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Belgrade Media Report 15 July

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• Vucic continues consultations (RTS)
• Zukorlic: SPP wants crucial participation (RTS)
• Petkovic: Belgrade committed to normalization of situation in Kosovo and Metohija (RTV/Tanjug)
• French Ambassador says EU is right choice for Serbia (Beta)
• Minister, Iranian delegation discuss cooperation in mining and energy (Beta)
• Gay lesbian Info Center launches petition to ban Dveri for 100 years (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Mostar City Council adopts decision to change disputed names of streets (BHT1)
• Russian Embassy in B&H: Military adventures of the US and its allies are still causing irreparable damage to countries and entire regions (RTRS)
• Russian Defense Ministry claims that 158 fighters from B&H are in Ukrainian army; B&H Minister of Security Selmo Cikotic points out that latest data show that only two men from B&H are waging war in Ukraine (Nezavisne)
• Dodik: Germany wants to return to command in B&H and there are echelons led by Schmidt who came here without decision or appointment in UN SC (ATV)
• Dzaferovic meets UK Minister Stuart; Dzaferovic supports imposing of sanctions against those who endanger DPA (FTV)
• Sarovic says he asked Schmidt to abolish Inzko’s decision banning genocide denial (BN TV)
• The OHR wasted paper in vain (Glas Srpske)
• Zvizdic criticizes Brnabic’s statements regarding Sattler’s blog, saying that she does not react to Vulin’s statement even though she is aware of them (Oslobodjenje)
• Croatian FM: Entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO reinforces collective defense (Hina)
• Borrell, Varhelyi visit Podgorica, underline importance of integration of Western Balkans to EU; Varhelyi underlined Open Balkans is not replacement for EU membership (CdM)
• Borrell: Nothing should be more important to Montenegro than its EU journey (N1)
• Djukanovic: It is my duty to raise my voice against violent practice of Church of Serbia, which brutally destroys most sacred values of society by abusing state apparatus (RTCG)
• Abazovic: Djukanovic read the preamble of the Fundamental Agreement, was informed that the government will be voted on (TV Vijesti/CdM)
• Kovac: The contract with SPC will be signed soon in Podgorica (TV Vijesti/CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Von der Leyen: Europe is waiting for you; I believe that this is the moment for you to move ahead towards our common future (Republika)
• Varhelyi: Our eyes and ears are on Skopje (Republika)
• Kovacevski – Von der Leyen: It’s time for wise decisions, Macedonian language and identity are protected in EU (Republika)
• Pendarovski meets Von der Leyen: Macedonian language and identity must be guaranteed by EU (Republika)
• Xhaferi: Von der Leyen’s message is clear – the proposal refers to the Macedonian language and respects the national identity (Republika)
• Osmani meets EC president Von der Leyen (Republika)
• Mickoski after meeting von der Leyen: I showed her pictures of the Vatasha boys, Vera Ciriviri Trena, the deportation of the Jews: Shall we accept that they are administrators?! (Republika)
• Maricic: “The French proposal” is a compromise that we are making for our sake, not for Bulgaria’s sake (TV Kanal 5)
• Kovacevski: With clear conscience, I am asking you to vote for the French proposal (Republika)
• Rama: Kosovo participates in the Partnership for Peace, let’s dialogue with Serbia! Stoltenberg: The Balkans are of strategic importance for NATO (Radio Tirana)
• Varhelyi visits the EU-funded Vlora Bypass Road (ADN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 15, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• OSCE Chairman-in-Office meets Kosovo leaders (media)
• President Osmani: Kosovo, a constructive party in dialogue with Serbia (media)
• “Kosovo will continue to participate constructively and actively in dialogue” (media)
• Decan mayor on Europa Nostra conclusions: Not based on facts (Zeri)
• Abazi: Companies tied to Grenell registered in the U.S. to control Kosovo assets (T7/G. Express)
• LDK: Ruling parties come and go; media remain caretakers of democracy (media)
• AAK senior member reacts to Baton Haxhiu’s statement (Express)
• PDK: Kurti government is deepening poverty, bankrupting companies (media)
• Over 1,200 new cases with COVID-19 in last 24 hours (media)
• Former Croatian President to be declared Honorary Citizen of Prizren (Indeksonline)
• The U.S. Congress votes on resolution, asking Serbia to punish killers of Bytyqi brothers (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• GrenelI to Politika: I do not expect too much from the Brussels dialogue (media)
• Petkovic with Italian Ambassador on dialogue (Radio KIM)
• New apple of discord: SOC in the dialogue on normalization (KiM radio)
• Stano: We expect Serbia to refrain from intensifying relations with Russia (N1)


• Former inmates of ‘Prison from Hell’ recall its grim secrets (Prishtina Insight)


• Kosovo could be among places that sells coal to Germany (Radio Kosova/RTK)
• About 700 new students enrolled in ten faculties of Mitrovica North (Radio Mitrovica sever)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 15, 2022

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• Lajcak, Bislimi meet in Brussels; discuss next steps in dialogue (media)
• Scholz indicates agreement on Berlin Process: Summit in November (Express)
• French ambassador gives positive signals for visa liberalisation (Kosovapress)
• Govt barely gets votes for bureau on confiscation of unjustifiable wealth (Koha)
• OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Rau to meet leaders today (Kosovapress)
• Vetevendosje MP calls for media control, Journalists Association reacts (Koha)
• Kosovo Govt, European heritage network argue Orthodox monastery (BIRN)
• Von Cramon meets Europa Nostra Secretary General (media)
• Observatory in Prishtina reopens after 35-year gap (Prishtina Insight)
• Old, ugly, obsolete, but Pristina satellite dishes part of collective memory (BIRN)
• Hague Court President: Recognising Srebrenica genocide is necessary (BIRN)

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