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Belgrade Media Report 16 November

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Brnabic: Importance of unity of Serbia, Republika Srpska (Tanjug/RTS)
Petkovic: Regardless of outcome of trial, the West will not change position on Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
Petkovic condemns billboards with insignia of co-called KLA (Politika/Tanjug/Beta)
KFOR change of command in Pristina (N1/RTV/Politika/Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Local elections in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BHT1/N1/FTV)
Pandemic makes B&H election complicated, claims a candidate’s life (N1/Srna)
SDA registers huge debacle in Sarajevo, SNSD lost Banja Luka and Bijeljina (Dnevni avaz)
Kojovic: Citizens declared in what kind of B&H they want to live; Mandic: This is beginning of new B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Izetbegovic: We lost Sarajevo, but we remain strongest party in B&H (Dnevni avaz)
PDP’s Stanivukovic wins elections in Banja Luka, Micic loses in Bijeljina, comments (Oslobodjenje)
Both Grujicic and Tabakovic claim election victory in Srebrenica (Oslobodjenje)
SNSD’s Cosic wins post of Istocno Sarajevo Mayor (Oslobodjenje)
SDP’s Imamovic re-elected Mayor of Tuzla (Oslobodjenje)
Kasumovic re-elected Mayor of Zenica (Oslobodjene)
Ogresevic, Fazlic re-elected in Cazin and Bihac, big fight in Velika Kladusa between Husic and Abdic (Oslobodjenje)
SDA’s Ganci wins post of Visoko Mayor (Oslobodjenje)
HDZ B&H’s Boskovic re-elected Head of Municipality of Stolac (Oslobodjenje)
HDZ B&H maintains number of posts; Loses Tomislavgrad and Prozor-Rama (Dnevni avaz)

Sanader, Barisic, Pavosevic sentenced to prison; HDZ fined in Fimi Media case (Hina)

Knezevic: We will support the new government; despite the injustice we are faced with (Dnevne novine)
Politicians in Montenegro must not allow resurrection of nationalism (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zakharieva: Macedonia is not ready for EU accession talks (Republika)
Zaev is off to Berlin for a last-minute push on the Bulgarian veto (Republika)

EU accession negotiations postponed until second half of 2021 (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 16, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 11 deaths, 688 new cases (media)
• Zemaj: All medical staff specialists will be employed (media)
• “Marginalised groups must be supplied with protective equipment” (media)
• Hoti: Integration of market, first step toward political reconciliation (media)
• Kurti statement on KLA leaders indictments sparks reactions (Euronews Albania)
• Kollcaku: Vucic is not a man of peace (Euronews Albania, RTK)
• Kusari-Lila warns overthrow of Hoti’s government (KosovaPress, media)

Serbian Language Media:

• UNS: KLA Crimes Court ignores killings of journalists in Kosovo (Beta, Danas)
• KLA billboard disturbs residents of Gracanica, Mayor Popovic invites international community to react (KIM radio, Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Petkovic condemns KLA billboards near Gracanica (FoNet, N1)
• People’s Party branch in Kosovo: Director of Office for KiM should deal with protecting people in Kosovo (Beta)
• Serbian List to People’s party: ‘’Only three Jeremic’s followers, blinded with hatred, do not see the assistance of the state of Serbia’’ (Kosovo Online)
• Albanian Minister: Relation between Serbs and Albanians a frozen conflict (N1, FoNet, RTK2)
• Serbia condemns prevention of handball team’s ban on entry to Kosovo (FoNet, N1)
• Gjinovci on Kurti’s allegations against the Special Court: ”Icing on the cake” evidence of political meddling with justice (KoSSev)


• Biden presidency is key to EU leadership in Kosovo – Serbia Dialogue (Euractiv)
• Thaçi’s gone. The thin line of Erdoğan’s brotherhood (EWB)


• Unnamed Suspects Charged over Kosovo Serb Politician’s Murder (Balkan Insight)
• SDA loses Sarajevo and SNSD loses Banja Luka in Bosnia’s 2020 local elections (N1 Sarajevo)


• BIRN to Hold Art Exhibition About Kosovo War Mass Graves (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 16

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• COVID – 19: 13 deaths, 501 new cases (media)
• Hoti: We have taken necessary steps to fight COVID – 19 (Kallxo)
• Kurti wants Kosovo government to defend indictees at The Hague (media)
• Williamson: If Kosovo wouldn’t form Special Court, UN would do it (media)
• Lack of coordination in government for Washington pledges (Koha)
• Finance Minister: War against thieves will continue with all capacities (media)
• Fate of ‘disappeared’ Yugoslav soldiers from Kosovo still unknown (BIRN)

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