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Belgrade Media Report 20 November

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Patriarch Irinej passes away (RTS)
Brnabic sends condolences over death of Patriarch Irinej (RTS/Tanjug)
Serbian government: Albanian citizens allowed to enter Serbia with ID card (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Varhelyi tells MEPs Western Balkans are a priority (N1)
Lajcak: EU does not agree with the philosophy that whatever the two sides agree should be accepted (VoA/N1/RTS/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H Presidency adopts harmonized, joint statement on DPA (FTV)
EU High Representative Borrell to visit B&H (Hayat)
UK Ambassador Field: DPA can be changed as it was not set in stone (Dnevni list)
Dodik: RS will not perish to save something that does not want to be saved (Glas Srpske)
Clark: We always knew that DPA was not perfect, but it was the best we could do at the time (Al Jazeera Balkans)
US will return focus on constitutional changes in B&H (Dnevni avaz)
B&H politicians comment 25th anniversary of DPA (Nezavisne novine)
Inzko: Agreement on construction of hydroelectric power plant can be signed only with the state (Dnevni avaz)
B&H CEC processes 96.05 percent of ballots for assemblies in RS, FB&H and Brcko District, passes conclusions on election process in Travnik, election irregularities in Doboj, Srebrenica (RTRS/BHT1)

Grlic Radman informs EU Foreign Affairs Council about situation in B&H and need to reform B&H Election Law (HRT1)
Borrell’s op-ed: Future of B&H is in EU, we cannot change the past, but we can shape the future – together (Vecernji list)

Varhelyi: The first official visit of Krivokapic will be a positive signal (Vijesti)
Knezevic: New government will be voted on 2 December (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

State of crisis about to be declared (Republika)
Zaev removed nine SDSM party local chiefs (Republika/IPortal)
Artan Grubi named in an Albanian political dispute over the “Yellow house” organ harvesting investigation (Republika)

EU Council fails to agree over negotiating framework for Albania and North Macedonia (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, November 20, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 11 deaths, 855 new cases (media)
• Osmani: We are tired of irresponsible politicians who show tolerance to Serbia’s rejective policies (media)
• Hardinaj-Stublla made official request to visit mass graves locations in Serbia (media)
• Kizevak explained: EULEX experts describe how they identified the exact location where the human remains were discovered (EULEX, Express)
• Veliu: Serbia exercising violence against migrants near Presevo (RTK)
• Osmani: We are tired of irresponsible politicians who show tolerance to Serbia’s denying policies (media)
• Belgrade Court orders exhumation of human remains from Serbian mass grave (Euronews Albania)
• Kosovo’s Constitution does not specify who replaces acting president (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Gracanica Crisis Staff: Seven more newly infected with Covid-19 (KiM radio)
• Serbian Orthodox Church: Serbian Patriarch Irinej reposed in the Lord (media)
• Three-day mourning in Serbia after SPC Patriarch’s death; Putin sends condolences (N1)
• Petar Petkovic: Serbian people has lost its spiritual father and archpastor (Kosovo Online, TV Most, KiM radio)
• Varhelyi tells MEPs Western Balkans are a priority (N1)
• Serbian government official calls for end to attacks on Kosovo Serbs (FoNet, N1)
• Gara: Nine sets of human remains found in 3 months in Kosovo, excavations carried out in North Mitrovica (KoSSev)
• SPO: Government officials “loyal” to Thaci and Veseli presided over “corrupt government pay-outs” to potential witnesses (KoSSev)
• Albanian citizens can enter Serbia using only an ID card (KoSSev)


• Kosovo turns blind eye to officials flouting COVID-19 laws (Prishtina Insight)


• Serbia Mourns Aged Patriarch’s Death from COVID-19 (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, November 20

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• COVID – 19: 15 deaths, 875 new cases (media)
• Prishtina Mayor proposes Kosovo-wide lockdown for one week (media)
• OSCE trains Kosovo teachers on stress management during COVID-19 (media)
• PM Hoti on video conference with French President Macron (media)
• Kurti: Situation will change radically after the new elections (Kallxo)
• Haliti: PDK should join the government; PDK to propose new President (RTK)
• Lajcak: Kosovo – Serbia agreement must be acceptable for EU and region (KTV)
• Pacolli calls on Rama to lead national effort against Dick Marty report (media)
• “Prosecutor filed indictment against Nasim Haradinaj and Hysni Gucati” (media)
• CEC will ask President’s Office to decide on Nenad Rikalo (media)

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