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Belgrade Media Report 13 July

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Brnabic: All messages at commemoration in Potocari, Srebrenica aimed to attack Serbia (TV Pink)
Vulin says no one has even tried to identify persons who attacked Vucic in Potocari (TV Pink)
Neu: There is attempt to present it as if Serb soldiers killed innocent civilians (Politika/Tanjug)
Selakovic: India great friend, important partner to Serbia (RTV/Beta)
Mihajlovic: Serbia, US partners in energy transition (Tanjug)
Dacic expects EP representatives to offer draft conclusions on inter-party dialogue (TV Happy/Beta)
Radic: Kosovo wants to create impression that it has armored corps (Beta)
Stano: Vucic and Kurti to meet on 19 July (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosniak politicians demand law banning denial of genocide (ATV)
Milanovic: Croat people in B&H unable to elect their member of B&H Presidency, B&H unimportant to EU (FTV)
Milanovic meets with Covic and other HNS representatives (FTV)
Dzaferovic: Milanovic attempts to deal with internal issues in B&H characterized by ignorance (Hayat)
Other B&H politicians comment on Milanovic’s statements and his visit to B&H (N1)
Radoncic: I agree with Konakovic, it is correct that Croats elect their legitimate representative into Presidency of B&H (Dnevni list)
Two-day session of IAWG starts on Monday; IAWG members discuss voter’s register, verification and running in elections, implementation of elections (Hayat)

Montenegro celebrates Statehood Day – 13 July (CdM)
Bugajski: Krivokapic took Vuksic to London to convince them that ANB won’t cooperate with Moscow (Pobjeda)
Djenovic: There are two versions of Fundamental Agreement (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

Dimovski: No change in Bulgaria’s position toward Macedonia at least until October (Republika)

Xhacka: Slovenia, commitment to the integration of the Western Balkans (Radio Tirana)
Slovenian Ambassador to Albania Peter Japelj expresses optimism that Balkans will move towards the opening of negotiations (Radio Tirana)
Network of smuggling Albanians to US, UK dismantled (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 13, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: Eight new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti, Vucic to meet on July 19 (Klan Kosova)
• Kurti: Kosovo becoming success story, can live without Serbia recognition (EWB)
• Rohde: I wonder why Assembly provides Simmons with a platform (media)
• US Embassy: Displaced persons have the right to return home (media)
• Montenegro PM: Demarcation agreement with Kosovo must be respected (media)
• State of emergency declared in Decan after hundreds poisoned (Koha/Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• No newly infected in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Vucic: We will seek the protection of Serbs in Brussels (Kosovo Online, Tanjug, TV Pink)
• Gracanica Mayor asked the KFOR commander for protection of the Serb population (KiM radio)
• Serb assaulted near Klina (RTS, Radio KIM, KoSSev, RTK)
• Krivokapic: Agreement on border demarcation must be respected (Kosovo-online, RTCG)
• Petkovic: ZSO the main condition in the dialogue with Pristina (RTS)
• Office for KiM provided financial aid, food delivery for Dragica Gasic (Kosovo-online)


• The EU ready to “trade” Serbia’s membership in exchange for a solution to the Kosovo problem (Danas)


• Bieber: Bulgarian veto on North Macedonia damages EU’s credibility (EWB)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 13, 2021

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• COVID-19: Five new cases, no deaths (media)
• Szunyog: Agreement on Association is law, Government needs to implement it (Kallxo)
• Petkovic makes fun of Kosovo officials, accuses them of not establishing Association (Koha)
• EULEX slams Simmons’s allegations as “ill-conceived” and “unsubstantiated” (media)
• Simmons reacts to EULEX rebuttal: People of Kosovo deserve the truth (media)
• Ex-judge: EU law mission in Kosovo holds anti-Albanian bias (AP)
• U.S. supports the work of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (Klan)
• Next session against KLA leaders at The Hague scheduled for 21 July (media)
• Williamson: Terrible crimes committed against Kosovo Albanians during 98-99 (media)
• KWN urges institutions to treat crimes against girls, women as a priority (media)

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