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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 28, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 28 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo Assembly ratifies the energy agreement with the MCC (media)
• President Osmani welcomes adoption of agreement with MCC (media)
• Rizvanolli: More than proud to sign agreement on behalf of Kosovo (media)
• Hovenier happy about the agreement between Kosovo and MCC (media)
• Kusari: Gashi’s statement is speculative; government will not fall (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo Assembly ratifies international agreement for IPA III (Kosovapress)
• UEFA disciplinary body fines soccer club from Kosovo (media)
• Two deaths and 1,603 new cases with COVID-19 in Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Constitutive session of new Serbian Parliament scheduled for August 1 (N1)
• Vucic: Why did you abolish KS plates, who did you ask? (Kosovo Online, Danas)
• Survey: 84 percent of Serbian citizens against imposing sanctions on Russia (N1, Nedeljnik, NSPM)
• Visoki Decani Monastery expresses gratitude to KFOR (Radio KIM)
• Covid-19: 23 new cases registered in Serbian areas (Kosovo Online)


• Three days left until August 1: What awaits Serbs in northern Kosovo and what will implementation of new Pristina rules look like? (Kosovo Online)


• High Representative Gives Bosnia Leaders Ultimatum to Change Election Law (BIRN)
• Price Hikes Dent Tourist Industry in Western Balkans (BIRN)
• Montenegro MPs Expected to Condemn WWII Massacre of Serbs as Genocide (Balkan Insight)
• Call to Rebuild Njegos Chapel Divides Montenegro (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 28 July 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 28 July 2022


• Vucic apologizes to concentration camp survivors (Beta)
• Several agreements on cooperation between Serbia and Gabon signed (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
• Djuric speaks with US Senator Tillis about bilateral cooperation (Tanjug/RTS)
• Dacic meets with Kingdom of Eswatini Foreign Minister (Tanjug)
• Stefanovic and Greek Ambassador discuss crash of Ukrainian airplane (FoNet)
• Lutovac: DS not interested in being part of Vucic’s cabinet (Danas)
• Poll: Majority of Serbian citizens opposes sanctions on Russia and NATO membership (NSPM/Vreme)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• HR Schmidt imposes technical changes to B&H Election Law (O Kanal/FTV)
• Schmidt meets with representatives of political parties in FB&H (N1)
• Croat People’s Assembly: OHR succumbed to warmongering pressure and calls for violence from Bosniak-Muslim champions (Nova BH)
• SDA on HR’s decision (BHT1/N1)
• Dodik: Schmidt does not have the right to enter the building of OHR, let alone intervene in legislature of B&H (RTRS)
• Schmidt imposes only technical changes to B&H Election Law (Nezavisne)
• US Ambassador Murphy: US gives full support to OHR (O Kanal)
• UK Ambassador expresses support to OHR and High Representative (Nova BH)
• Dodik reacts to Izetbegovic’s statement about reviewing of “their” numbers (ATV)
• US Embassy, UK Embassy, OSCE condemn inflammatory rhetoric (Al Jazeera/FTV/Avaz)
• Plenkovic: Protests in Sarajevo and insults directed at Schmidt made it difficult to make wider changes to B&H Election Law (HRT1)
• Abazovic: Signing of Fundamental Agreement can be expected in early August (CdM)
• Konjevic: I won’t be part of government unless parliament mandate is shortened and PM resigns (Pobjeda)
• Picula: Abazovic causes another crisis by inviting author of Agreement with SPC to expert team (Pobjeda)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski proposes phrasing of referendum question: Do you want to join the EU under these conditions? (Fokus)
• Parliament ratifies NATO accession protocols of Finland and Sweden (Republika)
• 100 years of diplomatic relations/ Biden: We will support you on your way to the EU! Kim: Proud of our friendship (Radio Tirana)
• 100 years of diplomatic relations/ Rama: Without the USA, Albania would not be in NATO (Radio Tirana)
• Begaj: The USA is the most powerful defender of our independence; This marked the friendship we have today (Radio Tirana)
• Xhacka: Communist regime could not destroy a consolidated relationship (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 28, 2022

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• U.S., Kosovo Celebrate $202M Energy Grant on Capitol Hill (mcc.gov)
• Osmani: Agreement with MCC seals U.S. support for Kosovo (RTK)
• Kurti: Agreement vital to energy security, social economic transformation (media)
• Gashi: Government may fall in autumn (media)
• Haradinaj indicates Kosovo-Serbia agreement in autumn (Klan Kosova)
• Draft Security Strategy: “Serbia, the main threat” (Radio Free Europe)
• Montenegrin President Djukanovic slams Open Balkan initiative (media)
• Kosovo festival lets artists transform public spaces (Reuters)
• Itinerant exhibit, ‘Ecodesign’, arrives in Kosovo’s capital (ansamed.info)

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