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Belgrade Media Report 22 September

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• Vucic’s address at the UN: What is the difference between Ukraine and Serbia? (B92)
• Vucic told Newsmax: Putin is not bluffing, that’s all I can say (B92)
• Vucic: We changed our speech nine times, we took care of every word (Tanjug)
• Senior KFOR officer says reserves deployed in Kosovo (N1)
• Vucic met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China (RTS)
• Selakovic in New York at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (RTS)
• Serbian Foreign Minister has a series of fringe meetings during U.N. General Assembly Session (Beta)
• PM Brnabic explains delay in formation of new Government (FoNet)
• Opposition leader: Aggression on Ukraine threatening humanity, sanctions necessary (Beta)
• Russians are coming to Belgrade (Nova S)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik supports referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine (O kanal)
• Head of RS Representation Office in New York Kesic on Dodik-Putin meeting: This exceeds expectations (ATV)
• Komsic: Russia’s position regarding EUFOR expected with anxiety, because if it does not support continuation of the mission, it could complicate things in B&H (N1)
• EUD: We expect leaders of B&H to take clear moral stance and unequivocally condemn Russian actions in Ukraine instead of meeting with Russian president (Nova BH)
• Nezavisne novine learns that EU will increase pressure on Western Balkan countries to join EU foreign policy and support Ukraine (Nezavisne novine)
• B&H Presidency Chairman Dzaferovic addresses 77th session of UN General Assembly: IC and OHR made huge contribution to peace building; It is not time to close OHR (BHT1)
• Chairman Dzaferovic with UN SG Guterres: International units have the right to be present in B&H (Dnevni list)
• US House of Representatives adopts bill on B&H: Prevent destabilization and undermining of Dayton with sanctions; Reactions (O kanal)
• HR Schmidt: Politicians like Komsic do not contribute to improving the situation (Dnevni avaz)
• HDZ B&H’s Covic: B&H cannot be classic civic state because it would lead to domination (Dnevni list)
• Milanovic: One should be louder when it comes to the status of Croats in B&H (Dnevni list)
• Milanovic: I warn from the beginning, this is a terribly dangerous situation. The main problem is not nuclear weapons, but something else (Jutarnji list)
• Croatian fighter held by Russia freed in prisoner swap (HRT)
• Blazic: President has the last word, he can dissolve Parliament (RTCG)
• Uljarevic: Djukanovic’s decision has at least two foundations in Constitution (CDM)
• Djukanovic with Popa: The pro-European commitment of political actors must be accompanied by pro-European action (CDM)
• Djukanovic: The increased discussion on the Western Balkans within NATO is encouraging, our partners are seriously following the events in Montenegro (CDM)
• Abazovic with The President of The UN General Assembly (CDM)
• Announced package of financial assistance to Montenegro (CDM)
• Konjevic – General Cavoli: Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is a threat to European security (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Osmani meets Reeker in New York (Republika)
• Roth: The EU has wasted a lot of time in the Western Balkans, the candidates should immediately feel the benefits of membership (MIA)
• PM Rama for Der Spiegel: When it comes to EU membership our patience is endless (ADN)
• The Deputy Assistant Secretary of NATO in Tirana reacts to the attacks from Iran: Albania is not alone (Radio Tirana)
• Balluku meets Goldberg: Canada’s experience and expertise in energy and cyber security is a great help for us (Radio Tirana)
• Hohmann: Albania’s EU membership depends on Albania itself (Vizion Plus TV)
• The former Albanian presidents travel to The Hague, they will visit the leaders of the KLA (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 22, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo Assembly discusses ongoing general strike (media)
• Osmani: NATO membership is Kosovo’s strategic objective (media)
• Osmani meets Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic States (media)
• Justice Minister meets President of Specialist Chambers (media)
• Dutch Foreign Ministry on whether they will support visa liberalisation (Express)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: How is Ukraine’s territorial integrity different from Serbia’s? (Tanjug)
• Vucic: Everyone invokes int’l law when it suits them to do so (Tanjug)
• PM Brnabic explains delay in formation of new Government (RTS, FoNet, N1)
• Selakovic at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in New York (RTS, Blic)
• Aleksic: Vucic’s announcement about the state-building bloc a prelude to elections at all levels (Nova, FoNet, N1)
• Council of Europe in 2008 considered UN membership as precondition for Kosovo – what has changed? (Kosovo Online)
• ”Kosovo and Serbia: Narratives unrelated to the situation on the ground, but increase tensions” (N1)
• Office for KiM: Freedom of movement of Serbs threatened once again (Kosovo Online)
• Bo: Vucic and Yi confirmed the partnership between Serbia and China (Kosovo Online)


• The Cynicism of Serbia’s Kosovo Policy (Balkan Insight)


• Serbian President Vucic to Newsmax: Putin Not ‘Bluffing’ (newsmax.com)
• FBI: Iranian Hackers Accessed Albanian Systems Over Year Ago (BIRN)
• Hackers Likely Accessed Emails of Serbia’s Cadastre Staff, BIRN Reveals


• Air Serbia says tickets for Moscow-Belgrade flights in September sold out long time ago (Blic)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 22, 2022

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• U.S., Germany in one line with Kosovo, call for mutual recognition (Koha)
• NATO brings reserve troops for training amid fears of unrest (Reuters)
• Osmani: Kosovo remains steadfast in support of Ukraine (Albanian Daily News)
• European Commission: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo without delay (media)
• Murtezaj: There will be positive movement on visas in autumn (KTV)
• International “mediation” does not bring an end to strike in education (Koha)
• Kosovo Assembly to discuss strike of BSPK today (media)
• Haradinaj: I am always with Kurti when facing Serbia is concerned (media)
• Tahiri: No agreement in sight without strong U.S. involvement (media)
• Kodra denies allegations of being involved in assassination plots (T7)

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