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Balkan Blast 7/6/2020: HDZ dominates Croatian parliamentary elections after preliminary exit polls released. John Bolton reveals the Kosovo-Serbia land swap idea originated as early as 2018. BiH Presidency Members Dzaferovic & Komsic blast Russian Amb.

Balkan Blast 7/6/2020: HDZ dominates Croatian parliamentary elections after preliminary exit polls released. John Bolton reveals the Kosovo-Serbia land swap idea originated as early as 2018. BiH Presidency Members Dzaferovic & Komsic blast Russian Amb.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 4,962 confirmed cases,  2,550 recovered, 191 deaths. CROATIA: 3,151 confirmed cases, 2,196 recovered, 113 deaths. KOSOVO: 3,356 confirmed cases, 1,874 recovered, 66 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 7,046 confirmed cases, 341 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 781 confirmed cases, 315 recovered, 14 deaths. SERBIA: 16,131 confirmed cases, 13,267 recovered, 311 […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 6/29/2020: Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to address war crimes allegations today. Latest on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue after Serbia’s President Vucic and Kosovo PM Hotivisited Brussels. BiH adopts this year’s budget. N. Macedonia sacks Director of the Public Health Institute.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 3,935 confirmed cases,  2,338 recovered, 178 deaths. CROATIA: 2,691 confirmed cases, 2,152 recovered, 107 deaths. KOSOVO: 2,169 confirmed cases, 1,047 recovered, 37 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 6,080 confirmed cases, 286 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 481 confirmed cases, 315 recovered, 9 deaths. SERBIA: 14,046 confirmed cases, 12,464 recovered, […]

Balkan Blast 3/31/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 750 in Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, Kosovo Breaks 100 cases. The Macedonian Flag Hoisted at NATO HQ in Brussels.  Kosovo President Hashim Thaci Meets QUINT Ambassadors, Calls Acting PM Kurti to Meet on Wednesday .Twitter/Jens Stoltenberg

Balkan Blast 3/31/2020: Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 750 in Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, Kosovo Breaks 100 cases. The Macedonian Flag Hoisted at NATO HQ in Brussels. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci Meets QUINT Ambassadors, Calls Acting PM Kurti to Meet on Wednesday .

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: USAID donates $1.2 million to help BiH fight coronavirus. Between 30,000 and 40,000 Bosnians are estimated to lose their jobs. The city of Medjugore is under quarantine after nuns and monks at the tested positive for coronavirus. […]

Balkan Blast 3/18/2020: Coronavirus Surges in the Balkans. Spain Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. ContourGlobal Halts EUR 1.3m Kosova e Re Project.

Balkan Blast 3/18/2020: Coronavirus Surges in the Balkans. Spain Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. ContourGlobal Halts EUR 1.3m Kosova e Re Project.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The Minister of European Integration and European Cooperation of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity, Zlatan Klokic, is a confirmed case of coronavirus. Bosnian PM Zoran Tegeltija on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The […]

Balkan Blast 3/11/2020: Sen. Perdue Calls for Kosovo to Abolish Taxes, Trump Jr. for Removal of U.S. Troops from Kosovo. FMs from the W. Balkans Meet in Skopje for the Berlin Process. The Latest on the Coronavirus in the Region.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 3/11/2020: Sen. Perdue Calls for Kosovo to Abolish Taxes, Trump Jr. for Removal of U.S. Troops from Kosovo. FMs from the W. Balkans Meet in Skopje for the Berlin Process. The Latest on the Coronavirus in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY AMERICAN POLITICIANS ON KOSOVO-SERBIA: Senator David Perdue (R-GA) took to Twitter to give his opinions on the Kosovo tariffs: “For over two decades, US forces have helped keep the peace between Kosovo & Serbia. Now, with historic progress in […]

Balkan Blast 3/10/2020: Slovenia’s Jansa Nominates Cabinet. Macedonian-American Caucus Adds Sen. Braun (R, IN). Coronavirus Update. Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman Addresses Kosovo Parliament on Stigmatization of Wartime Rape Survivors.Photo: Visit Ljubljana

Balkan Blast 3/10/2020: Slovenia’s Jansa Nominates Cabinet. Macedonian-American Caucus Adds Sen. Braun (R, IN). Coronavirus Update. Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman Addresses Kosovo Parliament on Stigmatization of Wartime Rape Survivors.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY JANSA NOMINATED GOV’T: Incoming Slovenian PM Janez Jansa has nominated a 16 member cabinet. His SDS Party will have seven seats. MP Anze Logar has been picked for Foreign Minister and MP Andrej Sircelj has been picked for Finance Minister. MACEDONIAN-AMERICAN CAUCUS: Senator Mike Braun (R, IN) becomes […]

Balkan Blast 3/5/2020: N. Macedonia, Montenegro Leaders Meet With Assistant Sec. of State Phil Reeker. Kosovo Ambassador to the U.S. Recalled. NATO Secretary General in Zagreb to Attend EU Defense Ministers Meeting.Photo: AP

Balkan Blast 3/5/2020: N. Macedonia, Montenegro Leaders Meet With Assistant Sec. of State Phil Reeker. Kosovo Ambassador to the U.S. Recalled. NATO Secretary General in Zagreb to Attend EU Defense Ministers Meeting.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DISMISSED:New Kosovo’s foreign minister, Glauk Konjufca, has called for the dismissal of seven ambassadors including the ambassador to the U.S., Vlora Citaku. Other ambassadors set to be dismissed include Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Hungary, France, Montenegro and Switzerland. Ambassador Citaku yesterday […]

Balkan Blast 3/3/2020: Kosovo’s Thaci and Serbia’s Vucic Meet at The White House. Kosovo Debates 100% Tariffs on Serbian Goods. Croatian FM Visits N. Macedonia and Albania.

Balkan Blast 3/3/2020: Kosovo’s Thaci and Serbia’s Vucic Meet at The White House. Kosovo Debates 100% Tariffs on Serbian Goods. Croatian FM Visits N. Macedonia and Albania.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY VUCIC AND THACI MEET AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaci, and Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, yesterday met at the White House with Presidential Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien […]