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Belgrade Media Report 21 September

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Vucic: I rejected the document (Tanjug/B92)
Vucic: Situation in Kosovo and Metohija very serious, grave (Tanjug/RTS/B92)
Vucic meets with Lajcak (Tanjug)
Petkovic: The Brussels agreement cannot represent a buffet where Kurti will take what suits him (RTS)
Stano calls Belgrade, Pristina to immediately reduce tensions in north Kosovo (N1)
Vucic – Brammertz meeting: Exchange of indictments for war crimes between Serbia and B&H would be a step towards reconciliation in the region (Novosti)
Selakovic: Top-level meeting under preparation with India (RTS/Tanjug)
Dodik could be arrested if he refuses to respond to summons for interview on genocide denial charges (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: The situation in Kosovo and Metohija is a hoax of the international community (RTRS)
B&H HoR holds session without RS representatives; Proposal of budget sent for further harmonization at Collegium; Reactions of RS representatives (BHT1)
Osmanovic: OHR should react and undertake further moves (BHT1)
Softic: Behavior of RS politicians is in line with Greater Serbia policy (Hayat)
Former HR Petritsch: I am extremely concerned because of B&H, boycott of RS politicians has to be taken seriously (Dnevni avaz/Die Presse)
B&H Presidency Chairman Komsic to address UN General Assembly (O Kanal)
Komsic meets UN Secretary-General Guterres in New York (N1)
Dodik: OHR’s mandate ended with departure Inzko; Schmidt falsely presents himself (RTRS)
EU, OSCE: Allegations involving B&H secret service director must be investigated (N1)

Milanovic: Croatia very safe country, has never been more stable (Hina)
Milanovic in New York: Serbia has no strong intention to join EU (Hina/N1)
Talks on electoral reform resume at the end of September in presence of US, EU officials (Vecernji list)

Djukanovic’s cabinet: Latest evidence of open Russian interference in Montenegro (CdM)
Djukanovic at session of UN General Assembly (CdM)
Milanovic: Some again see Montenegro as a geopolitical prey (Vijesti)
Republic of North Macedonia

Pendarovski will represent Macedonia at the UN General Assembly (Republika)

New York, Xhacka meets Egyptian counterpart: Holding the first session of the Joint Economic Commission is important (Radio Tirana)
Nikolla meets Soreca: Integration, at the top of the Assembly agenda (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 21, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 7 deaths, 173 new cases (media)
• Prime Minister Kurti received Quint ambassadors and Head of EU Office (media)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister: Tensions are a unilateral action by Serbia (media)
• Citizens can be provided with temporary license plates starting today (media)
• Kurti: Cooperative security remains our main task and engagement (media)
• Lajcak: Reduce tensions, allow freedom of movement (Express)
• Civilian police officers are removing “KS” license plates in Prishtina (Koha)
• Bislimi: Opening Serbia’s state archives helps locating mass graves (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• 34 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Serbian areas (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic says he refused Quint’s proposal for solution, demands withdrawal of troops from northern Kosovo (RTS)
• At Jarinje and Brnjak calm; crossing possible only on foot (media)
• Lajcak concerned over situation in northern Kosovo, calls for immediate de-escalation (Kosovo-online)
• Vucic: I don’t see the point of dialogue at the moment (media)
• Petkovic: Belgrade “fought in all ways“ to extend KS licence plates (N1)
• Temporary RKS license plates: The origin story (KoSSev)
• Mustafa: The reciprocity measure punishes Albanians in Presevo (Beta, NMagazin)
• Brnabic and Selakovic at the General Session of the UN (B92, Tanjug)
• Opposition in Serbia on the issue of Pristina’s reciprocity measure (media)
• Trial plates still not issued in central Kosovo (Kosovo Online, KiM radio)


• Protesters block Kosovo-Serbia border, tension still high (AP)
• Kosovo: New restrictions on Serbian license plates spark protests (DW)
• EU leaders accuse Biden of disloyalty to allies (politico.eu)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 21, 2021

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• Osmani: Kosovo fully implemented agreements signed in Brussels (media)
• Bislimi: There is a tendency for further escalation (media)
• Quiet situation in Bernjak and Jarinje (media)
• Svecla: Decision on temporary license plates is legitimate (media)
• U.S. Embassy calls on Kosovo and Serbia to reduce tensions (media)
• Criminal groups of Radojcic and Veselinovic behind roadblocks (Kosovapress)
• Vucic says he discussed crisis in Kosovo with Lajcak (N1)
• Judah: Serbian military reportedly driving around close to Kosovo border (media)
• Stefanovic: License plates agreement expired, Vucic’s regime lying to Serbs (media)
• “Government decision to be followed up with requirement to fill in forms” (Koha)
• ‘Reciprocity principle’ in Kosovo license plate dispute with Serbia (Euronews Albania)
• Kurti responds to questions on the gas pipeline project (RTK)
• COVID-19: 6 deaths, 48 new cases (media)
• First witness at Kosovo guerrilla’s trial recalls brutal beating (BIRN)

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