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Belgrade Media Report 19 September 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Monday 19 September 2022

• Brnabic and Ziadeh on the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the continuation of the dialogue (RTS)
• Petar Petkovic: Political representatives of Albanians in Kosovo constantly cause crisis situations (FoNet)
• Vucic: He threatened me, Kurti’s errand boy (B92)
• Vucic with Hill about the UN General Assembly and the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (RTS)
• Starovic: Serbia’s highest-level present at UN General Assembly (RTS)
• Vucic’s marathon in New York: The President of Serbia on the East River with 30 world officials (Novosti)
• Brnabic: There will be more countries that would withdraw Kosovo recognition (Politika)
• Parliament Speaker Claims Council of Europe Principles Do Not Permit for Kosovo Membership (VIP)
• Lajcak, Escobar: Future of Serbia, Kosovo lies in European union (Kurir)
• Germany, France, Poland support Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, visa-free regime for Kosovo (Beta)
• Varhelyi: The Western Balkans is a geostrategic priority more than ever (Tanjug)
• Vucic with Radev on strengthening energy cooperation in the region (RTS)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Vucic, Dodik and Orban discuss global energy crisis and challenges Europe will face in upcoming period; They confirm commitment to continuation of mutual cooperation (RTRS)
• Dodik: I will propose to Putin that Russia supports extension of Althea mission in B&H (RTRS)
• Dodik’s Advisor Trisic-Babic: Dodik will discuss energy situation with Putin and will inform him on progress regarding Serbia-RS gas pipeline; There is chemistry and understanding between Dodik and Orban in relation to the situation in the world and Europe (ATV)
• Former Yugoslav diplomat Jovanovic: Germany openly supports Bosniak parties, claims about Russian interference serve purpose of providing alibi for interventions of West (Glas Srpske)
• B&H Presidency member Dodik: EC seems to be willing to divide B&H and conditioning of unblocking of EUR 600 million for construction of Corridor 5C through RS by resolution of political crisis proves that (ATV)
• HR Schmidt: Electoral frauds will not be tolerated (N1)
• Borrell to meet Western Balkans leaders in New York on Monday (Glas Srpske)
• Statement by Croatian President that it is possible that Croatian troops are deployed in military missions in B&H if needed causes reactions in B&H (Nova BH)
• Kosovo PM Kurti: There cannot be war in Balkans without Serbia and peace without Albanians (Vecernji list)
• Milanovic: Croatia is prevented from being present, at least at headquarters level, in EUFOR mission in B&H (Nova)
• Djukanovic: New elections most likely option, I hope we’re having them in two or three months (Pobjeda)
• Mandic: Concrete power distribution got stuck, DF ready to give in maximallyꓼ Krapovic: We’ll be in Parliament all day, URA shouldn’t undermine agreement (CDM, Pobjeda)
• Konjevic: Abazovic gets a clear message what he can and can’t do (Pobjeda)
• Montenegro closer to new parliamentary elections after all (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Government delegation led by Kovacevski at the 77th UN General Assembly in New York (Libertas)
• New agreement between Kosovo and Serbia ready, Mutual recognition of independence ahead of joining EU in 2033 (Albanian Post)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 19, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 19, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Borrell to meet Western Balkans leaders in New York (Radio Free Europe)
• President Osmani meets King Charles and PM Truss (Klan Kosova)
• PDK leader calls on Kurti: Find a solution, for the sake of the children! (Klan Kosova)
• PDK’s Tahiri: Kurti is directly responsible for the situation in education (Klan Kosova)
• AAK MP: Kurti should resign – poor management in all sectors (Ekonomia Online)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss ongoing strike in education on Thursday (media)
• German ambassador on statement of Germany, France and Poland about visas (Zeri)
• Tirana-based A2 reports on plans to assassinate Prime Minister Kurti (media)
• Haliti on reports about his planned assassination: I was warned (Express)
• PM Kurti’s interview with Vecernji List, reactions from the opposition (media)
• “Open Balkan can be misused by big predators against the small” (Express/Pobjeda)
• Denmark suspends agreement to rent prison cells in Kosovo (media)
• PSD expects Wednesday’s protest to be massive (Zeri)
• EBRD Vice President for Policy to visit Albania and Kosovo (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• EU on the alleged agreement between Belgrade and Pristina published in the media (Blic, KiM radio)
• Hill without comment on the alleged plan for Kosovo and the ”two Germany” model (Kosovo Online, RTV, Tanjug)
• PM Brnabic signs book of condolence for Queen, to attend funeral (N1)
• Kurti: ”Serbia arming itself, war in Kosovo possible”; Petkovic: ”Albin Kurti’s threats and war cries again” (Politika, Kosovo Online)
• Osmani on “genocide“ and other crimes committed by Serbia (KoSSev)
• Petkovic reacts to Osmani’s remarks (Kosovo Online)
• Ischinger: The “two Germany” model can provide a bridge to a solution for Kosovo and Serbia (Kosovo Online)
• Jovanovic: Steel ‘no’ to Pristina in UN, claims that Kosovo is a ‘fait accompli’ no longer stands (Kosovo Online)
• Botsan-Kharchenko: We will support what suits Serbia (Kosovo Online)
• Starovic: Serbia’s highest-level present at UN General Assembly (N1, RTS)


• For Sexual Harassment Victims in Kosovo, Justice is Hard to Come By (BIRN)
• The faces of Europride (Kosovo 2.0)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 19, 2022

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President Osmani to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (media)
EU officials would not comment on whether there is a new framework for dialogue (RTK)
Borrell to meet with the leaders of the Western Balkans in the USA (Express)
Djaferovic: I have to say that Bosnia and Herzegovina does not recognize Kosovo (RTK)
Education Minister: SBASHK is refusing to cooperate (media)
People’s Attorney calls on SBASHK and government to reflect on strike (Klan)
Albanian Post publishes new framework in dialogue 
Kosovo’s Beleaguered Minorities: Three Degrees And Another On The Way, But Still No Job (RFE)

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