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Ana Brnabic Meets Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) at UNGAPhoto: Politika/Tanjug

Ana Brnabic Meets Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) at UNGA

“Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, began a visit to New York with a meeting with Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Europe (of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations), the government announced in Belgrade tonight. Speaking […]

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir PutinPhoto: Office of the President of Russia

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir Putin

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vucic also noted that he expects this meeting (reportedly on Oct. 2 in Moscow) to have ‘great importance for further strengthening of the friendship between the Serbian […]

State Department Balkan Country Reports on TerrorismPhoto: AP

State Department Balkan Country Reports on Terrorism

“BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Overview: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remained a cooperative counterterrorism partner and continued to increase its counterterrorism capacity in 2017. Legislative loopholes and lenient sentencing, however, remained major challenges. Some operational domestic coordination exists, but interpersonal and interagency infighting and stovepiping undermined effective cooperation. Extremist ideology and […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK AmbassadorPhoto: Russia Beyond

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK Ambassador

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied Western allegations that Moscow was interfering in the affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina, even as he met with the leaders of Republika Srpska in the entity’s capital. Lavrov met in Banja Luka on September 21 with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik and Serbian Prime […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in OctoberVesna Andjic/RFERL

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in October

“It wouldn’t be wise to ‘deposit’ negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, especially not until there is something tangible which could end that process, said US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott. Speaking for FoNet news agency, Scott said the USA is not directly involved in the Serbia-Kosovo talks, which […]

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

“Football grounds in the former Yugoslavia have a grim record of sectarian violence. After the collapse of the postwar socialist state and the region’s descent into all-out war in the 1990s, some stadiums were used for prison camps and even for mass executions. Even in more recent times, football in the Balkans […]

China +16 Kicks Off in DubrovnikPhoto: Vogue.com/Alamy

China +16 Kicks Off in Dubrovnik

“Investment, health tourism and better business cooperation are the most important topics of the 4th international ministerial conference China +16, which started in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday, bringing together over 100 participants. Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said the Chinese market held enormous potential, […]

Germany “Skeptical” Over Kosovo-Serbia Border ChangesPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Germany “Skeptical” Over Kosovo-Serbia Border Changes

“Germany’s foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Heiko Maas, visiting nearby Albania on Wednesday, said that ‘there exists the fear of a domino effect.’ ‘We are skeptical and discreet on that issue,’ he […]

Serbia to Invest More in Kosovo Serbs

Serbia to Invest More in Kosovo Serbs

“Serbia’s Government plans to meet with Kosovo Serbs’ representatives to present its investment plan for the areas where they make a majority, the Office for Kosovo said on Wednesday, the Beta news agency reported. The agenda for the joint session, to be held in a month, includes the […]

Dacic: Brother and Sister Croats, we should focus on the futurePhoto: European Western Balkans

Dacic: Brother and Sister Croats, we should focus on the future

“Belgrade wants to have best relations with Croatia, but won’t agree to Zagreb’s blackmail, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said. Dacic on Wednesday also called on what he referred to as ‘brothers and sisters Croats’ to all focus ‘a little bit on the future.’ Dacic said this […]