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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 7

By   24 hours ago

• COVID-19 report: 196 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
• Osmani: 300 victims, result of 20-year negligence of health sector (media)
• Hyseni: Agreement with Serbia to be reached in a year’s time (Klan Kosova)
• Hoti: Opposition cannot bring down government (T7/Telegrafi)
• PDK says LVV’s no-confidence motion ‘political show’ (media)
• AAK, NISMA will not support no-confidence motion (media)
• Kosnett: In effort to honour KLA, do not undermine its freedom legacy (Koha)
• Germany, Switzerland against law on KLA values (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 6

By   2 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 218 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Thaci: The more careful we are, the faster we will return to normality (media)
• Kosovo begins negotiations to obtain COVID-19 vaccine (RFE)
• Zemaj backtracks over drug pricing regulation (Prishtina Insight)
• Vetevendosje MP: Situation with COVID-19 graver than reported (KTV)
• Serbia plans to open a COVID-19 testing facility in Kosovo’s north (media)
• Palmer: We are focused to support EU in Kosovo – Serbia dialogue (media)
• Dialogue with Serbia shaking the foundation of Kosovo government (Koha)
• Ismaili: Joining the government, not an option for PDK (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 5

By   3 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 225 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Hyseni: I received great support from Grenell (media)
• Haradinaj: There is no dialogue without the U.S. (RTK)
• Trump’s nominee for ambassador criticized intervention against Serbia (Koha)
• Arrest warrant issued against MP convicted of fraud (Prishtina Insight)
• Thaci: Kosovo stands by Lebanon in this difficult time (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 4

By   4 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 7 deaths, 250 new cases (media)
• Health Minister: We’re in gravest situation since start of pandemic (media)
• Hospital nursing staff protest demanding overtime pay (media)
• Public Health Institute: Hoti disclosed COVID-19 test result in ‘record time’ (media)
• PDK’s Haxhiu: State of emergency must be declared (media)
• Europe’s Southeast grapples with COVID-19 resurgence (Balkan Insight)
• Hyseni visits Washington, meets Matthew Palmer (media)
• Hyseni reacts to his meeting with Pompeo reports (media)
• Mitrovica municipality vows to correct memorial stone mistake (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, August 3

By   5 days ago

• COVID-19 report: 245 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
• Prime Minister Hoti tests positive for COVID-19 (media)
• Kusari-Lila: Hoti did not self-isolate following testing for COVID-19 (media)
• Haziri: My criticism of government was well-intentioned (Ekonomia Online)
• Kosovo dialogue coordinator Hyseni travels to U.S. (media)
• Wilson: Difficult decisions ahead for both Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• No new recognition of Kosovo’s independence in 30 months (KTV)
• Haxhiu: Hoti and Hyseni, part of Thaci’s dangerous projects (Koha)
• Kosovo reacts to ex-KLA member being detained in Albania (media)
• Name of Roma Child Missing in Kosovo Massacre Memorial (Exit News)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 30

By   1 week ago

• COVID-19 report: Four deaths, 194 new cases (media)
• Hyseni: Negotiations will tackle specific elements (Klan)
• Tahiri: Hoti fell on mines at the Brussels summit (media)
• Kosnett: Proposed law, wrong way to show respect for KLA (media)
• Balkans leaders agree to actions to help region recover from pandemic (media)
• Kosovo ambassador to North Macedonia contacted by SPO (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, July 29, Morning Edition

By   1 week ago

• COVID – 19 report: 239 new cases, seven deaths (media)
• Government adopts new measures against COVID – 19 (media)
• PM advisor: If we continue like this, health system will collapse (media)
• EU: We have made it clear to Belgrade and Prishtina (media)
• Western Balkans partnership summit to be held today (media)
• Vetevendosje’s Haxhiu: New parliamentary elections very soon (Koha)
• Kosovo artist pulls out after biennial refuses to recognise his nationality (media)
• Halilaj: ‘I have always wanted to be a bird’ (Prishtina Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, July 28

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 276 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• Health Minister implies new restrictive measures (media)
• New anti-COVID 19 measures to enter into force (media)
• “Every second person in Kosovo infected with COVID – 19” (media)
• Health Minister: We will review measures this week! (media)
• Mustafa: We shouldn’t expect government to protect us from the virus (media)
• Women’s Network wants justice for murdered woman in Kamenica (media)
• BIA tries to manipulate Serbs and Albanians against KLA (RTK)

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UNMIK Media Observer, June 27, 2020

