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Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and ErdoganPhoto: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and Erdogan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Happy Army Day!:  Army Day was celebrated yesterday across N. Macedonia.  The US has quit the Board of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA) because of nepotism. Ambassador Phillip Kosnett on Friday wrote on Twitter: “The U.S. has resigned […]

Balkan Blast 8/15/2019: PM of N. Macedonia Faces Backlash Over Homophobic Slur. Macedonia Caucus Adds MI Congresswoman (D). Two Meetings of the BiH Presidency Set for Aug. 20. Serbia Refuses to Stop Withdrawal Campaign of Kosovo’s Recognition.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/15/2019: PM of N. Macedonia Faces Backlash Over Homophobic Slur. Macedonia Caucus Adds MI Congresswoman (D). Two Meetings of the BiH Presidency Set for Aug. 20. Serbia Refuses to Stop Withdrawal Campaign of Kosovo’s Recognition.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Prime Minister of N. Macedonia Zoran Zaev faces backlash for using a homophobic slur while talking to reporters yesterday. Congresswoman Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI,11) joins the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-American Issues. After no meeting between the Presidency of […]

Newsletter for 8/14/2019: Prime Minister of MKD Uses Homophobic Slur While Talking to the Media. QUINT States Issue Statement Urging Kosovo and Serbia to Return to Dialogue. BiH Still Stuck at a Deadlock Even After Agreement.JetSettingFools

Newsletter for 8/14/2019: Prime Minister of MKD Uses Homophobic Slur While Talking to the Media. QUINT States Issue Statement Urging Kosovo and Serbia to Return to Dialogue. BiH Still Stuck at a Deadlock Even After Agreement.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Prime Minister of N. Macedonia Zoran Zaev used a homophobic slur while speaking to the media:””Let’s be clear, I’m not going to allow a couple of criminals, one vain journalist, and forgive me LGBT community, a f****t to bring down […]

Newsletter for 8/13/2019: MKD President Calls on Officials to Return to Resolve Special Prosecutor Case. Bosnian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Bilateral Relations. Former NATO KFOR Officer Says Camp Bondsteel “Let Go” Serbian Bus Bomber.

Newsletter for 8/13/2019: MKD President Calls on Officials to Return to Resolve Special Prosecutor Case. Bosnian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Bilateral Relations. Former NATO KFOR Officer Says Camp Bondsteel “Let Go” Serbian Bus Bomber.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY President of N. Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski is “disappointed” in Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and demands officials return from vacation in order to resolve the case in a timely manner. Director of Europe at the International Republican Institute Paul McCarthy talked with Voice […]

Newsletter for 8/12/2019: US Nat’l Security Advisor Won’t Visit Region. Serbian FM Clarifies Statement on Serbs in US. Russian MFA Frustrated with Kosovo Specialist Chambers. British PM Speaks with Croatian Counterpart.

Newsletter for 8/12/2019: US Nat’l Security Advisor Won’t Visit Region. Serbian FM Clarifies Statement on Serbs in US. Russian MFA Frustrated with Kosovo Specialist Chambers. British PM Speaks with Croatian Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAYHappy Eid al-Adha to all of our readers who celebrated over the weekend. US National Security Advisor John Bolton will not make a trip to the region in the fall, despite early reports that he would be. Incumbent Croatian President […]

Newsletter for 8/7/2019: Croatian President to Run for Re-election. Serbian FM to Rally Serbs in the US for Donald Trump. BiH Leaders Interpret NATO Aspect of Deal for Government Differently.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 8/7/2019: Croatian President to Run for Re-election. Serbian FM to Rally Serbs in the US for Donald Trump. BiH Leaders Interpret NATO Aspect of Deal for Government Differently.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian Prime Minister and leader of the HDZ Andrej Plenkovic confirms that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will represent the party in the upcoming presidential elections. She is seeking her second five-year term. Although the three main Bosnian parties came together […]

Newsletter for 8/6/2019: Bosnia Forms Government After 10 Months. Kosovo Disbands Parliament.Photo: International Business Times

Newsletter for 8/6/2019: Bosnia Forms Government After 10 Months. Kosovo Disbands Parliament.

Bosnian leaders came together to form a government after a ten month standoff. Leaders of the Party for Democratic Action (SDA) Bakir Izetbegovic, Bosnian Serb Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) Milorad Dodik, and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Dragan Covic agreed to form the central government after a compromise on the country’s NATO accession. Meanwhile, Kosovo’s […]

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says an unresolved extortion investigation in North Macedonia could undermine prospects for the small Balkan nation’s long-awaited European Union accession talks. “North Macedonia’s former chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, unexpectedly tendered […]