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Belgrade Media Report 23 August

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• Serbia responsible, constructive in dialogue, Vucic tells Hill (Tanjug/RTS)
• Vulin: Serbia only European state that had not imposed sanctions (Tanjug/Beta/Politika)
• Lavrov to Vulin: Russia, Serbia developing dialogue (N1)
• Orlic talked to Botsan-Kharchenko (RTS)
• Vucevic: Serbia must be patient, rational about Kosovo issue (TV Prva/Tanjug)
• MFA: Twitter accounts of several Serbian embassies suspended (Tanjug/Politika)
• Serbian parliament to hold special session in Kosovo in September (TV Prva/Beta)
• Rakic: Joint meeting on Wednesday of councilors of assemblies of four municipalities from north (RTS)
• Serb List fails to live up to Vucic’s assurances to media (KoSSev/N1)
• Milivojevic: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue going badly since Vucic became President (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• SDA: SDA will never agree to new solutions, which are worse than Dayton Agreement and which lead to additional divisions (NAP.ba/ATV)
• Dodik on SDA document: It is best to try to find agreement to return to original Dayton or to peacefully separate (ATV)
• Reactions on SDA document (ATV)
• Dodik announces criminal complaint against Dzaferovic if he participates in Crimea Platform Summit contrary to Dodik’s vote and Rules of Procedure (Hayat)
• Minister: Croatia will not allow arrest warrants for pilots wanted by Serbia (RTL/Hina)
• No resolution of the political crisis, no one is deviating from their positions (RTCG)
• New majority or elections in Montenegro (RSE/CdM)
• At Zelenskiy’s invitation, Abazovic is participating in the Second Summit of the Crimean Platform (CdM)
• The EU supports Albania in the key areas of energy and infrastructure (Radio Tirana)
• 100th anniversary of Albania-USA relations, American B-52 planes fly over “Skenderbeg” square (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 23, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• President Osmani to meet Escobar at 16:30 today, advisor says (Klan Kosova)
• LDK proposes 10-point plan to overcome energy crisis (Telegrafi)
• KDI: No political readiness to move toward a final settlement (EO)
• Krstic: KFOR presence in north offers security and calmness for the people (RTK)
• Delic, Serbian Parliament Vice President, war-time general, passes away (media)
• COVID-19: 274 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic met Hill: Efforts towards reaching a compromise (KiM radio)
• Meeting of councillors of four municipalities from the north of Kosovo on Wednesday (Beta, NMagazin)
• UNS and DNKiM: Serbian List not to select media (KiM radio)
• Bilcik on Vulin’s visit to Moscow: Serbia to harmonize its policy with the EU (Kosovo Online)
• Vulin met Lavrov in Moscow (Tanjug, media)
• Lavrov to Vulin: Russia, Serbia developing dialogue (N1)
• MFA: Twitter accounts of several Serbian embassies suspended (Tanjug)
• How the most difficult issue united the opposition in Belgrade (Blic)
• 20 coronavirus cases in Serbian areas in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)


• Secretary Blinken Won’t “Hesitate” To Directly Engage In Serbia-Kosovo Talks (thepavlovictoday.com)
• Anti-LGBT Sentiments Flourish Online in South-East Europe (Balkan Insight)


• Kosovo’s struggle to keep the lights on (emerging-europe.com)
• UN: 50 percent less population in Kosovo by the end of the century (Kosovo Online, Zeri)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 23, 2022

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• Escobar and Lajcak to stay in Prishtina and Belgrade this week (media)
• Escobar to have working dinner with opposition leaders tonight (RTK)
• Office of Kosovo President denies Vucic’s claims (RTK)
• Kurti to talk about meetings in Brussels on Wednesday (media)
• Rexhaj: Reciprocity towards Serbia to be implemented from Sept 1 (media)
• Serbian List with another threat to leave Kosovo’s institutions (RTK)
• Lavrov: Vucic, Putin talking about “harmonizing the next steps” (media)
• Serb official visits Moscow, calls sanctions EU ‘hysteria’ (AP)
• Maliqi for Danas: An armed resistance by Serbs is possible on Sept 1 (media)
• Delawie: Serbia is a threat to peace, not Kosovo (media)
• Pineles: Investigation of only one ethnic group damages credibility (VoA)
• Picturing War: Kosovo Refugee Mother Gives Son a Haircut (BIRN)
• In sign of support, US bombers fly over Dubrovnik, Balkans (AP)

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