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Balkan Blast 3/26/2020: First Coronavirus Related Death in Croatia, Highest Number of Cases incl.  Slovenia: 528, Croatia: 442, Serbia: 384.  Kosovo’s Government Toppled in No Confidence Vote. Relief Efforts for the Zagreb Earthquake IntensifyPhoto: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 3/26/2020: First Coronavirus Related Death in Croatia, Highest Number of Cases incl. Slovenia: 528, Croatia: 442, Serbia: 384. Kosovo’s Government Toppled in No Confidence Vote. Relief Efforts for the Zagreb Earthquake Intensify

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia and Herzegovina bans the entry of foreign nationals to its territory except in certain cases. Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka donated masks and gloves to news outlets based in the capital city. The number of confirmed […]

Balkan Blast 3/25/2020: More Deaths Related to the Coronavirus in the Balkans. Kosovo Parliament to Hold a No Confidence Vote in the Kurti Government. US and Germany, France on Different Pages Over No Confidence Vote.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 3/25/2020: More Deaths Related to the Coronavirus in the Balkans. Kosovo Parliament to Hold a No Confidence Vote in the Kurti Government. US and Germany, France on Different Pages Over No Confidence Vote.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The EU will provide EUR 68 million in aid (28m for healthcare, 40m in economic aid) to Bosnia, according to BiH Presidency Chairman Sefik Dzaferovic. Bosnia and Herzegovina has closed the airports in Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, […]

Balkan Blast 3/24/2020: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Soar in the Balkans. The EU is Expected to Start Accession Talks With Albania, N. Macedonia. Aftermath of the Earthquake in Zagreb. Kosovo’s Power Struggle Continues.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 3/24/2020: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Soar in the Balkans. The EU is Expected to Start Accession Talks With Albania, N. Macedonia. Aftermath of the Earthquake in Zagreb. Kosovo’s Power Struggle Continues.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The first plane of US aid for Bosnia and Herzegovina arrived in Sarajevo on Monday. The EU “is considering two ways to assist BiH” to combat coronavirus including up to EUR 7 million in medical supplies and […]

Balkan Blast 3/23/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rises, First Deaths Recorded. Croatia Rocked by 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake. N. Macedonia Ready to Join NATO. EU Appoints Lajcak as Special Envoy.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 3/23/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rises, First Deaths Recorded. Croatia Rocked by 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake. N. Macedonia Ready to Join NATO. EU Appoints Lajcak as Special Envoy.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Bosnian Presidency on Sunday asked the government to close all the borders to BiH. Bosnian Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic says there will be no police on the inter-entity line between the Federation of Bosnia and […]

Balkan Blast 3/19/2020: Balkan States Call the Military to Assist With Coronavirus. Kosovo’s PM Kurti Dismisses Interior Minister, Could Lead to the End of The Kurti Gov’t. The European Council Cancels Meetings on Opening Accession Talks With Albania & N. Macedonia.

Balkan Blast 3/19/2020: Balkan States Call the Military to Assist With Coronavirus. Kosovo’s PM Kurti Dismisses Interior Minister, Could Lead to the End of The Kurti Gov’t. The European Council Cancels Meetings on Opening Accession Talks With Albania & N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Bosnian Presidency has authorized the military to assist civilians to combat the coronavirus. Bosnian Serb Member of the Presidency Milorad Dodik says that the Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska (RS), could send police to the entity […]

Balkan Blast 3/18/2020: Coronavirus Surges in the Balkans. Spain Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. ContourGlobal Halts EUR 1.3m Kosova e Re Project.

Balkan Blast 3/18/2020: Coronavirus Surges in the Balkans. Spain Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. ContourGlobal Halts EUR 1.3m Kosova e Re Project.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Minister of European Integration and European Cooperation of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity, Zlatan Klokic, is a confirmed case of coronavirus. Bosnian PM Zoran Tegeltija on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The […]

Balkan Blast 3/11/2020: Sen. Perdue Calls for Kosovo to Abolish Taxes, Trump Jr. for Removal of U.S. Troops from Kosovo. FMs from the W. Balkans Meet in Skopje for the Berlin Process. The Latest on the Coronavirus in the Region.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 3/11/2020: Sen. Perdue Calls for Kosovo to Abolish Taxes, Trump Jr. for Removal of U.S. Troops from Kosovo. FMs from the W. Balkans Meet in Skopje for the Berlin Process. The Latest on the Coronavirus in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY AMERICAN POLITICIANS ON KOSOVO-SERBIA: Senator David Perdue (R-GA) took to Twitter to give his opinions on the Kosovo tariffs: “For over two decades, US forces have helped keep the peace between Kosovo & Serbia. Now, with historic progress in […]

Balkan Blast 3/10/2020: Slovenia’s Jansa Nominates Cabinet. Macedonian-American Caucus Adds Sen. Braun (R, IN). Coronavirus Update. Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman Addresses Kosovo Parliament on Stigmatization of Wartime Rape Survivors.Photo: Visit Ljubljana

Balkan Blast 3/10/2020: Slovenia’s Jansa Nominates Cabinet. Macedonian-American Caucus Adds Sen. Braun (R, IN). Coronavirus Update. Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman Addresses Kosovo Parliament on Stigmatization of Wartime Rape Survivors.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY JANSA NOMINATED GOV’T: Incoming Slovenian PM Janez Jansa has nominated a 16 member cabinet. His SDS Party will have seven seats. MP Anze Logar has been picked for Foreign Minister and MP Andrej Sircelj has been picked for Finance Minister. MACEDONIAN-AMERICAN CAUCUS: Senator Mike Braun (R, IN) becomes […]