Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan Blast 10/02/2019: European Court Orders Removal of Church in BiH.  Full Kosovo Election Coverage. Finnish FM Continues Visit to the W. Balkans. Hungarian PM Orban Pops Up Unexpectedly in Belgrade.Photo: Erasmusu.com

Balkan Blast 10/02/2019: European Court Orders Removal of Church in BiH. Full Kosovo Election Coverage. Finnish FM Continues Visit to the W. Balkans. Hungarian PM Orban Pops Up Unexpectedly in Belgrade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO ELECTIONS: Outgoing Speaker of Parliament and candidate for prime minister Kadri Veseli put up a billboard with him and US President Donald Trump. He noted, “Unlike my rivals, I am the only candidate running on promoting a strong and […]

Balkan Blast 10/01/2019: UPDATE: Kosovo and Serbia Lobbying in the US. EU Expected to Green Light Albania, N. Macedonia Accession. Finnish Foreign Minister on Visit to BiH, Kosovo. Kosovo Election Campaign Heating Up.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 10/01/2019: UPDATE: Kosovo and Serbia Lobbying in the US. EU Expected to Green Light Albania, N. Macedonia Accession. Finnish Foreign Minister on Visit to BiH, Kosovo. Kosovo Election Campaign Heating Up.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian and Kosovo Serb media outlets report that the United States was angered by Kosovo’s lobbying tactics. In an unconfirmed and undated e-mail, Director of European Affairs on the National Security Council William Berkeley wrote to Kosovo Prime Minister […]

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit N. Macedonia and Montenegro on October 4th as a part of a European trip that includes stops in Italy, Greece, and the Vatican. The US Senate Armed Services Committee discussed Southeastern […]

Balkan Blast 9/25/2019: UNGA Day 2 Recap – Croatian Pres. & BiH Presidency Chairman Address the GA. Special Rep. Matt Palmer Meets Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia in NYC. Serbia Will Not Join EUEA. EBRD to Invest $323 mln. in BiH.Photo: impakter.com

Balkan Blast 9/25/2019: UNGA Day 2 Recap – Croatian Pres. & BiH Presidency Chairman Address the GA. Special Rep. Matt Palmer Meets Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia in NYC. Serbia Will Not Join EUEA. EBRD to Invest $323 mln. in BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY FROM THE UNGA: US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker and Special Representative to the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer met with Balkan leaders including Kosovar President Hashim Thaci and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. FROM THE UNGA: Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation […]

Balkan Blast 9/24/2019: Recap of Western Balkans + Croatia and Slovenia Leaders in the UNGA. Belgrade to Host EuroPride 2022. Russia Officially Declares CIA Spy Missing After Montenegro Trip.Photo: impakter.com

Balkan Blast 9/24/2019: Recap of Western Balkans + Croatia and Slovenia Leaders in the UNGA. Belgrade to Host EuroPride 2022. Russia Officially Declares CIA Spy Missing After Montenegro Trip.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott: “The campaign for annulling the decision on recognition is equally unhelpful in an attempt by the two sides to get back to the negotiating table as are the taxes (100 percent import duties […]

Balkan Blast 9/23/2019: Sen. Murphy (D-CT) Reflects on Trip to Kosovo & Serbia. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Weighs in on Kosovo’s Recognition. New US Amb. to Serbia Nominated in Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Croatian & Kosovar Presidents on Separate Trips to the Midwest Ahead of the UN General Assembly.

Balkan Blast 9/23/2019: Sen. Murphy (D-CT) Reflects on Trip to Kosovo & Serbia. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Weighs in on Kosovo’s Recognition. New US Amb. to Serbia Nominated in Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Croatian & Kosovar Presidents on Separate Trips to the Midwest Ahead of the UN General Assembly.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) wrote a blog post on his recent trip to Kosovo, Serbia, Germany and Ukraine with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). On meeting with Kosovar President Hashim Thaci & parliamentarians “Right away, Kosovo’s leaders complained to us […]

Balkan Blast 9/18/2019: European Council President Calls for Accession Talks in N. Macedonia. Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic Meets Meets NATO’s Peach in Belgrade. Czechia Leaders to Discuss Withdrawing Recognition of Kosovo.

Balkan Blast 9/18/2019: European Council President Calls for Accession Talks in N. Macedonia. Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic Meets Meets NATO’s Peach in Belgrade. Czechia Leaders to Discuss Withdrawing Recognition of Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric Nelson visited his colleague, US Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst, in Zagreb to discuss “BiH’s progress into Euro-Atlantic institutions.” President of the European Council Donald Tusk met with President of N. Macedonia […]

Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer had an “open and concrete” conversation with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Kosovo. They agreed to meet within the next ten days.  […]

Balkan Blast 9/16/2019: NATO Chiefs Meet in Ljubljana. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Dismissed.  Operation Halyard Commemorated in Serbia. Russia’s Prime Minister to Visit Serbia in October.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 9/16/2019: NATO Chiefs Meet in Ljubljana. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Dismissed. Operation Halyard Commemorated in Serbia. Russia’s Prime Minister to Visit Serbia in October.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott attended a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Operation Halyard in Pranjani where over 500 airmen were saved during World War II. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was in attendance.  US Ambassador to Kosovo […]