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Belgrade Media Report 19 November

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Odalovic: Mortal remains discovered at Kizevak location near Raska (RTS/Tanjug/KoSSev)
EU expects Belgrade and Pristina not to move embassies to Jerusalem (N1)
EP worried by Serbia’s ruling party dominance during June general elections (N1)
RTS chiefs meet opposition officials (Beta/RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: I really admit that Mister Radojicic’s defeat took a toll on me (Nova BH)
Dodik: RS institutions will invest in every part of RS including Banja Luka (RTRS)
Stanivukovic: Dodik is afraid of me because he cannot buy me (Dnevni avaz)
Newly-elected Bijeljina Mayor Petrovic says he will offer hand and cooperate with everyone in order to build better life for all citizens of Bijeljina (BN TV)
B&H CEC updates preliminary election results bringing certain changes to results in some municipalities including Ilijas and Novi Grad Sarajevo (Hayat)
Political subjects in Mostar sign pledge, promise to ensure fair elections in Mostar (Dnevni list)
Dodik: There is still no agreement on manner of marking 25th anniversary of DPA in B&H on 21 November (BHT1)
Zvizdic: SNSD opposes EU HR Borrell addressing Collegium and Heads of Caucuses of both Houses of B&H parliament (Dnevni avaz)

President Milanovic lays wreath at Ovcara memorial (Hina)
An estimated 10,000 walk in Vukovar Remembrance Procession (Hina)
Pupovac pays respects to Skabrnja and Nadin victims in Zagreb (Hina/HRT)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski: Bulgaria is acting outside the 2017 treaty, violates common sense and democratic norms (Republika/ORF TV)
Zaev calls Bulgaria’s veto “failure to approve” (Republika)
State Department: Skopje and Sofia to resolve the dispute outside accession process (Republika/VOA)

Bulgaria approves opening of negotiations for Albania, closes the door to North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)


Serbian President A.Vucic and Gazprom Neft CEO A.Dyukov launched new complex at the NIS refinery (Neftegaz.RU)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 19, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 15 deaths, 875 new cases (media)
• Hoti: We’re committed to the issue of missing persons (media)
• Gerxhaliu: We’re waiting for official invitation to go to Raska (Telegrafi)
• Hoti in an online meeting with Macron, attempt to resume dialogue? (Lajmi)
• Trepca mineworkers protest over October wages (media)
• Minister: €1 million executed for wages of Trepca mineworkers (media)
• “Kosovo won’t be represented by UNMIK at Energy Community Treaty” (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• One death, 68 new cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• EP worried by Serbia’s ruling party dominance during June general elections (N1)
• Lawyer Tapuskovic: If killed journalists are not in the indictments, the trial of KLA leaders of no use (Kontakt plus radio, UNS)
• The Kosovo inspection checks one pharmacy in North Mitrovica, citizens resented (KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio, Kosovo Online)
• Kisnica: Family Trajkovic worried, provocations continue (KiM Radio, Kosovo Online, Radio Gracanica)
• Borrell: The EU expects Serbia and Kosovo not to move the embassies to Jerusalem (N1)
• Doctors: SPC Patriarch’s health condition deteriorating due to coronavirus (media)
• Dacic: There must be justice for Serbian victims as well (B92, Tanjug, TV Happy)


• Language Is Politics, and Not Just In the Balkans (bnnbloomberg.ca)


• Would-be Balkan EU Members Remain Hostage to Vetos (Balkan Insight)


• “Europe can avoid quarantine on one condition and I stand behind that claim” (Tanjug, B92)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 19

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• COVID – 19: 720 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to meet today, Hoti to face two interpellations (media)
• Minister: A government that fails to pass economic recovery bill, must go (Kallxo)
• “Serbia deliberately concealing truth of genocide committed in Kosovo” (media)
• “Anyone who commits war crimes should be brought to justice” (media)
• Haziri: Time has come for LDK to get President post (Express)
• Osmani: Women participation in dialogue, necessary and smart decision (media)
• Poll: 66% of citizens think new elections would bring political stability (Telegrafi)

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