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Belgrade Media Report 21 January

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Vucic congratulates Biden (Beta/RTS)
Vucic: KFOR has a vital role in maintaining peace and stability in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
Brnabic: Washington agreement remains (TV Happy/Tanjug/RTV)
Selakovic: I expect a meeting between Vucic and Biden by year’s end (RTS)
Selakovic: Serbia has understanding towards Bulgaria’s position regarding Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Office for Kosovo and Metohija: Pristina’s attempt to prevent vaccination in Serb communities (Tanjug/Politika)
Dveri calls on boycott of Kosovo elections (RTV/Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H officials congratulate Biden (Fena/N1)
Dodik: Structures in Sarajevo expect much from Biden (ATV)
Russian Embassy to B&H: Russia continues to be of opinion OHR should be closed (RTRS)
Izetbegovic addresses EPP group in EP: We have to remove mechanisms which enable blockades (Oslobodjenje)
Mostar: Results of local elections leave parties discontent, deadline for formation of authorities is 14 days, negotiations are underway (Dnevni avaz)

Milanovic after Biden inauguration: Light ultimately triumphs over darkness (Hina)

Djukanovic congratulated Biden: Montenegro reliable partner and responsible ally (CdM)
Reinke: When cohabitation fails, everyone loses (CdM)
Djukanovic’s office: Meeting will be held in President’s office, it’s not about foreign policy consultations (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Macedonian leaders congratulate Biden on his inauguration (Republika)
Audio tape between Zaev and Verusevski causes a stir, Gruevski responds (Republika/Infomax)
Zaev: With Bulgaria we are negotiating about the name, about hate speech and minority issues (Republika)
Mickoski and Nikoloski meet with Jansa to discuss Macedonia’s stalled EU integration (Republika)
Zaev on census results: The percentages will not affect acquired rights (Republika)
EC expects Macedonia to hold a census in line with European standards and regulations (Republika)

President Meta conveys congratulations to new US President (ADN)


Bulgaria’s President Had Meeting with Foreign Minister of Serbia (Novinite)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 21, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 296 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Hoti congratulates U.S. President Biden (media)
• Daka says she was threatened by political parties (Koha)
• Hoti: The decision not to certify candidates for MPs must be accepted by all (Koha)
• CDHRF seeks investigation of threats against the CEC (media)
• Haradinaj: We should move Kosovo forward, time for unity (RTK)
• Kurti: LVV’s list of candidates remains the same, I am holder of the list (Koha)
• Mustafa: Those out of LDK cannot inherit Rugova’s path (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 16 new cases of Covid-19, 25 cured in Serbian communities (Kosovo Online)
• Selakovic: Meeting Vucic – Biden by the end of the year (RTS, FoNet, Danas)
• Serbian President Vucic’s message to US President Biden (N1)
• Mitrovica Prosecutor’s Office: We are collecting information on the potential illegal entry of anti-covid vaccines in northern Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Brnabic: Confiscation of vaccines in Kosovo irresponsible act (Kosovo-online)
• Petkovic with Italian Ambassador: Impermissible intrusion into Health House in Strpce (Kosovo-online)
• Pristina’s bans are in favor of the Serbian List (Danas)
• Djerlek: 436.000 citizens applied for vaccination, infection rate is about 30% (B92, Tanjug)
• Kursumlija: Vaccination of citizens from Kosovo in the Health Center continues next week (Kosovo Online)
• First private lawsuit filed against NATO in Serbian court (N1, Sputnik, Srna)
• Brnabic: Implementation of Washington agreement remains (Tanjug, Kosovo-online)

• The trial in the murder of Oliver Ivanovic (KoSSev)
• Under Biden, Balkans to Remain Flashpoint in US-Russia Relations (Balkan Insight)
• February 14 elections and Kosovo’s never-ending problems (aa.com.tr)


• Kosovo Court Ruling Puts Kurti’s Election Candidacy at Risk (Balkan Insight)
• Serbia in 2021: Hostage to an Election Won and Another to Come (Balkan Insight)
• US targets Putin’s pipelines from Baltic Sea to Balkans (atlanticcouncil.com)


• The Regional Academy for the Development of Democracy called for the region to get involved in the ‘You are not alone’ campaign! (Danas)
• Transparency Serbia warns of risk of corruption during pandemic (FoNet, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 21, 2021

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• COVID – 19: 320 new cases, 6 deaths (media)
• Prishtina inspectorate fines LDK for second time for violating measures (media)
• Kurti comments on reports he won’t be allowed to run for MP (Kallxo)
• Court ruling puts Kurti’s election candidacy at risk (Prishtina Insight)
• Konjufca: Valdete Daka wants Kurti’s political elimination (media)
• Daka says she feels threatened by Konjufca’s remarks (media)
• Hoti: It is the obligation of LDK to safeguard Western orientation (media)
• Specialist Chambers starts investigations to Albania too (Koha)

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