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(Opinion) The Biden Administration Needs a Point Man for the BalkansPhoto: Ardian Lumi

(Opinion) The Biden Administration Needs a Point Man for the Balkans

The Biden Administration Needs a Point Man for the Balkans by Akri Çipa President Biden and his foreign policy team have a wide array of international challenges to address. The Balkans is not expected to be a high priority on that list. Nevertheless, the opportunity is there for […]

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Balkan Blast 1/27/2021: President Biden, Chancellor Merkel discuss W. Balkans in first conversation. N. Macedonia’s Osmani, Dimitrov meet with High Rep. Borrell, EU Special Rep. Lajcak. Kurti, 46 others banned from running in Kosovo elections.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BIDEN, MERKEL DISCUSS W. BALKANS: U.S. President Joe Biden’s discussed the Western Balkans, among other topics, during his first call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to a White House readout, “He (President Biden) expressed his intention to revitalize […]

Balkan Blast 1/26/2021: Quint Embassies back Kosovo’s Central Election Commission on Feb 14 elections. USAID to boost tourism in BiH. EU invests in justice reform in Kosovo. Montenegro’s Djukanovic signs decree on Law on Religious Freedom.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 1/26/2021: Quint Embassies back Kosovo’s Central Election Commission on Feb 14 elections. USAID to boost tourism in BiH. EU invests in justice reform in Kosovo. Montenegro’s Djukanovic signs decree on Law on Religious Freedom.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY QUINT EMBASSIES STATEMENT ON KOSOVO ELECTIONS: The Heads of Mission of the Quint states (France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the U.S.) in Kosovo released a joint statement after meeting with the Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC). The Quint […]

Balkan Blast 1/25/2021: Kosovo’s CEC rejects electoral lists from 3 parties. Dodik condemned by West for comments on CIK official, Izetbegovic slams Dodik. Two French and one Chinese company sign MoU for Belgrade Metro.Photo: Only Croatia

Balkan Blast 1/25/2021: Kosovo’s CEC rejects electoral lists from 3 parties. Dodik condemned by West for comments on CIK official, Izetbegovic slams Dodik. Two French and one Chinese company sign MoU for Belgrade Metro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. (DFC) + SERBIA: “On January 21, Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali and U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Anthony F. Godfrey signed a new Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) enabling the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America’s development bank, to […]

Balkan Blast 1/22/2021: Serbian Amb. to the US Djuric looks to improve Serbia-US relations. Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples Admiral Burke visits BiH, Kosovo, and Serbia. Dodik looks to prevent 2022 local elections in RS.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 1/22/2021: Serbian Amb. to the US Djuric looks to improve Serbia-US relations. Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples Admiral Burke visits BiH, Kosovo, and Serbia. Dodik looks to prevent 2022 local elections in RS.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BIDEN INAUGURATION: As leaders from across the region congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration, one ambassador – Serbia’s Ambassador Marko Djuric – was able to attend the small gathering on Capitol Hill in person. On cooperation with the […]

Balkan Blast 1/20/2021: Sec. of State Nominee Blinken talks moving Kosovo and Serbia forward. Bosnia’s CIK publishes results of Mostar elections. Motion of no confidence against Slovenian PM Janez Jansa withdrawn.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY! Today, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and VP-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first woman as vice president.  BLINKEN ON KOSOVO-SERBIA: Biden’s nomination […]

Balkan Blast 1/15/2021: Kosovo’s Kurti and Osmani to team up in upcoming parliamentary elections. Dodik challenges Ukraine on 300-year-old golden icon. FMs abroad: Slovenian FM in Finland, French FM in Croatia, N. Macedonia’s FM in Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ICYMI: Balkan Insider yesterday hosted a Trans-Atlantic discussion with Florian Bieber (University of Graz) and Edward Joseph (Johns Hopkins SAIS) on challenges and opportunities in the region including backsliding democracy, EU enlargement, approaches to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, and much […]

Balkan Blast 1/14/2021: State Dept.’s Palmer expects “stable and continuous” in Biden Admin’s approach to the region. Montenegro’s Djukanovic and Krivokapic to meet on Friday. Slovenian Parliament’s motion of no confidence gaining traction.

Balkan Blast 1/14/2021: State Dept.’s Palmer expects “stable and continuous” in Biden Admin’s approach to the region. Montenegro’s Djukanovic and Krivokapic to meet on Friday. Slovenian Parliament’s motion of no confidence gaining traction.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DON’T MISS OUT: Balkan Insider is hosting the webinar 2021 Outlook for the Balkans: A Trans-Atlantic Discussion with Florian Bieber and Edward Joseph TODAY at 12:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM CET. See below for announcement and REGISTER HERE. PALMER ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State […]

BALKAN BLAST 1/13/2021: State Dept.’s Phil Reeker visits Lajcak, discusses “renewed cooperation” on Dialogue.  Osmani meets EU officials Brussels. Former High Rep. to BiH Schwarz-Schilling calls for Schmidt to replace Inzko as High Rep.Photo: Reddit

BALKAN BLAST 1/13/2021: State Dept.’s Phil Reeker visits Lajcak, discusses “renewed cooperation” on Dialogue. Osmani meets EU officials Brussels. Former High Rep. to BiH Schwarz-Schilling calls for Schmidt to replace Inzko as High Rep.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DON’T MISS OUT: Balkan Insider is hosting the webinar 2021 Outlook for the Balkans: A Trans-Atlantic Discussion with Florian Bieber and Edward Joseph on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM CET. See below for announcement […]