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Belgrade Media Report 11 January 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade
Daily Media Highlights
Tuesday 11 January 2022

• Vucic: This referendum is important for the future of our country (B92)
• Dacic on alignment of Serbian legislation with EU acquis (TV Happy/Beta)
• SPS MP: I will vote against constitutional change in referendum (Beta)
• Dveri: Referendum first chance to defeat regime (Beta)
• Stefanovic wonders why Brnabic said nothing about offensive claims (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Protest held in Sarajevo, due to current political situation in B&H; Schmidt addresses protesters: We will not accept that territorial integrity of B&H is brought in question, and I am working to gain great support for that (N1)
• Schmidt condemns RS authorities’ continued disregard for final and binding decisions of B&H CC (BHT1)
• EU firmly condemns negative, divisive and inflammatory rhetoric used by RS leaders during marking of unconstitutional RS Day (FTV)
• German Embassy: We followed with great concern ceremony held on the occasion RS Day, which B&H CC declared unconstitutional (BHT1)
• France distances itself from two MEPs who attended unconstitutional January 9 celebration of RS Day in Banja Luka Sunday (BHT1)
• Dacic: RS is heritage of Serb people; Vulin: People in the RS chose 9 January, it cannot be disputed by any court (ATV)
• Turkovic sends protest notes to embassies of Serbia, China and Russia due to attendance of officials at RS Day marking (Nova BH/Glas Srpske)
• ‘Drzava’ coalition has filed two criminal reports before Prosecutor’s Office of B&H for corruptive activities, attack on B&H’s constitutional order and marking unconstitutional RS Day (N1)
• Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs sends protest note to B&H regarding ‘Milan Tepic’ memorial plaque in Banja Luka (HRT1/N1)
• Plenkovic and Izetbegovic discuss current political situation in B&H and reform of B&H Election Law (HRT1/AJB)
• SDP support for a sovereign and integral B&H (RTCG)
• BS supports the integrity and sovereignty of B&H (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Kovacevski announced the nominations for new ministers (Republika)
• Meta: I would not like Albania to separate from Northern Macedonia on the EU road (TV 21/Nezavisen.mk)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 11, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 11, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 356 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kurti: Government committed to modernization of army (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo moves to address concerns of Serbia’s Presevo Valley Albanians (BIRN)
• After U.S., EU doesn’t rule out sanctions in Western Balkans (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Covid-19: 100 new cases registered in Serbian areas (Kosovo-online)
• Milivojevic: New US ambassadors to bring stronger pressure on Serbia (Radio KIM)
• MAT Magazine: China to become top five export destination for Serbian products (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Referendum important for future of our country (B92)
• Kosovo Serbs and referendum: Deafening silence of Belgrade (Radio KIM)
• Jevtic requests permanent presence of police at Brezovica ski center (Kosovo-online)
• Hodges: Serbia today is not Serbia of 1999 (Kosovo-online)


• Kosovo Intensifies Hunt for Banned Crypto-Mining Machinery (Balkan Insight)
• Bulgarian President Reconfirms Hardline Stance on North Macedonia (Balkan Insight)
• EU funds have little impact in Western Balkans, auditors say (Politico)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 11, 2021

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• Kurti meets new U.S. Ambassador: We will stand in unshakable alliance (media)
• Hovenier’s mission in Kosovo, to complete unfinished business (Koha)
• Kurti: We will take Kosovo Telecom out of the crisis and put it on the development tracks (media)
• European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65 (media)
• Can Serbs from Kosovo vote in Serbia’s referendum? (RFE)
• Specialist Chambers confirm Kadri Veseli was granted custodial visit to Kosovo (Express)
• Under tight security measures, Veseli concludes visit to Kosovo (media)
• COVID-19: 236 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Great Britain’s Special Envoy, Stuart Peach: We support ‘Open Balkan’ (euronews.al)
• Kosovo protesters urge Serbia to free war crimes defendant (BIRN)
• ‘Active Citizens’ Charge Officials With Destroying Mirusha Waterfall (BIRN)

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