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Belgrade Media Report 14 April

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Selakovic: Albanian extremism amplifies political instability in Kosovo (Tanjug/Politika/RTS/RTV)
Brnabic expects UNMIK to remain engaged in an undiminished scope and with an unchanged mandate (RTS)
Vucic to Fabrizi: Changes in Law on Information needed (N1)
Godfrey: US deepening commitment to Serbia (Beta)
Dacic: Relations with US among priorities of state policy (Tanjug)
Ambassador: Greece’s position on independence of Kosovo remains unchanged (Tanjug/RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: RS will not take part in talks on changes to B&H Election Law if CEC members have any kind of role in that; RS will not engage in war and that only option is peaceful dissolution (ATV)
SDA warns peaceful dissolution of B&H will never happen and can only result in wars in region and entire Europe; RS officials strongly condemn SDA for presenting such threats (EuroBlic)
Pahor: Upon my return from B&H, I am more convinced that EU finds itself in unfavorable situation, in which it must adopt decision on future of Western Balkans soon; Jansa denies that he sent non-paper to Brussels (Nova BH)
EC says there is no info on so-called non-paper of Slovenian PM Jansa on change of borders in Western Balkans and dissolution of B&H (BHT1)
Fajon: Irresponsible behavior in regards to so-called completion of plan on peaceful dissolution of B&H could lead to new conflicts (Nova BH)
US Embassy: B&H is democratic, multiethnic, sovereign and independent country with unquestionable territorial integrity (Hayat)
Dysfunctionality of B&H and its possible dissolution will be main topic of Brdo-Brijuni Summit later this year (Nezavisne)
Grlic Radman: We unconditionally support stability and territorial integrity of B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Cavara: Bosniaks want change of concept of organization so the majority people can have absolute rule (Dnevni list)
Inzko says it is pity B&H HoP missed chance to adopt changes to B&H Criminal Code that refer to denial of genocide; Miletic calls on Inzko to use Bonn Powers to impose law banning denial of genocide (FTV)
Authorities in Sarajevo unwilling to remove plaques that call Serb criminals despite support from the Office of the High Representative for their removal (BN TV)
Report by Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Suffering of Serbs in Sarajevo between 1991 and 1995 published on website of RS Center for War Research, War Crimes and Search for Missing Persons (RTRS/BHT1)

Serb National Council presents 2020 report on anti-Serb hate speech and violence (Hina)
Milanovic says Serbia must resolve missing persons issue before joining the EU (HRT)

Djukanovic: I recognize certain capacities in Democrats and URA (RTCG/CdM)
Pribilovic: Dacic will not decide on the fate of our state or anyone else outside it (CdM)

Facebook removes 300 accounts tied to Iranian exile group MEK in Albania (Tirana Times)


Meaningful Dialogue, Forward-Looking Policies between Belgrade, Pristina Central to Moving Forward, European Integration, Kosovo Mission Head Tells Security Council (UN Press Release)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 14, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 701 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Mayors want new anti COVID measures to be lifted (media)
• Osmani: We’ll make sure women are involved in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Szunyog: EU ready to support Kosovo government on its EU path (media)
• Lajcak: Very useful meeting with Phil Reeker (media)
• Osmani: April 14, the day of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (media)
• Gervalla-Schwarz: Childhood emigrant becomes Kosovo’s top diplomat (BIRN)
• PDK MP: Gervalla was on same line with Russia and Serbia (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 14 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Tanin: Opening the door to the future requires transformation (KiM radio, Kontakt plus radio, RTK2)
• Serbian FM tells UN SC Albanian political extremism rising in Kosovo (N1)
• Brnabic and Yamashita on situation in Kosovo (Tanjug)
• SOC: Unfounded and malicious accusations against Sava Janjic (Radio KIM)
• Serb CSOs: Kosovo government and international representatives to condemn CDHRF’s hate speech and protect Fr. Sava (KoSSev)
• Kandic: It is shameful what CDHRF is writing about Fr. Sava (KoSSev)
• Family of Zoran Djokic from Pec seeks fair trial (KoSSev)
• Greek stance on Kosovo remains unchanged (Tanjug)
• RTV KiM: Physical attack on a young man in Gracanica (KoSSev, Blic, RTS)
• Protest in Gracanica due to the beating of a Serb; An ethnically motivated attack or a misunderstanding? (RTV KiM)
• Rakic: Should our children live in everyday fear that someone would attack them in the street? (Kosovo Online)
• Petkovic: Latest incident consequence of irresponsible politics and anti-Serbian rhetoric (Kontakt plus radio)
• Sava Janjic: The church in Samodreza turned into a public toilet, so much for religious tolerance in Kosovo (Kosovo Online, FB)
• Message from Brussels: Travel to EU countries with any vaccine (B92)


• Inter-ethnic cooperation in Kosovo: Can Kurti make use of this critical juncture? (newsocialinitiative.org)
• Mushkolaj: Let us not become allies of disinformation (Kallxo)
• Bounty of Serbian vaccine diplomacy shames the EU (Financial Times)
• How Serbia Can Learn from Germany’s Post-War Remorse (Balkan Insight)


• When libraries burn (balcanicaucaso.org)
• Alleged Slovenian proposal for a peaceful dissolution of BiH creates controversy (EWB)


• Rolling Film Festival puts fresh spotlight on anti-roma prejudice in Kosovo (BIRN)
• Sputnik V production to begin soon in Serbia, Iran, Italy (TASS)
• Bosnian journalists vaccinated in Serbian capital (N1)
• Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows (news.un.org)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 14, 2021

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• COVID-19: 544 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• UN Security Council discusses situation in Kosovo (media)
• Russia tries to ban Kosovo flag at UN – unsuccessfully (AP)
• Government spokesperson: No date yet on reciprocity with Serbia (media)
• Osmani and Kurti in talks to appoint new intelligence chief (RTK)
• Anti-mafia law gets the green light (Koha Ditore)
• Varhelyi in letter to Kurti: Continuation of dialogue is crucial (media)
• EU no comment on reports of Jansha’s alleged letter on border changes (RFE)
• Should Kosovo’s ruling party play opposition politics in Albania? (BIRN)

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