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Belgrade Media Report 7 July 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 7 July 2022


• Vucic: Serbia will not align with EU’s foreign policy regarding sanctions against Russia, mutual recognition with Kosovo (RTS)
• Vucic: Some MEPs tried to break off Serbia’s EU talks (Tanjug/N1)
• Bilcik: EP’s resolution not to clash with Serbia’s EU accession (Beta)
• Vucic thanks Jesus on support for Serbia’s sovereignty (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
• Serbia’s aid to Republic of Sao Tome and Principe for flood rehabilitation (Politika/Tanjug)
• Ponos: Removing SNS from power is not a done job but the first step (N1)
• ROSU members raid Strpce, block the municipality and search a school (RTS)
• Anniversary of unpunished KLA crime against Pec police officers (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Constitutional Court issues interim measure, rendering RS Law on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, Law on RS Administration temporary ineffective (N1/BHT1)
• OHR welcomes B&H CC’s decision (Istraga.ba/Oslobodjenje)
• B&H CC’s decision to temporarily suspend RS Law on Medical Products causes harsh reactions of politicians of RS ruling parties (BHT1/BNTV/FTV)
• Borenovic criticizes Dodik for carrying on with SNSD’s game of restoring competences (BHT1/BNTV)
• Covic: It is not my place to comment on decisions of B&H CC or any other judicial institution in B&H (BHT1)
• SDA, SNSD, HDZ B&H leaders meet with Varhelyi in separate meetings (Nova BH/BHT1)
• Dodik: Meeting with Varhelyi has shown there is attempt to conceive entirely new agenda in political sense and that could be useful (RTRS)
• European Parliament adopts report on B&H for 2021 (FTV)
• Komsic: Constituent status and corruption are two peas in a pod (Oslobodjenje)
• RS parliament adopts set of laws aimed at increasing salaries to budget users by BAM 100 (BHT1)
• Citizens protest in Sarajevo over authorities’ unsatisfactory reaction to economic situation in B&H (BHT1)
• Citizens protest in Tuzla, Mostar, Bihac and Zenica (BHT1/BNTV)
• Ruling majority’s meeting: Issue discussed is Fundamental Agreement with SPC (CdM)
• Abazovic calls out Konjevic and Krivokapic: It doesn’t even cross my mind to fall under pressure of a group of extremists within government (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Mickoski: If this proposal is accepted, complete assimilation is accepted and a tool for Bulgaria to block Macedonia whenever it wants (Republika)
• Mickoski: With a smart, rational approach, the “French proposal” can be changed (Republika)
• Nikoloski: Our positions are clear, we demand Macedonian language without any explanations (Republika)
• People deal with provocateurs, stop violence on their own! (Republika)
• The person whom Mickoski claims planned to kill him has been detained (Republika)
• Integration/ Dutch Prime Minister: If North Macedonia does not accept the French proposal, Albania should continue its journey alone (Radio Tirana)
• Balla meets the Bulgarian Ambassador Momchil Raytchevski: We strengthen the relations between our countries (Radio Tirana)
• Srebrenica Massacre, Balla: 11 July should be declared Genocide Remembrance Day (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 7, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 7, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: Railway line with Albania, MCC programme, two capital projects (media)
• Elektrosever violates deadlines set by the energy agreement (Radio Free Europe)
• Assembly fails to review draft laws due to lack of quorum (Kallxo)
• Kosovo approves fourth COVID-19 shot for over 60s (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Municipality of Strpce: There is no question of espionage, illegal cameras, and structures (KiM radio)
• Vucic: Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia or recognize Kosovo (N1)
• Edi Rama: Serbia will have to recognize Kosovo and get rid of the burden (NMagazin, Danas)
• Office for KiM: “ROSU raided school, post office, TV Hertz, Provisional Authority, pressure on Serbs to leave their homes” (KoSSev, RTS, Blic)
• Supreme Commander of NATO Naval Forces and COM KFOR visit Decani Monastery (KoSSev)
• Northern Kosovo residents on Pristina’s request to change licence plates (KoSSev)
• Lajcak: We prepare Vucic-Kurti meeting for July (Tanjug)
• Vucic, Bom Jesus discuss advancement of cooperation (Tanjug)
• Cyprus Ambassador: Relations between Cyprus and Serbia founded on a firm friendship (RTS)


• Kosovo Police Remove Surveillance Cameras in Mainly Serb Town (Balkan Insight)
• North Macedonia Arrests Armed Man at Ethnic Scuffle in Capital (Balkan Insight)


• Risk of insufficient wheat supply in Kosovo (RFE)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 7, 2022

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• Police remove illegal cameras in Serb-majority Shterpce (media)
• Wanted Serb businessman ‘must be arrested’ if return to Kosovo confirmed (BIRN)
• Serbian List reacts to Radoicic’s video, LVV MP’s remarks (Koha)
• Have Serbian President’s Kosovo warnings ever come true? (BIRN)
• Kosovo PM Kurti meets former U.S. State Secretary Pompeo (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss lack of visa liberalisation decision (Kallxo)
• Gervalla-Schwarz: Nothing can stop institutional reform (media)
• Osmani: Increasing trend of cases of sexual violence is concerning (Zeri)

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