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Exclusive: Milanovic’s Comeback is Good News for Stability in the Balkans

Exclusive: Milanovic’s Comeback is Good News for Stability in the Balkans

Milanovic’s Comeback is Good News for Stability in the Balkans by Natko Vlahovic, Vlahovic Group LLC An experienced politician, new President of Croatia Zoran Milanovic will play an important role in the Balkans politics by promoting and strengthening Euro Atlantic priorities, such as EU and NATO integration. In his […]

Balkan Blast 2/26/2020: U.S. Ambassadors to the Balkans Descend on DC. Kosovo President Meets With Think Tanks in DC. U.S., EU Respond to Serbia’s Pantsir Acquisition. Coronavirus Hits the Region.

Balkan Blast 2/26/2020: U.S. Ambassadors to the Balkans Descend on DC. Kosovo President Meets With Think Tanks in DC. U.S., EU Respond to Serbia’s Pantsir Acquisition. Coronavirus Hits the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. AMBASSADORS FROM THE REGION VISIT D.C.: U.S. Ambassadors to the region descended on Washington D.C. U.S. Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim wrote on Twitter, “In Washington coordinating ways to strengthen Friends & Allies, use US power to achieve solutions […]

Balkan Blast 2/25/2020: Republika Srpska Renews Lobbying Effort in Washington, DC. More Russian Weapons Delivered to Serbia. Roundup of the EBRD Summit in London, W. Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki. Russia’s Lavrov to be in Belgrade on March 24.

Balkan Blast 2/25/2020: Republika Srpska Renews Lobbying Effort in Washington, DC. More Russian Weapons Delivered to Serbia. Roundup of the EBRD Summit in London, W. Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki. Russia’s Lavrov to be in Belgrade on March 24.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. AIR FORCE IN BiH: “Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa conducted a force development program to enhance relations and share ideas of building better air forces with the Bosnia and Herzegovina air force […]

Balkan Blast 2/20/2020: U.S. Envoy Grenell Named New Director of National Security. Last Move?Denies Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap on Table. The USAID and the EBRD to Fund Project Connecting BiH to the Gas Grid of Croatia. BiH Presidency Meets Amid “Crisis.”

Balkan Blast 2/20/2020: U.S. Envoy Grenell Named New Director of National Security. Last Move?Denies Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap on Table. The USAID and the EBRD to Fund Project Connecting BiH to the Gas Grid of Croatia. BiH Presidency Meets Amid “Crisis.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY GRENELL NEW ACTING DIR. OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: U.S. President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Ambassador to Germany and Special Presidential Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Richard Grenell, is now the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Trump wrote, “I […]

Balkan Blast 2/19/2020: State Dept.’s Palmer: Up to (Kosovo and Serbia) to establish parameters of the dialogue. New Croatian President, Zoran Milanovic, Inaugurated. BiH Presidency Members to Meet Today Amid Crisis.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 2/19/2020: State Dept.’s Palmer: Up to (Kosovo and Serbia) to establish parameters of the dialogue. New Croatian President, Zoran Milanovic, Inaugurated. BiH Presidency Members to Meet Today Amid Crisis.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY PALMER ON KOS-SRB DIALOGUE: U.S. State Department Special Envoy to the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer told EUObserver, “It’s up to the parties to establish the parameters of the dialogue,” and added, “What we support is the parties finding a […]

Balkan Blast 2/18/2020: Oregon’s National Guard is Preparing to Deploy to Kosovo. Montenegro’s Djukanovic Meets With von der Leyen in Brussels. Serbia’s Defense Minister Welcomes Russian Counterpart to Belgrade, Eyes Tank Biathlon Event in Russia.Photo: Twitter/Ursula von der Leyen

Balkan Blast 2/18/2020: Oregon’s National Guard is Preparing to Deploy to Kosovo. Montenegro’s Djukanovic Meets With von der Leyen in Brussels. Serbia’s Defense Minister Welcomes Russian Counterpart to Belgrade, Eyes Tank Biathlon Event in Russia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY GRENELL & KURTI?: Kosovo PM Albin Kurti didn’t elaborate on why he didn’t meet the U.S. Presidential Envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell at the Munich Security Conference. He did note, “I never had so many meetings with international […]

Balkan Blast 2/17/2020: Kosovo and Serbia Sign Deals Restoring Rail and Road Links. Sen. Johnson Warns Kosovo’s New PM on Tariffs. Bosnia’s Dodik Wants Republika Srpska to Secede from BiH.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 2/17/2020: Kosovo and Serbia Sign Deals Restoring Rail and Road Links. Sen. Johnson Warns Kosovo’s New PM on Tariffs. Bosnia’s Dodik Wants Republika Srpska to Secede from BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY STATEHOOD: Happy Statehood Day (February 15) to all citizens of the Republic of Serbia on the anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. Kosovo today celebrates 12 years since the parliament declared independence from […]

Balkan Blast 2/11/2020: U.S. Envoy Urges Removal of 100% Tariffs, No Reciprocity from Kosovo. Congressman Engel to Fight for Minority Rights in Serbia. Bosnia’s Covic Cozies Up to Russia on Visit to Moscow.S.Borisov/Shutterstock

Balkan Blast 2/11/2020: U.S. Envoy Urges Removal of 100% Tariffs, No Reciprocity from Kosovo. Congressman Engel to Fight for Minority Rights in Serbia. Bosnia’s Covic Cozies Up to Russia on Visit to Moscow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Presidential Envoy for the Kosovo Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell is pushing for Kosovo to revoke the 100% tariffs and not introduce reciprocity. Grenell’s press officer, Dick Custin, told RFE/RL, “The ambassador is pushing for them to drop the […]

Balkan Blast 2/10/2020: The EU Invites W. Balkan Leaders to an Informal Meeting on Feb. 16th. The New EU Enlargement Strategy is Received Differently from Leaders Across the Region. U.S. Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Urges Kosovo to Drop the 100% Tariffs.Photo: Stockholm Center for Freedom

Balkan Blast 2/10/2020: The EU Invites W. Balkan Leaders to an Informal Meeting on Feb. 16th. The New EU Enlargement Strategy is Received Differently from Leaders Across the Region. U.S. Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Urges Kosovo to Drop the 100% Tariffs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Presidential Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell offered to speak immediately with opposition leader Kadri Veseli about why the U.S. supports removing the 100% tariffs on Serbia through a Twitter exchange. Meanwhile, Kosovo President […]

Balkan Blast 2/6/2020: Kosovo Aims to Replace Tariffs on Serbia With Reciprocity. USAID Official Threatens To Cut Assistance to BiH Over Human Trafficking. The EU’s Olivier Varhelyi to Visit Leaders in Montenegro and Serbia Today.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 2/6/2020: Kosovo Aims to Replace Tariffs on Serbia With Reciprocity. USAID Official Threatens To Cut Assistance to BiH Over Human Trafficking. The EU’s Olivier Varhelyi to Visit Leaders in Montenegro and Serbia Today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Presidential Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell urged the Kosovo government to revoke the 100% tariffs on Serbian goods. He noted, “We made clear to all the (Kosovo) party leaders that dropping the tariffs was in […]