

Plenkovic hopes for compromise between Bulgaria and North Macedonia (Hina)
Inquiry launched into EC over Croatian police’s treatment of migrants (Hina)

Djukanovic: Stable, economically and democratically developed WB is a geopolitical imperative (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

If Bulgaria blocks Macedonia, it will be a shared failure, Zaev’s office tells the press (Republika)
Mucunski: Bulgaria claims it supports us, but in reality, is blocks us (Republika)

Albanian-American Civic League pleased and ecstatic that Joe Biden won (ADN)


Sofia Summit Conclusions: Western Balkans Leaders remain dedicated to regional cooperation (EWB)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 11, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 733 new cases, four deaths (media)
• PM Hoti announces new measures to combat COVID-19 (Prishtina Insight)
• Hoti: Suspension of dialogue does not serve the state interests of Kosovo Telegrafi)
• Selimi pleads not guilty at the Hague war crimes trial (media)
• Abbott: Kosovo is showing it has courage to face its past, through rule of law (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla: Kosovo should be represented with state symbols (RTK)
• PDK postpones Assembly activities for a week (Koha)
• Governing partner AAK, against lockdown (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 52 new cases in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Gracanica Crisis Staff: 11 new Covid-19 cases (KIM radio)
• Simic: We are seriously considering leaving Hoti’s government (Kosovo Online, Indeksonline.net)
• CEFTA adopts Western Balkans’ Declaration on common market (N1, Beta)
• Serbia marks Armistice Day (N1, Beta)
• New – third indictment filed in the case of the murder of Oliver Ivanovic (KoSSev)
• Stano: Krasniqi’s claim that the EU cooperated with the KLA is nonsense (RTV Puls, Kosovo Online, Vecernje Novosti)
• Klan Kosova: Milo Djukanovic could be a key witness in the trial against former KLA leaders (KoSSev)
• Osmani: Veer away from the dialogue at present; Serbia should not be trusted, they do not respect what they signed (KoSSev, DW)


• This is not about organ trafficking (peacefare.net)


• Sofia Summit Conclusions: Western Balkans Leaders remain dedicated to regional cooperation (EWB)


• Lockdown Has Increased Terrorist Risk to Kosovo, Experts Warn (Balkan Insight)
• Study Underscores Link between Human Trafficking and Online Abuse (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 11

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• COVID-19: 596 new cases, five deaths (media)
• PM Hoti talks of total lockdown (Radio Free Europe)
• Zemaj: We’ll do everything not to close schools (media)
• Balkan leaders adopt plan for common regional market (Balkan Insight)
• Macron: Dispute between Kosovo and Serbia, EU security issue (Telegrafi)
• Osmani: There are no immediate dialogue meetings planned (Telegrafi/Kallxo)
• Veseli pleads not guilty to war crimes charges (media)
• Haradinaj reveals offer to PDK for post of Kosovo President (media)
• Hoxhaj: PDK cannot think now about election of new President (media)
• Konjufca: I am in favor of Vetevendosje forming a broader government (media)
• Millions lost on integration efforts (Prishtina Insight)

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