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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 21, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 21, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 5 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Government convinced it will immunise 60% of population (media)
• Abazi: Non-recognition of Kosovo is a threat to the EU security umbrella (media)
• KDI: Assembly should ratify four international agreements (media)
• Assembly without quorum, agreement with European Bank postponed (media)
• Hoti reacts to Murati on budget review: do not deceive the MPs (media)
• Who and what loses from the failure of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (RFE Albanian media)
• Srpska Lista re-elects ‘North Kosovo’s real ruler’ Radoicic as VP (Prishtina Insight)
• A greater involvement of women in decision-making is required (Kosovapress)

Serbian Language Media:

• Serbian areas without new Covid-19 cases (Radio KIM)
• Why did Erdogan start the “battle for Kosovo” from Cyprus? (B92, Sputnik)
• Vucic reacts to Erdogan’s statement on working to increase recognitions of Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
• Miftaraj: Borrell and Lajcak are unable to control the dialogue process (KoSSev)
• Mrdalj: Vucic’s concern over position of Kosovo Serbs could encourage new attacks (KoSSev)
• Serbian List with the same leadership in the next four years (RTS)
• Dacic: Recognizing Kosovo is red line Serbia won’t cross (N1)
• SOC Patriarch Porfirije congratulates Eid al-Adha: Holidays should bring us closer (N1)
• Risto Jovanovic sentenced to six months in prison, can be released on EUR 6.700 bail (Kosovo-online)
• Srboljub Veselinovic, an IDP from Prizren, detained at Jarinje crossing (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever, KiM radio)


• Greece and Kosovo’s budding relationship (Prishtina Insight)
• “Erdogan doesn’t say anything by accident, such as lobbying for Kosovo independence” (B92, Kosovo-online)


• What Progress Has the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Made? (Balkan Insight)
• Second Vucic-Kurti meeting ends with no agreements (EWB)


• The Kosovar scientist at the cutting edge of architecture (Kosovo 2.0)

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Belgrade Media Report 21 July 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Wednesday 21 July 2021


Vucic: We will oppose lobbying for recognitions of Kosovo (TV Pink/Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Vucic: I thought it was impossible to have a worse meeting than the previous one (RTS/Tanjug/TV Pink/B92)
Vucic: Pristina came up with 11 points seeking recognition (RTS)
Petkovic: We remain devoted to dialogue with Pristina (Beta/RTV)
Borrell: Some progress in continued Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (Beta)
Lajcak: Only agreement between Vucic and Kurti to continue dialogue (Beta)
Dacic: Kosovo wants recognition of independence to be formalized (TV Prva/Beta)
Vucic briefs Dacic on Brussels meetings (RTS)
Presidential, legislative elections to be held in April 2022 (Politika/Beta)
Dacic says Vucic will attend inter-party dialogue next week (TV Happy/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Statements by Vulin spark strong reactions of B&H politicians; Vucic fails to distance himself from Vulin’s statements (O kanal)
B&H politicians strongly condemn statements of Serbian Minister Vulin about creation of “Serb world”; Dzaferovic: Statements on “Serb world” are reminiscent of the 1990s; Izetbegovic: “The Serb world” is another name for Greater Serbia (N1)
Komsic takes over as Chairman of B&H Presidency (Nezavisne)
Ahead 2022 General Elections announcement of candidates for B&H Presidency starts (O Kanal)
EU extends mandate of EUSR in B&H Johann Sattler for two years (Hayat)
EU expects OHR to continue working on meeting of ‘5+2 Agenda’ set as condition for closing down of the OHR in 2008 (Dnevni list/RFE)
Russia requests UN SC to vote on Resolution on OHR in B&H by July 31, 2022 (RTRS)
Tegeltija: B&H ready to be part of Mini Schengen (BHT1)
Kovacevic: We will not give up on Law on CC B&H and replacing foreign judges with domestic experts (Glas Srpske)
B&H CC’s decision on ‘Buk Bijela’ causes reactions; Petkovic: Legitimacy of B&H Concessions Commission questionable; Other reactions (ATV)
Collective funeral for 12 Prijedor victims held at Memorial Center ‘Kamicani’ in Kozarac; Izetbegovic: There was no unfortunate conflict, but aggression, genocide and ethnic cleansing committed by Serb side; Dzaferovic: Crime in Prijedor has elements of genocide (O Kanal)

Grlic Radman for shedding light on fate of missing, killed Bugojno Croats (Hina)
Plenkovic meets with Bosnian Croat leader Dragan Covic (Hina)
Grlic Radman: Croat people in B&H is indigenous people and this will be reflected in new B&H Election Law (HRT1)
Maas, Di Maio send letter to EU HR Borrell underlining importance of EU integration of Western Balkans and implementation of limited constitutional and electoral reform in B&H (Vecernji list)

DPS returns to parliament (CdM)
Democrats don’t want to dismiss Kovacevic, although he denied Srebrenica genocide (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev is on collision course with Ahmeti over the mayoral race in Tetovo (Republika)
Sela’s party is also opposed to postponing the municipal elections (Republika)

Border Changes? WB would end up in mess (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 21, 2021

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• COVID-19: 15 new cases, one death (media)
• Kurti and Vucic cross swords at second Brussels meeting (BIRN)
• Kosovo publishes Declaration of Peace, Serbia talks interrupting dialogue (Koha)
• Erdogan wants joint work with Biden for more Kosovo recognitions (media)
• Serwer: Time for EU and NATO to get real with Serbia (media)
• Former KLA leaders to appear before court today (Klan Kosova)
• Biserko: Passivization of ethnic Albanian addresses in Serbia, political (media)
• Kosovo war rape survivors tell stories of pain and courage (BIRN)
• Vucic fails to rebuke call for unification of all Serbs in one state (Exit News)

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