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Belgrade Media Report 20 July 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade 

Daily Media Highlights 

Wednesday 20 July 2022 


Strategic partnership between Serbia, Egypt confirmed (Tanjug/RTS)
Botsan-Kharchenko: Serbia could get additional gas supplies if necessary (TV Happy/Beta/Politika)
Martyniuk: Kiev would buy arms from Serbia (Nova/Beta)
OSCE: Number of acts targeting cultural heritage in Kosovo increasing (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bauer is visiting B&H, meets B&H officials (O Kanal)
Bauer meets with Dzaferovic, Komsic within his official visit to B&H (N1)
Podzic meets NATO’s Bauer, he thanked for NATO support to B&H (Srna/N1)
Okolic informs Bauer abut ‘Serb stance’ (ATV)
Dodik meets Israeli President, ministers in Israeli government, reps of World Zionist Organization in separate meetings (RTRS)
Cvijanovic meets US Office for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs’ Brooks on situation in B&H and RS (ATV/RTRS)
Consultations with NGOs and parliamentary parties on changes to FB&H Constitution and Election Law of B&H starts in OHR building (O Kanal/Istraga.ba)
Sattler: B&H needs to work on fulfilling priorities from EC’s Opinion and Election Law is among them (FTV)


Djukanovic-Abazovic: Professional and scientific public will check conformity of Agreement with SPC with Montenegro’s constitutional and legal system (RTCG)

Republic of North Macedonia

Varhelyi: There must be changes to the Constitution (Republika)


The flag of the European Union was raised in the Prime Minister’s building in Tirana (Radio Tirana)
Opening of negotiations/ “We are ready”, Xhacka in Brussels: A demanding process awaits us! (Radio Tirana)
Biden: We welcome important steps towards EU integration for Albania and North Macedonia (Radio Tirana)
Opening of negotiations / Yuri Kim: A historic step, the US will strongly support Albania for justice reform (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 20, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 20 , 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti: Government cannot be expected to subsidise electricity in the north (media)
• Peach: Kosovo-Serbia agreement necessary as soon as possible; regional initiatives to be inclusive (Klan)
• German MEP: To enter the EU, Kosovo and Serbia must recognize each other (Reporteri)
• Simmons replies to Cramon: Words are not enough, people of Kosovo are tired (Reporteri)
• Government aims to draft law on staple products’ prices by August (Koha)
• Construction in Decan zoning area led to indictment of municipal officials (Indeksonline)
• 50 kg of marijuana seized and 6 people arrested at discovered lab in Zubin Potok (Telegrafi)
• Alarming figures; two deaths and 1,793 new cases with COVID-19 (Telegrafi)

Serbian Language Media:

• President of Egypt welcomed with military and state honours in Belgrade (N1, RTS)
• Selakovic: We are grateful to Egypt for understanding Serbia’s position on Kosovo (Kosovo Online)
• Statistics Office official says population census in Serbia in October (N1)
• Drecun: Opening negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania good news (Kosovo Online)
• NADA Coalition: Serbia to condemn Edi Rama’s statements on organ harvesting (Kosovo Online)
• Bogdanovic: Serbs in northern Kosovo still don’t know what to do regarding Serbian licence plates (Danas)


• Kosovo with draft law on sanctioning foreign human rights offenders (RFE)
• Serbian passport visa free in 134 states (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 20, 2022

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• Lajcak does not see the fact that Kurti and Vucic did not meet as a tragedy (RTK)
• Government informed embassies on license plates and ID decisions (Telegrafi)
• “Elektrosever” misses several deadlines of the energy roadmap (Koha)
• Ukraine War Makes Kosovo-Serbia Deal More Urgent – Enver Hoxhaj (BIRN)
• Janjic not satisfied with Lajcak’s mediation of dialogue (Danas, media)
• The U.S. Department of State publishes the report on human trafficking (media)
• Kurti holds farewell meeting with Swedish ambassador Hernmarck (media)
• RFE on Radoicic: U.S.-sanctioned smuggling politician that ‘represents’ Kosovo Serbs
• Kosovo’s Online Media Lack Resources to Combat Fake News: Report (BIRN)

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