China and the Balkans

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 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. MacedoniaOffice of the Presidency of Serbia

Newsletter for 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. Macedonia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Editor’s Note: After traveling all day yesterday and a six hour time difference, I am back in the swamp and ready to get you caught up to speed with the latest news in the Balkans! French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Newsletter for 7/15/2019: France’s Macron on Official Two Day Visit to Serbia. Montenegro Celebrates Statehood Day. EUFOR Commander Visits Migrant Camps in BiH. Kosovo Takes Over SEECP Presidency.

HAPPY STATEHOOD DAY MONTENEGRO (JULY 13)!¬† The US Embassy in Belgrade issued a warning to avoid areas surrounding the embassy and embassies of NATO allies due to demonstrations against the 1999 NATO campaign in Serbia. French President Emmanuel Macron will be on a two day official visit to […]

Newsletter for 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.exploringmacedonia.com

Newsletter for 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Madison Global Strategies’ Joseph Allaham has begun lobbying for the Kosovo Ministry of European Integration for $19,000 per month for 9 months totaling $171,000. Key goals include “strategic planning in strengthening the position of the Republic ofKosovo in international organizations […]

Newsletter for 6/26/2019: Serbian PM Set to Join President’s Party. N. Macedonia Parliament to Vote on New Minister Today. NATO Secretary General Wants N. Macedonia to be Full NATO Member by December.

Newsletter for 6/26/2019: Serbian PM Set to Join President’s Party. N. Macedonia Parliament to Vote on New Minister Today. NATO Secretary General Wants N. Macedonia to be Full NATO Member by December.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic is set to the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) which is also the party of President Aleksandar Vucic. The Parliament of N. Macedonia will vote on new ministers today.  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hopes member states […]

Newsletter for 6/17/2019: Dodik Remains Sanctioned. Kosovo Advisor to PM in Iowa. Vucic Calls on Trump to Kickstart Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Is There a European Future for N. Macedonia and Albania? Russian Troops Arrive in Serbia.Photo: The Srpska Times

Newsletter for 6/17/2019: Dodik Remains Sanctioned. Kosovo Advisor to PM in Iowa. Vucic Calls on Trump to Kickstart Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Is There a European Future for N. Macedonia and Albania? Russian Troops Arrive in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Erolld Belegu, an advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, was in Iowa this week promoting the newly designated American Economic Zone that will be situated just outside the western cit of Gjakova/Djakovica. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State […]

Newsletter for 6/13/2019: Recap of Bill Clinton, Albright, Clark in Pristina for End of Kosovo War Anniversary. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession, Given Boost by EU Officials.  Serbian Foreign Affairs Committee Member in Iran

Newsletter for 6/13/2019: Recap of Bill Clinton, Albright, Clark in Pristina for End of Kosovo War Anniversary. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession, Given Boost by EU Officials. Serbian Foreign Affairs Committee Member in Iran

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke at the 20 year anniversary of the end of the Kosovo War. A bust of Albright was unveiled in Pristina while Clinton gave remarks at a statue […]