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Belgrade Media Report 22 August

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• Vucic: We have nowhere to go – we are cornered (B92/Politika/Tanjug/RTS)
• Hill: US-Serbia cooperation not only about Kosovo (Tanjug/RTS)
• Petkovic to Hill: Pristina’s unilateral actions can endanger security situation in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
• KFOR raises number of troops near Jarinje, Brnjak crossings (KoSSev/Beta)
• Vucic and Aliyev: Serbia gets go-ahead for electricity deal with Azerbaijan (Beta)
• Petkovic: Only Directorate North can act in the north of Kosovo and Metohija (RTV/Tanjug)
• Albanians decide to take part in census (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: Serbia is in delicate moment and facing great challenges (RTRS)
• Borenovic: Serbia and Vucic showed how national interests should be defended (BN TV)
• Sarovic: Serbs and everyone in region need peace (BN TV)
• Izetbegovic: We will have to fight and defend peace; Dodik: RS has no intention of waging war and endangering peace (RTRS)
• Dodik: I believe Serbia should be involved much more in solving problems in B&H (Srna/RTRS)
• Covic’s statement regarding territorial reorganization of B&H has again brought legitimate representation and amendments to B&H Election Law into public’s focus (BHT1)
• Komsic: Territorial reorganization cannot be done without conflict (FTV)
• Radoncic: There will not be Covic’s third entity, but Croats must not be national minority either (Dnevni avaz)
• HR Schmidt says his job is to interpret Constitution of B&H as integral part of DPA – not to change it (Klix.ba)
• Dodik pays visit to Montenegro (ATV)
• Retired Air Force pilot talks Serbia’s indictment (Hina/N1)
• Dritan Abazovic’s government has fallen (CdM)
• Radulovic: Interim cabinet to get us back to EU agenda (CdM)
• Sehovic: Montenegro’s European perspective gets another chance after fall of Abazovic’s government (CdM)
• Basic: Too much bad blood among parties of “former parliamentary majority” (RTCG)
• Pisonero: Montenegro needs a stable and capable government, precious time has already been lost (RTCG)
• State Department: Quickly form a government or call early elections;We do not consider DF a partner (CdM/VoA)
• Picula: Montenegrin politics must decide whether it will continue in the direction of EU integration or whether it will become a commodity of Serbian and Russian interests (CdM)
• How to get out of the political crisis: There is no time to wait (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• “Double victory in Tetovo, Kovacevski to resign – early elections immediately” (Republika)
• Ahmeti admits defeat in Tetovo, Besa leads over DUI, double advantage of VMRO DPMNE over SDSM (Republika)
• Nikoloski: Changes won in Tetovo, changes will win in Macedonia too, early elections are the way out (Republika)
• Two Russians and one Ukrainian citizens tries to enter the weapons processing factory (Tirana Times)
• Kosovo ready to help Albania after recent incidents at military bases (ADN)
• Veliaj in Kiev, received by Zelensky! President of Ukraine: Grateful for Albania’s help (Radio Tirana)
• Ukrainian Ambassador to Albania: Albania is sheltering over 3,000 Ukrainians displaced by the war (VoA/Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 22, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Lajcak and Escobar to visit Prishtina and Belgrade this week (media)
• Chancellor Scholz preparing a meeting with Kurti and Vucic in autumn (Express)
• Education Minister: Pupils most affected by strike in educational system (media)
• Ex-Minister of Energy presents alternatives to emerge from energy crisis (Kosovapress)
• Team of journalists attacked in the north (Kanal 10)
• “Serb Survival”: Vucic, Serbian List are expelling Serbs from Kosovo (Paparaci)
• Miftaraj: Radoicic, wanted by Kosovo authorities, side by side with Vucic (Koha)
• “Dialogue successful, only if issue of Albanians in Presevo Valley is included” (media)
• Haradinaj with an initiative from September (media)
• Delawie: Serbia is a threat to peace, not Kosovo (RTK)
• COVID-19: 203 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Mihajlovic: Preservation of peace the greatest patriotism (FoNet, N1)
• Petkovic to Hill: Pristina’s unilateral actions can threaten the security situation in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Vucic: “Whatever happens, there will be no more refugee columns” (N1, Tanjug)
• The anniversary of the disappearance of journalists marked (KiM radio)
• Increased presence of KFOR in the north, says Andric Rakic (N1)
• Orlic: Special session of the Assembly on Kosovo in September (RTS)


• Milivojevic: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue going badly since Vucic became President (Beta, N1)


• Albania investigates military factory intruders from Russia and Ukraine (RFE)
• Serbia-Kosovo relations after the Brussels meeting: What do we know so far? (EWB)
• Vucic: Serbia will be without Russian Oil from November 1 (novinite.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 22, 2022

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• Vucic says Serbs may leave Kosovo institutions unless deal is clinched (RFE)
• According to Vucic, Kurti proposed six points in Brussels (media)
• Vela reacts to Vucic: Pressure and intimidation will fail (media)
• Svecla: Vucic lied about Kosovo Police (media)
• Svecla: We will ensure free movement for all citizens (RTK)
• Trajkovic: KFOR provides security for all communities in Kosovo (Klan)
• Palokaj: EU has turned into organiser of crisis management meetings (Koha)
• Minister of Health indicates difficult autumn with COVID-19 (EO)
• COVID-19: 224 new cases, two deaths (media)
• Two Russians, one Ukrainian arrested after suspected spying raid on Albanian arms factory (The Guardian)
• Osmani and Kurti condemn attack in Gramsh (media)
• Montenegro government toppled by no-confidence vote (BIRN)

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