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Belgrade Media Report 29 September

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• Vucic: I will address the citizens on October 8 and I will talk about all important issues (RTS)
• Djuric with Escobar: We are continuing agreements to improve cooperation (RTS)
• Now quite precisely, compiled by Picula: Either sanctions or negotiations’ suspension (Tanjug)
• Healthy Serbia Party proposes referendum on Serbian sanctions against Russia (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Dodik: EU produces more problems than solutions (ATV)
• Dzaferovic: B&H does not recognize referendum in Ukraine (BHT1)
• Dodik: No one is asking B&H whether it will recognize referendums in Ukraine (ATV)
• EU Delegation calls on B&H citizens to vote in elections; Sattler sends message to B&H citizens: Do not miss your chance (BHT1)
• Dodik: We will create wide coalition; There are good people in PDP and SDS, but their current leaderships are not good (Nezavisne)
• Trivic: My key promise is to return institutions to the framework of law and to oust corruption from institutions; all elements of statehood that make RS state within state remain in our hands (Nezavisne)
• Pendes says she is convinced Kristo will be elected Croat member of B&H Presidency (Dnevni avaz)
• Komsic: Zagreb wanted amendments to Election Law that would enable permanent participation of HDZ B&H in FB&H and B&H authorities (Hayat)
• Komsic: Visits of Milanovic and Vucic to specific places in B&H are attempt to mark borders of future division of B&H territory (Hayat)
• Plenkovic: There is still time for the HR to impose changes to B&H Election Law (N1)
• Kovac: Djukanovic does not have the authority to shorten the Parliament’s mandate, unless it does so itself (RTNK)
• Krivokapic: Serbia’s creeping aggression on Montenegro can turn into a more active one, legal actions need to be taken (CDM)
• Rama: Russians who do not want to go to war are welcome in Albania (ADN)
• Hoxha responds to the Russian delegation at the UN: You cannot compare the war in Ukraine with Kosovo (Radio Tirana)
• Nikolla: It’s high time Indonesia recognized Kosovo as an independent state (Radio Tirana)
• Tabaku, meets Sarraz: We welcome the return of the Berlin Process (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 29, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• Czech Foreign Minister: I have high expectations for visa liberalisation (media)
• Osmani: Crucial for visa liberalisation to conclude during Czech EU Presidency (media)
• FES: It’s not true EU engaged us to draft Association statute (Albanian Post)
• Assembly lacks quorum to extend energy emergency measures (media)
• Central Bank Governor refuses invitation to summit because of footnote (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• USA: Serbia’s agreement with Russia surprising and a step in the wrong direction (VoA)
• Vucic and Hill on the details of cooperation between Serbia and the USA (Kosovo Online)
• Djuric met Escobar (Tanjug)
• Bilcik in Belgrade today, tomorrow with Vucic (Politika, Tanjug)
• Dendias talked to Lajcak, Borrell (Kosovo Online)
• Vucic: Serbia, China maintains steely friendship (Tanjug)
• Ziadeh with Von Cramon in Brussels on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (Kosovo Online)
• EP to request suspension of EU accession negotiations with Serbia (FoNet, N1)
• Ruling party ally calls for referendum on Russia sanctions (Danas, N1)
• Tadic: Vucic’s disastrous failure at the UN regarding Kosovo’s membership (KiM radio, N1, NIN, Kosovo Online)
• Petkovic: Tadic hurt by the successes of the Serbian government (Kosovo Online)
• Zubin Potok: A lawyer was hired because of the usurpation of land owned by Serbs (Kosovo Online, Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Gracanica municipality exchanges 17 hectares of municipal land for 18 acres of private land (medijacentar.info, Kontakt plus radio, KoSSev, KiM radio, N1)


• Croatia’s Ethnic Homogenisation Continues as Serb Minority Dwindles (Balkan Insight)


• Belgrade’s Russian Émigrés Grapple With New Lives In Serbia, The Ukraine War, And What Comes Next (RFE)
• Opening a window on audiovisual archives in the Western Balkans (tech.ebu.ch)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 29, 2022

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• Czech Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kosovo Foreign Minister: EU has no reason to deny visa liberalisation (VoA)
• Deputy Minister of Education believes classes will start on Oct 3 (RTK)
• Rohde: Kosovo and Serbia will have to make difficult decisions (Radio Kosova)
• Two foreign organisations drafting Association statute, Novosti reports (Koha)
• Lajcak and von Cramon discuss state of play in EU-facilitated dialogue (media)
• Chollet and Peach meet, “elevating focus of Serbia-Kosovo dialogue” (media)
• Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in Hague (The Washington Post)
• Vucic: International pressure to recognize Kosovo (Albanian Daily News)
• North Macedonia opposition against Open Balkan, blocks laws (RFE)

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