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 220 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• PM accuses police and inspectors of failing to implement measures (media)
• Mustafa: Support Hoti and institutions in political dialogue (media)
• Government under the scrutiny of coalition partners (Radio Free Europe)
• Assembly President condemns murder of woman in Kamenica (media)
• Minister: Merited punishment for man who killed wife in Kamenica (media)
• Fazliu: Kosovo more divided than ever over dialogue team (Prishtina Insight)
• Albanian residents of the north warn with protests (KTV)
• Vucic: If Kosovo acts, we will continue derecognition campaign (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, 25 July

By   2 weeks ago

• COVID-19: 213 new cases, six deaths (media)
• Hoti denies recognition lobbying is suspended (media)
• Thaci commemorates anniversary of police action in the north (media)
• Hyseni: U.S. role in dialogue is irreplaceable (media)
• Lajcak meets Reeker, discuss Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (media)
• Carpenter doubts Kosovo-Serbia agreement can be reached in less than six months (RTK)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 07, 2020

    By   16 hours ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 181 new cases, three deaths (media)
    • Zemaj calls on MPs not to politicise pandemic crisis (Koha/Telegrafi)
    • Assembly does not pass COVID-19 resolutions due to lack of quorum (media)
    • LVV responds to PDK’s ‘red lines’ question (Koha)
    • EULEX’s Formisto: Kosovo, Serbia to be willing to share information on missing persons (DW)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Serbian communities 22 new patients, 42 cured (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Vucic: On September 7, in Brussels, I will ask the fulfillment of the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities from 2013 (media)
    • Vucic: A clear message to Serbs in Kosovo that they are undesirable (Kosovo Online)
    • Godfrey: US supports Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (TV Happy, Blic, Tanjug)
    • Bolton: Belgrade and Pristina far from solution, exchange would not affect BiH (N1)
    • Washington worried about current situation in Serbia; will help Podgorica (VoA, N1)
    • Pompeo to Serbia’s FM: Every leader should protect human rights (FoNet, N1)

    International:

    • Pompeo Announces Tour of Europe Next Week (VoA)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • DokuFest’s online edition launches (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 06, 2020

    By   2 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 196 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
    • Science and Arts Academy says pandemic, not dialogue, top priority for Kosovo (media)
    • Rohde: More needs to be done to fight COVID-19 (media)
    • Vetevendosje initiates no-confidence motion against government (media)
    • PDK receives LVV’s request for no-confidence motion against government (Kallxo)
    • Kosovo FM Haradinaj-Stublla talks dialogue with British Minister Morton (media)
    • German ambassador echoes U.S. objection to KLA law (Kallxo)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 23 new cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (KIM radio)
    • Serwer: It would be useful if Pristina made clearer the readiness to form the Community of Serbian Municipalities (Kosovo Online)
    • PM Brnabic: Epidemiological situation in Kosovo calming down, but still unstable (Radio Mitrovica Sever)
    • Blakaj: There is no law that can deny any crime (Kosovo Online)

    International:

    • Balkan Leaders Made Big Mistake in Politicising the Pandemic (Balkan Insight)
    • Kosovo Claims About US Support in Serbia Dialogue Disputed (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia Turns the Tables, Investigates the Investigative Journalists (VoA)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Education minister appoints party member to Quality Council (Prishtina Insight)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 05, 2020

    By   3 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 218 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
    • Hoti urges MPs to endorse economic recovery package (media)
    • OSCE prepares COVID-19 manual for the visually impaired (Kallxo)
    • Mustafa plans to meet Haradinaj and discuss coalition concerns (Indeksonline)
    • Despite U.S. objections, PDK pushes for law on KLA war values (Koha)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No data on newly COVID-19 infected in Serb areas in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Vucic and Botsan-Kharchenko: Important implementation of the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities (N1)
    • Spahiu: The question is the price that Kosovo will pay for the recognition, it is a matter of an agreement between the Americans and Vucic (Kosovo Online)
    • Jevtic on Twitter: A returnee house shot at from a moving vehicle (N1)
    • Fila: Kosovo Assembly can pass any law; the question is whether it will be applicable in practice (Kosovo Online)
    • Dveri movement will not join United Opposition of Serbia because of Kosovo (FoNet, N1)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Understaffed Kosovo Health System Close to Collapse, Doctors Warn (Balkan Insight)
    • WHO: Most likely – bats; “Surprises are possible” (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 4, 2020

    By   4 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 225 new cases, 13 deaths (media)
    • Kosovo’s Deputy PM infected with COVID – 19 (media)
    • “Around 40,000 jobs lost in Kosovo due to COVID-19 pandemic” (Kosovapress)
    • EU delivers 30 ventilators to Kosovo (media)
    • Italian Ambassador: Kosovars are downplaying coronavirus impact (media)
    • MP Pacolli: A prime minister that avoids responsibility should leave post (Klan)
    • Hoti-led government dismisses temporary boards of public enterprises (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Today no report on the coronavirus situation: samples sent to newly open laboratory in Nis (media)
    • Serbs expect international community reaction on the Law on KLA Values (Kosovo Online, RTV)
    • Brnabic claims to be one of two candidates for Serbian Prime Minister (Beta, N1)
    • United Opposition of Serbia formed, Dveri movement not among the members (KoSSev)
    • Brestovik returnees without water more than a month (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Remembering Elizabeta Hasani (Prishtina Insight)
    • The term Metohija is a matter of identity (KoSSev)

