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Belgrade Media Report 12 November

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Vucic: Better that we reach solution with Pristina sooner than later (RTS/Tanjug/B92)
Vucic meets with Quint Ambassadors, Fabrizi (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
Simic: Serbs consider leaving Kosovo government (FoNet/Politika)
Revised budget for 2020 adopted by Serbian parliament (RTS/Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H CEC expects epidemiologic measures to be respected in polling stations, presidents of local election commissions say this instruction is opposite to Law on Elections of B&H as it limits right of political parties to have observers (Dnevni avaz)
PIC SB and BoP issues joint statement calling for transparency and integrity of election process (Dnevni avaz)
Head of EUD to B&H Sattler and Head of EU Member Countries Missions to B&H write joint column, call on people to vote in Sunday’s local elections (Dnevni list)
OSCE Mission to B&H issues statement, supporting free, fair and safe elections (Dnevni avaz)
Inzko: Ball in Dodik’s court, he has opportunity to remove plaque which carries name of Radovan Karadzic (Hayat)

Prime Minister-designate to present division of positions (Dan)
Becic: We want to avoid divisions (CdM)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Bozovic: We are not going to allow the rewriting of our history; The Embassy of Serbia canceled laying the wreath (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

No enlargement if settlement of historical disputes becomes precondition for EU accession negotiations (Republika/Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Karakachanov gives an ultimatum to the government: Zaev is silent about the non-paper and the language that should get a footnote (Republika)
Zaev hopes to reach a deal with Bulgaria by Tuesday (Republika)
Taravari: Zaev will push for early general elections in 2021 (Republika)

Minister Cakaj receives Kosovo Ambassador, discuss over KLA (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 12, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 767 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• Hoti on COVID-19 situation: We are in a state of war (media)
• Ahmeti: Someone from Kacanik can go to Skopje but not to Pristina (media)
• Hoti: Missing persons, priority in dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Mustafa: No dialogue meetings until after Christmas (Periskopi/Zeri)
• Kosovo Government announces agreement on use of Decan roads (media)
• Ramosaj: Blockade in construction of Decan-Plave road ends (Telegrafi)
• DPM Tahiri on Serbian List: It can leave the government just as it joined (Koha)
• Speaker of Swiss parliament visits Krusha e Madhe memorial site (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: 1.800.000 doses provided, most likely of Pfizer vaccine; Better to reach a solution for Kosovo sooner than later (media)
• Construction of a road in the municipality of Decani in accordance with the Law on Protected Zones, EU Office says (KIM radio, Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev)
• Abbot Sava: An arrangement adopted to protect the monastery from the construction of an international road (Kosovo Online)
• The United States will work with the EU in the Balkans, but also with Britain (Danas)
• Stano: It would be good for Belgrade and Pristina to prepare for the next round of dialogue (Kosovo Online)
• Roma Party President: More than 100,000 Roma expelled from Kosovo, large number killed (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Serbian List to Fatherland Movement: Only those who trade with lives of others can wish for conflicts in Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
• Fatherland Movement: What the example of Nagorno-Karabakh teach us, will Vucic visit his friend Hashim Thaci in The Hague (nspm.rs)


• Kosovo War Crimes Court Can Promote Justice on All Sides (Balkan Insight)


• Two KelKos hydropower plants granted 40-year licence (Prishtina Insight)
• The Husband-and-Wife Team Behind the Leading Vaccine to Solve Covid-19 (nytimes.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 12

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• COVID-19: 785 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Government to say tomorrow if new measures are approved (media)
• Economic recovery draft law fails to pass second reading (media)
• Calls for national protest, demanding Health Minister’s resignation (media)
• Prishtina mayor strongly disagrees with new anti coronavirus measures (media)
• Chamber of Commerce calls on businesses to respect new measures (media)
• Reshitaj: AAK has asked for new measures to be reviewed (KTV)
• EU: Kosovo must understand dialogue has no alternative (RFE)
• Tahiri: New elections if our offer for President is not accepted (media)
• Vetevendosje, PDK don’t support Haradinaj’s candidacy for president (KTV)
• VV refuses PDK’s call to suspend parliamentary activity (RFE/Telegrafi)
• Olluri: LDK, PDK are negotiating President and government (Express)
• Status conference for Thaci at The Hague on November 18 (media)
• Italian ambassador visits Prekaz memorial site (media)
• Court calls public session on complaint against government formation (Express)

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