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Belgrade Media Report 7 April

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Vucic: We have learned that from Montenegro they attend celebration of Storm and carefully listen to what NATO tells them (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Selakovic: UNMIK’s activity of crucial importance for Serbia (Tanjug/Beta/RTV/N1)
First political consultations between Serbia, Bahrain held in Belgrade (Tanjug)
Dacic: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue doesn’t depend on Kurti and Osmani (TV Pink/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dzaferovic reacts to Dodik’s statement: Division of B&H is not possible and B&H cannot longer sustain any ethnic or territorial divisions (Hayat)
Dzaferovic: Negotiations on changes to B&H Election Law are blocked (N1)
Komsic: There is not even minimum of consensus as to what path one should take in changes to Election Law and especially possible changes to Constitution (O kanal)
Nelson with DNS, PDP, SDS leaders discusses electoral, economic and rule of law reforms (Dnevni avaz)
Several hundred citizens stage peaceful protests in Sarajevo demanding resignations of B&H CoM and FB&H government due to failure to procure vaccines (O kanal)

Croats must agree to changes of Constitution, whilst Bosniaks must agree to legitimate representation (Vecernji list)

Another Leposavic’s shameful statement: In Montenegro, as in Jasenovac (CdM)
Krivokapic to Montenegro people: I made decision on Leposavic’s dismissal with a heavy heart (CdM)
State secretary in Justice Ministry to Krivokapic: You took a wrong turn (CdM)
Abazovic congratulates Osmani on her election as President of Kosovo (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)
Republic of North Macedonia

EU doesn’t mind expert government in Bulgaria negotiating Macedonia’s history (MIA)

Palmer: Impartial and transparent rules for 25 April elections (Tirana Times)
General Prosecutor’s Office requests information from INTERPOL for 25 MP candidates (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 7, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 714 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Zemaj argues against lockdown, “economic and mental consequences” (RTK)
• Gerxhaliu: Lockdown is not a solution; a comprehensive fund is needed (EO)
• Kosovo MP urges Albania to offer his country COVID vaccines (BIRN)
• “Around 8,000 businesses closed today, we’ll protest after April 18” (Koha)
• After formation of institutions, Kosovo is asked to focus on the dialogue (Kallxo)
• Why do Kosovo citizens still see Serbia as the country’s biggest threat? (BIRN)
• PM Kurti meets COMKFOR Federici (media)
• AAK asks government to review law on salaries (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 29 cases of Covid-19, one death registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Belgrade asks UNMIK to remain committed to UN Resolution 1244 implementation (N1)
• Dacic: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue doesn’t depend on Kurti and Osmani (Kosovo-online)
• Rakic and Davenport on political situation, security and pandemic (Kontakt plus radio)
• Bocan-Harchenko: Russia has opportunities to influence the issue of Kosovo even without participating in the dialogue (Kosovo Online, Sputnik)
• Jovanovic: Genuine negotiations on Kosovo when West accepts fact that experiment has failed (Kosovo-online)
• EU still without date for continuation of dialogue (Tanjug)


• Crumbs of the government recovery package (Kosovo 2.0)
• Who runs Kosovo’s Public Sphere: Citizens or ‘Balkan Experts’? (Kosovo 2.0)


• Kosovo: the lost battle against corruption (balcanicaucaso.org)
• Governments In Europe, Central Asia Used Pandemic To Clamp Down On Human Rights, Amnesty Says (RFE)


• WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post COVID-19 (who.int)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 7, 2021

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• COVID-19: 529 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• New anti COVID measures may be extended after April 18 (Koha)
• Over 80,000 new jobseekers since the beginning of pandemic (Kallxo)
• Reporters want to have priority in COVID-19 vaccination (Radio Free Europe)
• Latifi: Government decision for additional restrictions, hasty (Kallxo)
• Stano: We expect dialogue to begin upon institutional consolidation (Telegrafi)
• Document for confiscation of unlawfully acquired wealth finalised (media)
• AAK leader Haradinaj accuses LVV MP Zyba of ‘vote buying’ (Telegrafi)
• Qazim Rrahmani resigns post of deputy minister (media)
• Media representatives urged to stop hate speech (media)
• Two Kosovo Albanians identified from wartime mass grave in Serbia (BIRN)

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