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Belgrade Media Report 22 April

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Vucic: Peace, working together is future (Tanjug/RTS)
Session of Coordination Body for Serbia’s EU accession held (RTV/Tanjug)
Bujanovac joins “Community of Albanian Municipalities in the Region” (Juzne vesti/RTS)
Vucic with Kurti in Brussels in mid-May (Politika)
Dacic calls inter-party dialogue meeting for 28 April (FoNet)
Patriarch tells OSCE mission chief church ready to discuss problems (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dacic’s message to Bosniak politicians in B&H: Do not support independent Kosovo (Dnevni list)
Roth: Fantasies about changing borders belong to failed past (Nezavisne/DW)
US, UK Embassies, EUD condemn negative rhetoric; OHR is silent regarding Izetbegovic’s statements (Dnevni list/RTRS)
Turkovic sends instructions to B&H embassies in regards to non-paper (BHT1)
Reactions to Turkovic’s instruction sent to B&H diplomatic offices regarding non-paper (ATV)
Idea of peaceful dissolution and mentioning of war stir controversy on political scene in B&H (N1)
SDA calls on PIC SB to sanction Dodik due to secessionist threats (Hayat)
Cvijanovic: SDA has undermined all that could have been undermined in already weak B&H and now they want to wage war again and impose sanctions on politicians in RS; RS will not wage war (Srna/RTRS)
RS parties, officials comment Izetbegovic statement, idea of peaceful dissolution; Borenovic calls on Dodik to end political cooperation with SDA (N1)
Leaders of opposition parties in RS meet on Mt Jahorina, discuss preparations for 2022 general elections in B&H, refuse to reveal names of their candidates for Serb member of Presidency, President and PM of RS (N1)

Grlic Radman and Logar claim that disputable non-paper does not exist (HRT1)

Djukanovic: Vucic’s self-pitying whining; he puts himself in role of promoter of Greater Serbia politics, redrawing borders would cause war (CdM)
Abazovic promises public debate and VC’s opinion (Dan)
Injac meets with President Pahor (Gov.PR Service)

Elections, one killed and four wounded in Elbasan (Tirana Times/VoA)
President seeks return to normalcy as murders, wounding’s engulf Albania (ADN)
EU Delegation: We call for restraint and avoidance of violence (Tirana Times)
Soreca: 50 EU teams to monitor polling stations and the counting process (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 22, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 408 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Maas: Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia hinder their progress (Klan)
• Osmani thanks Szunyog for EU-donated vaccines (media)
• Opposition slams government’s decision affecting pensions (media)
• KFOR: No significant security incident was recorded in the last 10 years against Decan Monastery (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 26 new cases (KoSSev)
• EP’s Fajon: Ideas about new borders extremely dangerous, especially for Bosnia (NIN, N1)
• Patriarch Porfirije: I appreciate the efforts of Bishop Teodosije, who is falsely accused by those who want to bring unrest (KoSSev)
• Aliferi: Greece doesn’t recognize Kosovo; its stance remains unchanged (Radio KIM)
• Dejan Dimitrijevic from Gracanica fined with EU 2300 over protest gathering (Vecernje Novosti)
• Serbian minister says intergovernmental conference with EU in June (N1)


• Can Kurti use the moment to start genuine inter-ethnic cooperation? (K2.0)


• Disputed Non-Paper is Stirring Dangerous Dreams in the Balkans (Balkan Insight)
• EU action awaited as phantom paper further unhinges Western Balkans (euractive.com)


• Vucic discusses new arrangement with IMF (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 22, 2021

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• COVID-19: 506 new cases, five deaths (media)
• Majority of COVID-19 patients infected with British variant (BIRN)
• Immunisation before the recovery plan (Koha)
• Kurti will visit Brussels, but not to meet with Vucic (Koha)
• Kosovo, Serbia leaders won’t meet on visits to Brussels (BIRN)
• Hajdari on reciprocity measures: We will first exhaust CEFTA tools (Koha)
• German Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kurti: People of Kosovo and Israel share a historical tie (media)
• Lajcak speaks with OSCE Head of Mission in Kosovo (media)
• Agron Llugaliu appointed General Director of Kosovo Customs (media)
• Press Council, AJK criticise call for state regulation of online content (BIRN)

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