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Belgrade Media Report 02 December 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 2 December 2021


Vucic: Former authorities gave Rio Tinto sole drill permit (RTS/Tanjug)
Mihajlovic: Lithium is oil of 21st century (TV Happy)
Selakovic: Good relations between Serbia and Romania (Tanjug/RTV)
Vulin in Moscow: Security cooperation at highest level ever (Tanjug/RTS)
Borrell: Western Balkans remains strategic region for EU (Beta)
Stano calls on Belgrade, Pristina to allow official visits (Tanjug)
Serbian media watchdog says remarks against Tepic were discriminatory (N1)
British government appoints special envoy for Western Balkans (Beta/B92/RTS)
Putin’s response to Komsic and Dzaferovic (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dodik: I am not against Constitution of B&H but against what has been imposed from aside; Putin never asked me to do or not to do something, this is why I respect him (RTRS)
Russian portal speculates about possibility of Russia sending soldiers to the RS, Izetbegovic and Dzaferovic react (Nova BH/ Pravda.ru)
Third day of negotiations on changes to B&H Election Law ends without much progress and agreement (N1)
Palmer, Eichhorst: Political reps in B&H are not close to agreement on election reform, law banning genocide denial in B&H is important and genocide denial is inacceptable (AJB)
Schmidt: Situation in B&H is bad, I am worried that it turns into something worse (Dnevni list)
Stoltenberg: Dodik’s aggressive rhetoric is concerning (BHT1)
Borrell: Situation in B&H is concerning (RTRS)
Roth meets Dzaferovic and Komsic; Roth: Sanctions are on the table for all those that block work of B&H institutions (BHT1)
B&H Presidency’s meeting with Roth marked by difference in stances after meeting (RTRS)
Baroness Goldie: UK will resume to support sovereignty and territorial integrity of B&H (FTV)

Austrian government bans HOS symbols (Hina/APA)

Krivokapic: I see opposition initiative as political marketing for Podgorica elections (Pobjeda)
URA: At this moment, we won’t vote for a no-confidence motion against the government, there is no reason for that (CdM)
Abazovic: There’s no cleaner option than elections, DPS won’t return, I’m not interested in what DF thinks (CdM)
There is no future for the EU without the future of the Western Balkans (European Integration Office)
Republic of North Macedonia

Gashi after meeting with Zaev: There’s progress, party consultations to follow (Republika)
Osmani: European perspective of Western Balkans – safest investment in region’s stability (Republika)
Austrian President Van der Bellen in a diplomatic mission between Macedonia and Bulgaria (Republika)

Nikolla meets Sassoli: European Parliament, Albania’s voice within the EU (Radio Tirana)
Minister Xhacka participates at the NATO ministerial in Riga (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 2, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 2, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• UK appoints special envoy to the Western Balkans (media)
• Ambassador Rohde urges political parties to achieve Assembly quorum (media)
• Trade unions give government deadline to approve law on salaries (Klan/Kallxo)
• Rama: “Open Balkan” mechanism to aid implementation of Berlin process (Koha)
• AJK calls on Government and LVV to distance themselves from social media group (media)
• COVID-19: 16 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19: 32 new cases, one death registered in Serbian areas (Radio KIM)
• Petkovic again banned from entering Kosovo (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Property issues in Kosovo, an unresolved problem (Radio KIM)
• FM Selakovic: Serbia fosters friendly relations with African states (Tanjug)
• NATO’s Stoltenberg: Development of the situation in the WB worrying (N1, Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Protest in Zvecan due to electricity supply issues (Radio kontakt plus)
• The Court of Appeals upheld verdicts to Krstic and Shabani (Kosovo-online)
• Selakovic thanks Romania for its firm position not to recognize Kosovo (Kosovo-online)
• Institutions respecting the Law on Use of Languages awarded (Radio KIM)


• The Eagle’s Nest: Migrants, Refugees Tread New Balkan Route (Balkan Insight)
• Serbia, new environmental protests (balcanicaucaso.org)


• Von der Leyen: “It’s time to consider mandatory vaccination” (B92, Tanjug)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 2, 2021

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• Borrell: Kosovo and Serbia must return to dialogue, no other way (Koha)
• Lajcak visits Norway, discusses dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Abdixhiku: I am trying for a great comeback of the LDK (media)
• AAK’s Lekaj says KSF commander was sacked (Ekonomia Online)
• Healthcare workers on strike today (Telegrafi)
• PDK denies agreement on Prishtina deputy mayor post (Kallxo/Zeri)
• KEDS asks for 7 percent increase in electricity tariffs from December 1 (Koha)
• COVID-19: Eight new cases, no deaths (media)

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