Serbia

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the BalkansPhoto: Martin Falbisoner

US Congress Approves Increased US Engagement in the Balkans

“The Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives to the US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes a section calling for the Department of Defense to continue increasing “military-to-military cooperation and engagements” in the Western Balkans region. […]

Ethnic Serb Fugitive Appointed as Judge by Kosovo ParliamentPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Ethnic Serb Fugitive Appointed as Judge by Kosovo Parliament

“Kosovo’s parliament is facing criticism from the opposition and watchdog organizations for nominating as a judge a Serb who fled to Kosovo to avoid being jailed for corruption. Parliament voted last week to appoint Radomir Laban to serve as a judge of the Constitutional Court representing the Kosovo […]

Former Serbian Defense Minister: Only Serbia is not Accepting NATO Reality

Former Serbian Defense Minister: Only Serbia is not Accepting NATO Reality

“Former Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac says Serbia is ‘the only country in the region that is not ready to accept the reality of membership in NATO.’ ‘You saw what (Macedonian) Prime Minister Zaev said, an agreement between Macedonia and Greece is almost there, and they expect an invitation […]

Macedonia and Serbia to Increase Cooperation on Minorities

Macedonia and Serbia to Increase Cooperation on Minorities

“The Minister Diaspora of the Republic of Macedonia, Edmond Ademi, met today with the Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republic of Serbia, Branko Ružić. As they say from Ademi’s cabinet, the two ministers opened more topical issues regarding the strengthening of the rights of […]

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished JobPhoto: Office of the President of Montenegro

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished Job

“Prime Minister Duško Marković has said, opening the Forum To Be Secure in Budva, that Montenegro is on the irreversible and stable path of future EU member, which we have long been pointing out for, but Balkans region is still ‘unfinished job,’ burdened with problems, therefore, by addressing open issues in the […]

Vucic: There was not a complicated climate like this in Europe, even before World War IReuters/Antonio Bronic

Vucic: There was not a complicated climate like this in Europe, even before World War I

“There has never been such a complicated (political) climate in Europe, even before World War I, President Aleksandar Vucic noted, commenting on the rigid views of the Netherlands and France regarding the opening of chapters for candidate countries in June, and position and prospects of Serbia in this context. […]

Vucic Delegation in AzerbaijanPhoto: Cord Magazine

Vucic Delegation in Azerbaijan

“Following the expanded meeting, a ceremony of signing documents has been held with participation of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic in Baku. A Joint Action Plan on Strategic Partnership between Azerbaijan and Serbia was undersigned by President Aliyev and President Vucic. A […]

Rift Between Vucic and Serbian Orthodox Church?Reuters/Antonio Bronic

Rift Between Vucic and Serbian Orthodox Church?

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that the Serbian Orthodox Church should not be making the country’s key political decisions. ‘I don’t think the church should be making key political decision but it does have the right to its own stand, I have no problem with that,’ […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Daily Mail – Eight Kosovo Albanians jailed on foiled attack on Israeli team; Serb Members of Kosovo Security Force Detained and Released in Serbia; Haradinaj – Kosovo Open to Foreign InvestorsPhoto: OSCE/Besfort Oruçi

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Daily Mail – Eight Kosovo Albanians jailed on foiled attack on Israeli team; Serb Members of Kosovo Security Force Detained and Released in Serbia; Haradinaj – Kosovo Open to Foreign Investors

“A Kosovo court has sentenced nine Albanians, eight to jail, for planning a foiled attack against the Israeli soccer team during a 2016 qualifying World Cup match in neighboring Albania. Pristina court Judge Hamdi Ibrahimi on Friday sentenced the leader of the group, Visar Ibishi, to 10 years […]