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Belgrade Media Report 4 September 2022

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 4 October 2022


• Vucic responds to Ukrainian Ambassador’s statement: We will not allow pressure (FoNet/Politika)
• Tolkac: Increasingly difficult to understand Serbia’s decision not to join sanctions against Russia (N1/Beta/Politika)
• Vucic: Difficult times are coming (B92)
• Vucic: We will make southern, northern Serbia more secure (Tanjug/Politika)
• Nehammer: Serbia will be helped to repatriate migrants to countries of origin (Tanjug/Politika)
• Orban calls for new dimension of trilateral cooperation (Tanjug/Politika)
• Vucic meets with Giaufret (Tanjug)
• Brnabic: New government to be formed within constitutional deadlines (TV Blic)
• Theophylactou: Cyprus continues to be on the position on non-recognition of “Kosovo” (RTV/Tanjug)
• Djilas: EU stand on Serbia hypocritical at times (N1)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• B&H CEC updates preliminary, unofficial and incomplete results of general elections: Becirovic, Komsic and Cvijanovic elected B&H Presidency members (BHT1)
• Dodik elected new RS President: I am proud to be the RS President (RTRS)
• Cvijanovic elected new Serb member of B&H Presidency: I will invoke protection of vital interest of the RS whenever it is threatened (RTRS)
• SNSD leads in race for B&H HoR and RS parliament (ATV)
• Covic: We have achieved best result in history; Kristo: I am moral winner of elections (AJB)
• Komsic: HDZ is true winner of elections (N1)
• Becirovic, Izetbegovic, Cudic comment on election results (RTRS)
• HR Schmidt says main goal of his latest decision re electoral reform was to prevent blocking of FB&H (O Kanal)
• US Department of the Treasury blacklists FB&H Prime Minister Novalic (N1)
• Covic: If we want to enter process of EU integration, if we want candidate status, first thing we need to do is amend Election Law and Constitution (HRT1)
• Milanovic: I will support the self-government of Croats in B&H (Hina)
• Grlic Radman: President Milanovic’s rhetoric harmed the processes in B&H (HRT)
• Plenkovic: Despite Milanovic’s insults, Schmidt made right decision, thanks to arguments we presented about protection of rights of Croats in B&H, and it will facilitate formation of authorities in B&H, especially at FB&H level (HRT1)
• Boskovic: DPS will submit a new initiative for shortening the mandate to the Assembly (Gradska TV)
• Shortening the mandate of the Assembly: DF and Demos do not believe that the initiative will pass, URA for elections (RTCG)
• Zelensky thanked Djukanovic and the presidents of eight countries for supporting Ukraine’s NATO membership (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Kovachevski and Schinas discuss dealing with migration, EU screening process (MIA)
• Support expressed for next steps in EU integration process at Kovachevski – Geer meeting (MIA)
• Deputy PM, former Croatian chief negotiator discuss bilateral screening, Euro-integration
• experiences (MIA/Telma)
• German Special Envoy Michael Sarrazin wraps up Albania visit (DW/ADN)
• US Senator: US concern over Russian funding in Wester Balkans (Panorama/VoA)
• Iran threatens to attack Albania with drones (Top Channel TV/Tema)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 4, 2022

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 4, 2022

Albanian Language Media:

• Nagavci on teachers’ salaries: Compensation only for the work done (Koha)
• Government reiterates: No salaries for those who were on strike (Gazeta Express)
• Jasharaj: Only teachers are not paid; Kurti is trying to ruin SBASHK (T7)
• Parents’ Council: We will raise funds to financially aid the teachers (Nacionale)
• Poll: Over 3,000 respondents say teachers who were on strike shouldn’t get paid (Klan)
• Osmani received outgoing COMKFOR Kajari in farewell meeting (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Serbia in the midst of the raging gas war between Russia EU and US (serbianmonitor.com)
• Radojevic: By small turnout Serbs showed re-registration process is doomed to fail (Kosovo Online)
• Vucic, Vulin on Ukrainian Ambassador’s statement (N1)
• Ukrainian Embassy: We support sovereignty and European aspiration of Serbia (N1)
• Manojlovic (DS): With the land exchange in Gracanica, citizens at lost, Serbian List silent (Danas, KiM radio)
• Protest over land swap in Gracanica (Radio KIM)
• Jeremic: American measure of retortion – encouraging Pristina’s membership in the CoE (Danas, TV Nova S)
• Eurojust: Serbia reliable partner in fight against organised crime (N1)
• Opposition leader: EU stand on Serbia hypocritical in many cases (N1)
• Vucic meets Giaufret (Tanjug)


• Bosnia Elections: One Loser, no Clear Winners – Uncertain Prospects (Balkan Insight)
• Hungary, Austria and Serbia leaders outline plan to curb migration (euronews.com)
• Putin Is Pushing Serbia and Bosnia to Back His Ukraine War (The Washington Post)
• Orthodox Christians to Rally Against LGBT Pride March in Montenegro (Balkan Insight)


School Strike Suspended but Not Over, Union Warns (Prishtina Insight)
Eight young journalists from northern Kosovo and Pristina completed OSCE Media Fellowship program (KoSSev)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, October 4, 2022

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• The strike that left the teachers without salaries (Koha Ditore)
• Will Kosovo’s teachers get paid for strike time? (BIRN)
• Osmani to attend European Political Community inaugural meeting (RTK)
• Kosovo visa liberalisation on agenda of EU summit (Exit)
• UNSC to discuss Kosovo (Security Council Report)
• Kurti thanks COMKFOR especially for reducing tensions in north (Koha)
• LVV slams all who governed Kosovo in the past, praises itself (Klan)
• LDK: Vetevendosje should stop the propaganda (Koha)
• Krasniqi: Kurti showed he will never become a leader (media)
• Kurti meets representatives of Goran community (media)
• Musk compares Kosovo with Crimea and Donbass, reactions follow (media)
• Davenport: OSCE will support preservation of rich cultural legacy (media)
• Iranian hackers leak database of Albanian criminal suspects (BIRN)
• US sanctions PM of Bosnia’s Federation for ‘undermining democracy’ (BIRN)

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