Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 […]

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic & Delegation in Israel: An International Sister Seaports Agreement between the Port of Rijeka and the Port of Haifa was signed by temporary CEO of the Port of Rijeka, Dusko Grabovac, and Haifa Port CEO […]

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.JetSettingFools

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY On Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s visit to Israel, Jerusalem Post’s Greer Fay Cashman writes, “Holocaust commemoration, education and restitution were the key subjects in the long conversation that President Reuven Rivlin had on Monday with Croatian President Kolinda […]

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.Photo: The Srpska Times

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia. It will now go to a full Senate vote. Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for European and […]

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker and European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in N. Macedonia today and tomorrow to meet top government officials. Former […]

Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett and former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressed a crowd at a groundbreaking ceremony for a statue honoring Senator Bob Dole. See Ambassador Kosnett’s full remarks here. Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka presented Senator Dole […]

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.Photo: Our Wonderland

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigns after being called to the Specialist Chambers at The Hague as a suspect. It is the second time Haradinaj has resigned to appear at a war crimes court. He resigned in 2005 after […]

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.Photo: Martin Falbisoner

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US House of Representatives passes  H.Con.Res.20 calling for responsibility of the murder of the three Bytyqi Brothers and that “progress in resolving this case should remain a significant factor determining the further development of U.S.-Serbian relations.” NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander […]