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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 26, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Prime Minister Kurti’s interview for Welt (media)
• They protest for increased wages, but they “risk” current wage too (RFE)
• LDK: Asking for lists of strikers is a practice typical for autocrats (Koha)
• “As of 2014, 75% of time, primary and secondary education under strike threats” (media)
• Bugajski to Lajcak: When will you meet Albanians in Serbia? (Demokracia)
• Sinani calls on Lajcak and Escobar to meet Albanians in Serbia too (Kosovapress)
• Pendarovski: EU has forgotten about Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (media)
• LDK: Instead of solving demands of the strikers, government is threatening them (RTK)
• COVID-19: 188 new cases, no deaths (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Escobar: I am convinced that the Serbs in the north of Kosovo will not see any change on September 1 (NMagazin, Beta)
• Lajcak: I appreciate Vucic’s sincere effort to support the European solution (RTS)
• Vucic: Discussions to be continued, we are fighting for peace (Tanjug, media)
• Petkovic: Kurti openly threatens with violence in the north, we will not allow the persecution of Serbs (RTS)
• Jeremic: The Parliamentary Club of People’s Party propose a negotiation platform (KiM radio, Beta)
• Demostat: Kurti’s rigid stance could lead to new elections in Kosovo (N1, Beta)
• Association of the Missing: 1,621 more persons from Kosovo have not been found (Kontakt plus radio, Beta, N1)
• KP: ”Ethnically motivated cases in the first half of 2022 in decline compared to the same period in 2021” (KoSSev)


• Zizek: Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right (The Daily Star)


• Number plate row fuels Kosovo’s ethnic tensions as Serbia seeks more talks (Reuters)
• Picturing War: Macedonian Boys Fetch Ammo in the Thick of Fighting (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 26, 2022

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• Escobar: Kosovo and Serbia to pledge there won’t be violence (RFE)
• U.S., EU want violence to be avoided on September 1 (Koha)
• Kurti presents 6 chapters of agreement to Quint and EU (media)
• ‘Time Is Ripe’ for Final Deal With Serbia, Kosovo Premier Says (Bloomberg)
• Kurti for Al Jazeera: No one can stop Kosovo Police from going north (media)
• Lajcak, Escobar meet Serbian President Vucic in Belgrade (media)
• “ROSU cannot go to north, if NATO doesn’t stop it, Serbs will” (Koha)
• Leaders of four northern municipalities come out with a statement (Koha)
• Selimi: Biden asked Hill to return from retirement, serve in Balkans (Express)
• Abdixhiku: We have a PM that covers up failures with fear and threats (media)

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