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Balkan Blast 3/26/2021: European Parliament supports integration of W. Balkans. EUSR Lajčák says leaders in Belgrade and Pristina could meet in coming weeks. China’s Defense Minister on three-day official visit to Serbia. Sarajevans want Bogićević as mayor.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 3/26/2021: European Parliament supports integration of W. Balkans. EUSR Lajčák says leaders in Belgrade and Pristina could meet in coming weeks. China’s Defense Minister on three-day official visit to Serbia. Sarajevans want Bogićević as mayor.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY EU DISCUSSES WESTERN BALKANS: The European Parliament yesterday discussed the enlargement reports of the four Western Balkan countries progress to EU accession. The key takeaway from the discussions are that the European Parliament supports integration, but expects the countries […]

Balkan Blast 3/25/2021: NATO bombing remembered in Kosovo, Serbia. NATO FMs discuss Russia on second day of ministerial. Kosovo PM Kurti details four principles to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 3/25/2021: NATO bombing remembered in Kosovo, Serbia. NATO FMs discuss Russia on second day of ministerial. Kosovo PM Kurti details four principles to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY TWENTY-TWO YEARS SINCE NATO BOMBING COMMENCED: NATO’s bombing campaign against the remnants of Yugoslavia commenced twenty-two years ago yesterday. Kosovo’s Acting President Glauk Konjufca met with NATO Major General Franco Federici yesterday on the occasion. A press statement from the […]

Balkan Blast 3/23/2021: Kosovo elects Kurti 2.0 Government – who’s in his cabinet? NATO FMs are set to meet in Brussels today. Croatian FM presents non-paper on BiH to EU countries. Serbia to lobby against Kosovo in Interpol.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 3/23/2021: Kosovo elects Kurti 2.0 Government – who’s in his cabinet? NATO FMs are set to meet in Brussels today. Croatian FM presents non-paper on BiH to EU countries. Serbia to lobby against Kosovo in Interpol.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO ELECTS NEW GOVERNMENT – WELCOME TO KURI 2: Kosovo yesterday elected the Albin Kurti 2.0 government after new Speaker of Parliament and Acting President Glauk Konjufca called for a government session after starting his new roles. Konjufca will have five […]

Balkan Blast 3/22/2021: Bosnia, the West respond to Russia’s threats in BiH over NATO. EU urges calm between Kosovo & Serbia. Slovenia’s Janša to meet von der Leyen on Thursday.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 3/22/2021: Bosnia, the West respond to Russia’s threats in BiH over NATO. EU urges calm between Kosovo & Serbia. Slovenia’s Janša to meet von der Leyen on Thursday.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BOSNIA’S NATO PATH: NATO and two of three presidency members responded to Russia’s threats if a rapprochement between the collective security alliance and Bosnia and Herzegovina took place. NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu told N1 that outside actors cannot influence a […]

Balkan Blast 3/19/2021: Montenegro’s Abazović in Brussels. Russia “will have to react” if BiH joins NATO. N. Macedonia buys U.S. armored vehicles. Kosovo’s new gov’t shaping up.

Balkan Blast 3/19/2021: Montenegro’s Abazović in Brussels. Russia “will have to react” if BiH joins NATO. N. Macedonia buys U.S. armored vehicles. Kosovo’s new gov’t shaping up.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BiH PRESIDENCY IN ANKARA: The BiH tripartite presidency members continued their visit to Turkey on Wednesday. Key developments include: BiH Presidency Member Šefik Džaferović and Željko Komšić met with members of the Committee on Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic […]

Balkan Blast 3/17/2021: How did the Balkans fare in the NATO 2020 report, spending from 2013-2020? Congressman Jim Himes (D, CT-4) joins Albanian issues caucus. BiH presidency meets with Erdoğan in Turkey.

Balkan Blast 3/17/2021: How did the Balkans fare in the NATO 2020 report, spending from 2013-2020? Congressman Jim Himes (D, CT-4) joins Albanian issues caucus. BiH presidency meets with Erdoğan in Turkey.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, a day when everyone becomes Irish! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY NATO 2020 ANNUAL REPORT – WHERE DO THE BALKANS STAND?: NATO released its 2020 annual report yesterday which highlighted NATO 2030, relations […]

Balkan Blast 3/16/2021: Albania and the U.S. mark 30 years of re-establishing diplomatic relations. DAS Palmer talks Albania in VoA interview, joins Amb. Godfrey for webinar with Serbian citizens. Montenegro’s DPM Abazović schedule for three-day working visit to Brussels.

Balkan Blast 3/16/2021: Albania and the U.S. mark 30 years of re-establishing diplomatic relations. DAS Palmer talks Albania in VoA interview, joins Amb. Godfrey for webinar with Serbian citizens. Montenegro’s DPM Abazović schedule for three-day working visit to Brussels.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ALBANIA AND THE U.S. MARK 30 YEARS: The U.S. and Albania marked 30 years of re-establishing diplomatic ties yesterday. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price tweeted a video message highlighting the accomplishments of the “strong partnership” between the U.S. […]

Balkan Blast 3/15/2021: DAS Palmer speaks with Serbia’s PM, Speaker on bilateral & regional relations. Albania signs MOU with Exxon, Excelerate. Municipal election results in Nikšić. Kosovo opens embassy in Jerusalem. Vučić wraps up official visit to the Arabian Peninsula.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY SERBIA-U.S. RELATIONS: U.S. DAS and Special Representative to the Western Balkans on Friday spoke with Serbian PM Ana Brnabić and Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić via video conference. DAS Palmer and PM Brnabić discussed improving bilateral relations in the 140th […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 3/12/2021: DAS Palmer, Amb. Kosnett speak with Vetëvendosje’s Kurti, Serb List leaders. Croatian PM Plenković meets EU, NATO leaders in Brussels. BiH Presidency Members react to Dodik’s calls for secession of Republika Srpska.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DAS PALMER, U.S. AMB KOSNETT SPEAK TO KOSOVO’S LEADERS: U.S. State Department DAS and Special Representative to the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer and U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett yesterday spoke with Kosovo’s likely next PM Albin Kurti and […]