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Belgrade Media Report 14 September

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• The session on Kosovo and Metohija continues, Vucic attends (B92)
• Parliamentary session on Kosovo and Metohija ended after 10 hours (Tanjug)
• Dacic: We will vote (Tanjug)
• Opposition rep: Parliamentary group United won’t back Vucic’s report on Kosovo (Beta)
• Strong criticisms by opposition in live TV broadcast (VIP)
• Two Serbs injured in knife attack near Obilic in Kosovo (RTS)
• Vucic spoke with the special envoy of Germany for the Western Balkans (RTS)
• Vucic thanked Zurof for fighting for the condemnation of Ustasha crimes (RTS)
• Brnabic and Sarrazin on the region and the summit of the Berlin Process (RTS)
• Selakovic with the Quint and Norway ambassadors to NATO (RTS)
• Stefanovic spoke with the Quint and Norway ambassadors of to NATO and Serbia (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Croatian President Milanovic attends commemoration of 27th anniversary of liberation of Jajce: Croats in B&H did not get realization of their fundamental rights; HDZ B&H’s Kristo calls B&H state union of three constituent peoples (FTV)
• Political messages from Jajce provoke reactions (N1)
• RS opposition against special RSNA’s session on Dodik’s veto (ATV)
• RSNA to discuss Wednesday amendments to Law on Agricultural Land which enable RS citizens to convert agricultural land into construction land completely free of charge (RTRS)
• Dodik: RS is the only owner of its property (ATV)
• Ambassadors of US, UK, Italy, France and Germany to NATO visit B&H and meet NATO and EUFOR respective Commanders (Dnevni avaz)
• Exercise ‘Combined Effort 22’ set to take place on Mt. Manjaca on September 19-23, NATO to carry out final assessment of Light Infantry Battalion Combat Group of B&H AF (Hayat)
• B&H Deputy Defense Minister Okolic: Military exercise ‘Combined Effort 22’ does not bring B&H closer to NATO membership (Glas Srpske)
• Dodik comments announced military exercise saying NATO is observer; Dodik says he is against NATO and wants B&H to be demilitarized (Nova BH)
• Joint column by Sattler, Macdonald and Penska: With little good will, B&H can do better (Dnevni list)
• The ‘outvoting’ of Bosnian Croats is thievery, Milanovic tells Bosnian Croats (Hina)
• PM Plenkovic meets with Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Krivokapic in Zagreb (Hina)
• Djukanovic: Most realistic option is to start with preparations for elections (CDM)
• Fifth attempt: Another meeting of the old majority (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Xhaferi dismisses VMRO-DPMNE’s referendum initiative (Republika)
• Rama, Kurti meet in Tirana (Balkanweb.com)
• Albanian President Begaj meets the President of Croatia Milanovic (Radio Tirana)
• President Begaj meets in Slovenia the President of North Macedonia, Pendarovski: Boosting bilateral relations (Radio Tirana)
• Israel offers cyber aid to Albania after Iran’s attacks (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 14, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Von der Leyen: EU cannot be complete without the Western Balkans (RFE)
• Lajcak in Strasbourg talks about the European future of the Western Balkans (RTK)
• Kurti: Healthcare situation is so serious that ministry alone cannot deal with it (Koha)
• Osmani discusses visa liberalization with the Latvian president (media)
• Kosovo government adopts draft law on war crimes institute (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo establishes Cyber Security Agency (media)
• The government sets rules for public gatherings and events (Express)
• Serbian MP: Radoicic is threatening and mistreating Kosovo Serbs (Kosovapress)
• Molliqaj calls on war veterans to join PSD protest the day Trendafilova visits Kosovo (Klan)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic receives Sarrazin (Tanjug)
• Vucic: I will ask Russian, Chinese presidents to veto Kosovo UN membership (N1)
• Selakovic receives ambassadors of Quint states, Norway to NATO (Tanjug)
• Brnabic to Sarazzin: EU-mediated dialogue only way to normalise relations (N1)
• Serbian MIA formally bans Pride parade, ‘anti-globalists’’ march (N1, media)
• “Freedom of Movement in Transition” report presented in Mitrovica North (Kontakt plus radio, Radio Gorazdevac)


• Tadic: Vucic expressed contradictions, the opposition did not notice (Beta, NMagazin, Nova S)


• Maja Sever, First Woman Head of EFJ: ‘Don’t give up on Journalism’ (BIRN)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 13, 2022

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• Jasharaj: Our membership strongly rejects the €50 offer (media)
• Kosovo teachers’ strike drags on as talks between unions and govt fail (BIRN)
• Albania and Kosovo Prime Ministers meet in Tirana (media)
• Lajcak meets Macron’s chief diplomatic advisor (media)
• Kosovo Telecom targeted by cyber-attacks (Radio Free Europe)
• Gervalla: Good chances of moving to next stage for membership in CoE (Klan)
• Feith: Disappointing that situation in north hasn’t changed for 10 years (media)
• Vetting in the judiciary heading toward finalization (RTK)
• Western Balkans security a priority for Hungary (Hungary Today)
• Kosovars pay price of unregulated water supply with their health (BIRN)
• Prosecutors seek 35-year prison term for ex-rebel accused of torture (Reuters)
• Albanian MP clashes with Vucic in Serbian Parliament (Albanian Daily News)
• Regional missing persons database announced for November (BIRN)

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