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Balkan Blast 4/7/2020: #COVID-19 Cases Top 2,000 in #Serbia and 1,000 in #Croatia and #Slovenia as the Number of Deaths Soars. The Alaska National Guard Returns home from Deployment in Kosovo. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Released a Statement Slamming Kosovo’s Tariffs on Serbia.

Balkan Blast 4/7/2020: #COVID-19 Cases Top 2,000 in #Serbia and 1,000 in #Croatia and #Slovenia as the Number of Deaths Soars. The Alaska National Guard Returns home from Deployment in Kosovo. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Released a Statement Slamming Kosovo’s Tariffs on Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The IMF has pledged to double its support to Bosnia and Herzegovina to fight coronavirus to $356 million. The American Chamber of Commerce in Bosnia helped the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina acquire 150,000 COVID-19 tests. […]

Balkan Blast 4/6/2020: Number of Coronavirus Cases Surge in the Balkans. Beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo Remembered. Twitter Removes 8,000 Fake Accounts Associated With Serbia.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 4/6/2020: Number of Coronavirus Cases Surge in the Balkans. Beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo Remembered. Twitter Removes 8,000 Fake Accounts Associated With Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We would like to remember all those affected by the Siege of Sarajevo which started on April 5, 1992, and lasted until February 29, 1996. CORONAVIRUS – BiH: BiH Presidency Chairman Sefik Dzaferovic announced aid from Azerbaijan. The Federation […]

Balkan Blast 4/1/2020: Coronavirus Numbers Soar in the Region. Russia Responds to N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession. Kosovo Drops Tariffs on Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Balkan Blast 4/1/2020: Coronavirus Numbers Soar in the Region. Russia Responds to N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession. Kosovo Drops Tariffs on Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Around 2,500 coronavirus test kits supplied by the EU and UN Development Program (UNDP) arrived on Tuesday. Serbia’s shipment of medical aid also arrived on Tuesday.  High Representative Valentin Inzko indicates that Bosnia could receive up to 150 […]

Balkan Blast 3/31/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 750 in Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, Kosovo Breaks 100 cases. The Macedonian Flag Hoisted at NATO HQ in Brussels.  Kosovo President Hashim Thaci Meets QUINT Ambassadors, Calls Acting PM Kurti to Meet on Wednesday .Twitter/Jens Stoltenberg

Balkan Blast 3/31/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 750 in Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, Kosovo Breaks 100 cases. The Macedonian Flag Hoisted at NATO HQ in Brussels. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci Meets QUINT Ambassadors, Calls Acting PM Kurti to Meet on Wednesday .

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: USAID donates $1.2 million to help BiH fight coronavirus. Between 30,000 and 40,000 Bosnians are estimated to lose their jobs. The city of Medjugore is under quarantine after nuns and monks at the tested positive for coronavirus. […]

Balkan Blast 3/30/2020: Coronavirus Update from the Balkans. U.S. Statement Post Fall of Gov’t in Kosovo. CONGRATS to NATO’s Newest Member, N. Macedonia!

Balkan Blast 3/30/2020: Coronavirus Update from the Balkans. U.S. Statement Post Fall of Gov’t in Kosovo. CONGRATS to NATO’s Newest Member, N. Macedonia!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: In Bosnia, the EUFOR multinational battalion surveyed three border crossings –  Zvornik, Karakaj and Sepak. They inspected preventative measures against the COVID-19 virus. A member of EUFOR has been transferred from Sarajevo to Vienna after contracting coronavirus. Bosnia’s Serb-dominated […]

Balkan Blast 3/26/2020: First Coronavirus Related Death in Croatia, Highest Number of Cases incl.  Slovenia: 528, Croatia: 442, Serbia: 384.  Kosovo’s Government Toppled in No Confidence Vote. Relief Efforts for the Zagreb Earthquake IntensifyPhoto: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 3/26/2020: First Coronavirus Related Death in Croatia, Highest Number of Cases incl. Slovenia: 528, Croatia: 442, Serbia: 384. Kosovo’s Government Toppled in No Confidence Vote. Relief Efforts for the Zagreb Earthquake Intensify

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia and Herzegovina bans the entry of foreign nationals to its territory except in certain cases. Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka donated masks and gloves to news outlets based in the capital city. The number of confirmed […]

Balkan Blast 3/25/2020: More Deaths Related to the Coronavirus in the Balkans. Kosovo Parliament to Hold a No Confidence Vote in the Kurti Government. US and Germany, France on Different Pages Over No Confidence Vote.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 3/25/2020: More Deaths Related to the Coronavirus in the Balkans. Kosovo Parliament to Hold a No Confidence Vote in the Kurti Government. US and Germany, France on Different Pages Over No Confidence Vote.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The EU will provide EUR 68 million in aid (28m for healthcare, 40m in economic aid) to Bosnia, according to BiH Presidency Chairman Sefik Dzaferovic. Bosnia and Herzegovina has closed the airports in Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, […]

Balkan Blast 3/24/2020: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Soar in the Balkans. The EU is Expected to Start Accession Talks With Albania, N. Macedonia. Aftermath of the Earthquake in Zagreb. Kosovo’s Power Struggle Continues.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 3/24/2020: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases Soar in the Balkans. The EU is Expected to Start Accession Talks With Albania, N. Macedonia. Aftermath of the Earthquake in Zagreb. Kosovo’s Power Struggle Continues.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The first plane of US aid for Bosnia and Herzegovina arrived in Sarajevo on Monday. The EU “is considering two ways to assist BiH” to combat coronavirus including up to EUR 7 million in medical supplies and […]