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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 5, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Kurti: Threats to Kosovo's security are increasing (Koha)
Osmani congratulates Starmer: UK, a special place in the hearts of Kosovars (RTK)
Germany in line with U.S.: Constitutional Court, the only institution that can evaluate draft statute of Association (Reporteri)
Ahmeti meets Pacific Islands Forum SG, talks about Kosovo's progress over years (Reporteri)
Abdixiku meets Franges, discuss current situation in Kosovo (ekonomia)
KIJ: Around 113,000 pending cases, the right to a timely trial is being violated (Koha)
Suspended, but with salary: 144 police officers were paid in violation of law (media)

Serbian Language Media:

Djuric: No progress in negotiations until the EU sanctions Kurti's regime (Blic TV, Radio Mitrovica sever)
Vucevic: Strong army a guarantor of peace for Serbia (Tanjug, media)
Szunyog expressed readiness to facilitate information session on property related disputes (Radio Kontakt plus, social media)
What about the return of Serbs to Kosovo? (Radio KIM)
Timothy Less: Kaja Kallas' influence limited; I don't expect many changes (Tanjug)
Opposition politician criticises Vucic for “disclosing sensitive information” (N1)
Serbia did not align with EU decisions regarding Ukraine, North Korea (N1)
Detention of two Albanians arrested for “espionage” extended by two more months (Kosovo Online)

International:

Kurti: Don’t Doubt NATO. It Saved My People. (New York Times)

Humanitarian/Development:

"17 policemen and Chetniks raped me, they told me we will come again tomorrow", first testimony of Vasfije Krasniqi given to KLA, revealed (Reporteri)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 4, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Kosovo leaders congratulate the USA on the Independence Day (media)
Lajcak meets with Spanish Secretary of State for EU, talk about the dialogue (media)
Prime Minister of Fiji hosted Kosovo’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmeti (RTK)
Albert Zogaj is re-elected chairman of the Judicial Council of Kosovo (media)
Head of EULEX congratulates Zogaj: We continue to be steadfast partners of KJC (Reporteri)
Kadrijaj: Demands of U.S. for implementation of agreement are normal as Kurti accepted it (ekonomia)
Government MPs leave the meeting of Committee for Ministry of Interior (media)
Hamza: PDK is always ready for elections (media)

Serbian Language Media:

Radosavljevic: Transitional Justice Strategy with numerous pitfalls, ignores post-conflict crimes (Kosovo Online, social media)
Defence of Sladjan Trajkovic asks his detention measure be revoked (Radio KIM)
How untrue Qendra Multimedia information became bait for media (KiM radio)
Brnabic meets with CDU/CSU representatives in German Bundestag (Tanjug)
“Populism ahead of elections”: Criticism of Konjufca’s statement that “hundreds of people train in Serbia and prepare for attack on Kosovo” (Danas, KoSSev)
Jakaj: The government did not meet the legislative agenda (Kosovo Online)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 3, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

• Kurti, Osmani and Konjufca to participate today Tirana's farewell ceremony for writer Ismail Kadare (media)
• Hovenier: The USA is proud of its support for people of Kosovo (RTK)
• Rohde: Banning 'Miredita-Dobar dan' promotes nationalism (RTK)
• Haxhiu: “Transitional Strategy” foundation for a fair future (RTK)
• Szunyog in Gjakova, appreciates Gjini’s efforts to promote inclusiveness and support (Klan)
• Eyal Waldman appointed Honorary Consul of Kosovo in Israel (ekonomia)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic: Serbia under aerial surveillance (N1)
• Petkovic: Pristina killing the dialogue (Kosovo Online)
• Starovic: No matter how dissatisfied we are, we must not deviate from the negotiations in Brussels (Tanjug, RTS)
• Dacic: Serbia trying to protect borders, prevent human trafficking (N1, BETA)
• EU Ambassador says expansion a key priority (N1, BETA)
• Minister of Justice Haxhiu: Kosovo Constitutional Court opposition to Prime Minister Kurti's government (Danas, Beta)

International:

• ‘Undressed’ by AI: Serbian Women Defenceless Against Deepfake Porn (Balkan Insight)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 2, 2024

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 2, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Osmani declares Wednesday a day of mourning in Kosovo in honour of Kadare (Koha)
Gervalla meets the Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament (media)
KLI: For six months government approved only 15% of planned draft laws (ekonomia)
Serb citizens convert driver’s licences: We live in Kosovo, we have to respect the law (RTK)
False bomb alert at Pristina Airport (Reporteri)
Serwer: Trump might support idea of ​​dividing Kosovo if re-elected US president (Reporteri)

Serbian Language Media:

Vucic meets with Grushko, thanks Russia for support in UN (Tanjug)
Vucevic: While Kurti in power, no possibility of progress in dialogue (Kosovo Online, Blic TV)
Hill: Normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina absolutely crucial (Kosovo Online, Euronews, diplomacyandcommerce.rs)
Gouillon: Office for Public and Cultural Diplomacy to promote Serbia, defend its interests (Tanjug)
Cameraman who attacked Serbian politician at Gazimestan suspended (NMagazin, Beta, N1, KiM radio)
Statements on conflicts with Serbia have a negative impact on Kosovo's business environment (Kosovo Online, Gazeta Blic)

Humanitarian/Development:

OSCE report on domestic violence, inadequate trials for perpetrators (RTK)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 1, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

• Kosovo leaders mourn loss of Albanian world-known writer Ismail Kadare (media)
• Bislimi and Petkovic tomorrow in Brussels to discuss implementation of agreements (Koha)
• Zupancic: Issues should be resolved through dialogue so that we don't see situations like in Ukraine (media)
• Konjufca: Hundreds of people in Serbia are training and preparing for an attack on Kosovo (Reporteri)
• Gervalla meets Turkish minister Hakan Fidan, discuss economic cooperation (RTK)
• Haxhiu submits request to Ministry of Justice in Serbia to transfer Kosovar citizens (Reporteri)

Serbian Language Media:

• Petkovic: Dialogue only way to normalise relations, Kurti not interested in dialogue (Tanjug, Vecernje Novosti)
• Belgrade-Pristina dialogue at technical level to take place in Brussels tomorrow, Stano says implementation of agreements priority (Tanjug)
• Aleksandar Vlajic accused of “espionage” sent to one month detention, lawyer says detention ungrounded (KoSSev, media)
• Milicevic: It has reached a point where you can't anymore (KiM radio, Slobodno srpski)
• "We don't need that kind of low-level propaganda": Comments from N. Mitrovica on posters with Vucic's image (N1)
• Serbia-China free trade agreement takes effect (N1, BETA)