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Belgrade Media Report 15 July

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Vucic: We are going to Brussels in best faith to discuss and solve concrete problems (Tanjug/RTS)
IPA funds very important for accelerating reforms in Serbia (Tanjug/RTS)
Braathu informed about violation of right to free movement of Serb returnees in Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/RTV)
Molina: Spain not to change stance regarding Kosovo (RTV/Tanjug/Beta)
Tadic and Dacic differ on election process (RTS/Beta)
Inzko under new pressure of Bosniaks (Politika)
Bakir’s plan was ‘seen through’ in Croatia (Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trial in ‘Novalic et al.’ case continues before Court of B&H (Nova BH/AJB)
Director of OSA Mehmedagic arrested due to abuse of office, forgery of documentation and money laundering (Hayat/AJB)
Izetbegovic and Dzaferovic on Mehmedagic’s arrest (Haya/AJB)
SNSD: Mehmedagic and OSA have no credibility, least he can do is to withdraw from position (RTRS/AJB)
International, regional media report about Mehmedagic’s arrest, reminding of wide-spread corruption in B&H (Dnevni avaz)
Russia and China submit UN SC with text of resolution which limits competencies of HR Schmidt and demands closing down of OHR by 31 July 2022 (Oslobodenje)
Dodik comments on reactions to Milanovic’s visit to B&H: This shows Bosniak political Sarajevo cannot find joint stance with anyone who does not support their stances on unitary B&H (ATV)
Komsic: Milanovic insulted me and B&H (FTV)
Covic, HNS defend Milanovic and his latest statements (O kanal)
Turkovic and Podzic meet with Stoltenberg; Stoltenberg: NATO remains strong partner to B&H institutions (Hayat)

Plenkovic comments on Milanovic’s visit to B&H and issues related to B&H Election Law: B&H is friendly, neighboring country that we help and we will continue to do so (HRT1)
Croatia again stops NATO’s joint statement on B&H because of Dayton (Vecernji list)

Steinmeier to Djukanovic: Rest assured that Germany will continue to be with Montenegro (CdM)
Adzic on Krvokapic’s attempt to deceive the public (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE will not add “North” in the Resolution on the red lines of the Republic of Macedonia! (Republika)
Mucunski: SDSM is not really serious about supporting the VMRO resolution on Macedonia’s relations with Bulgaria (Republika)

Soreca: Justice institutions should offer the integrity and independence of the system! Rebuilding trust in the judiciary reform EU top priority (Radio Tirana)
Rama: We are making our own reforms, not because someone imposes it on us, but because we have to do it for future generations (Radio Tirana)
Premier criticizes Bulgaria for blocking EU talks for Albania, N. Macedonia (ADN)
Rama, assessed that the EU is not fair to Kosovo, which fulfilled all the conditions, and did not receive visa liberalization (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 15, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: Four new cases, no deaths (media)
• Vitia: Situation in Decan completely under control (media)
• Kosovo intelligence chief says Decan residents should have no security concerns (media)
• Decan: 252 citizens sought medical assistance in last 24 hours (media)
• Ceku: Kosovo officially begins process for seeking compensation from Serbia (media)
• Kosovo Police operation results in 10 arrests (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• No new cases of Covid -19 in Serbian communities, one death (KiM radio)
• Vucic: They were not even 500 meters from the well (media)
• Office for KiM: They are trying to hold Serbs responsible for water poisoning in Decani without any evidence (media)
• Simic: Dangerous false accusations against Serbs, pogrom in 2004 also started with slanders (Kosovo-online)
• Covic: With story about poisoning they create environment for attacks against Serbs (Kosovo-online)
• Serbian Ministry of Culture: Pristina’s another step further in the escalation of nonsense (KiM radio)
• Gracanica Mayor requested KFOR to increase patrols (RTS, Politika)
• “Kurti’s statements encourage the worst part of Kosovo society” (Radio KIM, media)
• Prosecution: Thac’s release from detention would be disastrous for further proceedings (Radio KIM)
• Rakic and Wigermark on security, returnees and rule of law (Kosovo-online)
• Ranko Bacic attacked on Monday near Klina suffered broken ribs (RTS, Radio kontakt plus)
• Várhelyi: EU wants to accelerate enlargement; Serbia has key role in region (N1)


• Avant-garde proposal for EU enlargement to the Western Balkans (euractive.com)


• Igor Čoko: Photography is there to leave a mark (Kosovo 2.0)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 15, 2021

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• COVID-19: 12 new cases, no deaths (media)
• New wave of pandemic may be inevitable, Kosovo Health Minister says (media)
• Working women and the pandemic (Kosovo 2.0)
• Samples of some persons poisoned in Decan will be send abroad (Koha)
• Intelligence Agency chief to report to Assembly today on Decan situation (media)
• Kosovo Minister of Trade insists Mini-Schengen is a trap (Koha)
• Kosovo, Serbia leaders to discuss future of dialogue next week (Exit News)
• Von Cramon: Public hearing for Simmons, regretful (Klan Kosova)
• LDK leader: Anton Cuni will run for Prizren Mayor (media)

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