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Balkan Blast 12/1/2020: Bulgaria’s PM Borissov says he supports N. Macedonia’s EU accession with historical revisions. Serbian and Bosnian Speakers of Parliament meet to discuss bilateral relations. Slovenia marks Hezbollah as terrorist organization.

Balkan Blast 12/1/2020: Bulgaria’s PM Borissov says he supports N. Macedonia’s EU accession with historical revisions. Serbian and Bosnian Speakers of Parliament meet to discuss bilateral relations. Slovenia marks Hezbollah as terrorist organization.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BORISSOV ON RELATIONS WITH N. MACEDONIA: PM of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov claims Bulgaria is the strongest EU country supporting N. Macedonia’s EU accession after Germany in an interview with a German news outlet. But he also denies there is […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 11/30/2020: Montenegro expels Serbian Amb, Serbia shows restraint. State Dept.’s Reeker writes letter to Zaev on dispute with Bulgaria. Russia donates tanks to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We would like to wish a 🇦🇱HAPPY FLAG DAY🇦🇱 to Albanians who celebrated across the world on Saturday. ICYMI: The Center for European Policy Analysis researcher Dr. Leon Hartwell writes for Balkan Insider, –The Biden Administration Will Return to the Long […]

(Opinion) The Biden Administration Will Return to the Long Game in the BalkansPhoto: Ardian Lumi

(Opinion) The Biden Administration Will Return to the Long Game in the Balkans

The Biden Administration Will Return to the Long Game in the Balkans by Dr. Leon Hartwell Shortly before the brokering of the Washington Agreement, I had a discussion with Ambassador Nicholas Burns, a top advisor to president-elect Joe Biden and a former U.S. Under Secretary of State for […]

Balkan Blast 11/26/2020: Inzko calls for “functional” Bosnian Constitution. U.S. Amb. makes case to Croatia to purchase F-16s. Zaev ready to make major concessions to Bulgaria. Kosovo bans Serbia’s Vucic until he apologizes for “genocide,” Serbia responds.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 11/26/2020: Inzko calls for “functional” Bosnian Constitution. U.S. Amb. makes case to Croatia to purchase F-16s. Zaev ready to make major concessions to Bulgaria. Kosovo bans Serbia’s Vucic until he apologizes for “genocide,” Serbia responds.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We would like to wish all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all will enjoy a day off and have a happy, healthy holiday! – The Balkan Insider team INZKO CALLS FOR NEW BOSNIAN CONSTITUTION: High Representative […]

Balkan Blast 11/25/2020: President-elect Biden speaks to von der Leyen, Michel about Western Balkans. Russia convenes BiH party leaders at UNSC. French Defense Minister visits Zagreb to persuade Croatia on fighter jets. RS receives Russian Ansat helicopter.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 11/25/2020: President-elect Biden speaks to von der Leyen, Michel about Western Balkans. Russia convenes BiH party leaders at UNSC. French Defense Minister visits Zagreb to persuade Croatia on fighter jets. RS receives Russian Ansat helicopter.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY STATEHOOD DAY BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA! MUST READ: Fixing Dayton: A New Deal for Bosnia and Herzegovina by Director of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe program Daniel Hamilton and endorsed by top experts on the Western Balkans. A quick preview: “Twenty-five […]

Balkan Blast 11/23/2020: World leaders mark 25 year anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords. Controversial Patriarch Irinej laid to rest in Belgrade. Zaev draws red lines on Macedonian identity. Dodik assumes BiH Chairmanship of the Presidency.

Balkan Blast 11/23/2020: World leaders mark 25 year anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords. Controversial Patriarch Irinej laid to rest in Belgrade. Zaev draws red lines on Macedonian identity. Dodik assumes BiH Chairmanship of the Presidency.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY 25 YEARS SINCE DAYTON: Saturday marked the 25 year anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in Dayton, Ohio, ending the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary […]

Balkan Blast 11/19/2020: Trump names Air Force pilot shot down over BiH Assistant Sec. of Defense. State Department weighs in on N. Macedonia’s opening of EU accession talks. Battle of Vukovar commemorated across Croatia.Photo: Time Out

Balkan Blast 11/19/2020: Trump names Air Force pilot shot down over BiH Assistant Sec. of Defense. State Department weighs in on N. Macedonia’s opening of EU accession talks. Battle of Vukovar commemorated across Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY TRUMP NOMINATES F-16 PILOT SHOT DOWN IN BOSNIA: Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Scott O’Grady for the post of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs at the Pentagon. O’Grady, an Air Force pilot with extensive […]

Balkan Blast 11/18/2020: Bulgaria officially blocks N. Macedonia on its EU path. BiH local and municipal elections become more clear. Kosovo’s Osmani optimistic for a Joe Biden Presidency. Mass grave of suspected Kosovar Albanians found in Serbia.Twitter/Jens Stoltenberg

Balkan Blast 11/18/2020: Bulgaria officially blocks N. Macedonia on its EU path. BiH local and municipal elections become more clear. Kosovo’s Osmani optimistic for a Joe Biden Presidency. Mass grave of suspected Kosovar Albanians found in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ICMYI: Dr. DĹľeneta Karabegović writes for Balkan Insider, “Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Reset in the Local Elections“: “While the whole world was focused on the U.S. election results earlier this month, campaigning for local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina was […]

Balkan Blast 11/16/2020: Results of local elections in BiH. Bulgaria set to block N. Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Acting Kosovo President hopes to rebalance Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Krivokapic expects ministers to form own teams in Montenegro.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 11/16/2020: Results of local elections in BiH. Bulgaria set to block N. Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Acting Kosovo President hopes to rebalance Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Krivokapic expects ministers to form own teams in Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY   OSMANI ON THE DIALOGUE: “Kosovo’s acting president accused the European Union on Friday of not treating Kosovo on ‘an equal footing’ with neighboring Serbia in the negotiations to normalize ties between the former war foes. “Vjosa Osmani, the […]