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Belgrade Media Report 09 June 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 9 June 2021


Call on UN SC to help in neutral approach to international law (Tanjug/RTS/Politika)
Brnabic: Hague Tribunal has moved region away from reconciliation (TV Pink/Tanjug)
Vulin: Verdict against Mladic is verdict against justice; Other reactions (Novosti/Politika/N1)
Odalovic: Hague Tribunal is not a court that brought law and justice (RTS)
Djuric on Vucic’s speech (TV Prva)
Stano: Vucic, Kurti to meet on 15 June in Brussels (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

MICT Appeals Chamber sentences Mladic to life in prison for war crimes in B&H including genocide in Srebrenica, Mladic acquitted of charges for committing genocide is six other municipalities (Hayat)
MICT Chief Prosecutor Brammertz: Mladic’s guilt is his and his alone (BHT1)
Attorney Stojanovic: MICT’s final verdict to Mladic inadequate and unacceptable (BN TV)
War victims and witnesses’ associations, satisfied with final verdict against Mladic, although there was degree of disappointment since Mladic was not convicted of genocide in other six municipalities in B&H (O Kanal)
Other reactions to final verdict against Mladic (Hayat/RTRS/ATV/N1)

Grlic Radman attends ministerial meeting on Berlin Process (Hina)
Croatia joins United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (Hina)

The government is not dividing, but trying to solve problems (RTCG)
Montenegro exposed to malevolent impact of third countries (CdM)
Appointment without consent, playing with the reputation of Montenegro (RTCG)
Radulovic seeks state leadership consultations over ambassadors (Dan)
Medojevic is no longer an MP (RTCG)
Joanikije persuaded DF to vote for budget (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev calls on Europe to “keep him motivated” with a decision to open accession talks (Republika)
Maas calls for opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania (Republika)
Zaev claims that the deal he is negotiating with Bulgaria is “excellent” (Republika)
US to blacklist anyone who opposes the Ohrid and Prespa Agreements (Republika)

Rama in Sofia: Serbia should have recognized Kosovo a long time ago! Bulgaria and North Macedonia should talk and find solutions (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 9, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 9, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 21 new cases, one death (media)
• Kurti and Vucic to meet on 15 June (RFE, media)
• Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on the ‘specific’ agenda of the G7 (Klan)
• PM Kurti received the Minister of the Republic of Guyana, George Hallaq (media)
• U.S. Embassy: Corruption damages our foreign policy (RTK)
• Hoxhaj: If Serbia does not apologize, Kurti should not go to dialogue (media)
• LDK on LVV employments in institutions: You are violating human rights (media)
• Mustafa case: Presiding judge announces “ex parte” sessions (media)
• PDK to elect new party leadership during June (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• Stano: Vucic and Kurti in Brussels on June 15 (Tanjug, Kosovo-online)
• Stano: No comment on US decisions, EU does not sanction partners in Western Balkans (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Djuric on “updated sanctions” for the Western Balkans: We will carefully analyze the content of Biden’s decree (Blic, Tanjug)
• ‘Mladic’s guilt is only his,’ UN Chief Prosecutor says after the verdict (N1)
• Vucic’s address at the session of the UN Security Council (B92)
• Brnabic: The Hague with its verdicts moved region away from reconciliation (Tanjug)
• Political parties, lawyers on Mladic’s vedict (N1, RTS)
• N1 guests: It was known Mladic would get life sentence, justice selective (N1)
• Odalovic: Hague tribunal is not a court that brought law and justice (RTS)
• Judge Agius: Mladic verdict a strong message for victims and survivors (N1)
• Russian Embassy in Washington: US to suspend arming Pristina (Kosovo-online)
• Balkan Chiefs of Staff end 14th Conference (N1)


• After Mladic’s Verdict: Six Lessons to Learn from Hague Trials (Balkan Insight)


• U.S. ‘Modernizes’ Sanctions Policy For Western Balkans To Go After Corruption (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 9, 2021

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• COVID-19: Nine new cases, one death (media)
• Kosovo to be among first in Europe to receive vaccines from U.S. (media)
• UN Court Confirms Ratko Mladic’s Life Sentence for Genocide (BIRN)
• Kosovo welcomes court’s upholding of Mladic’s genocide conviction (media)
• U.S. blocks property and suspends entry of persons contributing to destabilisation of Western Balkans (media)
• Gervalla: Rule of law, crucial for cooperation and stability in the Balkans (Koha)
• COMKFOR Federici speaks about security of Serb religious sites (Koha)
• Albania as member of Security Council could be an opportunity for Kosovo (Koha)
• Kandic: Serbia will not agree to open state archives (RFE)
• EULEX’s mandate extended until 2023 (media)

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