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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 4, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 4, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• PM Kurti responds to opposition criticism for postponing reciprocity (media)
• Haradinaj slams government for “lack of vision” (Ekonomia Online)
• Hoxhaj asks Kurti: Will you create an Association with latest actions in north? (Express)
• U.S. Ambassador Hovenier meets Serbian List leader Rakic (media)
• “Govt violating Brussels agreement; we’ll join opposition in bringing it down” (Klan)
• “The greater the resistance to the Association, the closer it gets to Serbian idea” (RFE)
• 1,155 new cases with COVID-19, one death (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• “Neither concrete solutions, nor consultations with local population” (Radio KIM)
• Vucic and Stoltenberg: Dialogue must continue, peace of vital importance (N1)
• Rakic tells US Ambassador crisis needs to be resolved while respecting needs of Serbs (TV Most)
• Brnabic, Chinese Ambassador discuss economic cooperation (N1)
• Petkovic responds to Rohde (Kosovo Online)
• Bilcik congratulates speaker, deputy speakers: More pluralism in Parliament (N1)
• Vucic: New government to be formed by end of month (Tanjug)
• Selakovic travels to Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela (Tanjug)
• Selakovic: Firm support of Cuba to preserving territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia (Kosovo Online)
• Covid-19: 18 new cases in Serbian areas (Kosovo Online)


• N1: Crisis in Kosovo in the grip of Russian propaganda


• Serbia is playing with matches again (Foreign Policy)
• Don’t Let License Plates Start a New War (Washington Post)
• Croatian Serb War Victims Hope Compensation Claims Finally Pay Off (Balkan Insight)


• DokuFest Bringing Global Award Winners to Kosovo’s Prizren (Prishtina Insight)
• Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival Finishes Second Edition on High Note (Prishtina Insight)

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Belgrade Media Report 4 August 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Thursday 4 August 2022


• Vucic, Stoltenberg discuss situation in north of Kosovo and Metohija (Tanjug/Politika/Novosti/RTS/RTV)
• Serbia supports one-China policy; Continuation of outstanding overall relations between Serbia, China (Tanjug/RTV/Novosti)
• Serbia committed to strengthening cooperation with Latin American countries (Tanjug)
• Petkovic: Why hasn’t Germany done anything regarding ZSO? (Tanjug/RTS)
• Ukraine withdraws soldiers from KFOR (Beta/Novosti)
• Orlic: I’ll follow Vucic’s policy with all my heart and soul (TV Happy/Beta)
• Commissariat: Serbia remembers ethnic cleansing during Croatia’s Storm Operation (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Reactions to statements of Izetbegovic keep on coming; Reactions by Vucic, OHR, UK Embassy, Russian Embassy to B&H (ATV)
• Dodik welcomes signing of Fundamental Agreement between Montenegro and Serbian Orthodox Church (Nezavisne)
• Balakar explains which new provisions of Election Law imposed by Schmidt will be implemented in 2022 General Election process (Dnevni avaz)
• Cavara: HR threatens Croat people; Someone wants to enable Islamization of B&H (Glas Srpske)
• UK Embassy: UK remains strongly committed to security and stability of B&H and whole Western Balkans (N1)
• Bilde demands investigation of threats of Turkey towards B&H (FTV)
• Granic: Schmidt will be up to historic responsibility that guarantees protection of vital interest of Croat people in B&H (Vecernji list)
• Anti-War protest: Crimes in Storm Operation are responsibility of us all (Hina)
• Defense Minister won’t attend President Milanovic’s reception (Hina)
• Montenegro signs fundamental agreement with SPC without presence of media and without previous announcement; DPS, SDP, Liberal Party, Social Democrats and Democratic Union of Albanians announce no-confidence motion in Abazovic’s government (Nova)
• Krivokapic: Act was authorized in Belgrade, that’s why we couldn’t change a thing; Abazovic: Prosecute – I won’t move an inch (CdM)
• PM: They want north Kosovo situation in Podgorica (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Arsovski: Intra-party consultations on referendum question still ongoing, as soon as a decision is made, we will present it publicly (Republika)
• VMRO-DPMNE: Kovacevski is ignoring the people by running away from the referendum (Republika)
• Kovacevski says a referendum would only be going backwards (TV Kanal 5)
• Zakharova: Skopje’s donation of tanks to Kiev a big mistake of Macedonian authorities; MFA and MoD: Macedonia makes decisions independently (Republika)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 4, 2022

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• Stoltenberg talks with Vucic, makes clear NATO readiness to intervene (media)
• Germany supports Kosovo’s reciprocity towards Serbia’s documents (media)
• Serbia, Kosovo officials to meet in Brussels after tensions (BIRN)
• Serbian List: We want to bring down the Kurti-led government (media)
• Lladrovci calls on PM Kurti to dismiss Rakic (media)
• Ukraine begins to withdraw troops from Kosovo (media)
• Kosovo’s draft security strategy under fire (BIRN)
• U.S. Ambassador welcomes inauguration of Commercial Court (media)
• Justice Minister meets Prishtina Mayor, discuss domestic violence (media)
• Reactions against Delic’s election as vice president of Serbian Parliament (Koha)
• “Specialist Chambers jeopardizing Veseli’s constitutional rights” (Epoka)
• Montenegro govt faces no-confidence vote over church deal (BIRN)

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