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Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: US Amb. for International Religious Freedom Visits Srebrenica Memorial. Former Ambassadors to the Balkans on List that Endorses Biden. Macron Calls Vucic, Thaci to Meeting; Meets Komsic and Pendarovski. Republika Srpska Votes Against Bonn Powers.

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: US Amb. for International Religious Freedom Visits Srebrenica Memorial. Former Ambassadors to the Balkans on List that Endorses Biden. Macron Calls Vucic, Thaci to Meeting; Meets Komsic and Pendarovski. Republika Srpska Votes Against Bonn Powers.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback was in Bosnia and Herzegovina today where he visited the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. He later travelled to Sarajevo to meet with religious leaders.   Brownback noted on […]

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: Balkan Leaders Meet France’s Macron Ahead of the Paris Peace Conference. EU’s Von der Leyen Supports Opening Accession Talks with Albania and N. Macedonia. The US Supports “Mini-Schengen.”

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: Balkan Leaders Meet France’s Macron Ahead of the Paris Peace Conference. EU’s Von der Leyen Supports Opening Accession Talks with Albania and N. Macedonia. The US Supports “Mini-Schengen.”

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY   US State Department’s Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey met with Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.   President of N. Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski had his photos […]

Balkan Blast for 11/11/2019: Serbia to Face Sanctions for Buying Russian Weapons? “Mini Schengen” Discussed in Ohrid. Macron Calls BiH a Ticking Time-bomb of Returning Jihadism.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast for 11/11/2019: Serbia to Face Sanctions for Buying Russian Weapons? “Mini Schengen” Discussed in Ohrid. Macron Calls BiH a Ticking Time-bomb of Returning Jihadism.

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Sarajevo reiterated the longtime US policy of not drawing parallels between Kosovo and Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It told Patria News Agency, “As we have repeatedly stated, there are no parallels between […]

Balkan Blast 11/07/2019: Swedish Royalty Meets BiH Presidency, Tours Sarajevo With Mayor. Kosovo’s Kurti Wants to Replace Tariffs on Serbia with Reciprocity. Head of Kosovo Intelligence Agency Resigns. China’s Alipay Coming to Serbia. Countrywide Strike by Teachers in Croatia.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 11/07/2019: Swedish Royalty Meets BiH Presidency, Tours Sarajevo With Mayor. Kosovo’s Kurti Wants to Replace Tariffs on Serbia with Reciprocity. Head of Kosovo Intelligence Agency Resigns. China’s Alipay Coming to Serbia. Countrywide Strike by Teachers in Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US State Department Special Envoy for the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer met with US ambassadors and chiefs of mission in Skopje. The US Embassy in Sarajevo took to Twitter, “Great to see so many of my colleagues from the region […]

Balkan Blast 11/06/2019: State Dept.’s Palmer Meets with Serbian FM, Opposition. High Representative to BiH Inzko Addresses the UN Security Council. Swedish Royals on Visit to BiH. How Bad is the Air Pollution in the Balkans in the Winter?Photo: Travelade

Balkan Blast 11/06/2019: State Dept.’s Palmer Meets with Serbian FM, Opposition. High Representative to BiH Inzko Addresses the UN Security Council. Swedish Royals on Visit to BiH. How Bad is the Air Pollution in the Balkans in the Winter?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US State Department Special Envoy for the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer met with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and representatives of the opposition on Tuesday. President of opposition party Party of Freedom and Justice, Dragan Djilas, gave Palmer copies of […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 11/05/2019: State Dept.’s Palmer Meets with Serbia’s Vucic. EP President Sassoli Optimistic of N. Macedonia’s EU Accession. The US is All-in on Mine Free Sarajevo. Kosovo to Form Gov’t Within Ten Days. Brnabic Meets Xi Jingping, Huawei Executives.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US State Department’s Special Representative for the Western Balkans and DAS Matthew Palmer met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday and reiterated the US desire for Kosovo and Serbia to return to dialogue. He also called the EU […]

Balkan Blast 11/04/2019: Palmer Meets Thaci in Pristina, to Meet Serbia’s Vucic Next. State Dept.’s Reeker Slams the EU on N. Macedonia, Albania. US Military Sends Cyber Command Officers to Montenegro.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 11/04/2019: Palmer Meets Thaci in Pristina, to Meet Serbia’s Vucic Next. State Dept.’s Reeker Slams the EU on N. Macedonia, Albania. US Military Sends Cyber Command Officers to Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Special Envoy to the Western Balkans and DAS Matthew Palmer met with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and other officials while on a trip to Pristina. He noted, ““The United States will always stand behind Kosovo’s sovereignty and independence,. […]

Balkan Blast 10/30/2019: Recap of the Balkans Event on the Hill. Senator Grassley (R-IA) Meets Reps. from the Am. Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo. State Dept.’s Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Meets with Leaders in N. Macedonia. The European Human Rights Court Ruled there Must Be Elections in Mostar.

Balkan Blast 10/30/2019: Recap of the Balkans Event on the Hill. Senator Grassley (R-IA) Meets Reps. from the Am. Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo. State Dept.’s Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Meets with Leaders in N. Macedonia. The European Human Rights Court Ruled there Must Be Elections in Mostar.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH), United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and the US-Europe Alliance held a timely event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday which included ACBH President Ajla Delkic, UMD President Metodija Koloski, Heritage Foundation’s Luke Coffey, […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 10/28/2019: Special Rep. Palmer on the Hill for W. Balkan Hearing. New Amb. to Serbia Presents Credentials to Pres. Vucic. S-400s in Serbia for Military Drills. Croatia’s Grabar-Kitarovic Receives Fulbright Award.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Special Representative to the W. Balkans and DAS Matthew Palmer addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing titled, “Successes and Unfinished Business in the Western Balkans.” KEY TAKEAWAYS: The US is devoted to resolving the Kosovo-Serbia […]