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Belgrade Media Report 12 January 2020

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 12 January 2021


Vucic: If Pristina doesn’t adhere to the agreement it will face surprises (TV Happy/Tanjug/B92)
Strengthening relations between Serbia, People’s Republic of China (RTS)
Djuric: Goal to increase Serbian caucus in the Congress (TV Kurir/Tanjug/RTV)
Petkovic: Nobody speaks the language of blackmail with Serbia (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Cvijanovic: Dzaferovic’s reaction to Vucic’s congratulatory message is empty (RTRS)
Komsic’s office: Abazovic communicating with a fake profile (Klix.ba)
No majority for removal of B&H CoM (O Kanal)
OHR: There was no reason for TC government to declare emergency situation and take over competences from TC Assembly (BHT1/O Kanal)
EU High Representative Borrell discusses migrant crisis with Dodik (BHT1)
Sattler: Distribute the burden of migrant crisis equally in whole B&H (N1)

Krivokapic explained that it was only chatting (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski: I have not received an Annex or a Protocol – no need for an additional Annex with Bulgaria (Republika)
Bulgaria has proposed an action plan on cooperation (Republika/BGNES)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 12, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 12, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 279 new cases, four deaths (media)
• Zemaj: We’re looking into the possibility of relaxing some measures (RTK)
• Osmani begins official visit to Brussels (media)
• Haradinaj reacts to Vucic: Kosovo will join NATO (media)
• LDK – AKR, the first pre-election coalition? (media)
• PDK to run alone in elections, other parties free to join its ticket (Kallxo)
• Daka: We verified Diaspora votes before, will do so with applicants in Serbia too (EO)
• VV appeals CEC’s decision on Diaspora voter registration (Klan)
• NGO Germin to appeal CEC’s decision on Diaspora voters (media)
• CDHRF: Constitutional Court cannot ban Kurti or others to run for election (Koha)
• Qatar pledges continued support for Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• In Serbian communities in Kosovo 24 new cases of Covid-19, one death (Kontakt plus radio)
• Vucic: Albanians and Europeans want defeat of Serbia; frozen conflict is a danger (TV Happy, KoSSev)
• Selakovic: Serbia expects continuation of China’s support regarding Kosovo (N1, FoNet)
• Petkovic: No one talks to Serbia with language of blackmail (BETA, N1)
• Spahiu: Citizens already know who they will vote for, campaign won’t have an impact (Kosovo Online)
• Lajcak and Reeker on the Western Balkans (Kosovo Online)


• How to fight disenfranchisement, Kosovo style (Prishtina Insight)

• Kosovo Parties Flout Ban on Gatherings Ahead of Election (Balkan Insight)
• EU and the Western Balkans in 2021: Searching for a Way Back to Normal (EWB)


• More than 85.500 citizens have applied for vaccination (B92, Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 12

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• COVID – 19: 206 new cases, 6 new deaths (media)
• CEC: Diaspora voters cannot register to vote if they don’t answer phone (media)
• Osmani calls on CEC to review decision on diaspora voters (media)
• Haradinaj-Stublla: Daka said decision on Diaspora voters was unanimous (media)
• VV’s Haxhiu: CEC imposes unconstitutional criteria on Diaspora voters (media)
• Haradinaj says an AAK – Vetevendosje government is possible (Klan Kosova)
• Poll on political parties’ candidates for Prime Minister (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo FM reacts to Serbia’s anti-lobbying request to Qatar (media)
• Kosovo parties flout ban on gatherings ahead of election (Balkan Insight)
• Pristina municipality to fine any party that holds election rally (Klan)
• “We won’t pay any fines; political parties are not respecting the measures” (EO)
• Ismaili: Municipalities, government must shelter those affected by floods (media)
• “Mental disorders during pandemic very similar to those from the war” (Koha)
• Lushtaku: I will run for Skenderaj mayor (Kallxo)

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