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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 3, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 3, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 627 new cases, 22 deaths (media)
• Hoti: Political parties to be invited to discuss president’s post (media)
• CEC announces final results of Podujeve, Mitrovica North elections (media)
• Ruge: Vucic’s statement is a dangerous rhetoric that leads to tensions (Kosovapress)
• Kosovo FM Haradinaj-Stublla meets EULEX chief Wigemark (media)
• Kosovo seeks to establish cooperation with Eurojust (Koha)
• Protests held after Tasic sentenced halved (Prishtina Insight)

Serbian Language Media:

• In Serbian communities in Kosovo 78 new cases of Covid-19, 12 cured (Kontakt plus radio)
• Vucic: Serbia will win over coronavirus pandemic (N1)
• Odalovic: Belgrade and Pristina working group resolved more than 1.700 missing persons cases (Kosovo-online, Radio KIM)
• Lajcak: Situation in Bosnia, Belgrade-Pristina, among EU’s top priorities (N1, FoNet)
• Eviction of Pavilion “E” residents postponed (Radio KIM)
• Rakic asks for efficient work of KFOR and institutions on prevention of attacks against Serbian population (Kontakt plus radio)
• CEC confirmed the victory of Bulliqi in Podujevo and Radojevic in North Mitrovica (Kosovo Online)
• Responsible policy needed to assist employed and unemployed women during pandemic (Kontakt plus radio)


• Borell: Solution for normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo is within the EU (EWB, RFE)


• Leaders call for equal inclusion and opportunities of persons with disabilities (media)
• Hamze Bytyçi: I hope one day the Romani artist can be just the artist without the need of an appendix (Kosovo 2.0)

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Belgrade Media Report 03 December 2020

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 3 December 2020


Brnabic thanks Slovakia for principled position not to recognize Kosovo (Politika/Tanjug)
Selakovic to Morton: Serbia fully committed to normalization of relations with Pristina (RTV/Tanjug)
Ambassador Nabhan: By opening a chamber of commerce office in Jerusalem Serbia gains nothing, can only lose (TV N1/Beta)
Lajcak: Highest-level meeting of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in the works (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

PIC SB: B&H is single, sovereign state made of two entities that have no right to secede from it; Russian Embassy: Foreign protectorate is incompatible with sovereignty of B&H (N1)
HR Inzko: Some things have been repeatedly said for last 15 years such as message that B&H should focus its attention towards Brussels and EU instead of DPA (BHT1)
Position of B&H on 25th anniversary of DPA one of main topics at AFET’s online session; EU HR Borrell urges political leaders in B&H to carry out reforms needed for country’s progress (FTV)
Covic: Agreement between Bosniaks and Croats is crucial (Dnevni avaz)
Kristo addresses PACE rapporteurs for B&H (Vecernji list)
Magazinovic resigns from post of Chairman of SDP Main Board due to unprecedented scandal in Srebrenica (O kanal)

Discussion about government program and composition continues today (CdM)
Djukanovic: Krivokapic’s exposition was fraught with contradictions (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Varhelyi: Less and less chances that Macedonia will start EU talks this year (Republika)
Milososki: Bulgaria is supported by two other EU member states in its veto of Macedonia (Republika)
Today new blockade at government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice (Republika)

Venice Commission publishes preliminary opinion regarding Electoral Law (Radio Tirana)


Yes, Serbian Air Defenses Did Hit Another F-117 During Operation Allied Force In 1999 (The Drive)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 3

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• COVID – 19: 634 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Government secures votes to pass economic recovery bill (media)
• Hoxhaj: Candidate for Kosovo President must come from PDK (media)
• LDK’s Veliu doesn’t say if they will accept PDK candidate for President (media)
• Mustafa ends speculation: I have no ambitions for President post (Indeksonline)
• Gashi: PDK will remain in opposition (media)
• EU: We’re working on next meeting between Kosovo and Serbia (Express)
• Gashi offers €10,000 to any MP that brings him Williamson report (Telegrafi)
• Hamiti: Special court came after EULEX and UNMIK justice failed (media)

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