Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOHORST URGES CROATIA ON FIGHTER JETS: U.S. Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst encouraged Croatia to purchase American made F-16 fighter jets. The U.S. is competing with bids from Sweden, France, and Italy. COORDINATOR FOR CT IN SLOVENIA: State Department’s […]

Balkan Blast 9/29/2020: U.S., Greece support WB6 integration into the EU. State Dept. counterterrorism chief visits Slovenia. N. Macedonia’s FM meets High Rep. Borrell in Brussels. Covic, Izetbegovic visit PM Plenkovic in Zagreb.

Balkan Blast 9/29/2020: U.S., Greece support WB6 integration into the EU. State Dept. counterterrorism chief visits Slovenia. N. Macedonia’s FM meets High Rep. Borrell in Brussels. Covic, Izetbegovic visit PM Plenkovic in Zagreb.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY POMPEO TALKS W. BALKANS IN GREECE: While on an official visit to Greece, U.S. Secretary of State spoke to Greek counterpart Nikos Denidas about cooperation in the Western Balkans. The U.S. Embassy in Greece released a joint statement with […]

Balkan Blast 9/28/2020: President Trump likens Kosovo-Serbia to Israel-Palestine. Slovenia’s Pahor visits N. Macedonia, supports Euro-Atlantic integration. Kosovo Specialist Chambers arrests continue.

Balkan Blast 9/28/2020: President Trump likens Kosovo-Serbia to Israel-Palestine. Slovenia’s Pahor visits N. Macedonia, supports Euro-Atlantic integration. Kosovo Specialist Chambers arrests continue.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY REST IN PEACE to the two Serbian pilots who died away after their MiG-21 plane crashed near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. TRUMP ON KOSOVO-SERBIA RELATIONS: In a rally in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Trump likened relations between Kosovo and […]

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY POMPEO TO VISIT CROATIA: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, The Holy See, and Croatia between September 27 and October 2. The State Department writes, “On October 2, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Croatia to meet […]

Balkan Blast 9/24/2020: Aleksa Becic voted as Montenegro’s President of Parliament. Kosovo PM Hoti meets virtually with EU Ambassadors. N. Macedonia’s National Security Council discusses situation in country after joining NATO.U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke

Balkan Blast 9/24/2020: Aleksa Becic voted as Montenegro’s President of Parliament. Kosovo PM Hoti meets virtually with EU Ambassadors. N. Macedonia’s National Security Council discusses situation in country after joining NATO.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. DELEGATION IN SERBIA: After signing an agreement with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), President Aleksandar Vucic and PM Ana Brnabic hosted a dinner that included a band playing the likes of Sweet Home Alabama and Country […]

Balkan Blast 9/23/2020: DFC CEO Adam Boehler, Richard Grenell open DFC office in Belgrade with Pres. Vucic & PM Brnabic. Pres. of N. Macedonia Pendarovski, Chairman of the BiH Presidency Dzaferovic, and Croatia’s PM Plenkovic address the UNGA. Trouble in paradise- forming a gov’t in Montenegro?Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 9/23/2020: DFC CEO Adam Boehler, Richard Grenell open DFC office in Belgrade with Pres. Vucic & PM Brnabic. Pres. of N. Macedonia Pendarovski, Chairman of the BiH Presidency Dzaferovic, and Croatia’s PM Plenkovic address the UNGA. Trouble in paradise- forming a gov’t in Montenegro?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Adam Boehler and President Trump’s Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell led a high level delegation to Belgrade to open the DFC office. They met with President […]

Balkan Blast 9/22/2020: Grenell and DFC’s Boehler visit Kosovo, on to Serbia. Stoltenberg says NATO respects Serbia’s military neutrality. Bosnian FM on five day trip to Austria.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 9/22/2020: Grenell and DFC’s Boehler visit Kosovo, on to Serbia. Stoltenberg says NATO respects Serbia’s military neutrality. Bosnian FM on five day trip to Austria.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: U.S. President Trump mentioned Kosovo and Serbia at a rally. He said, “I’m sure it’s a Nobel Prize. We are stopping mass killings between Kosovo and Serbia. They have been killing each other for so many [years]. They […]

Balkan Blast 9/17/2020: EU Special Rep. Lajcak to host expert-level negotiations with Kosovo & Serbia. BiH’s Dodik visits PM Plenkovic and President Milanovic inZagreb, criticized in Sarajevo. N. Macedonia delegation has successful trip to Greece.

Balkan Blast 9/17/2020: EU Special Rep. Lajcak to host expert-level negotiations with Kosovo & Serbia. BiH’s Dodik visits PM Plenkovic and President Milanovic inZagreb, criticized in Sarajevo. N. Macedonia delegation has successful trip to Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 24,211 confirmed cases, 16,990 recovered, 736 deaths. CROATIA: 14,029 confirmed cases, 11,690 recovered, 236 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,839 confirmed cases, 11,949 recovered, 604 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 7,291 confirmed cases, 126 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 16,088 confirmed cases, 668 deaths. SERBIA: 32,614 confirmed cases, 341 hospitalized, 736 deaths. SLOVENIA: 3,954 confirmed cases, 135 […]

Balkan Blast 9/16/2020: DFC and EXIM sign Letters of Interest with Kosovo and Serbia. Minority parties in Montenegro await invitation from new ruling coalitions. N. Macedonia delegation to hold bilateral meetings in Greece. Djuric tapped as new Serbian Amb. to the U.S.?Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 9/16/2020: DFC and EXIM sign Letters of Interest with Kosovo and Serbia. Minority parties in Montenegro await invitation from new ruling coalitions. N. Macedonia delegation to hold bilateral meetings in Greece. Djuric tapped as new Serbian Amb. to the U.S.?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 23,929 confirmed cases, 16,701 recovered, 725 deaths. CROATIA: 13,749 confirmed cases, 11,412 recovered, 230 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,763 confirmed cases, 11,784 recovered, 601 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 6,900 confirmed cases, 121 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 15,925 confirmed cases, 661 deaths. SERBIA: 32,4511 confirmed cases, 365 hospitalized, 735 deaths. SLOVENIA: 3,831 confirmed cases, 135 deaths. KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: […]

Balkan Blast 9/15/2020: Huawei opens Innovations and Development Center in Belgrade. Dodik: “Bosnians don’t exist as a national unit.” Official election results released in Montenegro. Zaev starts working visit to Greece.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 9/15/2020: Huawei opens Innovations and Development Center in Belgrade. Dodik: “Bosnians don’t exist as a national unit.” Official election results released in Montenegro. Zaev starts working visit to Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 23,635 confirmed cases, 16,166 recovered, 705 deaths. CROATIA: 13,598 confirmed cases, 11,151 recovered, 227 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,692 confirmed cases, 11,585 recovered, 600 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 6,712 confirmed cases, 120 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 15,827 confirmed cases, 652 deaths. SERBIA: 32,437 confirmed cases, 391 hospitalized, 733 […]