Kosovo

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 […]

Balkan Blast 12/17/2019: Despite Initial Reports, No Government Formed in Kosovo. BiH Announces Proposed Ministers and Deputy Ministers. Israel and Montenegro Sign Defense Agreement. Serbia’s Vucic Hopes Trump & Boris Johnson Will Visit Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian-American Milo Stevanovich (Republican) is running in the primary election for California’s 36th district Congressional seat on March 3, 2020. The top two candidates, regardless of party, will face off on November 3, 2020. Stevanovich faces competition from incumbent Raul […]

Balkan Blast 12/16/2019: US to Sell BiH Four Multipurpose Helicopters. Parties in Kosovo Agree to Form Government. Chinese FM Visited Slovenia Over the Weekend. Serbian Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart.

Balkan Blast 12/16/2019: US to Sell BiH Four Multipurpose Helicopters. Parties in Kosovo Agree to Form Government. Chinese FM Visited Slovenia Over the Weekend. Serbian Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Kosovo discussed US interests in Kosovo, a potential border adjustment, corruption, and more on Jeta ne Kosovo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is to buy four multipurpose US helicopters for $4.4 million. Defense minister, Marina Pendes, and US ambassador […]

Balkan Blast 12/12/2019: US and Croatia Sign Bilateral Agreements on Legal Assistance and Extraditions. Kosovo Sets First Parliament Session on Dec. 24. N. Macedonia Drafts Law on Ambassadorships. Serbia’s Vucic Wraps Up Trip to Greece.infozagreb.hr

Balkan Blast 12/12/2019: US and Croatia Sign Bilateral Agreements on Legal Assistance and Extraditions. Kosovo Sets First Parliament Session on Dec. 24. N. Macedonia Drafts Law on Ambassadorships. Serbia’s Vucic Wraps Up Trip to Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatia’s Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic and Justice Minister Drazen Bosnjakovic are in Washington DC this week. Bosnjakovic met US Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday to sign agreements on mutual legal assistance and extraditions. Bozinovic is to meet US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on […]

Balkan Blast 12/11/2019: US Treasury Sanctions Serbians in Arms Dealing. Migrants at Vucjak Camp in Bihac, BiH Moved. Reactions from Handke’s Nobel Award Ceremony. Putin Says a Srebrenica Could Happen in Ukraine.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/11/2019: US Treasury Sanctions Serbians in Arms Dealing. Migrants at Vucjak Camp in Bihac, BiH Moved. Reactions from Handke’s Nobel Award Ceremony. Putin Says a Srebrenica Could Happen in Ukraine.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Treasury Department sanctioned multiple Serbians and their companies for their arms dealings. The Wyoming National Guard, which is deployed in Kosovo, is seeking donations of school supplies for Kosovo’s citizens. More information on how to donate can […]