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Belgrade Media Report 25 June

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Vucic says he invests efforts to remain silent on pointless attacks of politicians from countries of region; Vulin: There would be no Serbs in Izetbegovic’s B&H (Novosti/B92)
Brnabic: Serbia’s position in dialogue with Pristina based on Constitution (Tanjug/RTS)
Stefanovic: Serbia committed to dialogue (Beta/RTS)
Selakovic: Historic trust foundation for future ties with Russia (Tanjug)
Dacic: Russia Serbia’s most influential ally on Kosovo and Metohija issue (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Study: People in Serbia prefer links with China and Russia than with region (Beta/N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Chinese Embassy thanks Dodik for support provided to this country (RTRS/Glas Srpske)
B&H Foreign Minister Turkovic meets Albright in Washington (N1)
Fierce reactions of Serb, Croat officials to Wednesday’ statements of Izetbegovic (RTRS)
Majkic, Cvijanovic, Kovacevic slam Izetbegovic (EuroBlic)
EP adopts Resolution on B&H, rejecting amendments related to constituent status of peoples; Croatian MEP Zeljana Zovko says there are some in EP who are trying to delete constituent peoples from B&H reality (FTV)
Komsic: Ethnic concept in B&H not acceptable for EU (O kanal)
Merkel: For the sake of the Balkans and the eastern neighborhood, we should seek direct contact with Putin (O kanal)
Bundestag gives support to B&H, reminds of importance of DPA and rejects any attempt of border changes (FTV)
Schmidt: Crime in Srebrenica is a monstrous genocide and there are also other crimes that must remain in the collective memory of Europeans (BHT1)

Plenkovic: EP Resolution will not change fact that there are three constituent peoples in B&H (HRT1)
Kraus asks for banning Ustasha salute on behalf of thousands of victims (Hina)

Expert government project fails, agreement required (Dan)
We do not agree to the overthrow of the government and new elections (RTCG)
Jokovic: I believe in a solution acceptable to all (RTCG)
Krivokapic: Group of people tried to break into Cetinje Monastery (CdM)

EU delays opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North-Macedonia (Tirana Times)
Rama, Vucic and Zaev to discuss ‘Balkans Schengen’; Kosovo refuses to join (ADN)
Rama-Grenell talk about Balkans Schengen (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 25, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 7 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti maintains silence over US report on Lake Ujmani (Prishtina Insight)
• US Ambassador congratulates new President of Constitutional Court (media)
• KSF to buy four military drones; they will cost millions of Euros (Lajmi)
• Legal battle between church and university over land on campus (RFE)

Serbian Language Media:

• Lajcak discussed the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo with UNSG Guterres (Kosovo Online)
• Belgrade wants to join OIF (N1)
• Bundestag extends mandate of German soldiers in Kosovo (RTS)
• Mayors of Gracanica, Partes and Novo Brdo: Statements of employees about Kurti without weight, the event was staged (KiM radio, RTV pulse)
• Stefanovic thanks Russia over support to Serbia regarding Kosovo (RTS)
• Selakovic thanks Kazakhstan over support to Serbia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity (Kosovo-online
• Brnabic: Dialogue with Pristina in line with Constitution (FoNet, Radio kontakt plus)
• Office for KiM: Stanojevic family house in Babin Most robbed (Radio kontakt plus)
• Morton: Britain supports dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (Blic, Tanjug)
• Office for KiM: Experts will do detailed analysis of report on Gazivode (Radio Mitrovica sever)


• Albin Kurti: Quand la Serbie sera-t-elle prête à reconnaître le Kosovo? (Le Monde)
• The path to recognition: Kosovo’s and Serbia’s evolving dialogue (ecfr.eu)
• Kosovo’s Broadcaster at Crossroads as MPs Ready to Sack Board (Balkan Insight)


• New case of sexual violence in Serbia, this time in science centre (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 25, 2021

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• COVID-19: 14 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Opposition calls for Washington Agreement to be implemented (Koha Ditore)
• Government to prepare for all scenarios for Ujman Lake, experts say (KTV)
• US recommends ways to ease Kosovo-Serbia lake dispute (BIRN)
• Hoxhaj resigns as PDK Acting Leader ahead of party convention (Kallxo)
• Vlora Citaku says she will not run for PDK leader (Klan Kosova)
• UK reconfirms support for Kosovo – Serbia Dialogue (media)
• Haradinaj: If border with Montenegro not corrected, then arbitration (Klan Kosova)

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