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Belgrade Media Report 1 July 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Friday 01 July 2022


• Stano: Pristina has the right to abolish KM plates, but gradually (Tanjug)
• Vulin: President, we should ask Serbians if they want political neutrality (N1)
• Vucic: Berlin and London support terror against Serbs in Kosovo (RTS)
• Lajcak met with representatives of the parliamentary opposition (RTS)
• Porfirije: We reached agreement (B92)
• Montenegro’s PM positively views Open Balkans initiative (Beta)
• Reception at the US Embassy, Hill says: We want to be friends with Serbia (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDA announces its leader Izetbegovic will run for member of B&H Presidency in upcoming general elections in B&H (Hayat)
• DNS Presidency determines candidate lists for upcoming general elections in B&H; Nesic: Sarovic stands no chance of defeating Cvijanovic for RS President, I am only one who can do that (FTV)
• NATO decides to provide assistance to B&H through package aimed to enable B&H to strengthen its defense capacities (N1)
• Podzic says NATO has prepared response in case Russia vetoes extension of EUFOR Mission in B&H (FTV)
• Komsic says messages from NATO Summit in Madrid were positive, B&H is transitioning from partner to ally of NATO (Nezavisne)
• Izetbegovic: NATO path is clear (FTV)
• Johnson: UK will send military experts to B&H and NATO mission (BHT1)
• Dzaferovic and Komsic welcome UK’s announcement of deployment of military experts to B&H (N1)
• Dodik: Who consented to this? (RTRS)
• Cvijanovic criticizes UK’s decision to send military experts to B&H (ATV)
• Croatian President Milanovic: Further destabilization of B&H will have serious implications on broader region and NATO (HRT1)
• Croatian officials comment on change in Croatian President Milanovic’s rhetoric regarding vetoing Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership until issue of B&H Election Law is resolved (HRT1)
• Abazovic: Signing of Agreement to take place in Montenegro; Porfirije: In principle, agreement reached on Fundamental Agreement (RTCG)
• Protest in Podgorica over the draft version of the Fundamental Agreement with Church (RTCG)
• Krivokapic: We will wait to see what is written in the Fundamental Agreement, then plan further steps (RTCG)
• Djukanovic: Agreement isn’t the most important issue for Montenegro, there’s no need to hurry, let’s lower tensions (CDM)
• Radulovic: Political decisions of allies haven’t been aimed at solving problems in the Balkans for a long time (Pobjeda)
• Djukanovic: Full unity of Alliance demonstrated at Summit (CDM)
• Djukanovic: The war in Ukraine and the coup attempt in Montenegro are from the same political title, we will see the effects of Abazovic’s visit to Serbia (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Kovacevski at a meeting with coalition partners on the French proposal (Libertas)
• Pendarovski: The modified French proposal is far better for us than the previous one (Libertas)
• Rama appeals to the Macedonian parliament to accept the French proposal (Radio Tirana)
• Balla: The first intergovernmental conference will be held next week (Radio Tirana)
• Albania close to negotiations! Borrell: Time to bring the Western Balkans into the Union (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 1, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 1, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti welcomes EC declaration that Kosovo fulfils conditions for liberalisation (RTK)
• Kurti: Belgrade warning to walk out from dialogue, scared someone in Brussels (media)
• PDK sends the Law on the KPC to the Constitutional Court (Koha)
• Miftaraj: Sending KPC law to Constitutional Court, regrettable (Nacionale)
• Kurti: Missing persons are priority of my government (media)
• The Assembly establishes an ad-hoc commission for electoral reform in Kosovo (Klan)
• Kurti: It was not unusual for me as a child wto hear and speak another language (media)
• Czech Republic presents priorities during leadership with Council of the EU (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Stano reads and extracts only what suits him from the agreement, says Petkovic (TV Pink, Kosovo Online)
• Brnabic: Pristina’s decision puts Serbia in complex situation (Tanjug)
• EU envoy Lajcak discusses Kosovo, integration with opposition in Belgrade (N1)
• IFIMES: Latest Pristina’s acts do not contribute to normalisation of relations with Belgrade (Kosovo Online)
• Vucic: The Brussels Agreement, an international legal agreement; Hrnjaz: The Constitutional Court disagrees (KoSSev)
• Manojlovic (DS): ”The fate of Milorad Djokovic from Pec is the fate of our people in Kosovo and Metohija” (Danas, NMagazin, KiM radio)
• Hill: US wants to friends and partners with Serbia (N1)
• The results of the Serbian parliamentary elections possible next week; the Assembly and the Government in August and November the latest (Danas)
• Nikola Nedeljkovic rendered one-month detention (Radio KIM)


• Albanian Coalition Tipped to Win Contested Seat in Serbian Parliament (Balkan Insight)
• The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans (atlanticcouncil.org)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 1, 2022

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• President Osmani: International should be vocal on all matters (Koha)
• Quint, EU were aware of decision on reciprocity (Koha)
• EU spokesperson: Kosovo has the right to remove KM license plates (media)
• Lajcak: “A new situation” in relations between Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
• Abazi on Vucic: Warning that electricity in north won’t be paid (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo receives confirmation on EU: No need for new roadmap (media)
• Kurti: Never promised fixed date for visa liberalisation (KP/Euronews Albania)
• Kurti: Kosovo will apply for status of EU candidate country this year (media)
• President Osmani meets U.S. Ambassador Hovenier (media)
• ‘New Wave’ of COVID Surges Again in Central, Southeast Europe (BIRN)
• Poor help to the poor (Kosovo 2.0)
• Macron: Compromise found on membership talks for North Macedonia (RFE)

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