    International:

    • UN warns of ‘generational catastrophe’ over school closures (DW)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, August 3, 2020

    By   5 days ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19 report: 250 new cases, seven deaths (media)
    • Hoti: Fighting pandemic, economic recovery key government priorities (media)
    • Hoti responds to criticism over COVID-19 test (Prishtina Insight)
    • Kosovo receives PPE donation from Germany (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • Seven new coronavirus cases in Serbian communities in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)
    • Serwer: Vucic is not ready to enable Kosovo’s membership in the UN (Danas)
    • Serbian parliament meets in constitutive session (Beta, N1)
    • Dacic: Enough with lies that Serbian government is ready to recognize Kosovo (Beta, N1)

    Opinion:

    • Partition was an option for Serbia because of the lack of trust in the other side (KoSSev)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • WHO: The “black” record of those infected in one day has been broken again (B92, Tanjug)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 30, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 258 new cases, 16 deaths (media)
    • Hoti: There is no mini Western Balkans Schengen (Klan Kosova)
    • Hyseni and Djuric to meet today in Brussels (RTK)
    • Kosovo FM discusses dialogue, visa liberalisation with French minister (Telegrafi)
    • New German ambassador to Kosovo assumes post (media)
    • Tomáš Szunyog appointed as new EU Special Representative for Kosovo (media)
    • Mustafa: Visit in the north, a positive signal of cooperation (RTK)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 25 new patients with coronavirus in Serbian communities (RTV Puls, TV Most)
    • Vucic: We know nothing about writing final agreement in Brussels (RTS)
    • Stano: There is no ultimatum in Brussels (KoSSev, RFE)
    • Vucic on coronavirus situation and new measures (B92)
    • Vucic: Serbia wants to cooperate; Rama: Mini Schengen needed more than ever (N1)
    • Business Council to be established in the Western Balkans, Cadez says (media)
    • “Ministry of Health and Public Institute to respect Law on use of languages” (Radio KIM)
    • EU earmarks € 9.9 million for Kosovo’s budget, faster reforms expected (Beta, N1)
    • Three suspected explosive devices found in Mitrovica North (KoSSev)

    International:

    • Kosovo Pushes Ahead with Law to Protect KLA’s Reputation (Balkan Insight)
    • Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation
    (atlanticcouncil.org)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 29, 2020

    By   1 week ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 29, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID – 19 report: Four deaths, 194 new cases (media)
    • Hoti: We must activate National Reaction Plan (media)
    • Committee passes anti-COVID law, sends it to Assembly for approval (media)
    • Without facemasks on the dialogue, Hyseni meets Hoxhaj (Kallxo)
    • “Two governments fall because of dialogue; this one too is clashing” (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 16 new Covid-19 infection cases registered in Serb areas in Kosovo (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Jevtic: Negative PCR test not needed to enter Kosovo from Serbia (Kosovo-online)
    • Zemaj: PCR tests based on reciprocity; Albania does not ask for a test from Kosovo, neither will we from Albania (KoSSev)
    • Vecernje Novosti: EU prepares ultimatum to Serbia on Thursday (B92)
    • Dacic: Serbian side not aware of some document within the Brussels meeting agenda (RTS)
    • Dusan Janjic: There is no ultimatum in Brussels; it is a spin (N1, BETA)
    • 77% of Serb citizens would not support Kosovo independence in exchange for faster EU accession (KoSSev)
    • Bishop Maksim on Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija Monograph: It sends a message that we should not erase others (KoSSev)
    • US Embassy in Serbia: When the Serbian Flag Flew Over the White House

    International:

