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Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free!  Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free! Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! We hope everyone is enjoying a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to thank all U.S. military personnel for their sacrifice to the U.S. and especially those who have perished while in combat. JOIN US […]

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond.  Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond. Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: PM of the Republika Srpska entity Radovan Viskovic said he rejected ventilators bought by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity.  Eurowings is restarting operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia starting in June. Bosnia steel producer ArcelorMittal […]

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Ten tons of aid from Qatar arrived in Sarajevo yesterday. Cinemas in Bosnia and Herzegovina have reopened. Bosnia will reopen its borders in June with restrictions on citizens of certain countries. Bosnia’s Border Police Director said […]

Balkan Blast 5/19/2020: COVID-19: Slovenia heads back to schools, BiH looks to reopen borders on June 1. Croatian parliament dissolves. Election date to be set. The State Department weighs in on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia and Herzegovina is set to reopen its borders on June 1. NBA player Jusuf Nurkic donated 125 tons of food to people in Bosnia. Humanitarian aid donated by Qatar is arriving in Sarajevo today. Poland donated […]

Balkan Blast 5/14/2020:Acting Kosovo FM responds to Serbia opening borders with neighbors, but no mention of Kosovo.  Unrest rocks Montenegro after #Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop detained for defying COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 5/14/2020:Acting Kosovo FM responds to Serbia opening borders with neighbors, but no mention of Kosovo. Unrest rocks Montenegro after #Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop detained for defying COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity has lifted its state of emergency. BiH police raided the property of the company that procured Chinese ventilators at an inflated price. By the numbers: 2,181 confirmed cases, 1,228 recovered, 120 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – […]

Balkan Blast 5/13/2020: EU Defense Ministers discuss COVID-19 Response. BiH High Rep. voices concern for a decade of no elections in Mostar.No election date set in N. Macedonia.

Balkan Blast 5/13/2020: EU Defense Ministers discuss COVID-19 Response. BiH High Rep. voices concern for a decade of no elections in Mostar.No election date set in N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina suspended the head of the Civil Protection Administration Fahrudin Solak over the procurement of medical aid from China. By the numbers: 2,158 confirmed cases, 1,168 recovered, 117 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – CROATIA: The head of Split’s […]

Balkan Blast 5/12/2020:The EU’s Special Reprsentative to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak weighs in on a final deal. A mass for Bleiburg causes rift between the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church in BiH.  Party leaders in N. Macedonia today to discuss election date.

Balkan Blast 5/12/2020:The EU’s Special Reprsentative to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak weighs in on a final deal. A mass for Bleiburg causes rift between the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church in BiH. Party leaders in N. Macedonia today to discuss election date.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Croatia donated medical equipment to Bosnia and Herzegovina to fight COVID-19. Bosnia’s prosecutor’s office says that ventilators procured from China for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina do not meet necessary requirements. By the numbers: 2,141 confirmed cases, 1,114 recovered, […]

Balkan Blast 5/11/2020: N. Macedonia angers BiH and Serbia for a stamp depicting them as a part of the WWII-era Independent State of Croatia. Israel blasts the Catholic Church in Sarajevo for planning to host a Bleiburg Mass. COVID-19 restrictions eased.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Today’s scheduled Fireside Chat with President of the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Ajla Delkic HAS BEEN POSTPONED to Monday, April 18, 2020 at 1:00PM EST, 7:00PM CET. For registration click here.  CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

Balkan Blast 5/7/2020: Highlights from the EU Western Balkans Summit. BiH Semiannual Report Presented at the UNSC. Serbia no longer in a State of Emergency.Photo: Time Out

Balkan Blast 5/7/2020: Highlights from the EU Western Balkans Summit. BiH Semiannual Report Presented at the UNSC. Serbia no longer in a State of Emergency.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Last chance to sign up for Balkan Insider’s Fireside Chat with President of the United Macedonian Diaspora President Meto Koloski happening today at 1:00PM EST, 7:00PM CET. To register, click here.  CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Italy’s Ambassador Nicola Minasi handed over […]