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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 12, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 12, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• EULEX departs a convoy of aid to Ukraine (media)
• Szunyog: Proud of Kosovo standing alongside EU on Ukraine (Klan)
• Konjufca receives e delegation of UK Parliament (media)
• Citaku: Kurti lacks transparency, consistency, and clear vision for dialogue (Nacionale)
• Gervalla-Schwarz receives representatives of British Inter-Parliamentary Union (RTK)
• Two died from COVID-19 on Tuesday (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Petkovic banned from entering Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
• Vucic: Peace and stability in Western Balkans a priority (N1)
• Selakovic: Belgrade respects territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine (Danas)
• OSCE Chair Zbigniew Rau to visit Western Balkans (N1)
• Arlov banned from entering Kosovo again (Kosovo Online)
• Gojkovic: Pristina attempting to falsify history (KoSSev, Radio KIM)


• Kosovo’s Pandemic Response Left Women-Led Businesses Struggling (BIRN)
• Albanian PM to meet with NATO over new naval base (Euractiv)
• Srebrenica Peace March Relives Painful Memories (BIRN)


• KFOR donates two medical containers to villages Babus and Babljak (Kosovo Online)

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Belgrade Media Report 12 July 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 12 July 2022


• Vucic: Peace and stability in Western Balkans a priority (FoNet)
• Mutual support of Serbia, Republika Srpska in terms of market supply (Tanjug/RTS)
• Embassy of Serbia in Ghana opens to promote bilateral relations (Tanjug/Politika)
• Decades of sincere friendship between Serbia, Ghana (Tanjug)
• Gojkovic: Pristina trying to falsify history (Tanjug/RTV)
• Lajcak: Several agreements to be considered between Pristina and Belgrade (Beta)
• Drecun: What is he basing his optimism on (RTS)
• Petkovic: Pristina does not want dialogue (RTV/Tanjug)
• Lajcak: Use of Bonn powers is ridiculous 27 years after the war (Nedeljnik)
• US Embassy: Vulin’s statement on unification of all Serbs contrary to Serbia’s EU path (Beta/Politika)
• US urges Serbia again to resolve Bytyqi brothers case (Beta)
• Visoki Decani: Pristina is cheating with the story of the protection of monasteries (B92/Tanjug)
• Forum: Srebrenica genocide has been denied in various forms for 27 years (Beta)
• RIK approves new MPs (Beta/Politika)
• Open Balkans Initiative is getting more and more support in B&H, Montenegro, and Kosovo (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• International conference ‘Heroines of Srebrenica’ organized (FTV)
• Bosniak councilors boycott commemorative session of Srebrenica Municipal Assembly, stressing that people who deny genocide are behind invitation to attend session (N1)
• Izetbegovic: An individual is responsible for every atrocity; There were too many of these individuals (O Kanal)
• Dzaferovic: 11 July is saddest day in year (O Kanal)
• Zvizdic: It is necessary to accept historic truth about all war crimes (O kanal)
• Covic: I stand with all those who lost their beloved ones (Nova BH)
• Ambassador Sattler: We must never forget Srebrenica victims (Dnevni avaz)
• Blinken pays respect to Srebrenica genocide victims: US stands in steadfast partnership and friendship with B&H (AJB)
• HR Schmidt: Srebrenica is synonym for genocide (Dnevni avaz)
• Borrell, Varhelyi issue joint statement on occasion of Srebrenica genocide anniversary: There is no place in Europe for genocide denial, revisionism, and glorification of war criminals (Dnevni avaz)
• Fiala states Srebrenica genocide is considered one of biggest war crimes in Europe since World War II (BHT1)
• Ollongren underlines that international community and Dutch government failed in 1995 when it comes to Srebrenica, and she offered apology to all victims, mothers and survivors (Nova BH)
• Linde: We must take joint action to ensure that genocides and other mass crimes never happen anywhere again (N1)
• Erdogan: Securing the future of B&H as the strong and prosperous country, within its territorial integrity, is our debt toward Shaheeds (Dnevni avaz)
• UN’s Nderitu warns that denial of genocide and holocaust is only preparation for future genocides and holocausts (Hayat)
• Rau on Srebrenica genocide: Crimes like this one must not go unpunished (N1)
• Dzaferovic, Murphy honor victims of Srebrenica genocide: Murphy: Facts must be accepted and that is that genocide was committed (FTV)
• HR Schmidt announcing engagement in relation to history textbooks in B&H sparks strong reactions in RS (RTRS)
• Bundestag adopts resolution on B&H and allows deploying of German soldiers to EUFOR (Oslobodjenje)
• Plenkovic: Srebrenica genocide was defeat of humanity (HRT1)
• Parliament expresses deep sympathy with victims of genocide in Srebrenica (HRT)
• 15th Dubrovnik Forum opened; Lajcak says Brussels has to complete unfinished job re European integration of region (HRT/Vecernji list)
• Covic’s interview: FB&H cannot survive as functional part of B&H without strong trust between Croats and Bosniaks (Vecernji list)
• Montenegrin government adopts Fundamental Agreement with Serbian Orthodox Church (CdM)
• Djukanovic: Government fall could slow down path to EU, but we can’t tolerate its work that ignores national interests (CdM)
• DPS Presidency decides: We deny support to Abazovic’s government, we’re committed to processes that lead Montenegro to EU membership (CdM)
• Abazovic: I welcome DPS decision, we’ll see what position of majority of MPs will be (CdM)
• Djukanovic: Policies of denying crimes and refusing to recognize genocide in Srebrenica have never stopped in these areas (RTCG)
• Montenegrin Metropolitan Mihailo: Serb people are not genocidal, but their leaders are (N1)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Eighth day of protests against French proposal (Republika)
• VMRO-DPMNE to participate in coordination meeting in parliament: The only request is to return the French proposal to the government (Republika)
• Pendarovski: Let’s accept the proposal (TV21)
• Srebrenica Massacre/ Meta: Condemning genocide denial efforts, road to regional cooperation (Radio Tirana)
• The New European Political Community, Albania and the Netherlands with a joint proposal (Radio Tirana)
• Dutch Prime Minister: If North Macedonia does not accept the French proposal, Albania should continue its journey alone (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 12, 2022

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• Kurti: Europe’s security and defence will be decided this decade (media)
• In Greece, Kurti meets envoy Lajcak, Montenegrin FM Krivokapic (media)
• Citaku criticises Kurti for Greece visit, says Kosovo is being run by DPM Bislimi (media)
• Two more Ukrainian journalists arrive in Kosovo (media)
• Association of journalists condemns attack on RTK crew (media)
• EUROSTAT: Kosovo’s population has shrunk by 10 percent since 2003 (Koha)
• Kosovo looking for piece of Israeli normalization pie (Jewish News Syndicate)

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