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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 29, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 29, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 342 new cases, five deaths (media)
• British variant of the coronavirus in Kosovo (media)
• Hoti urges Quint, EU to react to Serbian president inciting statements (Express)
• Kosovo-Israel diplomatic relations to establish on 1 February (RTK)
• The Supreme allows Liburn Aliu and Labinota Demi to run, Albin Kurti remains out (Express)
• Former US envoy says Democrats have failed to solve Kosovo issue (media)
• Excavations in Kizhevak expected to resume by the end of March (RTK)
• Daka: EU election experts arrived in Kosovo (media)
• Cornerstone for Krusha e Madhe victims laid today (media)
• LDK-LVV coalition in Vushtrri breached (media)
• Haradinaj meets Austrian Ambassador, discuss strengthening of relations (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• Selakovic: New US and EU unity also means new pressure on Serbia (Kosovo-online)
• 40.000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine arrived to Serbia, new shipments to follow (B92)
• Head of WHO Office in Serbia says country’s results in fight against coronavirus impressive (B92, Tanjug)
• No easing of Covid-19 relating measures in Serbia (B92)
• Minister Joksimovic says no dilemma about Serbia’s commitment to integration (N1)
• Radakovic: Democracy in Action only independent observer in upcoming elections (Radio kontakt plus)
• Brnabic: When it comes to recognition of diplomas, we’re waiting for interlocutors in Pristina (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Office for KiM: Popovic banned from entering Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)
• Bolton: It would be a mistake if Biden let EU deal with Balkans alone (N1)
• EU Office on Haradinaj’s statement (B92, Kosovo-online)


• Serbia announced ‘illegal’ vaccine programme in Kosovo (euobsrver)


• Emigrant Life in Switzerland Inspires Prize-Winning Kosovo Writer (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 29 January 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 29 January 2021


Orlic: European Parliament recognizes legitimacy of new parliament (RTV/Tanjug)
Bilcik: European Parliament ready for Serbia inter-party dialogue (FoNet)
Fajon: No opposition in Serbian parliament is not good news (Beta)
Serbian government adopts Program of economic reforms for period from 2021 to 2023 (Tanjug/Beta)
French Ambassador: Europe should be spoken about positively in Serbia (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H CEC files report with Prosecutor’s Office of B&H against Dodik for verbal attack against B&H CEC member Bjelica-Prutina (O kanal)
Plan to turn Srebrenica into district confirmed by ‘My Address: Srebrenica’; Dodik: Srebrenica was and remains part of RS territory (ATV)
RS parliament Collegium adopts additional item to agenda of next session which implies discussion on request to HR to present report on implementation of civil applying of DPA in period 2009-2020 before RS parliament (RTRS)
Stefanek discusses migrant crisis in B&H with Cikotic; Stefanek: Our job is not over yet (Nova BH)

Croatia demands apology from Serbia for calling Knin “Serbian occupied town” (Hina)
Republic of North Macedonia

State leadership meets to discuss ways how to go ahead with the controversial census (Republika)
Dimovski: The public did not learn who are the legal experts that Pendarovski consulted about the Census Law (Republika)
Zaev: I believe in a solution with Bulgaria without disputing the Macedonian identity and language (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 29, 2021

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• COVID-19: 334 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Coronavirus: Serbia provokes Kosovo with vaccination scheme (DW)
• Ramadani: Covid vaccines will arrive soon (Telegrafi)
• Hoti: Vucic’s statement does not serve peace and stability in the region (media)
• Haradinaj: Vucic’s threats to Kosovo don’t help regional stability (media)
• U.S. follows implementation of Washington agreement, Israel recognition (media)
• Kurti meets Norwegian envoy for Balkans (media)
• Hoxhaj: No coalition with LVV, we will lead the government (Klan/media)
• Limaj: When we fought, Hoxhaj pondered seeking asylum in Serbia (Koha)
• Serbian List MP candidate beats up a Serb opposition member (media)
• Hodzic: I do not have an agreement with Serbian List (Kallxo/Telegrafi)
• Serbia opens parallel hotline, CEC not informed (Klan)
• CDHRF slams KSC for not granting release to former KLA leaders (media)
• Serbian government official not allowed entry to Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• In Kosovo, War Prisoners Campaign to Save Their Old Jail (Balkan Insight)

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