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Belgrade Media Report 11 October

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Welcome home, Vucic tells officials of NAM member states (Tanjug/Beta/B92/RTS/RTV)
Aliyev: Disrespect of territorial integrity impermissible (Tanjug/RTV)
Akufo- Addo: Threat of nuclear weapons persists (Tanjug/RTV)
Shahid: NAM as needed now as it was 60 years ago (Tanjug)
Putin’s message to participants of the NAM Summit (RIA Novosti/Tanjug)
Vucic thanks Russia for support, says meeting with Lavrov their most open to date; Lavrov: Solution for Kosovo must be in line with UN SC resolution
Selakovic: Serbia expects visible reaction from UN to Pristina’s moves (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
Selakovic: NAM Summit in Belgrade proves Serbia’s reputation (RTS)
Selakovic: NAM has returned to its birthplace (Politika)
Selakovic hosts dinner for ministers who will attend NAM summit (Tanjug)
Vucic to Kosovo Serbs: Go to the polls in as many numbers as possible (Tanjug)
Call to IDPs to vote at elections in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS/Tanjug)
Vulin: Serb world barrier to Greater Albania (Tanjug)
Russia considers Rama’s statement unacceptable (TASS/Tanjug/B92)
Matic: Pristina’s request is gross violation of CEFTA agreement (RTS/Kosovo online)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik announces RS forms teams to work on changes to law on preparation for independent RS within Dayton Agreement (ATV)
Cvijanovic states international factor’s double standards have caused problems in B&H and individual countries in region (Srna/RTRS)
Dodik’s announcement sparks reactions (Nova BH)
SNSD’s officials react to Campara’s request to B&H CC to establish Dodik is temporary incapable to perform duty of member of B&H Presidency (Nova BH)
Dodik’s advisor Tegeltija criticizes opposition for cowardice (ATV)
SNSD officials welcome Dodik’s announcement about withdrawing approval for formation of state institution (RTRS)
Komsic: Some international circles easily dismiss what Dodik is doing (O Kanal)
Izetbegovic: B&H Constitution must be respected (BHT1/Radio BIR)
Dodik says he is ready to talk with any domestic politician in B&H but without presence of foreigners, denies claims of Izetbegovic he refused to meet him (BHT1)
Konakovic: Dodik is testing field to see reactions to his actions (ATV)
Turkovic meets Nelson, Mennutti; Nelson expresses support to territorial integrity and sovereignty of B&H as well as reforms (Oslobodjenje)
US Embassy announces new sanctions against corrupted individuals, Nelson meets EU ambassadors to discuss new sanctions policy (N1)
Field: UK will support US in fight against corruption in B&H (N1)
Sarovic says sanctions against Dodik will affect RS as well (BN TV)
Dodik: I informed Lavrov about our intention to maintain our positions, and that we are ready to reject all imposed solutions (RTRS)
Dodik attends NAM Summit in Belgrade; Kazaz: This causes even bigger damage to B&H reputation (BHT1)
Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center’s analysis shows genocide denial cases significantly decreased since entry of former HR Inzko’s imposed amendments to B&H Criminal Code in force (AJB)

Minister admits police violence, does not fear about Schengen accession (Hina)
Police director: 3 riot officers suspended over violent push-backs of migrants (Hina)
Milanovic: Police can’t act like that; it’s good measures are being taken (Hina)

Cabinet reshuffle better than new election, Jokovic says (Pobjeda)
Martinovic: Democrats find Krivokapic’s proposal acceptable (RTCG)
URA to Krivokapic: Government can only be expert, Prosecutorial Council an absolute priority (CdM)
Djukanovic: We’re determined not the allow repetition of tragedy from the end of 20th century, Montenegrin patriotism awakened (Delo/CdM)
Djukanovic convinced that current phase of enlargement fatigue will end and that Europe will understand that new members should be accepted (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Axios poll: Danela Arsovska holds convincing lead over Silegov, 28.2% would vote for VMRO-DPMNE candidates while 22.7% for SDSM (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 11, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• PM Kurti meets SRSG Tanin on eve of UN Security Council meeting (media)
• COVID-19: 2 deaths, 14 new cases (media)
• Health Institute warns of increased cases if people don’t get vaccinated (media)
• PDK calls on government to reconsider decision on gas pipeline (Klan Kosova)
• Court annuls decision on electricity payment in four north municipalities (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19: 35 new cases, one death registered in Serbian areas on Saturday (Radio kontakt plus)
• Belgrade marking 60 years of the Non-Aligned Movement (B92, media)
• UN SG Guterres says Non-Aligned Movement has crucial role in the world (RTS, N1)
• Putin: Positive potential of the Non-Aligned Movement of special significance (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Selakovic: Continuous consideration of the issue of KiM in the UN Security Council is of essential importance for Serbia (Danas)
• Lavrov in Belgrade: It is time to form the CSM, a solution that suits Serbia and resolution 1244 (KoSSev)
• Zakharova: Rama’s statement on the unification of Kosovo and Albania unacceptable for Russia (B92, Kosovo Online, Tanjug)
• Simic: All ten Serbian-majority municipalities must remain in hands of Serbian people (Tanjug)
• More than 13,000 license plates stickers issued in Kosovo (N1, RTS)


• Kurti’s wife’s book (Demostat, Danas)


• Kosovo Arrests Five Suspects for Plotting Terrorist Attacks (Balkan Insight)
• As Non-Aligned Summit Kicks Off In Serbia, Bosnian Serb Leader Slams International Overseer (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 11, 2021

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• Kosovo could end up being only one in the region without access to gas (RFE)
• Kosovo Police arrest five persons suspected of preparing terror attacks (media)
• Civil society wants consensus on Serb-majority commune association (euronews.al)
• Rama: Serbia recognition of Kosovo, last chapter of a painful story (euronews.al)
• Lavrov: We accept any solution with Kosovo that suits Serbia (Koha)
• COVID-19: 4 deaths, 12 new cases (media)
• Kosovo President message on Mental Health Day (media)

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