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Belgrade Media Report 13 August 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 13 August 2021


Petkovic: Crime in Gorazdevac will not and must not be forgotten (RTS)
Patriarch sent a letter to Krivokapic (Tanjug)
Tanaskovic: Pristina has new tactic on Serbian heritage (Tanjug/RTS)
Twenty-one percent of Serbia’s youth has positive attitude toward EU (Beta)
Unity of Serb parties in the RS at test (Politika)
Even strong word kills Serbs’ (Novosti)
How will Bosniaks do without HR (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: I would rather go to prison than admit that genocide took place in Srebrenica (BHT1)
Dodik: There are two preconditions for peaceful dissolution of B&H (RTRS/Sputnik)
Nelson: Washington is committed to DPA and territorial integrity of B&H; Inflammatory rhetoric that calls for divisions is unacceptable (AJB)
Becirovic sends message to Dodik: You should either respect Dayton Constitution or Constitution of B&H will be applied again (Dnevni list)
Milorad Dodik pens op-ed for RS, SR media (EuroBlic)
Wildfires break out near Jablanica; Support of AFBiH impossible due to blockade in B&H Presidency (Nova BH)
Politicians criticize Dodik’s behavior regarding wildfires in Herzegovina and use of B&H AF helicopter (O Kanal)
Linta calls on Serbia and RS to protect Savcic (Nezavisne)
Cavka: B&H should join ‘Open Balkan’ to avoid isolation (Dnevni list)
Kosor: There is impression that political motive stands behind launching of criminal procedures against Croatian Generals (Dnevni list)

Plenkovic: No one can call legitimacy of operations Bljesak, Oluja into question (AJB/HRT)
Wartime commander reported for using Ustasha salute (Hina)
Resolving of Croat issue crucial for B&H (Vecernji list)

Konjevic tweets: Govt to adopt Census Law on 26 August (CdM)
Krivokapic establishes a party (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Xhaferi meets General Al-Issa (Republika)
Osmani-Byrnes: Macedonia and US enjoy strong and friendly bilateral ties (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 13, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 13, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 1,128 new cases, three deaths (media)
• Vaccination of children and teachers, condition to return to schools (RFE)
• Rohde: Implementing court decision on Decan Monastery, long overdue (Express)
• Several political parties to announce joint list for Mitrovica North (Klan Kosova)
• Kosovo Assembly adopted only seven laws in the spring session (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• “Crime in Gorazdevac must not be forgotten” (Radio KIM)
• “KLA” graffiti in Gracanica; 18 yrs on, no one responsible for killing two Serb kids (N1)
• Rakic, Petkovic on crime in Gorazdevac (Kosovo-online)
• British Embassy welcomes court decision on Dragica Gasic’s flat, condemns attacks against her (Radio KIM)
• Flags of “Greater Albania“ displayed on south and north sides of Ibar River (KoSSev)
• EU on ‘Open Balkan’: We welcome commitment of leaders to regional cooperation (Kosovo-online)
• Serbian police chopper crews continue battling fires in Greece (N1, RTS)


• Half of young Serbians want to leave country (FoNet, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 13, 2021

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• COVID-19: 1,009 new cases and two deaths (media)
• Kosovo to impose new measures amid rising infections (Euronews Albania)
• LDK slams government: We are risking going to a total lockdown (media)
• Mimoza-Kusari Lila to run for Gjakova mayor (media)
• State Department: Common Regional Market, key to progress (VoA)
• Kosovo court sides in favour of media-famous Serb returnee (BIRN)

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