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Belgrade Media Report 26 May

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• Vucic calls for understanding for Serbia’s position (TV Pink/Tanjug)
• Serious state remembers its innocent victims, seeks justice for them (Tanjug/RTS/Politika)
• Excellent dynamics of bilateral relations with Argentina (Tanjug)
• Opportunities to improve cooperation with Bangladesh (Politika)
• Selakovic: Serbia true partner of African countries (Beta/Politika)
• Petkovic with Italian Ambassador on Kosovo and Metohija and dialogue (RTV/Politika/Tanjug)
• Odalovic: Bodies of missing in Kosovo and Metohija not found at Stavalj location (Tanjug)
• Dacic: Vucic to be sworn in as president on Tuesday (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Bomb threats reported in 110 primary and secondary schools in Sarajevo Canton (FTV)
• Dzaferovic meets with Stoltenberg in Brussels; He calls on NATO to strengthen NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo (BN TV)
• Dodik: Dzaferovic went to Brussels without consent of B&H Presidency; Stances he presented there represent stances of Muslim political circle in B&H (RTRS)
• Sarovic: Influence of RS representatives in joint institutions on creating B&H’s foreign policy is bad, insufficient (BN TV)
• Ambassadors of Quint countries urge Tegeltija and Turkovic for election funds to be secured (BHT1)
• US Embassy to B&H: B&H Council of Ministers has every right to approve election financing in absence of budget (Hayat)
• Peach meets Tegeltija; Tegeltija: Only internal dialogue with respect of DPA is key of progress of B&H (RTRS)
• Milanovic emphasizes to Stoltenberg problem of legitimate representation; Milanovic argues that it could destabilize the entire region (N1)
• Milanovic: Croatia, too, could have indicted Vucic, but didn’t (Hina)
• Djukanovic: We need a patient, wise, well-meaning dialogue free from all demagoguery and prejudice (CdM)
• Sending WB to EU bench (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Xhaferi locks MPs in parliament hall (Republika)
• VMRO-DPMNE will not support including the Bulgarian demands in the negotiating framework (Republika)
• Dendias: EU should open talks with Macedonia and Albania immediately (Republika)
• Pendarovski meets Abazovic (Republika)
• Premier reveals project for NATO naval base in Albania (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, May 26, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Smith: NATO concerned about peace and stability in Western Balkans (RFE)
• Germany initiates extension of military presence in Kosovo (media)
• Protesters demand withdrawal of pension trust funds (media)
• KSC judge admits 12 victims to participate in Thaci et al. trial (media)
• KSF and Albania’s army perform joint exercise (media)
• COVID-19: 9 new cases (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Odalovic: Pristina authorities’ shameful announcement on the Stavalj mine search offends all the victims (Kosovo Online)
• In Davos, Vucic calls for understanding for Serbia’s position (Tanjug)
• Vucic to take oath on May 31, Serbian new parliament in July (N1, media)
• Vucic: Important meetings in Davos, I was open about problems (Tanjug)
• Zakharova to Brnabic: “Such assessments are inappropriate” (Danas, FoNet, Sputnik)
• Vucic: Talks with Putin on Sunday, topics include gas as well (RTS, N1)
• National Convention on the EU: Minister Vulin insults the dignity of the Albanian national minority and the Albanian people as a whole (Danas, Radio KiM)


• Kandic Faces Life Sentence After Conviction in US for Assisting ISIS (Balkan Insight)


• Ministry allocates funds to municipalities for community projects (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, May 26, 2022

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• Kurti participates at the World Economic Forum panel on Western Balkans (media)
• Meta meets Osmani: Coordination in the fight against trafficking required (RTK)
• Kosovo reacts to conclusion of excavations in Serbia (media)
• Kosovo’s Defence Minister Mehaj meets U.S. Ambassador Hovenier (Telegrafi)
• Serbia-Kosovo Reconciliation Festival Opens Despite Rightist Fury (BIRN)
• Florian Qehaja, Kosovo’s new ambassador to North Macedonia (media)
• PDK appoints a “Minister” of Defence in the “Shadow Government” (media)
• KOSTT seeks court’s assistance for electricity not paid for by north’s consumers (Kallxo)
• Protest for allowing the withdrawal of the Pension Trust funds (media)
• Judge Faces Fresh Disciplinary Proceedings After BIRN Investigation (BIRN)
• COVID-19: 8 new cases (media)

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