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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 1, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 1, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 521 new cases, ten deaths (media)
• UK to support Kosovo in dialogue with Serbia (RTK/Klan)
• Varhelyi: EU remains committed to Western Balkans (Klan)
• MP Demiri joins AAK parliamentary group (media)
• Daka: Final results for Podujeva, Mitrovica North elections to be announced Thursday (media)
• “ContourGlobal” takes Kosovo to court over power plant (media)
• Appeals court reduces war crimes sentence to former member of Serb forces (media)
• Journalist association condemns language of LDK member, Termkolli (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 102 new cases of Covid-19, two deaths and 15 cures in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
• Montenegro is not withdrawing its decision to expel the Serbian Ambassador (B92)
• BCBP: Serbia’s people don’t give up Kosovo (N1, FoNet)
• Exhumation of mortal remains found in mine near Raska started (Kontakt plus radio)
• Criminal report filed against Popovic over statements regarding billboard “Freedom has a name – KLA” (KoSSev)
• Spahiu: After winning against PDK and LDK, what remains for Vetevendosje is to defeat Haradinaj in Decani (TV Most, Kosovo-online)
• Pristina arming KSF? (B92, BETA)
• Fabrizi, Popovic: Rule of Law central point in accession talks with EU (BETA, N1)


• Kosovo is Crimea: Pro-Russian narratives in Serbia driven by domestic politics? (EWB)


• Kosovo Local Election Sends Ruling Party a Warning Shot (Balkan Insight)
• EU Ambassadors agree to delay EU talks with Albania and North Macedonia (EWB)


• Remittance flow to Kosovo increases during pandemic (Klan)
• WHO: Worsening of the epidemic situation in Serbia decreasing (Beta, N1)
• Kosovo has not been carrying out HIV tests during the pandemic (RFE)
• PM: Serbia negotiates production of anti-coronavirus vaccines (BETA, N1)
• UNDP: More women in Serbia report domestic violence, trust institutions (N1)
• Schools close in defiance of government decision (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 01 December 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 1 December 2020


Dacic: We are grateful to the CSTO Member States for their continuous and principled support and non-recognition of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija (Politika)
Dacic: Serbia and B&H have lot in common and despite different views on past should turn to future (RTS)
EU welcomes Serbia’s move not to expel Montenegro envoy – avoid unfriendly acts (N1)
Selakovic to Falconi: Serbia devoted to normalizing relations with Pristina (Beta)
Federicci: We are ready to intervene in case of tensions in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
Extremists building houses in burned Serb village (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

SC Assembly accepts SC PM Nenadic’s resignation and casts vote of no confidence in SC government (O kanal)
SDP proposes changes to B&H Constitution similar to April Package from 2006; SNSD announces they will not support it (Hayat)
Alkalaj continues criticizing RS and Serbs and Croats as constituent peoples (ATV)
15th anniversary of B&H AF marked; Minister Podzic: So far, B&H AF implemented more than 70% of obligations from Program of Reforms (FTV)
Turkovic asks Turkey to lobby for appointment of Oric’s attorney Cosic Dedovic to post of Judge of International Criminal Court (Glas Srpske)
Session of HJPC to be held on Thursday; Tegeltija: I have been continuously under surveillance (RTRS)
USA and Europe prepare plan for new security challenge, arguing that China is strengthening influence in the Balkans and encourages Euroscepticism (Dnevni avaz)

Message to Serbia and Varhelyi: Montenegro will not withdraw its decision to expel Ambassador Bozovic (CdM)
Pisonero about Varhelyi’s tweet: To refrain from any action that might jeopardize friendly relations between Serbia and Montenegro (RTCG)
Picula: Not to irritate the host country is a golden rule (CdM)
Krivokapic’s work program: To turn Montenegro into Luxembourg in four years (CdM)
Socialist People’s Party will support the government of Zdravko Krivokapic (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

VMRO will blockade the government building and the Foreign Ministry (Republika)
Merkel: Fighting for start of accession negotiations with Macedonia (Republika/DW)

Vucic is no De Gaulle (ADN)
Op-Ed: Without the Western Balkans, the European Union would be incomplete (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 1

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• COVID – 19: 539 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Hoti: Excavation in Kizevak to continue (media)
• Following Podujevo elections, bigger ruling coalition or new elections (Telegrafi)
• KFOR ready to intervene if Kosovo security threatened (Koha)
• Decision published confirming Thaci, Veseli, Selimi, Krasniqi indictment (media)
• EU-Kosovo Stabilisation Association Council holds video conference (media)
• Limaj: Freedom spokesman in jail, Milosevic’s spokesperson a President (RTK)
• Isufi: Either Ramush for President or we go to new elections (media)

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