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Newsletter for 5/23/2019: BiH Marks 27 Years of UN Membership. Pendarovski Appoints Advisors, New Director of Intelligence Agency. NATO Commander in Pristina: KSF Transformation to Army with NATO support.Photo: Reddit

Newsletter for 5/23/2019: BiH Marks 27 Years of UN Membership. Pendarovski Appoints Advisors, New Director of Intelligence Agency. NATO Commander in Pristina: KSF Transformation to Army with NATO support.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Bosnia and Herzegovina marked 27 years since its induction to the United Nations on Tuesday.  NATO Joint Forces Chief Commander James Foggo is in Pristina, Kosovo where he says the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces to an army […]

Newsletter for 5/22/2019: Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Slams Quint State’s Statement on Kosovo Elections. BiH Head of Judiciary Caught in Corruption Scandal. Wyoming Nat’l Guard Off to Kosovo.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Newsletter for 5/22/2019: Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Slams Quint State’s Statement on Kosovo Elections. BiH Head of Judiciary Caught in Corruption Scandal. Wyoming Nat’l Guard Off to Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Quint State Embassies in Kosovo Statement on elections in the north: “The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States take note of the elections on May 19, 2019.  We note that the election day itself […]

Newsletter for 5/21/2019: Montenegro Celebrates Independence Day. EU’s Hahn Expects N. Macedoia to Open Accession Before Summer. BiH House Speaker Wants Increased Ties with Iran. More Drama in the Kosovo ParliamentPhoto: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Newsletter for 5/21/2019: Montenegro Celebrates Independence Day. EU’s Hahn Expects N. Macedoia to Open Accession Before Summer. BiH House Speaker Wants Increased Ties with Iran. More Drama in the Kosovo Parliament

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic congratulated all Montenegrins on independence day (May 21). He looks to the historical achievement of restoring independence thirteen years ago through a “peaceful democratic path” and that Montenegro is  a “modern European state.” Montenegrin Defense Minister […]

Newsletter for 5/16/2019: Serbian Minister of Interior on Visit to US. BiH Presidency Member Files Criminal Charges Against Dodik. President Thaci to Blame for Turkish Deportations Last Year?Photo: Time Out

Newsletter for 5/16/2019: Serbian Minister of Interior on Visit to US. BiH Presidency Member Files Criminal Charges Against Dodik. President Thaci to Blame for Turkish Deportations Last Year?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian Minister of Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic is on a three day visit to the United States. He met with Acting  Acting Administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Uttam Dhillon, noting that Serbia seized more than four tons of […]

Newsletter for 5/15/2019: US Embassy in Pristina Slams Kosovo Gov’t After Kosovo Amb. Sits Next to Trump. Republika Srpska Signs $80,000/month Lobbying Deal. EU Commissioner Hahn Optimistic About MKD and Albania Accession Process Opening

Newsletter for 5/15/2019: US Embassy in Pristina Slams Kosovo Gov’t After Kosovo Amb. Sits Next to Trump. Republika Srpska Signs $80,000/month Lobbying Deal. EU Commissioner Hahn Optimistic About MKD and Albania Accession Process Opening

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Embassy in Kosovo statement: “The United States remains deeply concerned by the Government of Kosovo’s appointments of unqualified individuals to senior government positions – including individuals convicted of war crimes, under active indictment for serious crimes, and suspected […]

Newsletter for 5/14/2019: Rep. Ed Case (D, HI-1) Meets HI National Guard in Kosovo. NATO Exercises Throughout May-June in Region. Kolinda Meets Trudeau in Ottawa. Violent Protests Rock Albania.Photo: Euronews

Newsletter for 5/14/2019: Rep. Ed Case (D, HI-1) Meets HI National Guard in Kosovo. NATO Exercises Throughout May-June in Region. Kolinda Meets Trudeau in Ottawa. Violent Protests Rock Albania.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congressman Ed Case (D, HI-1) visited Kosovo over the weekend. He met with the Hawaiian National Guard at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo officials, and a USAID agricultural project. Also in Kosovo, National Democratic Institute President Ambassador Derek Mitchell met with former […]

Newsletter for 5/13/2019: Pendarovski Sworn-in as President in MKD. W. Balkan Leaders Urge EU to Consider it of Geostrategic Importance. Military Parade in Serbia Causes Controversy Across the Region.

Newsletter for 5/13/2019: Pendarovski Sworn-in as President in MKD. W. Balkan Leaders Urge EU to Consider it of Geostrategic Importance. Military Parade in Serbia Causes Controversy Across the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper met with a Montenegrin Ministry of Defense delegation led by Ivica Ivanovic to discuss the US role in supporting Montenegro’s continuing integration into NATO. Stevo Pendarovski was sworn in as President of […]

Newsletter for 5/7/2019: Peace Corps to be Established in Montenegro. Alaska National Guard Off to Kosovo. NATO Admiral in BiH. Brdo-Brijuni Summit to be Held in Albania This Week.

Newsletter for 5/7/2019: Peace Corps to be Established in Montenegro. Alaska National Guard Off to Kosovo. NATO Admiral in BiH. Brdo-Brijuni Summit to be Held in Albania This Week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The United States Peace Corps Director Judy Olsen signed a bilateral agreement Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister Pazinwith to establish a program in country. It joins Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, and N. Macedonia as active Peace Corps countries in the region. […]