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Belgrade Media Report 13 October

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Importance of spirit of multilateralism, international cooperation, solidarity (Tanjug/RTS/Politika)
Message of peace and togetherness sent from NAM summit (RTS)
Selakovic thanks India for supporting Serbia’s territorial integrity (Tanjug/Politika)
Wang: NAM an indispensable force in international relations (Tanjug/Politika)
Serbia committed to gender equality, empowerment of women (RTS/Tanjug)
Mihajlovic, Safari discuss cooperation (Tanjug)
Vucic: We haven’t used NAM to campaign against Pristina (Beta/Politika)
Petkovic: Local elections in Kosovo and Metohija of crucial importance (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Brnabic: I call on the international community, KFOR and NATO to react urgently (Tanjug/Kosovo Online/B92/RTS)
Petkovic: Kosovo police shoot Serbs in north of Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug)
Vucic heads to Raska for meeting with Kosovo Serbs (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik announces implementation of project ‘Independent RS within Dayton B&H’ (RTRS)
Borenovic: We will not support SNSD’s initiative that may endanger RS (RTRS)
Sarovic, Milicevic and Crnadak oppose Dodik’s initiative for RS’ withdrawal from B&H AF, ITA, and HJPC (ATV)
Kovacevic: Opposition should realize importance of this moment for RS (ATV)
Osmanovic: Dodik will either succeed in becoming some sort of hero in the RS or he will be sanctioned (Nova BH)
Several MEPs ask for sanctions against RS, EC still needs to respond; EU Delegation calls on politicians to focus on reforms and EU accession (Oslobodjenje)
Komsic said the other day there will be no American sanctions during current fiscal year (Dnevni list)
Dodik claims RS has support of Russia in process of return to original DPA (Nezavisne)
RS law on non-application of Inzko’s decision banning genocide denial published in RS Official Gazette (N1)
SDP says it wants to stop brutal attacks on the state, will request meetings with Schmidt and Sattler (Dnevni list)
Decision on cancelling exercise of Serbian Army, B&H AF reached at working lunch in Vares at which Serbs, Croats were not invited and allegedly, Podzic, Komsic, Dzaferovic and Masovic attended (Glas Srpske)
Dzaferovic criticizes Dodik for taking part at summit in Belgrade; Kosarac responds: Dzaferovic uses political positions in order to cover up responsibility for war crimes (O Kanal)
Turkovic: Clear European prospects is key to security and stability of entire Western Balkans region (Hayat)
NATO Parliamentary Assembly holds annual session; Stoltenberg says NATO supports reform processes in B&H (Oslobodjenje)

Milanovic tells troops: You are first of all Croatian Army, then Army within NATO (Hina)

Abazovic: Citizens should not be held hostage to the desire for positions (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: An Albanian president will be elected when all citizens are ready to vote for him (Libertas)

Kim: We urge authorities to act on this and other recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR regarding 25 April election (Radio Tirana)
Morton: Fruitful discussion with Basha (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 13, 2021

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Albanian Language Media:

• Serbs in the north oppose police anti-smuggling operation (media)
• Kurti: Crime and criminal groups will not be tolerated and will be fought (media)
• Borrell: Violent incidents in the north to stop immediately (media)
• Police provide information about today’s operation (media)
• Ministers: Police operation aimed at fighting criminal groups (Kallxo)
• Haradinaj: No one can attack the police, operation’s timing dilemmas to be clarified (media)
• CDHRF: Authorities to take action against all those violating the law (media)
• AGK: Albanian and Serb journalists attacked in Mitrovica North (media)
• Kosovo Government adopts concept document for vetting in judiciary (media)
• COVID-19: One death, 29 new cases (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Petkovic: Mitrovica and Zvecan showered with bursts, a showdown with the bare-handed people (N1)
• PM Brnabic: I call on the international community, KFOR and NATO to react urgently (RTS)
• Petkovic: Another provocation of Kurti, I informed Lajcak (RTS)
• Dr Elek: Patient with gunshot wound operated and stable, injured right shoulder blade and broken rib (Kosovo Online)
• Rakic before meeting with Vucic (Vecernje Novosti, TV Pink, Kosovo Online)
• Journalists of KoSSev face pressure not to report during the N. Mitrovica conflict (KoSSev)
• The Diocese of Raska and Prizren calls for calming the situation (KiM radio)
• Tear gas, shock bombs and sirens in the northern part of Mitrovica, police action and citizens’ protest (media)
• Daily Blic: Christopher Hill new US ambassador to Serbia (Kosovo Online)
• Petkovic calls internally displaced from Kosovo to go to the polls on October 17th (KiM radio)
• Serbia calls on internally displaced persons to vote (KiM radio)


• Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids (AP)
• One Serb shot, 6 policemen injured in Kosovo clashes (Reuters)
• Kosovo Police Clash With Serbs in Anti-Smuggling Crackdown (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 13, 2021

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• Prishtina’s future mayor (Kosovo 2.0)
• Kosovo court remands five terrorism suspects in custody (BIRN)
• Indictment filed in case of theft of over €2 million from state treasury (RFE)
• Albanian villages in north now under administration of police in Mitrovica South (media)
• Cable operator from Serbia expanding without permit south of Ibar (RFE)
• Western Balkans Diaspora write to Biden to deter Serbia’s growing influence (Euronews.al)
• Serwer: Serbia’s current elite steals, people to think about it in elections (N1)
• EU Climate Diplomacy Week opens in Kosovo (BIRN)
• COVID-19: No deaths, 35 new cases (media)
• Serbian officials knew COVID-19 deaths three times higher than reported (BIRN)

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