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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 14, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 49 new cases, 2 deaths (media)
• Decisions on UNMIK are “made by the Security Council” (RFE)
• German Ambassador on genocide lawsuit against Serbia (Koha)
• Demiri: All Kosovars living in Israel are safe (Albanian Post)

Serbian Language Media:

• Nine new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas (KoSSev)
• NATO: We remain committed to the region; we make all decisions by consensus (Kosovo Online)
• Zakharova: Only one state does not decide on the withdrawal of KFOR, it is a collective decision (Kosovo Online, Tanjug, KiM radio, Beta)
• Vucic with Pahor: High level of cooperation, Serbia for respecting borders as determined by UN decision (RTS)
• Odalovic: Excavations will begin at several locations in Kosovo (RTK2)
• PM Brnabic: Only dialogue, compromise can ensure long-term solution (Tanjug)
• Petkovic: Osmani either does not want dialogue, or doesn’t understand concept of politics of peace (TV Most)
• Petkovic: None of international community models for return of displaced persons made significant success (Kosovo-online)
• State Department on religious freedom: Decision on V. Decani’s land still ignored, 57 incidents targeting religious sites (KoSSev)
• HLC: No chance of ICJ ruling against Serbia for genocide in Kosovo (FoNet, N1)
• Office for KiM calls for investigation into all missing persons (N1)


• Western Balkans economic integration – why is it needed? (EWB)


• Israel-Gaza Fighting Leaves Balkan Migrants Vulnerable (Balkan Insight)


• A special budget line for shelters for victims of domestic violence (Koha)
• Ivanusa: Serbia shows how mass vaccination could affect epidemic (N1)

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Belgrade Media Report 14 May

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Vucic: Withdrawal of KFOR and UNMIK would be a disaster (Politika/Tanjug/B92)
Zakharova: Decision on withdrawal of KFOR from Kosovo can’t be made by only one state, but collectively, in accordance with international law (Sputnik/NSPM)
Vucic: Serbia insists on respect for UN-defined borders (Tanjug/RTS)
Pahor: Faster EU enlargement in Western Balkans a geopolitical necessity (Tanjug)
Only dialogue, compromise can ensure lasting solution to the Kovoso issue (Tanjug/FoNet)
Petkovic: Osmani as if incapable of understanding concept of peaceful politics (RTV/Tanjug)
Petkovic and Botsan-Kharchenko agree on the need to fully respect UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (Tanjug/RTV)
Advancing cooperation with Montenegro in field of education, science (RTS/Tanjug)
State Department says anti-Semitism rising in Serbia (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Inzko: Borrell will be informed about RS parliament’s decision and we will discuss joint steps together (BHT/FTV)
Dodik claims RS will know how to respond if HR Inzko decides to use his illegal powers (RTRS)
Stevandic warns that Great Britain and others are preparing sanctions due to latest conclusions adopted by RS parliament (RTRS)
SDA Presidency: RS parliament’s conclusions on dialogue on possible solutions for B&H contain series of inaccurate and arbitrary claims (Hayat)
FB&H officials on RS parliament’s conclusions: There is no point in dialogue initiated by the RS (O kanal)
Does SNSD have anyone to talk to in Sarajevo (EuroBlic)
International reactions to the RS parliament conclusions (O kanal/FTV)
Day of RS Army and Third Infantry RS’ Regiment of B&H AF marked; Dodik announced that he will correct a mistake accepting to abolish the RS Army (BHT1)
Dodik: RS Army can be mobilized soon; Reactions (N1)
Dodik meets Greek officials; Dodik: EU integration of B&H is supported but B&H is under international protectorate and cannot count on fulfilling conditions of sovereignty and stability (RTRS)
SDP B&H convenes new meeting of opposition parties from RS and FB&H for 18 May (RTRS)
Balkans countries are losing trust in EU enlargement strategy (Dnevni list)

Three equal and constituent peoples are crucial concept for B&H (Vecernji list)

Djukanovic: We think region needs experience of living in a European value system; Orban: We’ll always be on your side (CdM)
Djukanovic: I warn you that 18 years after Thessaloniki, we are witnessing fatigue of a very successful European policy (CdM)
According to first draft, Fundamental Agreement was to be signed by Orthodox Church in Montenegro (Pobjeda)
Despite criticism from EU and VC, ruling majority members voted to amend prosecutorial law (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev promised Tusk that he will fight corruption and work with the opposition (Republika)
Dimovski: Prespa Treaty led to the dispute with Bulgaria (Republika)

Democrats seek to overturn election results (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 14, 2021

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• COVID-19: 112 new cases, 1 death (media)
• EU’s Balkan strategy losing local support, internal paper warns (Reuters)
• Pahor: Western Balkans must join EU, this avoids border changes (media)
• Osmani: Full coordination on genocide lawsuit against Serbia (media)
• Rohde: Mutual recognition must be part of final solution in dialogue (Koha)
• Kosovo government pledges not to allow a monoethnic association (Koha Ditore)
• Vucic says great power to demand withdrawal of KFOR, UNMIK (N1)
• Greek Foreign Minister and Lajcak discuss Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Israeli ambassador’s defence of Kosovo recognition riles Belgrade (BIRN)
• Muslims throughout Balkans gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers (BIRN)
• Kosovo war video collector seeks to preserve evidence of crimes (BIRN)

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