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Belgrade Media Report 21 June

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Vucic thanks Kazakhstan for supporting Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty (Tanjug/RTS)
Vucic: No resolution on Srebrenica as long as I am President (Beta/RTV)
Patriarch Porfirije: You betrayed Amfilohije (Tanjug/B92)
Brnabic: Austria-Western Balkans Summit in Vienna without concrete agreements (Tanjug/RTS)
Selakovic: Cooperation with Russia key to preserving Serbia’s positions (Tanjug/RTS)
Grushko: Solution to Kosovo issue exclusively within UNSCR 1244 (Tanjug/RTS)
Stefanovic denies claims a deal to counter Russia’s influence was signed during Wallace’s visit (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

B&H Presidency members assess attendance at SEECP summit in Antalya as successful for B&H (Hayat)
Dodik says he stressed that there is no consent in B&H for path to NATO membership during recent meetings he held in Turkey (Nova BH)
Dodik comments on his participation at SEECP Summit and talks with Turkey’s President Erdogan, says RS opposition spreads lies about what Declaration promotes (RTRS)
Podzic: B&H is on the last step for NATO membership (FTV)
Zunic: NATO membership will never be option; Formation of team for talks with FB&H about future of B&H is underway (ATV)
B&H Presidency members hold separate meetings with Lajcak (FTV)
Dzaferovic says Turkey plays constructive role in Western Balkans, notes The Hague Tribunal played important role in establishing of facts and truth (Federalna.ba)
Cavara accepts call of RS to talks on future of B&H; SNSD’s Majkic says Bosniaks are not showing readiness for any kind of dialogue; United Srpska’s Vasic claims Izetbegovic is obstructing all processes with goal to abolish RS (EuroBlic)
Izetbegovic sends letter to Covic, says negotiations are over (Hayat)
Izetbegovic says SDA is ready to continue talks on changes to Law on Elections but only if it would gather representatives of all parliamentary parties, legal experts (Dnevni list)
Dodik says SNSD will not support only symbolic changes to election legislation (Oslobodenje)
Komsic and Dzaferovic commend decision of Montenegrin parliament to adopt Resolution on Srebrenica (BHT1)
Dodik says Resolution on Srebrenica is hostile act (BHT1)
RS officials strongly criticize adoption of Resolution on Srebrenica in Montenegrin parliament (ATV/Glas Srpske)
Izetbegovic: Serbia is not prepared to face the truth of the past under Vucic (N1)

Milanovic calls for unity on status of Bosnia Croats (Hina)

Adoption of Resolution on Srebrenica and removal of Minister Leposavic continue to spark reactions in Montenegro (Nova M)
Abazovic: It should be clear to everyone, especially to official Belgrade, that Montenegro is an independent state (Vijesti)
Knezevic comments on Resolution on Srebrenica, says he expects wave of similar resolutions in region aimed at abolition of RS (Nova M)
US State Department welcomes Resolution on Srebrenica (MINA)

Xhacka in Antalya: EU must continue to remain committed to the region through concrete actions and keeping its promises (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 21, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 2 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Montenegro donates anti COVID vaccines to Kosovo Security Force (media)
• Konjufca: The Bundestag stands strongly with people of Kosovo (media)
• PDK’s Hoxhaj slams Kurti ahead of Paris meeting (media)
• PDK MP: When will Kurti report about meeting with Vucic? (Indeksonline)
• Borrell to inform EU ministers about Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (RFE)
• Italian Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo on Tuesday (media)
• Gerxhaliu on reciprocity with Serbia: Now is not the time for experiments (EO)
• Kosovo Police seize over 82 kilograms of marijuana (media)
• Kosovo reporter implies chief state prosecutor will soon be dismissed (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• No newly infected in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)
• Office for KiM: Minister of Youth and Sports Udovicic banned from entering Kosovo (KiM radio)
• Raska-Prizren Eparchy on police preventing pilgrims to visit cemeteries and attend liturgy in Kosovo (media, social media)
• Church near Urosevac broken into, electric cables stolen (Kosovo-online)
• Will the opposition talk to Vucic about Kosovo? (KoSSev, nova.rs)
• Vucic congratulates Guterres on his second term as Secretary General (RTS)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 21, 2021

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• COVID-19: Eight new cases, one death (media)
• PM Kurti to meet French President Macron this week (media)
• Borrell to brief EU ministers of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (KP)
• Government official says Washington agreement carries no legal value (media)
• Opposition reacts to Kryeziu’s statement on Washington agreement (media)
• Hasani warns of international repercussions if Kosovo leaves agreements (Koha)
• Miftaraj: Washington Agreement is obligatory (Telegrafi)
• Simmons: EULEX handed over to Serbia war crimes files (media)
• “Europa Nostra” to consider removing Decan Monastery from endangered list (Koha)
• Kurti: Survivors of sexual violence during war have faced horror, stigma (media)
• Kosovo MP Condemned for ‘Biased’ Comments About Missing Serbs (BIRN)
• Government says it doesn’t treat missing persons on ethnic basis (Koha)
• Virtual Museum Preserves Kosovo War Refugees’ Memories (BIRN)

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