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Belgrade Media Report 15 August

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• Vucic: I am going to Brussels to try to maintain peace (Tanjug/RTS)
• EU: Serbian, Kosovan officials’ inflammatory rhetoric cause for concern (Beta)
• Vucic: We know the names of our people who are on the list for liquidation (TV Prva)
• Brnabic strongly criticizes EEAS statement on relations between Serbia and Kosovo (N1)
• Petkovic: Announcement of EEAS missed, not both sides are guilty (RTV/Tanjug)
• Selakovic: Venezuela wants Kosovo and Metohija to remain part of Serbia (Tanjug)
• Cooperation of B&H with Europol on hold for years (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Stoltenberg responds to Turkovic’s letter: NATO is developing set of measures specially tailored for B&H (Nova BH)
• Dodik: NATO does not have any role in B&H (N1)
• Becirovic responds to statements from RS regarding NATO presence (Avaz)
• Correspondence between Turkovic and Stoltenberg sparks reactions in RS (RTRS)
• Cavara responds to HR Schmidt’s calls for appointing judges of FB&H CC (Hayat)
• Dunovic, Mahmutbegovic Cavara is inviting candidates for FB&H CC judges on his own initiative (Nova BH/Hayat)
• Three days of mourning after Cetinje shooting (CdM)
• On helicopter carrying Patriarch Porfirije: NATO says Montenegrin authorities should provide answers (Pobjeda)
• Russian diplomat declared persona non grata (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Pendarovski: Framework Agreement brought peace and stability, preservation of sovereignty and territorial integrity (Republika)
• Kovacevski: Ohrid Agreement promotes unity and togetherness (Republika)
• Osmani – Milkov: Efforts to continue developing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest (Republika)
• Mickoski: I will leave politics if any of the MPs of VMRO-DPMNE vote for changing the Constitution (Republika)
• Macedonia withdrew its consent for an honorary consulate of Russia in Bitola, Moscow announces counter reaction (Republika)
• Albania submits to the Council of Europe the resolution against Dick Marty’s report on the unfounded claims about the trade in human organs (Radio Tirana)
• Local elections/Berisha: Candidates will be appointed by the membership and there will be a competition between two or three people (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 15, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Osmani, Kurti welcome Albania’s President Bajram Begaj (media)
• Osmani: All preparations are being made to implement institutions’ decisions on Brussels agreements (Telegrafi)
• Citaku: Power cuts in August, we can imagine what will happen in winter (Telegrafi)
• Tahiri: If we tolerate 2-hrs cuts now, we’ll have to tolerate 12-hrs cuts in winter! (media)
• Hoti: Power cuts are being reintroduced to cover up mismanagement (Indeksonline)
• PDK: Winter is coming, both with cuts and high tariffs (media)
• “Strike in educational system until law on wages is finalised” (Koha)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: I am going to Brussels to try to maintain peace (Tanjug)
• Brnabic on Twitter reacted to EEAS statement (media)
• Office for KiM on EEAS statement (media)
• Kosovo Internal Affairs Minister says Serbs are citizens with equal rights (N1, KoSSev)
• Kommersant: Russia asking Serbia to decide (Beta, N1)


• Kosovo and electricity – authorities warn, citizens worried (N1, KoSSev)


• Kosovo seeks western help to boost Nato and EU ambitions (Financial Time)
• Falling Stars: Europe’s Champions in Balkans Burn Out Fast (BIRN)
• Thousands March in Belgrade to Protest Against Euro Pride (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 15, 2022

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• EU calls on Kosovo and Serbia to immediately end inflammatory rhetoric (RFE)
• Power cuts from Monday in Kosovo (media)
• LDK leader predicts most difficult winter ever; slams government (media)
• Newly elect President of Albania to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Swiss TV: Informer that revealed plan to kill Marty was born in Kosovo (media)
• Against bleak global backdrop, Kosovo’s Dokufest ponders ‘How to Survive’ (BIRN)
• Youth Day feels bittersweet to Balkans’ frustrated youngsters (BIRN)
• Palokaj: A major shift of the workforce from Balkans toward EU (Koha)
• “Kosovo must deliver on municipal association if it wants normalisation” (BIRN)
• Kosovo women seek end to ‘period poverty (BIRN)
• COVID-19: 393 new cases (media)

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