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WEEKEND READ: WaPo: The Republican Party must reign in its mercenaries in the BalkansPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

WEEKEND READ: WaPo: The Republican Party must reign in its mercenaries in the Balkans

“U.S. policy in the Balkans is shifting, and the implications are ominous. The U.S. ambassador in Pristina recently made statements suggesting that Washington is now, at the very least, open to considering the partition of Kosovo as a means of resolving a protracted dispute with Serbia over the country’s status. And […]

State Department Press Release: Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica GenocidePhoto: AP

State Department Press Release: Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica Genocide

The following is a press release from the United States Department of State in lieu of the actions of the Republika Srpska National Assembly to change the 2004 Commission for Srebrenica Report: “International courts have concluded that genocide occurred in Srebrenica in 1995. The Republika Srpska Government’s adoption […]

US Armed Service Committee Staffers in BiH

US Armed Service Committee Staffers in BiH

“Deputy Ministers of Defense of BiH, Boris Jerinic and Sead Jusic, met with the delegation of the US Military Service Committee in the US Senate, led by Mr. Dustin Walker (appointed by Senator John McCain, R-AZ), together with their associates on August 14, 2018. Deputy Minister Jerinic noted […]

Bosnian War Veteran Feeds Migrants in Bihac

Bosnian War Veteran Feeds Migrants in Bihac

“In Bosnia-Herzegovina, a new thoroughfare on the European migration route, exhausted and demoralised refugees and migrants have found charity and support from a local population that remembers its own hardships in the not-so-distant past. Four months ago, about 70 migrants arrived in the city of Bihać, close to the […]

Refugees Beaten as they Cross from Bosnia into CroatiaBBC

Refugees Beaten as they Cross from Bosnia into Croatia

“The lucky ones escaped with only their mobile phones smashed. Those less fortunate say they were beaten with sticks, taunted or attacked with dogs. Many allege they had large sums of money stolen. According to the testimony of migrants and monitoring groups, the Croatian police force is engaging […]

University of San Diego Visit to Sarajevo

University of San Diego Visit to Sarajevo

“As many in the world worry about a compromised environment, threats to immigrants and the poor, and lack of global cooperation, theologians from around the world came together last month for ‘A Critical Time for Bridge-Building: Catholic Theological Ethics Today.’ USD Theology and Religious Studies Chair Emily Reimer-Barry […]

France and Bosnia Sign Cinematographic TreatyJulian Nitzsche

France and Bosnia Sign Cinematographic Treaty

“Representatives of from Bosnia and Herzegovina and France signed a new co-production treaty at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Monday August 13. Adil Osmanović, the minister of civil affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Guillaume Rousson, ambassador for France in Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed a cinematographic co-production treaty […]

Croatia Celebrates the Assumption of MaryPhoto: Time Out

Croatia Celebrates the Assumption of Mary

“Believers throughout the country and the Catholic world celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a national holiday in Croatia. The day is particularly popular with pilgrims as thousands of people set out in the early morning hours for the many Marian Shrines around Croatia – especially […]

WTO: Croatia Discriminates Against Foreign Gas Pipeline OperatorsDaily Beast

WTO: Croatia Discriminates Against Foreign Gas Pipeline Operators

“Croatia, Hungary and Lithuania discriminate against foreign gas pipeline operators, showed the findings by a panel of three adjudicators to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), sustaining a part of objections made by Russia against EU gas market rules, Reuters reported on Friday. Moscow initiated this case in 2014, […]

First Croatian-Chinese Joint Police Patrol ConcludesPhoto: Mark Thomas/Dubrovnik Times

First Croatian-Chinese Joint Police Patrol Concludes

“Six Chinese police officers will leave Croatia on Wednesday after patrolling with their Croatian counterparts for a month during the tourist season. The joint patrol was the first such cooperation between the two countries and both sides are more than happy with the results. The project was launched […]