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BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: UK Amb. Blog Post on Corruption; Bosniak Member of Presidency Won’t Let Dodik Undermine the Law; NY Times – “As Winter Arrives, Thousands of Migrants Are Trapped in Bosnia”‘ Devic Sentenced to 10 Years’ Sarajevo Airport Celebrates 1M Passengers

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: UK Amb. Blog Post on Corruption; Bosniak Member of Presidency Won’t Let Dodik Undermine the Law; NY Times – “As Winter Arrives, Thousands of Migrants Are Trapped in Bosnia”‘ Devic Sentenced to 10 Years’ Sarajevo Airport Celebrates 1M Passengers

“9 December is International Day for the Fight Against Corruption. No one in Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to be told about the damage done by this poison. Since I took over as British Ambassador here three months ago, it is probably the single subject I have heard most […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Blocking Israel-Croatia F-16 Deal?; Croatian PM Reacts to Former High Representatives to BiH Accusing Croatia of Meddling; Croatians Detain 13 Human Traffickers; Croatia Needs 30,000 Seasonal WorkersPhoto: Jutarnji List

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Blocking Israel-Croatia F-16 Deal?; Croatian PM Reacts to Former High Representatives to BiH Accusing Croatia of Meddling; Croatians Detain 13 Human Traffickers; Croatia Needs 30,000 Seasonal Workers

“The Trump administration is blocking a $500 million arms deal between Israel and Croatia, for the sale of 12 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets refurbished and upgraded by Israel, Israeli officials tell me. Why it matters: The U.S. was also fighting for the Croatia tender, and U.S. officials claimed Israel […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian Language at Forefront of Spat with Bulgaria; Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US of Interference in Macedonia as Tsipras Meets Putin; Macedonian Parliamentarian on Visits Think Tanks in Washington DCexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian Language at Forefront of Spat with Bulgaria; Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US of Interference in Macedonia as Tsipras Meets Putin; Macedonian Parliamentarian on Visits Think Tanks in Washington DC

“The Foreign Ministry in Macedonia has responded to Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and VMRO party leader Krassimir Karakachanov’s threat to block the country’s path to the EU and NATO if its Prime Minister Zoran Zaev continues to claim the Prespa Agreement recognizes a ‘Macedonian language.’ Words such as those by […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Protests Rock Belgrade, Vucic Won’t Cave to Demands; Putin Pushes for Preferential Trade Deal With Serbia; Brnabic Urges Pristina to Show CEFTA ComplaintReuters/Antonio Bronic

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Opposition Protests Rock Belgrade, Vucic Won’t Cave to Demands; Putin Pushes for Preferential Trade Deal With Serbia; Brnabic Urges Pristina to Show CEFTA Complaint

“Thousands joined an antigovernment march in Belgrade on the evening of December 8. The event was organized by the Alliance For Serbia opposition coalition in protest against a November 23 assault against Borko Stefanovic, the leader of the Serbian Left party. The opposition accuses people from the ruling […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Indictments for Slovenian Paramilitary Leader; Defense Minister Cancels to France Amid Protests; Archeologists Major Discovery in SloveniaJure Erzen/Slovenske Novice

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Indictments for Slovenian Paramilitary Leader; Defense Minister Cancels to France Amid Protests; Archeologists Major Discovery in Slovenia

“Maribor Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday at the local district court filed an indictment against Andrej Sisko, in which he is being charged with the activities of Styria varde for the offense of the incitement to violent change of the constitutional order. STA today confirmed wit the head of the Maribor Prosecutor’s Office Darko Simonič, […]

NATO Activates Bosnia’s Membership Action Plan

NATO Activates Bosnia’s Membership Action Plan

“NATO foreign ministers have agreed to activate the military alliance’s program of advice and assistance for Bosnia-Herzegovina, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership. Meeting in Brussels on December 5, the ministers invited Bosnia to submit its first annual national program of political, economic, and defense reforms aimed at […]

Dodik Leaves Meeting Over Absence of RS Flag, Inzko Says Law is ClearPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Dodik Leaves Meeting Over Absence of RS Flag, Inzko Says Law is Clear

“The Bosnian Serb Chairman of the country’s tripartite Presidency left a Wednesday meeting with the Peace Implementation Council (PIC), an international body tasked with implementing the agreement that ended the Bosnian war, because of the absence of the flag of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated part in the room. PIC was […]