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Belgrade Media Report 26 August 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 26 August 2021


Vucic receives credentials from Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, India and Kazakhstan (Beta)
Vucic: Verdict to Todosijevic is verdict to Brussels agreement (Politika/RTS/Tanjug/B92)
Drecun: Prison sentence to Todosijevic part of a broader campaign (Tanjug/RTV)
EU: Pristina has violated the agreement (Tanjug/RTS)
Establishing cooperation with Jordan in several areas (Tanjug/RTV)
He is spitting on RS which feeds him (Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Criticism at expense of Dodik after he decides to meet Erdogan on Friday (N1)
Vucic’s transparent lectures (Oslobodjenje)
Viskovic: IMF funds transferred to B&H not loan but rather deposit of prior investment (ATV)

Krivokapic: It is our duty to reduce tensions; Kascelan: Enthronement should take place outside Cetinje (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev now offers to take 780 Afghans (Republika)
Sekerinska: Every arrival of evacuated Afghan citizens will be registered (Republika)

The new government cabinet to be announced next week (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 26, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 25, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 2,295 new cases, 18 deaths (media)
• Prime Minister Kurti received the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj (media)
• Trendafilova rejects request of Thaci’s defense for her withdrawal (RTK)
• AAK: The situation is very serious, get out of your shell of political interests (RTK)
• Suspicion that Mitrovica intellectuals are buried in a mass grave in Dreth (Koha)
• Protest: Killing of women to be treated as a national emergency (media)
• The U.S. Embassy: As long as domestic violence continues, women will never be equal (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• 23 new cases of Covid-19, one death registered in Serbian areas in Kosovo (KoSSev)
• EU: Pristina violated Brussels agreement in case of Ivan Todosijevic (Radio KIM)
• Raska-Prizren Eparchy, NGOs react to verdict to Ivan Todosijevic (media)
• Northern mayors urge Pristina to determine responsibility for Brussels agreement violation (RTS)
• Vucic: Todosijevic convicted because of truth (Radio KIM)
• Djuric: Vucic and I know people coming to State Department (N1)
• Hearing on lawsuit regarding Christ the Savior Temple land in Pristina postponed (Kosovo-online)
• Kosovo Judicial Council: Court employees in Mitrovica resumed working (KoSSev)


• Kosovo Serbs Furious About Jailing of MP for ‘Ethnic Hatred’ (BIRN)


• Stamenkovic: Kamenica has always been good example of co-existence (Kosovo-online, RTK2)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 26, 2021

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• COVID-19: 2,541 new cases, 14 deaths (media)
• Education Ministry not convinced by record number of infected children (Koha)
• Murder of 18 year old girl forces the state to act (Koha)
• Protest march in defense of women to be held in Prishtina today (media)
• Government allocates €40 million for economic recovery (Koha)
• President Osmani met with US Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett (media)
• Kosovo will provide shelter to around 2.000 Afghans (Radio Free Europe)
• Baraliu: Government not obliged to implement Association agreement (media)
• Suspected mass grave in village in Mitrovica North (RTK)
• Kosovo’s trade gap widens 39.5% y/y in July (Seenews.com)

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