“The European Union’s poorest member is seeking to offer a clearer path toward membership for the western Balkans to prevent a return to the instability that ravaged the continent’s most volatile region two decades ago. Bulgaria, which will assume the EU’s six-month rotating presidency in January, is pushing for the world’s biggest trading bloc to offer more concrete guidance on how Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina can join its ranks, Liliana Pavlova, Bulgaria’s minister in charge of the EU presidency, said last week in Sofia, the capital.” (Bloomberg)
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The full impact of #coronavirus has yet to be felt or known. Take a look at some factors that will affect how the #Balkan region is able to come out of this pandemic:
Number of Confirmed #COVID-19 Cases: #Serbia - 1,060, #Croatia - 963, #Slovenia - 841, #BiH - 459, N. #Macedonia - 354, #Kosovo - 125, #Montenegro - 123
@NATO to Discuss #Coronavirus Aid Today
#US Calls on Kosovo to Remove All Tariff Barriers
The United States has been clear that #Kosovo should drop all tariffs and not create new barriers because these policies hurt the people of Kosovo and strangle Kosovo’s own economy. Read the complete statement: https://xk.usembassy.gov/april01st
US Citizens in 🇲🇰: Air Prishtina flight from Kosovo to Zurich on April 5 now available to book by phone (+383 38 222 099) or online (http://airprishtina.com). US citizens w/ confirmed tickets may transit Kosovo border directly & solely to Pristina airport. https://mk.usembassy.gov/health-alert-8/
#Coronavirus numbers: #Serbia 900, #Croatia 867, #Slovenia 802, #BiH 408, N. #Macedonia 329, #Kosovo 112, #Montenegro 107.
Kosovo drops tariffs on #Bosnia and Serbia.
The @mfa_russia Responds N. Macedonia's NATO Accession.