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Balkan Blast 1/23/2020: U.S. Presidential Special Envoy in Kosovo and Serbia, EU’s High Rep. to Visit Next Week. BiH Presidency Member Questions Name “Republika Srpska.”Photo: Travelade

Balkan Blast 1/23/2020: U.S. Presidential Special Envoy in Kosovo and Serbia, EU’s High Rep. to Visit Next Week. BiH Presidency Member Questions Name “Republika Srpska.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke in passing to U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien at Davos. Vucic told reporters that “the door has been opened to talk to our American friends in a different way.” US Ambassador to Germany and […]

Balkan Blast 1/22/2020: Serbia’s Vucic “Fed Up” With Lectures on Relationship With Russia & China. Kosovo News Outlet Publishes Details of Belgrade-Pristina Aviation Agreement. Montenegro Aims to Continue Strong Bilateral Relationship With China.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 1/22/2020: Serbia’s Vucic “Fed Up” With Lectures on Relationship With Russia & China. Kosovo News Outlet Publishes Details of Belgrade-Pristina Aviation Agreement. Montenegro Aims to Continue Strong Bilateral Relationship With China.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Hundreds mourned on the 14th anniversary of the death of pacifist Kosovo leader Ibrahim Rugova. He called for nonviolent resistance throughout the wars in the 1990s during the breakup of Yugoslavia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is “fed up of being […]

Balkan Blast 1/21/2020: Belgrade-Pristina Flights to Resume After 20 Years. Vetvendosje’s Kurti is Officially PM Designate. Croatian PM Urges EU Enlargement. US-Europe Alliance Paper Calls for Strong U.S-U.K. Partnership in the Region.Photo: Slovenian Tourist Board

Balkan Blast 1/21/2020: Belgrade-Pristina Flights to Resume After 20 Years. Vetvendosje’s Kurti is Officially PM Designate. Croatian PM Urges EU Enlargement. US-Europe Alliance Paper Calls for Strong U.S-U.K. Partnership in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Presidential Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien oversaw the signing of a letter of intent between Kosovo, Serbia, and Lufthansa-operated Eurowings which will see the first flights between Belgrade and […]

Balkan Blast 01/20/2019:Slovenian Defense Minister Karl Erjavec Set to Resign & Leave Public Life. Montenegrin FM Darmanovic Briefs EU & NATO allies on religious law. Serbia’s Vucic Discusses Dayton with BiH’s Dodik. Serbia and China Deepen Cultural Ties.Photo: Slovenia Times

Balkan Blast 01/20/2019:Slovenian Defense Minister Karl Erjavec Set to Resign & Leave Public Life. Montenegrin FM Darmanovic Briefs EU & NATO allies on religious law. Serbia’s Vucic Discusses Dayton with BiH’s Dodik. Serbia and China Deepen Cultural Ties.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “On 15 January 2020, EUFOR Chief of Staff, Brigadier General László Szabó, and Chief Joint Military Affairs, Colonel Johann Jamnig, visited AFBiH Ass Krupa to witness progress on the upgrade of the weapons and ammunition storage facility. They received […]

Balkan Blast 01/16/2020: U.S. Senate Passes Res. that Iranian Gen. Soleimani Planned Attack on US Emb. in Sarajevo.  Kosovo’s Vetvendosje and LDK at Odds Over Gov’t. EU Enlargement Comm. Olivier Varhelyi Visits MKD. BiH Presidency Invites Macron to Country..Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 01/16/2020: U.S. Senate Passes Res. that Iranian Gen. Soleimani Planned Attack on US Emb. in Sarajevo. Kosovo’s Vetvendosje and LDK at Odds Over Gov’t. EU Enlargement Comm. Olivier Varhelyi Visits MKD. BiH Presidency Invites Macron to Country..

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Senate Resolution 466 reads that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani planned an attack at the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia celebrated 28 years since its international recognition by EU countries. Kosovo’s Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) proposed […]

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: QUINT States on Recak/Racak Massacre. Croatian PM Plenkovic Addresses European Parliament, Sets Goals for Presidency. Montenegrin FM Explains New Religious Law.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: QUINT States on Recak/Racak Massacre. Croatian PM Plenkovic Addresses European Parliament, Sets Goals for Presidency. Montenegrin FM Explains New Religious Law.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Ambassadors of the QUINT states (U.S., U.K., France, France, Germany, and Italy) in Kosovo released a statement honoring those killed in the Recak/Racak massacre twenty-one years ago which “eventually prompted NATO allies to intervene and end a humanitarian catastrophe.” US […]

Balkan Blast 12/13/2020: Holiday Wrap Up – Presidential Elections in Croatia as it Takes Over EU Presidency. N. Macedonia’s PM Resigns. No PM Nominated in Kosovo. SE Europe Countries Relocate Troops in Iraq. Trump Statue Burned in Slovenia.Photo: N1

Balkan Blast 12/13/2020: Holiday Wrap Up – Presidential Elections in Croatia as it Takes Over EU Presidency. N. Macedonia’s PM Resigns. No PM Nominated in Kosovo. SE Europe Countries Relocate Troops in Iraq. Trump Statue Burned in Slovenia.

We hope everyone has had a relaxing holiday season  with family and friends. We are proud to bring back our regularly scheduled newsletters. As always, tips and feedback are appreciated! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Around 400 members of the Oregon National Guard of […]

Balkan Blast 12/23/2019: Croatian Presidential Election Results. Encouraging Results from the Mini-Schengen Meetings in Albania. 10 Years Since the Sejdic-Finci Case and No Electoral Form in BiH. Adriatic Trilateral Group Meets in Croatia.

Balkan Blast 12/23/2019: Croatian Presidential Election Results. Encouraging Results from the Mini-Schengen Meetings in Albania. 10 Years Since the Sejdic-Finci Case and No Electoral Form in BiH. Adriatic Trilateral Group Meets in Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CROATIAN ELECTION RESULTS: Former PM Zoran Milanovic topped the exit polls on Sunday  with 29.5% of the votes ahead of incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (26.7%) and right-wing politician Miroslav Skoro (24%). Milanovic faces a tough task in the runoff of January 5th […]

Balkan Blast 12/20/2019: “Mini-Schengen” Leaders Descend on Albania, Kosovo Boycotts. The EU and US Call on Kosovo to Form a Government. Croatian Defense Minister Visits Troops in Afghanistan.Photo: Slovenian Tourist Board

Balkan Blast 12/20/2019: “Mini-Schengen” Leaders Descend on Albania, Kosovo Boycotts. The EU and US Call on Kosovo to Form a Government. Croatian Defense Minister Visits Troops in Afghanistan.

Hello from Florida! Today’s newsletter is a special Friday edition going into the holiday season. As many of you may have already done, are currently doing, or will do in the coming days,  I traveled yesterday to visit family. Let’s get you caught up on the past two days […]

Balkan Blast 12/18/2019: US Ambassador to BiH Opens Up About Being LGBT in BiH. Croatian Presidential Hopefuls Debate Before the Election. Serbia and Slovenia Hold Joint Cabinet Session. N. Macedonia’s Zaev Leads Delegation to Czechia.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/18/2019: US Ambassador to BiH Opens Up About Being LGBT in BiH. Croatian Presidential Hopefuls Debate Before the Election. Serbia and Slovenia Hold Joint Cabinet Session. N. Macedonia’s Zaev Leads Delegation to Czechia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric Nelson appeared on N1 TV with his partner, Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, and said that, despite initially reading messages of hate on the internet about an LGBT ambassador coming to BiH, he was “surprised by […]