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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 5, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 5, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Bislimi and Nagavci in the Valley, promise support for the Albanians (media)
• KCK: Government is trying to undermine the independence of the judiciary (media)
• Brnabic from North speaks of “peace” and says that they will “fight” for Serbs (media)
• Kosovo continues lobbying for membership in the Council of Europe (RTK)
• Haradinaj wants investments in gas pipelines and new coal-fired power plant (media)
• Another protest about the case of the 11-year-old girl in Pristina (media)
• COVID-19: One death, 21 new cases (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Brnabic in a visit to Kosovo north: Dialogue is important, we will insist on ZSO (media)
• Kosovo ministers in Presevo, without a meeting with the mayor (Beta, N1)
• Jeremic: Request to Russia and China to use veto ‘puts an end’ to Pristina’s UN membership issue (Danas)
• Serbian ID cards issued to Kosovo Serbs valid to enter Albania via Vrbnica crossing – but not Kosovo (KoSSev)
• SNS official announces composition of new Serbian Government by September 25 (N1)
• Erdogan to visit Serbia (RTS)


• Serbia, Albania to cooperate in energy, mining sectors (seenews.com)

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Belgrade Media Report 5 September 2022

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United Nations Office in Belgrade

Daily Media Highlights

Monday 5 September 2022


• Serbian Prime Minister arrives in Kosovo (FoNet/N1/KoSSev)
• Vucic hosted Pahor: Link between energy situation and other problems crucial (B92/Tanjug)
• Series of documents related to cooperation within “Open Balkans” signed (Tanjug/RTS/Politika)
• Relations of Serbia, Turkey at highest level in recent history (Tanjug/RTS/RTV/Politika)
• Mutual support, sincere friendship between Serbia and Hungary (Tanjug/RTV)
• Macron, Scholz: Normalization of Belgrade-Pristina relations essential for Western Balkans (Beta/Politika/Novosti)
• Petkovic: We preserved stability and peace, but difficult battle continues (Politika)
• Jeremic: Parliament should enact a common document of both, opposition and government, regarding Kosovo (TV Prva)
• Vucevic: Composition of new Serbian government by 25 September (TV Prva/Beta)
• Rakic: Our people do not wish to give up on any insignia of state of Serbia (Novosti)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: We are not prepared to accept anti-Dayton B&H and RS will leave such B&H (RTRS)
• Dodik: RS supports Open Balkans initiative (ATV)
• Dodik say he will discuss with Vucic creation of national identification cards for Serbs living in Diaspora; Cvijanovic: This will be project of national importance (RTRS)
• Dodik votes against all proposals at Presidency’s session that he assesses as detrimental to RS, denies agrement to new German Ambassador (ATV)
• Borenovic criticizes Dodik over failure to confirm agrement to new German Ambassador to B&H (BN TV)
• German Embassy to B&H sends message about respecting status of constituent peoples and entities (RTRS)
• After Dodik’s decision in Presidency, conciliatory messages come from Germany (ATV)
• Komsic: Schmidt is being pushed to impose changes to Election Law for sure but will not make such decision without Germany’s approval (FTV)
• Turkovic: HR Schmidt will not make any decisions that are harmful for B&H and its citizens (Hayat)
• Analyst warns of radicalization among Bosnian Muslim leaders ahead of elections (HRT1)
• Agreement of 30 August majority would mean diversion from Euro-Atlantic path into zone of Russian influence (Pobjeda)
• Vucic: Abazovic did much more in 100 days than his predecessors; Abazovic: The Open Balkans is a successful and functional initiative, I would like Montenegro to be part of it (Pobjeda)
• Abazovic with Szijjarto: The main foreign policy goal of Montenegro is full membership in the EU (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Kovacevski: The region will survive the winter together so that there is no shortage of food and energy (Republika)
• Open Balkans Summit/Rama: Agreement on food security and energy (Radio Tirana)
• Energy and food security top agenda at Open Balkans summit in Belgrade (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 5, 2022

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Kurti receives letter from Scholtz and Macron (media)
‘Serbia must get ready to make a difficult decision’, Macron-Scholz letter to Vucic (media)
Kosovo government submits judicial vetting draft to Parliament (media)
Kurti on Brnabic’s visit: No statements that induce de-stabilization (media)
Bislimi and Nagavci to visit Presheva Valley (media)
Jasharaj: The strike continues (media)
Rama for Der Spiegel: Russia would love another conflict in the Balkans (media)
Rakic: Brnabic’s visit shows that Kosovo Serbs are in favor of peace and security (media)
Haxhiu on the case of the 11-year-old: There will be additional dismissals (euronews.al)
EU-brokered deal leaves Kosovo and Serbia mired in antagonism (Financial Times)
COVID-19: 49 new cases (media)

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