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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 27, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 27, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 2,098 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
• Government says 650,000 vaccines to arrive in early September (media)
• “Return to schools is not an alternative until COVID-19 numbers drop” (EO)
• Kosovo – Serbia dialogue to resume on September 7-8 (Radio Free Europe)
• KSF to receive donation of armoured vehicles from US on Monday (Klan Kosova)
• Ministry of Justice says vetting concept document is being finalised (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Petkovic: Annulment of verdict precondition for participation of Serbian List (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Lajcak spoke with heads of Belgrade and Pristina negotiation teams (Radio KIM)
• Selakovic thanks Vietnam for support to Serbia’s territorial integrity (Kosovo-online)
• Serbs in Berkovo village, near Klina without water supply since July 13 (Radio KIM)
• KSF to receive armored vehicles, US donation (Kosovo-online)


• Afghan Refugees Fleeing Taliban Arrive in Albania (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Office Report 27 August 2021

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Friday 27 August 2021


Vucic presents preliminary draft of joint law to Dodik (Tanjug/RTS)
Dacic: Shifts in the first track dialogue, resumption of talks with EP on 17 September (RTS)
Petkovic: Resumption of technical dialogue at beginning of September (Tanjug/RTV)
Lajcak meets technical delegation chiefs Petkovic and Bislimi (N1)
Vucic received an invitation (Novosti/B92/Blic/Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Erdogan to visit B&H on Friday (FTV)
Sarovic: Dodik does not have SDS’ consent to attend meeting with Erdogan (BNTV)
Agreement between Dodik and Erdogan is all that is waited for (Oslobodjenje)
Covic meets with Konakovic, says broader consensus of all political parties in B&H needed for adoption of changes to B&H Election Law (FTV)
Changes to Election Law blocked, and maybe elections too (Glas Srpke, by Darko Momic)
Lukac: Inzko’s law will not be implemented on RS territory (Glas Srpske)
FB&H government defines criteria for distribution of BAM 200 million to Cantons from arrangement with IMF (BHT1)

Press release from 35th Cabinet session (gov.me)
Press release from Defense and Security Council’s session (gov.me)
URA: Metropolitanate should give up on Joanikije’s enthronement in Cetinje (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Osmani: For now, we will shelter 750 Afghans, but that number fluctuates (Republika)

US ambassador Yuri Kim thanked Albania for the hospitality shown towards the Afghan refugees (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 27, 2021

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• COVID-19: 2,295 new cases, 18 deaths (media)
• PDK leader: Kosovo going through tragedy; Government needs clear plan (EO)
• Lajcak: Next dialogue meeting in early September (media)
• Brussels says 2013 agreement violated, government and KJC silent (Koha)
• KLI: Court of Appeals acted correctly in case of Ivan Todosijevic (media)
• Founders and opponents of Open Balkan to meet in Slovenia (Koha)
• 23 Albanians believed to be in suspected mass grave in the north (Telegrafi)
• Ex-Trump spy chief Grenell celebrates pro-Moscow Serb strongman (Spytalk)

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