    • Cvijić: Unless the EPP joins the criticism of Serbia, there will be no shift in Commission’s position (EWB)
    • Critics Decry Serbian Probe Of Media, Rights Groups Over Terror Financing, Money Laundering (RFE)
    • Kosovo artist pulls out Belgrade Biennial in nationality dispute (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • It has been decided: EU remains closed to Serbia (B92)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 28, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID – 19 report: 239 new cases, seven deaths (media)
    • Thaci: Healthcare workers are the heroes of our time (media)
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs against government-proposed measures (media)
    • “Unforgiving for government to treat this as a normal situation” (media)
    • Health Minister: These public institutions can be used as hospitals (media)
    • Hoti: EU-facilitated dialogue is fully coordinated with United States (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • No new Covid-19 infection cases in Gracanica municipality (Radio KIM)
    • Gnjilane Health Center: Out of one hundred tested, 40 positive cases of coronavirus (Kontakt plus radio, RTV Puls)
    • Talks in Brussels on Thursday? (Tanjug, B92)
    • Dacic: Serbia to continue the action of withdrawal if Pristina continues lobbying (Kontakt plus radio, TV Pink, Vecernje Novosti)
    • Atlantic Council to host Western Balkan online summit (N1)
    • Djuric with Botsan-Kharchenko on dialogue with Pristina (Radio KIM)
    • “Only Serbs did not get the right to self-determination” (Politika, B92)
    • “There is only one independent Serbian state in the Balkans, and that is…” (Dnevni Avaz, B92)
    • Spiric on construction in northern Kosovo: Policy of Serbia is responsible and peaceful (Kosovo Online)
    • Specialist Prosecutor Smith: The investigation I am leading is not a challenge to any particular historical narrative (KoSSev)

    Opinion:

    • Robelli: A national coordinator to fight violence against women (Koha)

    International:

    • Kosovo wants Apple to correct country’s borders on its maps (AP)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • A new WHO warning – Emergency Commission is being convened (Tanjug, B92)
    • Global air pollution correlates with COVID-19 worldwide mortality rate, UN says (TASS)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 27, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 27, 2020

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID – 19 report: 276 new cases, eight deaths (media)
    • President Thaci meets State Coordinator for Dialogue, Skender Hyseni (media)
    • Hyseni briefs Prime Minister Hoti on Brussels meeting (media)
    • PM Hoti admits difficulties with law enforcement in the north (media)
    • President Thaci meets Kosovo Security Force Commander (media)
    • Kosovo signs cooperation agreement with EUROPOL (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • 11 new cases of Covid-19 infection registered in Serb areas on Saturday (Radio kontakt plus)
    • Vucic: Word of Albanians from Pristina means nothing (BETA, N1, RTS)
    • Dacic: Does dialogue make sense if Pristina acts this way (Prva TV)
    • No international reactions to Hoti’s statement (Kosovo-online)
    • New incident targeting Serb returnee family in Klina (Radio KIM, Kosovo-online)
    • Serbian Anti-corruption Agency to initiate procedure against Kosovo Serb officials for not reporting incomes (CINS, N1)
    • Specialist Chambers published 2019 report (Kosovo-online)

    Opinion:

    • Metohija: An expression of cultural heritage, not “territorial claims“ (KoSSev)

    International:

    • For Whistleblowers in Kosovo, Protection on Paper but not in Practice (Balkan Insight)
    • Serbia Vows to Retaliate If Kosovo Seeks Membership in International Organizations (Exit News)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Families of missing persons from Kosovo request opening of all archives, including that of international community (N1, KoSSev)
    • Health system suffers as COVID-19 cases rise (Prishtina Insight)
    • OpisMEDIJavanje: Why identity of persons in self-isolation is not public information (KoSSev)
    • Pisonero: Serbia included in Joint Procurement Agreement (N1)

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    UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 24, 2020

    By   2 weeks ago

    Albanian Language Media:

    • COVID-19: 213 new cases, six deaths (media)
    • Municipalities call on government to review COVID-19 measures (media)
    • Hoti stresses dialogue with Serbia is political not technical process (media)
    • Thaci: Dialogue with Serbia cannot slide into technical level (media)
    • Hoti: Kosovo’s territorial integrity non-negotiable (media)
    • Lajcak: Kosovo-Serbia expert meeting was productive (media)

    Serbian Language Media:

    • In Serb communities in Kosovo 27 new Covid-19 cases (Kontakt plus radio)
    • President Vucic aims to get Serbia back on world stage and this time won’t allow it to be cast as a villain (Pavlovic Today, media)
    • First round of Belgrade-Pristina experts’ talks ended in Brussels (RTS)
    • Jevtic: Dialogue gives chance to resolve problems (Radio KIM)
    • Dodik asks Vucic to negotiate status of Kosovo and Bosnia’s RS region as package (N1)

    Opinion:

    • Kosovo more divided than ever over dialogue team (Prishtina Insight)

    International:

    • Balkan Gangs Are Now Leading Global Smugglers, Report (Balkan Insight)
    • Grassroots Group Eyes Belgrade on Route to Toppling Serbian President (Balkan Insight)

    Humanitarian/Development:

    • Qendra Multimedia performance space shuts down (Prishtina Insight)
    • Opposition calls EU to include Serbia in procurement of coronavirus vaccine (N1)

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