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Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH,12) joins the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. Chief of analytics at Serbia’s Security Intelligence Agency, Relja Zeljski, confirms the authenticity of the video of the alleged Russian spy handing money to a supposed Serbian agent. Zeljski […]

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.Photo: Time Out

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro, Judy Kuo, has come under fire by conservative political party United Montenegro for labelling Sputnik a Russian government news outlet and linking Montenegrin outlets IN4S and Borba to Kremlin directives. Bosnia’s tripartite presidency announced […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast for 11/19/2019: US Assistant Secretary for the Army Meets Montenegro’s Defense Minister. Serbia’s Vucic Released from Hospital. Croatia Marks 28 Years Since the Fall of Vukovar. BiH’s Covic Looks to End Government Stalemate Next Week. Kosovo’s Kurti Calls on Serbia to Extradite Ivanovic Murder Suspect.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Bruce Jette met with Montenegrin Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic on the sidelines of the 2019 Dubai Air Show. They spoke about the great cooperation between the two states. […]

Balkan Blast 11/17/2019: Alleged Russian GRU Officer Filmed Handing Bags to Gov’t Officials in Serbia. Serbia’s Vucic Hospitalized On Friday. Croatian Presidential Elections Set for Dec. 22nd.

Balkan Blast 11/17/2019: Alleged Russian GRU Officer Filmed Handing Bags to Gov’t Officials in Serbia. Serbia’s Vucic Hospitalized On Friday. Croatian Presidential Elections Set for Dec. 22nd.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY An alleged Russian GRU officer was filmed meeting with Serbian officials and handing over bags. Investigative journalist Christo Grozev identified the GRU officer as Russian Deputy Military Attache Georgiy Kleban. US Presidential Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia talks Richard Grenell said […]

Balkan Blast 11/14/2019: Amb. for IRF Brownback in BiH. State Dept.’s Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in Belgrade. USAID Administrator Mark Green in Kosovo and Skopje. Russia’s Lavrov Compares Kosovo to Crimea in Paris. MKD’s Zaev to Meet Greek Counterpart Today.

Balkan Blast 11/14/2019: Amb. for IRF Brownback in BiH. State Dept.’s Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in Belgrade. USAID Administrator Mark Green in Kosovo and Skopje. Russia’s Lavrov Compares Kosovo to Crimea in Paris. MKD’s Zaev to Meet Greek Counterpart Today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “Bosnia and Herzegovina is a multicultural and multi-religious society and the struggle to preserve its most precious values and sense of community has never been more emphasised than today, Bosnia’s Council of Ministers Chairman, Denis Zvizdic, told US Ambassador […]

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: US Amb. for International Religious Freedom Visits Srebrenica Memorial. Former Ambassadors to the Balkans on List that Endorses Biden. Macron Calls Vucic, Thaci to Meeting; Meets Komsic and Pendarovski. Republika Srpska Votes Against Bonn Powers.

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: US Amb. for International Religious Freedom Visits Srebrenica Memorial. Former Ambassadors to the Balkans on List that Endorses Biden. Macron Calls Vucic, Thaci to Meeting; Meets Komsic and Pendarovski. Republika Srpska Votes Against Bonn Powers.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback was in Bosnia and Herzegovina today where he visited the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. He later travelled to Sarajevo to meet with religious leaders.   Brownback noted on […]

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: Balkan Leaders Meet France’s Macron Ahead of the Paris Peace Conference. EU’s Von der Leyen Supports Opening Accession Talks with Albania and N. Macedonia. The US Supports “Mini-Schengen.”

Balkan Blast 11/12/2019: Balkan Leaders Meet France’s Macron Ahead of the Paris Peace Conference. EU’s Von der Leyen Supports Opening Accession Talks with Albania and N. Macedonia. The US Supports “Mini-Schengen.”

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY   US State Department’s Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey met with Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.   President of N. Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski had his photos […]

Balkan Blast for 11/11/2019: Serbia to Face Sanctions for Buying Russian Weapons? “Mini Schengen” Discussed in Ohrid. Macron Calls BiH a Ticking Time-bomb of Returning Jihadism.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast for 11/11/2019: Serbia to Face Sanctions for Buying Russian Weapons? “Mini Schengen” Discussed in Ohrid. Macron Calls BiH a Ticking Time-bomb of Returning Jihadism.

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Sarajevo reiterated the longtime US policy of not drawing parallels between Kosovo and Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It told Patria News Agency, “As we have repeatedly stated, there are no parallels between […]

Balkan Blast 11/07/2019: Swedish Royalty Meets BiH Presidency, Tours Sarajevo With Mayor. Kosovo’s Kurti Wants to Replace Tariffs on Serbia with Reciprocity. Head of Kosovo Intelligence Agency Resigns. China’s Alipay Coming to Serbia. Countrywide Strike by Teachers in Croatia.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 11/07/2019: Swedish Royalty Meets BiH Presidency, Tours Sarajevo With Mayor. Kosovo’s Kurti Wants to Replace Tariffs on Serbia with Reciprocity. Head of Kosovo Intelligence Agency Resigns. China’s Alipay Coming to Serbia. Countrywide Strike by Teachers in Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US State Department Special Envoy for the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer met with US ambassadors and chiefs of mission in Skopje. The US Embassy in Sarajevo took to Twitter, “Great to see so many of my colleagues from the region […]

Balkan Blast 11/06/2019: State Dept.’s Palmer Meets with Serbian FM, Opposition. High Representative to BiH Inzko Addresses the UN Security Council. Swedish Royals on Visit to BiH. How Bad is the Air Pollution in the Balkans in the Winter?Photo: Travelade

Balkan Blast 11/06/2019: State Dept.’s Palmer Meets with Serbian FM, Opposition. High Representative to BiH Inzko Addresses the UN Security Council. Swedish Royals on Visit to BiH. How Bad is the Air Pollution in the Balkans in the Winter?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US State Department Special Envoy for the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer met with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and representatives of the opposition on Tuesday. President of opposition party Party of Freedom and Justice, Dragan Djilas, gave Palmer copies of […]