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Belgrade Media Report 24 August

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• Vulin meets with Patrushev in Moscow (Tanjug/RTS/Politika/Beta)
• Bilcik: Europe noted Vulin’s anti-EU remarks in Moscow (N1)
• US Ambassador: Washington wants Serbia, Kosovo in normal relationship (N1)
• Vulin blasts Hill over N1 interview (N1)
• Mihajlovic: Lavrov with his statements abusing fact that Serbia didn’t introduce sanctions (FoNet)
• Petkovic: Kurti ready for anything but dialogue and compromise (RTS)
• State Department spokesman: Blinken won’t hesitate to help Kosovo dialogue (N1/Politika)
• Good cooperation of Serbia with UNDP (Tanjug)
• All eyes on Lajcak and Escobar (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H Presidency Chairman Dzaferovic addresses online Crimean Platform Summit; Dzaferovic reiterates B&H’s official stances supporting sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemning the acts that violate sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine (N1/BHT1)
• Dodik announces that he will file a criminal report against Dzaferovic for abuse of office or official authority, because he participated in Crimean Platform Summit despite of the fact that the RS opposed this (RTRS)
• Other RS politicians react to Dzaferovic’s participation in Crimean Platform Summit (ATV)
• B&H intellectuals, activists, journalists address US officials encouraging them to support true constitutional and election reforms that would secure sustainable and democratic political culture in B&H (NAP.ba)
• It is no secret that activists and lobbyists of Bosniak community and people who are directly working for Bosniak interests are behind letter sent to Blinken (Glas Srpske)
• Minister: Croatia will not allow issuance of international arrest warrant (Hina)
• Abazovic: Montenegro stands with the Ukrainian people (CdM)
• Russian Embassy reacts to Gramsh military plant incident (Euronews Albania)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 24, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti talks about meeting Serbian President Vucic on August 18 (media)
• Kurti: Option of producing neutral licence plates is out of the question (media)
• Haradinaj: Fruitful discussion with Escobar (media)
• Sources: Escobar, opposition talked flexible implementation of reciprocity and final settlement (Klan Kosova)
• What was discussed and what Escobar requested in meeting with opposition (Express)
• Haliti: Kosovo must focus on Escobar’s message (RTK)
• “The Prime Minister should have reported earlier about the dialogue” (Nacionale)
• Mustafi: No reason for Serbs in Kosovo to have greater rights than Albanians in Serbia (Kosovapress)
• COVID-19: 363 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Councillors in Zvecan adopted 6 conclusions, the first supporting Vucic to find a solution (KoSSev)
• Lajcak for the BBC in Serbian: Vucic and Kurti meeting in Brussels was not in vain (media)
• US Ambassador: “Washington wants Serbia, Kosovo in normal relationship” (N1)
• Vulin’s reply to Ambassador Hill: Perhaps Hill can remove me from the Government, but not the ideas of an independent Serbia (media)
• Djilas: Recognition of Kosovo cannot be a topic of any conversation (KoSSev, Nova.rs, N1)
• Selakovic receives new UNDP resident representative (Tanjug)


• War mongering and race baiting (Kosovo 2.0)


• Srdan Keca: Suffering of Roma isn’t part of collective consciousness (Kosovo 2.0)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 24, 2022

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• COMKFOR Major General Ferenc Kajari’s interview with RTK
• President Osmani meets U.S. envoy Escobar (media)
• Escobar meets opposition leaders, no statements after the meeting (media)
• Lajcak to meet opposition leaders today at 16:00, sources say (Express)
• Hill: Serbia was prepared for negotiations in Brussels, the other side not (media)
• Mayors of northern municipalities to meet today (Klan Kosova)
• Wisner: A round of Kosovo-Serbia talks never solves anything (VoA)
• Serwer: Tempest in a license plate (media)
• Kosovo war-era Yugoslav Army general dies in Russia (BIRN)
• Anti-LGBT sentiments flourish online in South-East Europe (BIRN)

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