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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 23, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 23, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 19 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti calls on Kosovo population to vaccinate (Klan)
• President Osmani received by Japan’s FM Motegi and Emperor Naruhito (media)
• Beqaj: Kurti’s approach to dialogue is right but unrealistic (Telegrafi)
• Questions regarding Kosovo’s international organisation membership bids (RFE)
• Thaci’s lawyer provides guarantee for his release from detention (media)
• Unwavering trust between Ankara and Belgrade (RFE Albanian)

Serbian Language Media:

• 22 years since the murder of 14 Serbian harvesters in Staro Gracko (media)
• Odalovic: It is certainly known who committed the crime in Staro Gracko (RTS, N1, Beta, KiM radio)
• Petkovic with Veselinovic: Mistreatment of Serbs must end (Kosovo-online)
• Rakic: We’ll continue to provide assistance, as it is only way to save our people (Kosovo-online)
• Serbian pilgrims banned from entering Kosovo (Radio KIM)


• Should Kosovo recognise Serbia? (Prishtina Insight)
• 11 years since the opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s independence (KoSSev)
• Non-Papers and the elephant in the room: Rule of law in the Western Balkans (EWB)


• Montenegro Rules out Changes to Kosovo Border Agreement (Balkan Insight)
• Serbian interior minister in Madrid to discuss police cooperation, Kosovo (Euractive)

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Belgrade Media Report 23 July 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 23 July 2021


Vucic on Kosovo, cooperation with Albania and North Macedonia (Beta)
Twenty-two years since the murder of 14 Serb reapers (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
Serbia, Cyprus for strict respect for international law (Tanjug/RTV)
Joksimovic: Slovenia friend of Western Balkans region (Tanjug)
Lutovac: Citizens have a right to rebel if there are no free elections (Nova/Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

UN SC rejects resolution on closure of OHR proposed by Russia and China (BHT1)
B&H officials presented their expectations from UN SC’s session before session took place on Thursday; Sattler welcomes arrival of Schmidt (Nova BH)
Izetbegovic explains to Chinese Ambassador Ping why OHR is still needed in B&H (Nova BH)
Dodik says he will come to meeting with new HR to tell him that he is irrelevant for RS (FTV)
High Representative in B&H imposes ban on genocide denial (N1)
Inzko explained: Why I decided to use the Bonn powers (OHR Press service)
B&H prosecution announces case against anyone who denies genocide (N1)
Tegeltija: Inzko’s decision is a revenge on the new HR (Srna)
Dodik: Inzko’s decision on genocide denial is the last nail in B&H’s coffin; RS has no other option but to start the process of dissolution (N1)
Dodik: I am ready to declare independence next week (Nezavisne)
Izetbegovic: Inzko is leaving B&H with dignity (Fena)
Sarovic: Inzko’s decision is an introduction to strengthening the OHR (Nezavisne)
Borenovic: A politically disastrous move by the outgoing High Representative (Srna)
Niksic: Inzko’s decision is correct and necessary for reconciliation in B&H (N1)
Politicians in FB&H: A great day for B&H (N1)
US Embassy welcomes HR’s decision: Srebrenica genocide is historical fact (N1)
Weber: I think it’s a personal decision of Inzko, it will not yield expected results, a deeply counterproductive move (N1)
HDZ B&H presents its proposal of amendments to Election Law of B&H focusing on election of B&H Presidency members from FB&H and formation of FB&H HoP (Hayat)
Komsic: HDZ B&H’s proposal of Election Law is twilight of democracy, its ultimate goal is to block holding of general elections in 2022 (Hayat)
Mahmutovic: HDZ B&H’s proposal of amendments to Election Law of B&H
tricks key international obligations of B&H to implement ECHR rulings and creates new type of discrimination (FTV)
Other B&H politicians comment on HDZ B&H’s proposal (BHT1)
DF submits its proposal of amendments to Election Law of B&H into procedure defining elimination of all discriminations related to ethnic affiliation, place of residence and value of vote (Hayat)
Sattler: EU will support amendments to Election Law that fully and adequately implement ECHR rulings (Hayat)
OSCE Mission to B&H: Amending Election Law of B&H is necessary in order to ensure integrity of election process and remove previously identified shortcomings (O Kanal)
Dodik: I will advocate implementation of ‘Serb World’ idea, which is very attractive (FTV)
International Independent Commission on Suffering of All Peoples in Srebrenica Area from 1992 to 1995 concludes that there was no genocide in Srebrenica (ATV)

NBS objects to Croatia’s intention to put Tesla on Euro coins (Hina)

Pisonero: Professional education system in Montenegro’s interest (RTCG)
Medojevic: Protests should prevent unprecedented betrayal and voter fraud (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia

North Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian Presidents hold virtual meeting (MIA)
Vucic wants to rename the Mini Schengen initiative (Republika)
Parliament will discuss the “red lines” resolution next week (Republika)
Ruling majority gives up on its attempt to push ahead with the identity cards bill (Republika)

Rama, Vucic and Zaev meet online, ”This is the new Balkan” (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 23, 2021

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• COVID-19: 28 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Government: PM Kurti has been open and transparent about dialogue (Telegrafi)
• EU: Kosovo and Serbia agreed to hold monthly meetings at negotiators’ level (Kallxo)
• Everything changing for the better in Kosovo, Kurti tells Diaspora members (KP)
• Serwer: International community to react to “Serb World” idea (media)
• RAEPC: Text messages in Decan from MTS operator will not be sent again (Koha)
• LDK’s candidate for Pristina pelted with eggs at event (media)
• Kusari-Lila comments on possibility of running for mayor in Gjakova (Telegrafi)

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