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Belgrade Media Report 5 July

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Brnabic: No alternative to dialogue, recognition not discussed (RTS/Tanjug)
Continuation of EU integration along cooperation with countries of region (RTS/Tanjug)
Godfrey: Serbia today doesn’t have a better friend than the US (Beta)
Vucic, Naryshkin discuss security situation (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Selakovic: Gratitude to African countries for continuous support to Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty (RTS/Tanjug)
Dacic says compromise in dialogue reflects facts on the ground (DW/Beta)
New meeting between Vucic and Kurti depends from technical dialogue (Tanjug/RTV)
Angela Merkel sent a clear message (Tanjug/B92)
Dodik: For us, Schmidt is only a guest (Politika)
Balkans on Biden’s ‘short leash’ (Novosti)
Emanuele Giaufret named new head of EU delegation to Serbia (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Comments on Palmer’s arrival in B&H (Hayat)
Palmer and Eichhorst discuss changes to B&H Election Law and B&H Constitution with B&H political leaders (FTV)
Stanivukovic, Karic and Kordic meet Sattler, Palmer, Eichhorst (Dnevni avaz)
Eichhorst: Make the transition from Dayton to Brussels (Dnevni avaz)
Bosniak Vice President of the RS Ramiz Salkic called for the abolition of the RS (ATV)
Schutz: Western Balkans has benefits from the Berlin Process (Dnevni list)
Dodik: German world now sends HR who has not been legitimately appointed, RS will not accept him (RTRS/Nova BH)
Tegeltija attends 2021 Prespa Forum Dialogue International Conference; Tegeltija: Economic cooperation in region is crucial and ‘Mini-Schengen’ is good starting point (RTRS)
Denis Zvizdic resigns from all posts in SDA and leaves SDA, comments (Nova BH)
Decision of Zvizdic to leave SDA causes reactions in political circles (N1)
Srebrenica Municipal Assembly adopts resolution on killing of Serb people in Srebrenica in 20th century (RTRS)

Serb National Council unveils memorial to victims of Ustasha WWII crime (Hina)
Edtstadler: EU will not be complete until the Western Balkans has joined (Vecernji list)

Molina: Avoid nationalism and dedicate yourself to negotiations (Pobjeda)
Washington closely monitors Montenegro (CdM)
URA and Democrats at crossroads – Europe or Serbian World (Vikend novine)
Djelosaj: No negotiations while Krivokapic is Prime Minister (Dan)
Republic of North Macedonia

Fouere: EU must urgently change its behavior, enlargement policy does not work (Republika/24 Vesti)
Austria’s Foreign Minister: Bulgaria is isolated in the EU (Republika)
Johannes Hahn: It is in Bulgaria’s interest for Macedonia to join the EU and I think Bulgaria knows that (Republika/24 Vesti)
VMRO-DPMNE proposes to parliament resolution on Macedonian state and national positions (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 3 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Vitia: Purchased vaccines from Pfizer arrive in Kosovo by end of the month (RTK)
• 7 years on from the Berlin Process, regional disputes are still looming (euronews.al)
• Meetings in Brussels, preparations for the Kurti-Vucic meeting (RFE Albanian)
• Kurti receives a letter from Israeli PM Naftali Benett (media)
• Albert Zogaj takes office as KJC chairman (media)
• Greek FM speaks about Kosovo’s independence (media)
• PDK accuses Gervalla of another diplomatic scandal (Koha)
• Kosovo convicts Serb ex-policeman of wartime rape (media)
• Dissatisfied with first Kurti-Vucic meeting, family members of the missing insist to be included (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Leaders of the Western Balkans today at the Berlin Process Summit: Four agreements on the table (euronews.rs)
• Stano: Belgrade and Pristina main negotiators on Wednesday in Brussels (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Petkovic: We start new round of talks with CSM (Kosovo-online)
• Youth Initiatives on Djakovica: This is nothing new, violence cannot be justified (N1)
• YIHR: End hostility towards Kosovo Serb community (KoSSev)
• UNS and its branch in Kosovo react to TV Syri reporting (Radio KIM)
• Protest in Gracanica over arrest of Risto Jovanovic (RTS)
• Pandemic: Number of addicts to psychoactive substances increased, problems due to the non-compliance with the Law on the Use of Languages (KiM radio)
• Protest in North Mitrovica due to incidents targeting the Serbian community (Kontakt plus radio)


• Susanne Schütz: Political issues should be left out of the Berlin Process (DW)
• Civil society members urge EU to apply consistent conditionality to the Western Balkans (EWB)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 5, 2021

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• COVID-19: 9 new cases, one death (media)
• Palmer: Kosovo needs to deliver on obligation for Association (RTV21)
• EU expects Kosovo to make proposals on Association (Koha)
• Kurti will insist on his four points in second meeting with Vucic (Kosovapress)
• EU wants discussions on all ideas for joint regional market (Koha)
• Memli Krasniqi elected leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK (media)
• Kosovo forgets border demarcation with Montenegro (RFE)
• Wesley Clark to visit Kosovo on Wednesday (media)
• The Party’s Back: Balkan Summer Festivals Return (BIRN)

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