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Belgrade Media Report 25 July 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 25 July 2022


• Vucic: Citizens voted the government, I do not fulfill anybody’s wishes (RTV/Tanjug)
• Ambassador Hill: I would like to see a pro-West government (Blic)
• Consulate of Serbia opened in Ohrid (Politika)
• Presevo-Tabanovce border crossing confirmation of importance of Open Balkans Initiative (Tanjug)
• Cooperation with Hungary in field of renewable hydrogen (RTV/Tanjug)
• Dacic: Wider context (RTS)
• Dacic: New parliament late this or early next week (RTS)
• Schieb: Normalization process expected to end with two sides’ mutual recognition (FoNet)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Parties gathered around HNS send letter to public: We are witnessing very aggressive rhetoric of Bosniak political leadership (BHT1)
• Islamic Community shares concerns of its members about announcements of HR’s changes to B&H Election Law (Hayat)
• Komsic calls on Schmidt to return to B&H and explain alleged changes to B&H Election Law (O Kanal)
• Dodik: Imposing Election Law changes would contribute to even greater confusion (ATV)
• Izetbegovic: OHR’s new plan is obviously trial balloon (Hayat)
• Dodik meets with Beyer, states that by supporting unconfirmed HR, Germany has sided with Muslims, or Bosniaks (ATV/RTRS)
• Beyer: Schmidt will act in the interest of the people of B&H (O Kanal)
• Klix learns that outline of OHR’s proposal for changes to Election Law came from office of Croatian Foreign Minister Grlic Radman (Klix.ba)
• Session of the B&H Presidency held on Friday several agreements and strategies adopted (BHT1/ATV)
• Cvijanovic reacts to request from Congress of Bosniaks of North America to US to ban Cvijanovic from entering US (ATV)
• Milanovic: Schmidt’s proposal deserves every second of our attention (HRT1)
• Abazovic receives threats over Lazovic’s arrest, wants them to be investigated (Vijesti)
• Boskovic: It’s obvious Miljanic cooperates with PM Abazovic (Pobjeda)
• Zivkovic on Kurti’s appointment: It seems that “liberators” are above all freed from shame (CdM)
• Sehovic: Overthrow government that functions according to principle – a kilo of betrayal for half a kilo of positions (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Mickoski meets Orban: EU integrations are necessary, but with dignity and with the preservation of the identity features of the people (Republika)
• Mickoski: DUI entered into a pact with Bulgaria and betrayed the Macedonian people (Vecer)
• President Begaj addresses to the nation (Radio Tirana)
• Borrell congratulates Begaj/We look forward to continuing to move forward on our common path in the EU (Radio Tirana)
• Mazi: Becoming a full member of the EU, depends on the pace of work and preparation of Albania (Report TV/Radio Tirana)
• Reshuffles in the govt/Balluku appointed Deputy Prime Minister! Chief negotiator Mazi replaced by Majlinda Dhuka (Radio Tirana)
• Meta in the Assembly of Kosovo: The only way for Albanians is the EU and NATO! Proud of KLA (Radio Tirana)
• Albanian parliament resolution rejects organ trafficking charges (RFE/N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 25, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 25, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• President Osmani, Prime Minister Kurti travel to U.S. for MCC agreement (media)
• Bislimi hosts a farewell meeting with the Swedish ambassador (media)
• Kurti: We are committed to spend the winter as easily as possible (media)
• Tahiri: It is meaningless not to send law on wages to Assembly (Kallxo)
• Kosovo with liaison officer in the United Kingdom (RTK)
• Serbia and Kosovo’s millions for U.S. blacklisted persons and companies (RFE)

Serbian Language Media:

• Serbian citizens entering Kosovo to be issued declaration sheet as of August 1 (KoSSev)
• Anniversary of a crime in Staro Gracko, no one is held responsible yet (RTS)
• Rakic, Petkovic on Staro Gracko crime anniversary (Radio Mitrovica Sever)
• Obradovic says constitutive session of new Serbian Parliament should take place in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Vucic: Government in mid-August, important that I withdraw as SNS leader (N1)
• Hill: I would like to see a pro-West government (BETA, N1)
• Schieb: No obstacles to Serbia’s EU membership once it meets all conditions (FoNet, N1)


• Bringing the world to Kosovo and Kosovo to the world (Kosovo 2.0)
• Ukraine’s EU Candidacy Might be Opportunity for Western Balkans (BIRN)
• Albania asks human rights body to cancel stolen organ claims (The Washington Post)


• Serbian Energy Minister announces increase in price of electricity (N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 25, 2022

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• Kurti: Kosovo in the first place in terms of the rule of law in the Balkans (RTK)
• President Osmani participated in inauguration of new President of Albania (media)
• Kosovo ready to implement reciprocity measures with Serbia on ID cards (media)
• Italian ambassador optimistic about visa liberalization for Kosovo (media)
• Albania’s new president Bajram Begaj gets sworn into office (media)
• Haxhiu leaves open possibility for Specialist Chambers to have a supervisory mechanism (media)
• The Serbian List holds hostage two laws (Koha)
• False bomb alert in the complex of the University of Pristina (RTK)
• Fractured History: Why Kosovo has no proper wartime archive (BIRN)

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