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Belgrade Media Report 3 August

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Selakovic: If Pristina violates obligations, we know what we need to do (RTS/Tanjug)
Petkovic: Kurti directly undermining dialogue and everything agreed (RTS/Politika)
Election dates leaked from ruling coalition-opposition meeting (N1)
570 attorneys to defend Serbs from persecution! (Novosti)
Inzko violently stamps over law (Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Schmidt: I am pleased to have opportunity to serve citizens of B&H (Hayat)
Reception on occasion of official takeover of duty by newly-appointed HR Schmidt held (FTV)
Dodik: RS does not trust either HR or western part of international community (RTRS)
Viskovic: If you have HR, you have protectorate and that means you have no sovereignty (RTRS)
Sarovic: SDS will not accept any use of Bonn powers (BN TV)
Izetbegovic, Osmanovic welcome arrival of new HR Schmidt (FTV)
Niksic hopes that Schmidt’s mandate will be marked by active work (FTV)
SDA Presidency welcomes Inzko’s decision on amending Criminal Code of B&H (Hayat)
Okic: Bosniak Caucus in RS CoP to invoke mechanism for VNI protection (Hayat)
Cikotic and Berger discuss improving of security situation (Dnevni avaz)
HNC Assembly adopts amendments to HNC Constitution giving equality to all peoples with constituent status (Hayat)

Picula: EU won’t tolerate government’s irrationality (Vijesti)
Medojevic: EU should bring Krivokapic and Becic to senses (CdM)
Krivokapic and seven ministers fined (Vijesti)
Konjevic: Krivokapic’s government, a joint project of SPC and Vijesti, seems to be dying out (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski-Radev phone call: Bulgaria to send firefighting units to Macedonia (Republika)

Meta meets Grenell: Promoter of economic cooperation in the region (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 3, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• War veterans’ leader: Special Court will fail, like EULEX and UNMIK (Telegrafi)
• Women’s Network: Gender equality is a legal obligation in local elections (Koha)
• COVID-19: 110 new cases, 1 death (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Selakovic: We will know how to answer if Pristina starts lobbying for new recognitions (KoSSev)
• Police: Fires in northern Kosovo localized and under control (TV Most)
• Vucic: Serbia will help Skopje in firefighting, “Open Balkans” stipulates it (Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Serbian election dates leaked from ruling coalition-opposition meeting (N1)
• No new Covid-19 cases in Serb communities in Kosovo (KoSSev)


• Book Explores Kosovo Albanian Tradition of Dream Interpretation (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 3, 2021

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• Kurti: Citizens know our government cannot be compared to others before (Kallxo/RTK)
• Abdixhiku on Government’s 100-day report: Empty and disappointing (media)
• PDK’s Tahiri: Kurti government has done nothing of what it promised (EO/RTK)
• Hajdari: Implementation of reciprocity requires good organisation (Telegrafi)
• Petkovic on reciprocity: Kurti destroying dialogue (media)
• LVV supporter seemingly confirms Vitia’s candidacy for Pristina mayor (media)
• 10 active fires remain in Kosovo, out of 50 (media)
• KSC experiencing serious problems with Albanian translation (Klan)
• COVID-19: 48 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Belgium to share COVID-19 vaccines, Kosovo among beneficiaries (media)

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