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Belgrade Media Report 1 September

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• Serbia advocates intensification of Serbian-British cooperation (RTS/Tanjug)
• Stefanovic and Turner on cooperation between the two countries (RTS)
• Selakovic and Peach on bilateral relations, the situation in the region and in Kosovo and Metohija (RTS)
• Hill: The Open Balkans means that borders are used for rapprochement, not for division (RTS)
• Implementation of Belgrade-Pristina agreement on IDs begins (RTS)
• Petkovic to Kurti: We will fight for KM plates as well (Tanjug/RTV/RTS)
• Open Balkans wine fair opens in Belgrade (Tanjug/RTS)
• Kovacevski: “Open Balkans” is a step towards Europeam quality of life (Politika)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Talks on changes of Election Law resume; DF delegation meets with representatives of OHR (O Kanal/Hayat)
• SDA delegation meets with representatives of OHR (Nova BH)
• Turkovic meets Escobar in Bled (Avaz)
• Cvijanovic: Turkovic does not deserve to represent B&H (RTRS)
• Dodik meets Serbs of Romania (RTRS)
• Abazovic: Danijela Djurovic’s dismissal would send a bad message, some politicians want to ruin the country (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Osmani: Conflict in Ukraine priority of OSCE Chairmanship (Republika)
• EU is becoming aware that there will be no constitutional amendments (Republika)
• Rama: Open Balkans is much more than economics and politics, it is a project of peace and peaceful coexistence (Radio Tirana)
• Recent criminal events, the General Director of the Police, Gladis Nano discharged. Cuci: He did not fulfill the objectives (Radio Tirana)
• The American Embassy reacts after the dismissal of Nano: He was a strong partner (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 1, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Prime Minister Kurti invites citizens to convert licence plates to RKS (media)
• Osmani met with Deputy Prime Minister of Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra (media)
• The EU asks Kosovo to give “sufficient time” for licence plates (RFE Albanian)
• Kurti on the energy crisis: We are doing our best, but the situation is dire (Koha)
• BSPK: There is no withdrawal from strike, Government’s intervention is illegal (media)
• LDK: The decision to freeze wages is illegal and undemocratic (media)
• PDK: Today we are in energy and educational darkness (media)
• Banners against re-registration with RKS licence plates appear again in north (Koha)
• COVID-19: One death and 64 new cases (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Kurti calls Kosovo Serbs to replace license plates (N1)
• Petkovic: Kurti continues to threaten with abolition of KM plates (NMagazin, Beta)
• Vucic discusses Kosovo dialogue with UK, US officials (N1)
• Ashton could join Lajcak’s team for dialogue – portal (Tanjug, Kosovo Online)
• Arsenijevic: With a Serbian ID of the cities in Kosovo, still impossible to cross General Jankovic (KoSSev)
• US Ambassador says Serbia should turn West (N1, FoNet, NIN, KiM radio)


• Kosovo pushes ahead with car licensing rule resisted by Serbs (Reuters)
• Kosovo’s car licensing rule resisted by ethnic Serbs takes effect (Aljazeera)
• Serbia under growing pressure from West to allow EuroPride to go ahead (intellinews.com)
• The Open Balkan Wine Fair opens today in Belgrade (serbianmonitor.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 1, 2022

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• Reciprocity on ID cards begins (Koha Ditore/Kosovapress/RFE)
• Serbia Reminds Kosovo: ID Cards Deal Doesn’t Imply Recognition (BIRN)
• Why Ethnic Tensions Are Flaring Again in Northern Kosovo (Reuters)
• President Osmani meets Czech PM Minister, discuss visa liberalisation (media)
• Krasniqi: Kosovo in direst situation in the postwar period (media)
• Haradinaj to Kurti: Stop or you will be stopped! (media)
• Haziri: Serbia is indirectly recognizing Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Serbia: Army at high state preparedness along border with Kosovo (Telegrafi)
• Turkish, Hungarian senior officials to attend next Open Balkans meeting (Klan)

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