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Belgrade Media report 9 September

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Vucic: We are not interested in any wars and conflicts (RTS, Tanjug)
Vucic met with Christian Schmidt (RTS)
Vucic: I expect an impartial approach from Schmidt (RTS)
Lajcak: Belgrade and Pristina’s positions still far apart (Beta)
Patriarch says Kosovo binds Serb nation (N1)
Militiadis Varvitsiotis: Position of Greece regarding Kosovo remains unchanged (Beta)
Opposition displeased with MEPs proposals for Holding Fair Elections in Serbia, views them as vague and unfeasible (Danas, N1)
Dacic: On Friday, a meeting with parties without foreigners, on Saturday with Vucic (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Komsic meets ambassadors of European countries; Komsic: Schmidt is taking sides which is not good; OHR: Schmidt did not take any side and he proposed joint work (Hayat)
Dodik: Not a single part of what Komsic said at meeting with EU ambassadors are stances of Presidency (RTRS)
Grlic-Radman calls on Komsic to resign if he is against constituent status of peoples (ATV)
Sejdic sends open letter criticizing Schmidt’s statements about B&H Election Law; HNS criticizes Sejdic’s statement (FTV)
Ivanic: OHR is responsible for current crisis, it should also resolve it (Oslobodjenje)
Day of Serb Unity to be marked on September 15, ruling and opposition parties in RS clash on most issues except Inzko’s decision; Comments (EuroBlic)

FM Grlic Radman discusses situation in B&H with Covic and Zovko (Hina)Former officials from Ex-Yugoslav countries issue appeal to EU, NATO over Montenegro (Hina)


Djukanovic: I’m worried (RTCG)
Indictment against Kovacevic (RTCG)

North Macedonia
Horrific tragedy in Tetovo, at least 10 dead as fire rips through improvised Covid hospital (Republika)


Tetovo hospital fire, PM Rama and Ruci condoles families of victims (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 9, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 19 deaths, 703 new cases (media)
• CEC asks all election staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (media)
• “Serbia has agreed in opening of all archives, including those of KLA” (Kallxo/Zeri)
• Bislimi: Serbia not interested in having serious talks with Kosovo (VOA Albanian)
• Prosecution gives little detail on the double murder in Peja (media)
• Thaci’s defence requests dismissal of KSC judge (Klan Kosova)

Serbian Language Media:

• Two deaths, 44 newly infected with Covid-19 in Serbian communities (KiM radio)
• Vucic on Merkel’s visit, Brussels dialogue, Montenegro … (B92)
• Patriarch Porfirije: Kosovo holds the ultimate meaning of a magnet that binds us (KoSSev, N1)
• Petkovic: New expert-level discussions due in October (Tanjug)
• Dejan Vuk Stankovic: The Brussels negotiations do not make any sense; a new format is needed (Kosovo Online)
• A unilateral decision with practical and political consequences (KiM radio)
• Trendafilova: The special court is not monoethnic, it deals with individual responsibility (Kosovo Online)
• Belgrade hopes for unbiased approach by BiH High Representative (N1)


• In the Balkans, Let Us Remember to Forget (Balkan Insight)


• North Macedonia: At least 10 die in COVID-19 hospital fire (AP)
• Serbia, Hungary Will ‘Rebuild, Protect, Central Europe’, Orban Says (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 9, 2021

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• COVID-19: 24 deaths, 1,029 new cases (media)
• Kurti: Friday marks administration of 1 million doses (Telegrafi)
• Kurti: Issue of missing persons cannot wait (Radio Free Europe)
• Kosovo Prime Minister, Serbian President won’t meet in September (Exit News)
• Merkel to visit the Balkans, expected to meet Kurti (DW)
• Lajcak after meeting chief negotiators says parties far apart (Express)
• For Kosovo President who once fled home, Afghan refugee crisis is personal (Wion)
• President Osmani calls on India to recognize Kosovo (Express)
• Government approves 15 bills, regulations, other important decisions (media)
• Trendafilova on why she chose to visit North to talk about SPC (AP)
• PDK candidate for Peja mayor killed in double murder (media)
• Greece reassures Serbia its position on Kosovo has not changed (Euractiv)
• Kosovo welcomes Spanish football team for World Cup qualifier (BIRN)

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