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Belgrade Media Report 29 June

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Vucic, Rama and Zaev urged movement of people, capital, goods and services (Tanjug/RTS)
Dacic: There is space to accelerate progress on EU path (Tanjug/RTV)
Selakovic: Strong support of V4 for European perspective of Western Balkans (RTS/RTV)
Frustration in Visegrad Group over slow EU admission process for West Balkans (Beta)
Gojkovic: Serbia remains committed to fight against global terrorism (Tanjug/RTV)
Ambassador: Slovenia will work on West Balkan admission to EU (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Second Western Balkans Speakers’ Summit takes place; Participants sign joint declaration on EU integration of the region (FTV)
Covic says that EP’s Resolution mentions DPA and this document insists on constituent status of peoples (N1)
Dzaferovic on Covic’s statement regarding EP’s Resolution on B&H (O kanal)
HDZ B&H Presidency adopts seven conclusions dealing with changes to Law on Elections (Dnevni list)
Komsic says if agreement among parliamentary political parties on B&H Election Law is not reached, 2022 elections may be blocked (Oslobodjenje)
Minister Turkovic meets with UN Secretary-General Guterres (FTV)
Dodik writes letter to UN SC Chairman to inform him that Turkovic is not authorized to address Council (Glas Srpske)

Podgorica residents in Kosovo arrested; PM asks for explanation; DF threatens with protests (CdM/Kosovo-online/Baljkani Info/RTS)
Opposition accepts to engage in parliamentary dialogue (Dan)
Picula: Unstable political situation shouldn’t slow Montenegro’s integration process down (RTCG)
Djeljosaj informs US congressman about Govt’s discrimination against Albanians (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev brought the country to a dead end, we need EU integration to secure the future (Republika/TV Alfa)
Pendarovski to Zaev: At the moment there is no need to go to Sofia (Republika/TV Sitel)
US disappointed Macedonia didn’t open EU negotiations (Republika)

Ruci at the summit of the speakers of the Western Balkans (Radio Tirana)
Basha participates in the Political Assembly of the EPP (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, June 29, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: Six new cases, no deaths (media)
• Von Cramon expects rapprochement in dialogue, criticises France on visas (Koha)
• Rama, Zaev and Vucic discuss “Mini-Schengen” (Klan Kosova)
• Von Cramon “advises” Kosovo leaders to visit the north (Klan Kosova)
• Gasic not wanted in Gjakova, the government keeps silent (RFE)
• Church on university campus should be genocide museum, historian says (KTV)
• Vehicle of Serb confiscated, after he posted insulting messages (Indeksonline)

Serbian Language Media:

• No new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)
• Montenegrin MFA: The Embassy of Montenegro in Kosovo will take all necessary activities to protect its citizen (KoSSev)
• PIK: Police officer who wanted to prevent arrest under investigation (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
• Grenell, Citaku clash on Twitter over St Vitus Day celebration (N1)
• Stanojevic: 450 Serb families want to return to Djakovica (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Kandic on NGOs petition to evict Serb returnee from Djakovica (KoSSev)
• Milena Popovic left the session of the Assembly of Serbia on Kosovo because of Milan Radoicic (N1, Beta, Novi Magazin)
• Participants of EP-Western Balkans Speakers’ Summit adopt joint Declaration (BETA, N1)


• Chicago Mayor Hails Serbian Religious Holiday of Vidovdan (Balkan Insight)


• Majority of Kosovo Citizens Support Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Poll Finds (Civil Rights Defenders)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, June 29, 2021

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• COVID-19: Four new cases, no deaths (media)
• New shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Kosovo (media)
• Kurti: Serbia to open archives and reveal location of mass graves (media)
• President Osmani meets European Parliament officials (media)
• In Brussels, Konjufca underscores importance of EU’s approach to Western Balkans (media)
• Von Cramon says Macron made a mistake in a meeting with Kurti (Klan)
• Memli Krasniqi announces candidacy for PDK leader (media)
• Gjakova mayor says return of Serb woman should not be politicised (Koha)
• FM Gervalla confuses NATO with UN in Twitter post (media)
• Ceremony marks the launch of Pride Week in Kosovo (media)

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