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Belgrade Media Report 10 August 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 10 August 2021


Vucic, Botsan-Kharchenko: Level of bilateral cooperation high (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
Vucic to Herzog: Israeli recognition of Kosovo disappointing for Serbia (Tanjug/N1)
Mitsotakis confirms Greece will not change its position regarding Kosovo (RTS)
A return precedent in Osojane (Danas)
Von Cramon expects progress in Belgrade-Pristina dialogue after elections (N1)
Djordjevic visiting B&H (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Washington and Brussels support Open Balkans initiative (Dnevni avaz)
Cvijanovic: RS will have obligation to protect itself in case that arrests due to Inzko’s law begin (RTRS)
Miletic: Ruling parties and opposition in the RS are hypocritical when law banning genocide denial is in question (N1/Dnevni list)
Cubrilovic says Bosniak veto to latest RS parliament laws is expected (ATV)
Gligic discusses issue of vital national interest initiated by Bosniak Caucus in RS Council of Peoples and ban on genocide denial (ATV)
Tegeltija, Lukic slam SDP B&H for asking Dzaferovic and Komsic to file motion with B&H CC to declare Dodik as incompetent (EuroBlic)
B&H Court imposes detention against Savcic (RTRS)
Dodik: Decision to impose detention to Savcic has nothing to do with law, this is political decision (RTRS)
Croatian Ministry of Justice and Public Administration: B&H Prosecutor’s Office requested international legal assistance in accordance with agreement signed by Croatian and B&H governments (BHT1/ATV)
HNS: Request of B&H Prosecutor’s Office is shameful attempt to criminalize Croatian Army and HVO (Oslobodjenje)
Komsic: No legal grounds for Prosecutor’s Office of B&H to launch proceedings against Croatian Generals (O Kanal)
Miletic on launching of criminal procedures against Croatian Generals: Prosecutor’s Office is not truly and territorially competent for this case (Dnevni list)
Srebrenica Mothers criticize B&H Prosecutor’s Office actions vs CRO Generals (Hayat)
Reactions to letter request of B&H to Croatia to take over cases of Croatian general suspected of crimes during operation Bljesak; Sarovic: They are practically freed of any responsibility with this move (N1)

Justice Ministry to ‘take into account state interests’ over Bosnia’s request (Hina)

Leposavic approved that SPC dioceses in Montenegro existed since 1220 (Dnevne novine)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: Initiative Open Balkans is expression of strong political will of Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Albania (MIA)

Wildfire above Thirre-Kalimash tunnel, Kosovo to help Albania (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 10, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 10, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 562 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Prime Minister Kurti calls for vaccination (media)
• About 1 million euros abused, forensic experts illegally compensated (media)
• Hoxha: Law on Forensic Medicine came into force before I became minister (Klan)
• Minister of Interior facing trial for pelting police with rocks while in opposition (Express)
• Meta and Basha thank Kosovo for assistance in battling fires (euronews.al)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vulin: Mitsotakis confirmed Greece will not change its stance on Kosovo (Tanjug, Kosovo-online)
• Vucic: Israeli recognition of Kosovo was disappointment for Serbia and its citizens (Politika)
• “Background of Washington Agreement rejection by Kosovo Assembly” (Politika)
• Young man in Novo Brdo beaten up, incident condemned (Radio KIM)
• Petkovic on Viola von Cramon’s statements regarding northern Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
• US Embassy in Sarajevo on ‘Open Balkan’ initiative (Kosovo-online)
• Four new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)


• Kosovo Filmmakers Eye Bright Future After Cannes Debut (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 10, 2021

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• Osmani authorises KSF deployment to assist Albania in extinguishing fires (media)
• Von Cramon expects progress Prishtina-Belgrade talks after elections (N1, media)
• Elezi: We have received 13 applications from political entities so far (media)
• War crimes judges should be disqualified over ‘abuse of authority,’ say UK lawyers (The Telegraph)
• Foreign experts expect parallel structures to be dissolved this year (Klan Kosova)
• Be the change you want to see; How Diaspora can contribute to cleaner Kosovo (Kosovo 2.0)
• Most Balkan countries cheer Olympic medal scores (BIRN)
• COVID-19: 263 new cases, no deaths (media)

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