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Belgrade Media Report 27 January 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade
Daily Media Highlights
Thursday 27 January 2022

• Brnabic: Never closer to EU, never further from agreement with Pristina (RTS)
• Von der Leyen: Good meeting with Brnabic (Tanjug)
• Vucic, Botsan-Kharchenko discuss bilateral, global affairs (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
• Stefanovic: Serbia has significant role to play in stability of region (RTV/Tanjug)
• Serbia, UK sign readmission agreement (RTS)
• Petkovic acquainted Dmohovski with Pristina’s announcement that it will ban Serbs to vote in elections (RTV/Tanjug)
• Drecun presents report to Committee for Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/FoNet)
• Dacic: SNS, SPS to meet by end of week to discuss elections (Tanjug)
• Sapic confirms he will run for Belgrade mayor (Tanjug)
• Abazovic in Belgrade (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Schmidt briefs members of Committee on EU Affairs of German Bundestag on current situation in B&H (BN TV)
• Dzaferovic and Dodik welcome UK parliament Foreign Affairs Committee; Current political and economic situation in B&H discussed (RTRS)
• Dodik: RS will propose law which will stop misuses of Inzko Law; This law is condition to return to B&H institutions (ATV)
• Izetbegovic rejects Cubrilovic’s proposal for him to address RS parliament at its next session (Hayat)
• Palmer and Eichhorst meet members of Collegium of both Houses of B&H parliament (Hayat/Nova BH)
• Palmer and Eichhorst hold meetings with representatives of ruling and opposition parties in B&H (BN TV)
• Palmer, Eichhorst meet Izetbegovic, Covic, Dzaferovic (BHT1)
• US Embassy: It is necessary to discuss electoral reform, as well as integrity and functionality of state institutions (Dnevni avaz)
• DF, SDP DF refuse to participate in negotiations on changes to Election Law, Our Party will participate only if their proposal is on agenda (O Kanal/Dnevni avaz)
• Vukadin, Cvitanovic, Karamatic: Croats should insist not to erase ethnic prefix in negotiations on changes to B&H Election Law (Nezavisne)
• Milanovic: Survival, constituent status and well-being of Croats in B&H is Croatia’s strategic interest (HRT1)
• Martinovic: FB&H would be entity of majority people if there were no constitutional protection instruments (Vecernji list)
• Ukraine summons Croatian Ambassador over Milanovic’s statements (Hina)
• PM: Croatia continues to foster friendly ties with Ukraine, normal ties with Russia (Hina)
• Adzic: We must not be prisoners of fear of the return of the DPS (RTCG)
• Minority government as a transitional solution (RTCG)
• Spajic: Fundamental Agreement the best possible at the moment (RTCG)
• Abazovic’s desperate attempt to involve the SPC in the policy of overthrowing the Montenegrin government (RTCG)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Xhaferi is buying time before putting VMRO proposal for changes in the electoral code to a vote (Republika)
• Kaevski: We will overcome all open issues with Bulgaria in the next six months (Republika)
• Albania-Kosovo agreements, draft laws on customs facilities approved (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 27, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, January 27, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 3,917 new cases, six deaths (media)
• Kurti: Life and health of people has priority in our decisions (Telegrafi/Koha)
• Opposition MPs slam government for management of COVID-19 pandemic (Express)
• Nearly 8,000 students, teachers infected with COVID-19 (Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj opposes closing of borders and police curfew (media)
• CDHRF: Why should we pay for electricity of four northern municipalities (RTK)
• Police: 200 persons took part in protest against energy tariff increase (RTK)
• Tahiri: Vetevendosje always opposed energy projects (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• Three deaths, 186 new cases in Serb areas (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Stano: Alignment of Serbia with EU foreign policy on rise (Kosovo-online)
• US Ambassador Hovenier: Kosovo Serbs should be able to vote (N1, RTK2, KiM radio, KoSSev)
• Vucic with Kharchenko on regional and global affairs (Kosovo-online)
• Serbia’s Equality Commissioner: Holocaust warns of what hatred of others can do (N1, Beta)
• Brnabic: EU has never been more positive about Serbia (Tanjug)
• SOC and believers in Serbia celebrate St. Sava Day (N1)


• Toying with the judiciary (Kosovo 2.0)


• Another Expensive Year (Kosovo 2.0)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, January 27, 2022

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• COVID-19: 4,397 new cases, no deaths (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss COVID-19 pandemic in special session (media)
• Hovenier: Kosovo’s progress is a miracle, but there is still work to be done (RTK)
• Ambassador Hovenier confirms visit of U.S. Envoy Escobar to Kosovo next week (media)
• Government of Kosovo silent to Borrell’s criticism (Koha)
• Albania gives Kosovo customs point at Durres port (media)
• Ukrainian MP thanks Kosovo: The next step, establishment of relations (media)
• Protesters Condemn Looming Hike in Electricity Bills (Prishtina Insight)
• Opposition parties: Energy tariff to be opposed through legal mechanisms (Klan)

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