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Belgrade Media Report 7 July

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Vucic: The only surprising thing is that Podgorica was more zealous than Pristina (B92/RTS)
Vucic: Century of CPC a century of biggest change in history of mankind (Tanjug/Politika/RTS)
Drecun: Meeting in Brussels preparation for the one that should follow, there is no encouraging news coming from Pristina (RTS)
Petkovic met with Lajcak (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
US supports implementation of Brussels agreements, including ZSO (Kosovo online/RTV/Tanjug)
Serbian parliament delegation takes part in OSCE PA session (RTV/Tanjug)
Schieb: Berlin Process Summit an important step toward regional common market (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Palmer visits Brcko District at end of his visit to B&H: Future of B&H will depend on dedication of its leaders to fight against corruption (Nova BH)
Palmer voices US’ support to B&H on its Euro-Atlantic path, says it will be up to domestic leaders to reach compromise; Palmer says appointment of Schmidt was successfully completed as far as USA is concerned (Nezavisne/Oslobodjenje)
Trisic Babic: Palmer and Eichhorst understand that main problem of B&H lies in FB&H; Berlin Process Summit was fiasco and there will be no EU enlargement in WB (Glas Srpske)
Izetbegovic on changes to B&H Election Law: I expect international community to act as mediators in order to help and for opposition to respond (N1)
Opposition in RS will not accept Dodik’s initiative to merge functions of RS President and Serb member of B&H Presidency (BN TV)
Dodik says it is interesting that Borenovic and Dzaferovic have the same stance in regard to idea to merge positions of RS President and member of B&H Presidency (ATV)
Cvijanovic: PDP did not understand Dodik’s proposal (RTRS)
Cvijanovic: RS has full capacity for development, Bosniaks spread story that everything is great in FB&H and everything is bad in RS (Srna/RTRS)
Inzko: Glorification of war criminals unacceptable in civilized world; Dzaferovic appeals to Inzko to ban genocide denial; Dodik says no sanctions can make him recognize genocide in Srebrenica (N1)
Merkel: Western Balkans requires a lot of engagement and patience (Dnevni list)
German government proposes idea to appoint special envoy for Western Balkans in charge of implementation of Green Agenda (Nezavisne)
Jansa presents plan of Slovenian six-month presidency of EU (O kanal)
Hungary is in favor of giving status of candidate to B&H, but I am less of an optimist when it comes to adoption of decisions in Brussels (Dnevni list)
B&H will not have its representative at upcoming Dubrovnik Forum (FTV)

Medojevic: New or technical government, in both cases without Krivokapic (Pobjeda)
Quarrels, fights, broken noses… (Pobjeda/Vijesti)
Republic of North Macedonia

Mickoski welcomes government’s decision to support the Resolution: I thank all political parties, both from the opposition and the ruling majority (Republika)
For now, DUI doesn’t accept VMRO-DPMNE’s resolution, AA/A haven’t adopted position yet (Republika)
Mickoski calls on DUI to, for once, support the interests of their Macedonian neighbors (Republika/Vecer)
VMRO-DPMNE to hold meetings with Albanian parties in support of the resolution (Republika)

Main association of Macedonians in Albania comes out in support of the resolution proposed by VMRO-DPMNE (ADN)
Rama on Albania’s election to the UN Security Council: The greatest success in the history of Albanian diplomacy (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 7, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: Nine new cases, one death (media)
• Kurti warns of change in Demarcation agreement with Montenegro (Klan)
• Wesley Clark takes over duty of Special Adviser to Kosovo’s Defense Minister (media)
• Kosovo Parliament approves resolution condemning genocide in Srebrenica (Express)
• LDK criticizes government for lack of transparency in dialogue process (media)
• Kurti: University operating in Mitrovica North, illegitimate (media)
• Kosovo PM Kurti deems the Washington Agreement unconstitutional (Express)
• Hoti: Washington agreement has broken Kosovo’s international isolation (media)
• Tahiri criticizes government for obscurity over Washington Agreement (RTK)
• Konjufca expresses condolences to Kadri Veseli for the loss of his father (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Lajcak talked to Petkovic, later a meeting with both sides (Beta, NMagazin)
• Vucic on the Srebrenica resolution: It is surprising that Podgorica was faster than Pristina (Kosovo Online, B92)
• The Serbian List left the session; the Assembly adopts the Srebrenica resolution (Kosovo Online)
• Djakovica municipality sued Dragica Gasic (Radio KIM)
• Minister Selakovic met Goran Rakic (Kosovo-online)
• German Ambassador says Berlin Process summit successful (N1)


• Serbia: Sweeten The Pot, Or There Will Be No Pot (eurasiareview.com, TransConflict)


• Berlin Process: Leaders praise successes of regional integration, commit to continue economic cooperation (EWB)
• Grisly Discovery in Serbia Brings Trauma Back to Kosovo Village (Balkan Insight)


• Rakic: We will offer all available support so displaced can return to their properties (Kosovo-online)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 7, 2021

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• COVID-19: Ten new cases, no deaths (media)
• Assembly to debate today on implementation of Washington agreement (media)
• Kosovo, Serbia to meet today at level of chief negotiators (Indeksonline)
• “Guxo” List, Vetevendosje to run together in upcoming local elections (media)
• Calls for equal inclusion of women and men in elections (media)
• Vetevendosje MP: No Association with executive competencies (T7)
• “There must not be a monoethnic association in a multiethnic society” (KTV)
• Hasani: When political options are stopped, war breaks out (media)
• Serbia’s Interior Minister insults Kosovo President, reactions follow (media)
• Law on confiscation of illegally obtained wealth to be ready in autumn (T7)
• US Ambassador: Kosovo needs to move past reliance on remittances (media)
• Trial of Oliver Ivanovic murder suspects opens in Kosovo (BIRN)
• Roma in Kosovo protest for investigation of ‘Czech Floyd’ death (BIRN)
• Investing in the Balkans, China sidesteps Kosovo (BIRN)

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