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Belgrade Media Report 11 June 2011

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 10 June 2021


Vucic expects difficult talks in Brussels (Beta)
Brnabic: Cooperation in the region should be separated from narrow political interests (RTS/Tanjug/Beta)
Brnabic responds to Kurti’s provocations in Tirana (Tanjug)
Tirana summit ends without joint declaration after Kurti’s request (Tanjug)
Popovic: Kosovo to stay in preamble to Serbian Constitution (TV Prva)
Drecun: Except for KFOR, there should be no other military formation (RTS)
Selakovic: Dialogue only right path to achieving sustainable agreement based on compromise (Beta/RTS)
Botsan-Kharchenko: Cooperation between Russia and Serbia at an exceptional level, continued support in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (RTV)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: Ambassadors from rank of Serb people should act upon my instructions rather than instructions of anyone else in B&H especially not those of FM Turkovic (ATV)
Dodik and Chinese Ambassador Ping discuss joint projects in field of energy and transport; Dodik: RS not to accept appointment of HR in B&H without UN SC resolution (RTRS)
Radmanovic: The Hague Tribunal failed in reconciling of peoples in B&H; Accuses SDA for almost all blockades in B&H, saying they constantly whine and weep for Bonn powers (Oslobodjenje)
Kalabukhov: Before one considers extension of EUFOR mission in B&H, one needs to solve issue of High Representative (O kanal)
Nelson informs Dodik about US’ executive decree on expansion of scope of sanctions regime for Western Balkans; Dodik: Decree is neither democratic nor in spirit of respect of human rights and rule of law (N1)
CoE Committee of Ministers: Maintaining of current discriminatory electoral system represents obvious violation of European Convention on Human Rights (O kanal)
Western Balkans leaders request digital green certificates to be recognized by EU; Commissioner Varhelyi stresses importance of closer cooperation and regional market (BHT1)
Kalabukhov’s op-ed: Why NATO will not solve problems in B&H (Oslobodjenje)

Djukanovic: I return with optimism; European future of WB could be both realistic and foreseeable (CdM)
DF to Krivokapic: We will either agree or ask people (Dan)
Charles to Djukanovic: EU ready to support Montenegrin economic recovery and development (CdM)
Knezevic: Ivanovic called Krivokapic in Patriarchate telling him not to sign Fundamental Agreement (CdM)
Katnic: I don’t know what Krivokapic was doing in Belgrade, nor did I plan to arrest him (Antena M)
Republic of North Macedonia

Macron tells Zaev that he now supports opening EU accession talks with Macedonia (Republika)
Protests will continue until Zaev reveals what he is negotiating with Bulgaria (Republika)

Socialists remove the President from Office (Tirana Times)
President decrees laws ratifying Albania-US, Albania-Germany deals (ADN)
Rama opens the summit of the leaders of the Western Balkans: Plan for economic recovery! (Radio Tirana)
Rama conference with Varhelyi: Commissioner took off the mask of Brussels in Tirana, Schengen regional strategic project (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 11, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 11, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 10 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti: Previous governments inflicted damage through the dialogue (RFE)
• Tahiri: Liturgy in Milosevic’s church, a provocation on eve of dialogue (media)
• PSD: Church on university campus, “a symbol of chauvinism” (media)
• Prishtina University students say liturgy was a provocation (media)
• Gazeta Express claims to have copy of document on Association/Community
• Philips: Only US has power to push forward agreement (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Raska-Prizren Eparchy: Temple in Pristina is SOC property, graffiti open threat (Radio KIM)
• Jesus Hates Serbs painted on church in Pristina (N1, KoSSev)
• Petkovic, Visoki Decani Monastery react to graffiti (Kosovo-online, social media)
• Protests of students started in Pristina, new graffiti on Christ the Savior Temple (Radio KIM)
• Minister of Justice: ”Kosovo and Metohija remains in the Serbian Constitution preamble” (Blic, TV Prva, Tanjug)
• Petkovic: Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic banned from entering Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Humanitarian organization from Novi Sad banned from entering Kosovo (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Serbian parliament official says Pristina wants fully operational military (RTS, N1)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: When it comes to dialogue, Russia will support Serbia and justice (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Tirana Summit without joint declaration (Tanjug, Blic)
• In case of problems, Borrell, Biden to discuss dialogue – sources (Tanjug)
• MEST: North Mitrovica has the right to invest in the university building without our consent (KoSSev)


• Property issues in Kosovo: Intact problem solvable only with the greater role of international actors (EWB)
• Liturgy at Contested Serbian Church Prompts Protests in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 11, 2021

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• COVID-19: 12 new cases, one death (media)
• Coronavirus cases continue to drop in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)
• PM Kurti to report to Assembly today before the dialogue in Brussels (Express)
• Culture Minister: Police were not informed about liturgy (media)
• Prishtina University says it will undertake legal actions after liturgy (media)
• CDHRF: Orthodox Church liturgy is a provocation on eve of dialogue (media)
• Hoxhaj: Liturgy was held with the permission of the Kosovo government (media)
• Two activities today in front of the church on university campus (RTK)
• Kurti, Brnabic clash over Kosovo independence at Western Balkans Summit (Exit News)
• Western Balkan leaders pleased with EU investment plan (AP)

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