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Belgrade Media Report 6 July

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• Selakovic: Serbia has strong leadership, preconditions for maintaining peace (TV Happy/Tanjug)
• Joint initiative of Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Turkey for development of rail transport (Tanjug/RTV)
• Hill: Much work to be done in bilateral relations between Serbian, US in the next 140 years (Beta)
• EP adopts resolution on Serbia, demanding it imposes sanctions against Russia (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
• Serbia no longer in focus of EU attention (Nova.rs)
• Students of Serbian nationality in Bujanovac get certificates in Albanian (N1)
• GRECO urges Serbia to implement further anti-corruption measures (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• RS politicians criticize Schmidt for his statement on decision of B&H CC re RS Law on Medicinal Products that will be passed on Wednesday; Kovacevic: B&H CC is extended arm of OHR (RTRS)
• Dodik, Covic and Izetbegovic set to hold separate meetings with Varhelyi (ATV)
• Komsic calls Izetbegovic and Becirovic to sign statement that Covic cannot be B&H CoM Chair; Karamatic slams Komsic, says he is counting on ‘anti-Croat votes of Muslims’ (Nezavisne)
• EU Council Political and Security Committee reps meet Dzaferovic and stress EU is serious re EU integration perspective for B&H (Hayat)
• EP discusses situation in B&H at plenary session; Rangel says there are two obstacles to progress of B&H on EU path (N1)
• Milanovic: Everything I did in Madrid was for Croat interests in B&H (Dnevni list)
• Grlic Radman compares situation in Northern Ireland and B&H (Vecernji list)
• MEPs adopt report on Croatia meeting the criteria for joining the Eurozone (HRT1)
• Metropolitan Mihailo: I will not sign a contract in which the CPC does not guarantee service in Montenegrin shrines; Abazovic’s response to Metropolitan Mihailo: Govt and CPC to sign Fundamental Agreement (CdM/Standard)
• Djukanovic on Fundamental Agreement with SPC: I expect that the govt will make a decision in the state interest of Montenegro (CdM)
• Krivokapic on the Fundamental Agreement: The government must return to its European path, if there is no such thing – the only answer is elections (CdM)
• Protest in front of govt: Such text of Fundamental Agreement does damage to all citizens (CdM)
• Michel to Djukanovic: Strengthening our relations precious for both Montenegro and EU (CdM)
• Abazovic with Pompeo: We are promoting the policies of the future and raising the international reputation of Montenegro (CdM)
• UK’s commitment to European integration process of Western Balkans encouraging (CdM)
• Abazovic: EU to neutralize Russia’s influence in the Western Balkans (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• First meeting of working groups over French proposal set to be held in parliament (Republika)
• Michel: This is not a take it or leave it situation (Sitel TV)
• Kovacevski-Michel: Strong support in fulfilment of strategic goal – full-fledged EU membership (Republika)
• Dimitrov: In the end we will all be losers – instead of a strong state in the EU, we will have a divided, unstable state (Republika)
• Police arrest protesters (Republika)
• Rama strongly supports the Open Balkans process in the Netherlands (Radio Tirana)
• The Minister of Finland and the Minister of Ireland visit Tirana: Optimists for the integration of Albania in the EU (Radio Tirana)
• PES supports European ambitions of Albania and North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)
• Meta meets Pahor: Slovenia strongly supports the opening of membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 6, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Kosovo tomorrow (media)
• EP: Independence of Kosovo irreversible, visas to be liberalised (RTK)
• Von Cramon on Kosovo’s application at EU: It is not the right time (Reporteri)
• Arrest warrant against Radojicic “still in force” (RFE)
• Musliu: Radojicic’s threat, Vucic’s new card in Putin’s hybrid war (Kosovapress)
• Maliqi on Radojicic return: Escalatory move by Belgrade (media)
• Kurti appoints new deputy minister of culture (media)
• Europa Nostra representatives meet KFOR Commander Kajari (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic on Radoicic’s arrival in Kosovo, meeting with Kurti, EP resolution (KoSSev)
• The EP adopted a resolution on Serbia: Rule of law, Kosovo, and sanctions against Russia (N1)
• EP Report on Kosovo: ZSO to be established, visa liberalisation granted (Kosovo-online, media)
• Petkovic: Pristina wants to halt talks on missing persons (Tanjug, media)
• Visoki Decani: Role of KFOR crucial in protecting monastery (N1, SRNA)
• “Anniversary of KLA crime near Pec in 1998, no one was held accountable for” (BETA, N1)
• Selakovic: Serbia has strong leadership, preconditions for maintaining peace (Tanjug)
• Nova.rs: Serbia no longer in focus of EU attention (N1)
• Hill: Americans and Serbs have the same trait, they do not like to be told what to do (N1, Danas)
• MEPs say Serbia cannot move forward to EU without imposing sanctions on Russia (N1, Hina)
• Radoicic recorded a video message, also: “I’m back” (KiM radio)
• Rada Trajkovic on Radoicic’s video address (Danas)
• Crnac and Belo Brdo miners ended their protest (KoSSev)


• Environmentalists Protest Sunny Hill’s Return to Pristina’s Germia Park (BIRN)
• Dozens of Police Hurt in North Macedonia Protests Over EU Deal (Bloomberg)
• EU Kosovo Mission ‘Unaffected’ by UK Payout to Whistleblower (Balkan Insight)
• EU enlargement: Parliament takes stock of developments in the Western Balkans (europarl.europa.eu)


• Kosovo with good legislation on languages, implementation remains a challenge (KP)
• Murtezi: Over 64,000 persons employed in the last three years in Kosovo (Telegrafi)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 6, 2022

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• UK envoy Peach expresses willingness to assist in the dialogue process (media)
• Kurti meets Dendias, emphasizes the need for visa liberalisation (media)
• Kosovo government says Cyprus supports visa liberalisation (media)
• Milan Radojcic announces return to Kosovo (media)
• Von Carmon calls for immediate liberalisation of visas for Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• U.S. pollster shows Kurti as most trusted leader, followed by Osmani (media)
• Analysis: Kosovo and Albania, history of agreements but non-implementation (Exit)
• Krypometer to verify facts of publications on Facebook and Instagrm (Kallxo)
• University of Prishtina counts on authorities’ help on disputed property (Koha)

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