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Belgrade Media Report 5 July 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 5 July 2022


• Vucic: UAE visit will strengthen friendship between the two nations (RTS)
• Petkovic: Pristina wants to stop negotiations with the term “enforced disappearances” (Tanjug/RTV)
• Drecun: Pristina jeopardizing dialogue, Vucic-Kurti meeting (Tanjug)
• Final results of Serbian parliamentary elections released (Tanjug)
• RIK: Election process completed, countdown starts for parliament formation (RTS/Beta)
• No complaints in fifth revote in Veliki Trnovac (Bujanovacke/Beta)
• Report says Serbian media landscape heavily polarized (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Deadline for submitting candidate lists for general elections expires; Politicians express their expectations from October elections (O Kanal)
• Dodik says whoever wins majority in FB&H will continue same national policy and their goal will be destroying of RS (Nezavisne)
• Kovacevic: We expect absolute victory at all levels, independent majority in RS parliament (ATV)
• HR Schmidt: There may be some developments this week in Brussels regarding Election Law agreement (N1)
• Abazovic with EU ambassadors in Montenegro: We resolve difficult issues immediately without any reservations or conditions (CdM)
• Hrebickova: Open Balkans and agreement with the Church of Serbia are not Montenegro’s priorities on the way to the EU (Gradska RTV)
• Vujovic: The partners clearly say that if the negotiations with the SPC are more important than the negotiations with the EU, elect a new government (CdM)
• Vuksanovic Stankovic: No one in Montenegro has ever declared that Serbia is a genocidal state, that is part of political manipulation (Gradski.me)
• Celanovic: Citizens’ protest in front of the Government is justified, we once again call on the state-forming parties to deny support to Abazovic (CdM)
• Djukanovic: Montenegro has a lot to learn from tourism development of San Marino (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Osmani: If we say “no”, inter-ethnic tensions will start and we will have food and energy crisis (Republika)
• Macedonian Orthodox Church is against the French proposal, but does not go out to protest (Republika)
• Nikoloski: We will not allow constitutional changes! (TV Alfa)
• Today’s protest will start earlier – at 12h, when the session for the non-Macedonian proposal is scheduled (Republika)
• The European proposal is available on the government’s website (Libertas)
• The EC will present details about the Macedonian language in the Frontex agreement as soon as possible (Libertas/MIA)
• Rama appeals to Skopje: Accept the French proposal! We will ask decoupling if you refuse (Radio Tirana/Canale 5)
• Albanian delegation takes part in the proceedings of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti to participate at a Round Table with the Government of Greece (media)
• Peach: Euro-Atlantic journey is the right path for Western Balkans (Express/Klan)
• Osmani continues meetings in Slovenia, focusing on intensification of parliamentary diplomacy (media)
• Kurti in Athens: EU is the solution for the Western Balkans (media)
• Rizvanolli: Kosovo to save at least €15 mill annually through MCC agreement (media)
• Kosovo Assembly criticised for lack of quorum sessions (KP/Telegrafi)
• UNDP report: Level of satisfaction with prime minister’s work decreases (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• Starovic: Stano’s support for Albin Kurti incomprehensible and has no basis in the agreement (Radio Mitrovica sever, RTS, Tanjug)
• Drecun: Pristina jeopardising dialogue, Vucic-Kurti meeting (Tanjug)
• Petkovic: International community to force Pristina establish ZSO (RTS)
• Report says Serbian media landscape heavily polarized (N1)
• Grbovic: “I would like to hear Kurti say, in any language, he will respect court decision on Visoki Decani Monastery land” (Danas)
• The miners of Crnac and Belo Brdo started a strike yesterday (KoSSev)
• Dacic: Serbia to get new parliament by end of July (Tanjug)
• Final results of Serbian parliamentary elections released (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Visit to UAE to strengthen friendship between two nations (Tanjug)


• Lazarevic: Kurti cannot be a “Serbian cup of tea” in the North (Danas, KoSSev)
• Ognjen Gogic: Kurti addresses the Serbs in Serbian, after Vetevendosje presented northern Kosovo as a spoils (Danas, KoSSev)


• Detainees clean Muslim cemetery in Mitrovica North, restore St. Sava Church doors in South (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 5, 2022

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• Kosovo introduces a set of new sanctions against Russia, Belarus (media)
• Kosovo Government adopts new draft security strategy (media)
• Strategy identifies Serbia’s territorial claims as main security challenges (Koha)
• Mehaj hails adoption of draft security strategy (media)
• Bilek: Dialogue and visa liberalisation, two separate issues (RTK)
• Osmani awards presidential medal to Slovenian peacekeeping troops (media)
• Deputy minister, Veshall, dismissed from post (media)
• Constitutional Court finds chief prosecutor nomination dispute, inadmissible (media)

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