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Belgrade Media Report 27 May 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 27 May 2021


Vucic on the French solution: We’ll see what’s going on between Pristina and Athens (TV Pink/Tanjug/Beta)
Vucic with Falconi: Serbia for compromise along with national interests (RTS/Tanjug/RTV)
Brnabic, De Falco discuss Serbia-US cooperation (Tanjug)
Hasanpur: We fully support Serbia’s territorial integrity (Radio Belgrade 1)
Exhumation of Kosovo war victims completed in western Serbia (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

IAWG adopts Rules of Procedure (FTV)
Inzko: You will sooner get new High Representative than Law on Elections (Dnevni list/ Federalni Radio)
Dodik: Signatories to Annex 10 should give consent in election of new HR (RTRS)
Croatia allows transit traffic of trucks from B&H via Velika Kladusa-Maljevac border crossing (O kanal)

Slovenian PM supports Croatia joining Schengen (HRT)
Kristo: Maintaining status quo regarding Law on Elections undermines foundations and brings into question stability of B&H (Vecernji list)

Xi Jinping to Djukanovic: We attach great importance to highway project implementation (CdM)
Several ambassadors recalled (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

Roth comes to Skopje to encourage Zaev and Dimitrov, insists that a deal with Bulgaria is possible in June (Republika)

Roth: Negotiations should be opened with Albania and North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 27, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 27, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 23 new cases, one death (media)
• Kurti: Reciprocity will happen, but gradually (Klan)
• U.S. Army supports KSF’s transition to a defense army (RTK)
• Kamberi: We expect inclusion of Presevo Valley Albanians in dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Albin Kurti: I don’t believe KLA members are war criminals (Express)
• Health Minister: We will start with massive vaccination from 15 June (Telegrafi)
• Life imprisonment for man accused of Donjeta Pajazitaj’s murder (Prishtina Insight)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19 in Serb communities: Four new cases (KiM radio)
• Vucic with Falconi: Serbia for compromise with national interests (Tanjug, Blic)
• Important consultations, then dialogue continuation; Greece assures us that it will not recognize Kosovo, Vucic said (KoSSev, TV Pink)
• US Commerce Secretary’s tweet about Serbia draws varied reactions (N1)
• Pentagon: Serbian-Russian exercises sovereign right of two states (RTS)
• Iranian Ambassador: We fully support territorial integrity of Serbia (RTS)
• Kosovo Police launched operational “Kulti” plan to protect the SOC property (Kosovo Online)
• Serbia receives final shipment of Chinese coronavirus vaccine (N1)
• Frequented thefts affect remaining Serbs in Ceranovici village (Radio KIM)


• “If it can’t be demolished, then it is appropriated” (KiM radio)


• Slovenia’s Janša describes plans to Balkanize the EU (politico.eu)
• Money laundering pushes up property prices in Western Balkan cities (intellinewes.com)


• The closure of Kizevak (Kosovo 2.0)
• The end of the epidemic is in sight (DW, B92)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 27, 2021

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• COVID-19: 44 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Ministry of Health speaks about plan to relax COVID-19 rules (media)
• PM Kurti writes to Father Sava, asks to visit Decan Monastery (media)
• Lajcak meets Palmer, discuss Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Kosovo PM Faces Pressure to Involve US in Serbia Dialogue (BIRN)
• Haziri: LDK will not attend any more meetings called by Kurti (Klan)
• VV MP says reciprocity measures towards Serbia will be applied (Klan)
• Greek FM Dendias to visit Kosovo in June (Albanian Post/RTK)
• Vucic: We have been assured Greece will not recognise Kosovo (media)
• Gerxhaliu: Exhumations in Serbia accompanied by many challenges (Klan)
• Slovenia to host EU-Western Balkans summit in October (RTK)
• CEC resumes work, minus two members (media)
• Belgrade court refuses to amend detention measure against Mehmetaj (media)

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