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Belgrade Media Report 12 January 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade
Daily Media Highlights
Wednesday 12 January 2022

• Vucic in Priboj: We have to live together (Tanjug/B92)
• SNS Presidency calls citizens to vote for the changes on referendum (B92/Tanjug/RTS/Politika)
• Stefanovic: Kurti still dreams of sowing chaos (RTS/RTV/Politika)
• Belgrade & Ankara: Solution for B&H only through dialogue (FoNet/Beta)
• Jovanovic calls citizens to say “No” to constitutional changes in referendum (TV Prva/Beta)
• CRTA claims did not receive answer to whether referendum is safe because of Covid (Beta/N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• EU strongly condemns negative, divisive and inflammatory rhetoric used by RS leaders during celebration of RS Day on Sunday (BN TV)
• Stano confirms EU countries discuss possible sanctions against individuals in B&H; Schmidt, Sattler condemn celebration of RS Day (O Kanal)
• Petkovic: No need for international sanctions, sharp reactions; Sokol: Chances to reach consensus about sanctions against Dodik is unreal (Nova BH)
• Linde: Sweden condemns inflammatory rhetoric used by RS leaders (FTV)
• Izetbegovic says sanctions are just beginning and there will be more of them; Dodik responds (O Kanal/ATV)
• Podzic launches proceedings against members of AF, Ministry of Defense who attended ceremonies marking of 9 January (FTV)
• Cvijanovic: Destiny of B&H depends the most on behaviour of Bosniak political representatives and their policy; Turkovic is known for not respecting of Constitution of B&H, as she constantly makes decisions on her own (RTRS)
• Majkic: Turkovic does not respect Constitution or laws in B&H; Kovacevic: Turkovic is always against those people that declare themselves Serbs in B&H (RTRS)
• Pandurevic reacts to Turkovic’s protest notes to Serbia, Russia and China (N1)
• Vulin: Diplomatic note to embassies of Russia, Serbia and China is arrogance of Sarajevo (ATV)
• Banja Luka Mayor Stanivukovic reacts to protest note issued by Croatia for unveiling memorial plaque to JNA Major Milan Tepic (BN TV)
• Dodik on announcement that ‘Zelene Beretke’ will recruit new members: While we celebrate peace, radical elements in FB&H call for revitalization of paramilitary units (ATV)
• Izetbegovic on B&H Election Law: In order for change to happen, everyone has to give something in order to get something (FTV)
• Izetbegovic: It’s imperative to mend relations between Bosniaks and Croats (Hina)
• Abazovic: Political retirement for those infected with ‘90s virus (MINA)
• Vesovic: Relations with govt will get better once Krivokapic is not a prime minister (CdM)
• Joanikije: SPC and government of Montenegro are harmonizing details of the Fundamental Agreement (RTCG)
• Srzentic and Escobar: USA and Montenegro friends and allies (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev composed the next government and DUI will have a commanding influence over it (Republika)
• The session for electing a new government on Saturday (Nezavisen.mk)
• Rama: The political situation in Albania is critical (Radio Tirana)
• Basha’s message for future of Albania (ADN)
• Berisha excluded by Democratic Party forever (ADN)
• Meta in official visit in North Macedonia, meets with his counterpart Pendarovski (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 12, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 12, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Bühler: The American base in Albania is evidence of strategic importance of the region (media)
• KPC announces vacancy for Chief State Prosecutor, Lumezi’s term ends in April (Albanian Post)
• Government decision: No more pensions under 100 euros (media)
• 12,000 Presevo Valley Albanians still without Kosovar citizenship (euronews.al)
• Swiss analyst sharply criticizes EU: You are terrified of Vucic (Express)
• Zaharova ironically asks if America has given up supporting Kosovo’s sovereignty (ekonomiaonline)
• COVID-19: 424 new cases, one death (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Office for KiM: By spinning Pristina authorities attempt to ban Serbs from voting in referendum (Kosovo-online)
• Serbian Defense Minister says Kosovo PM planning to destabilize region (N1)
• Diplomats: Kosovo will more and more become topic in Russian-US negotiations (Kosovo-online)
• Court of Appeals upheld indictment against Dejanovic (Radio KIM)
• “Kosovo government did not receive any request from Serbia regarding referendum” (Radio KIM, Radio kontakt plus)
• Brnabic: Serbia, Qatar have begun new stage of cooperation (Tanjug)


• World Bank lowers Kosovo’s 2022 GDP growth projection to 4.1% (SeeNews)
• Andric Rakic: Causes of weak anti-corruption institutional framework in Kosovo need to be discovered (EWB)
• Kosovo continues crackdown on crypto (Euractiv)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 12, 2021

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• Kosovo bus slides off road in Serbia, nine injured (media)
• Konjufca, Hovenier vow to strengthen Kosovo-U.S. relations (media)
• Appointment of Hovenier-Hill duo to boost dynamic of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha)
• Kosovo to have liaison officer at State Department (media)
• Kosovo Veterans’ Deputy Leader: ‘Nothing New’ in Leaked War Court Files (BIRN)
• Kosovo’s former chief negotiator charged for inaccurate declaration of assets (media)
• COVID-19: 356 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Covid: Half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO (BBC)

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