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Belgrade Media Report 3 September

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Americans tell Belgrade and Pristina: “Continue with moratorium” (Beta)
Serbia and the UN are partners in preserving peace and stability in the region (Tanjug)
Stefanovic with the UN Assistant Secretary General on further improvement of cooperation (RTS)
Petkovic banned from entering Kosovo and Metohija (B92)
Rakic ​​called on the international community to raise its voice and suppress new incidents in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
EU position is clear: No future without Serbia and the Balkans (Tanjug)
Serbs are at the table, Kosovars are fleeing. Unimaginable (Tanjug)
PM Brnabic: EU is Serbia’s strategic commitment (Tanjug)
U.S. General: Do everything you can for Serbia to join NATO (B92)
Dacic: Red lines below which Serbia will not go when it comes to the possible dismissal of member Milorad Dodik are clear (Kurir)
Elections to be held on April 3 (B92)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bled Strategic Forum: EU will not be complete until Western Balkan countries become member states (Glas Srpske)
Komsic and Dzaferovic meet Slovenian President Pahor (BHT1)
Dzaferovic on Bled Strategic Forum: It has been made clearer than ever before that EU is incomplete without all Western Balkan countries (O kanal)
PDP’s Crnadak: Dodik’s decision not to go to the Bled Forum is completely unreasonable (Dnevni list)
Komsic explains his statement on constituent status of peoples in B&H given during Bled Strategic Forum; Komsic’s statement sparks fierce reactions (EuroBlic)
Nesic on Komsic’s statement: There is no B&H without the RS and Serb people (Glas Srpske)
B&H Presidency members Komsic and Dzaferovic meet with HR Schmidt during Bled Strategic Forum (FTV)
Dodik: By calling on Schmidt to remove me from post of Serb member of B&H Presidency, Dzaferovic is only contributing to complete confusion in B&H (ATV)
Cubrilovic: Dodik’s removal would be disastrous and could lead to disappearance of B&H; Other reactions to Dzaferovic’s demand for removal of Dodik (ATV)
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zakharova: Official position of Moscow is that Schmidt cannot be considered HR in B&H without UN SC’s approval; Potentially invoking Bonn Powers would be illegitimate (RTRS)
Bosniak political representatives must reject Dodik’s idea about mediation of Turkey, Serbia and Croatia (Dnevni avaz)
RS Government adopts Proposal of Law on Protection, Preservation and Use of Language of Serb People and Cyrillic Alphabet (RTRS)
B&H Presidency Dodik to attend Budapest Demographic Summit (RTRS)

State apparatus incompetence can have unforeseeable consequences (Dnevne novine)
Govt. aspires to make Montenegro one of Serbian World provinces (Pobjeda)
Djukanovic: Montenegro will go peacefully through current temptations (CDM)
Jelusic: It’s expensive to be in URA’s shoes (RTCG)

Rama’s third cabinet announced (Tirana Times)
DP Sees Ministers of ‘Rama 3’ Cabinet as ‘Faces of Corruption’ (ADN)
Justice Reform, US Embassy: We will continue to support Albania in this process (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 3, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 1,448 new cases, 26 deaths (media)
• Kosovo schools to fully open on 13 September (media)
• President Osmani to set on official visits to Germany, United States (Telegrafi)
• Assembly committee meeting for appointment of ambassadors fails (media)
• PDK’s Bashota not eligible to run for Klina mayor (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: Serbia will always consistently strive to respect the principles of international law (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• The State Department encourages Kosovo and Serbia to continue the moratorium on recognition issues (VoA, N1)
• Pristina banned Petkovic from visiting Kosovo (RTS)
• Dacic with Jenca: UN is especially important for the protection of Serbia’s sovereignty (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Selakovic: UN of special importance for protection of sovereignty and integrity of Serbia (N1, Beta)
• Stefanovic with the UN Assistant Secretary General on further improvement of cooperation (RTS)
• Odalovic: The process of searching for the missing has been stopped (Tanjug, KiM radio, KoSSev)
• ECAP rejected Aleksandar Arsenijevic’ appeal (Kontakt plus radio)


• BIRN Fact-Check: Trump’s ‘Historic’ Kosovo-Serbia Deal Gathering Dust (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 3, 2021

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• COVID-19: 32 deaths, 1,612 new cases (media)
• Kosovo expected to enter new negotiations with Pfizer (RFE)
• Government supports proposal to shorten election campaign period (Koha)
• President Osmani met with President of Switzerland, Guy Parmelin (media)
• Moratorium ends soon: Kosovo seeks recognition, Serbia derecognition (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: No alternative to dialogue concluding in mutual recognition (media)
• Rama: Kosovo has entered a dangerous cycle (RTK/Zeri)
• Montenegro explains the use of footnote on Kosovo (RFE)
• Hague Court Rejects Thaci’s Challenge to Kosovo War Crime Charges (BIRN)

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