Macedonia

Balkan Militaries Head to Maryland for ExercisesPhoto: BalkanEU

Balkan Militaries Head to Maryland for Exercises

“Members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina travel on May 1, 2018 in the United States to participate in the “Budna Straza” exercise. The exercise will be held in Maryland organized by the National Guard and the federal state, with the goal of training co-ordination, operational […]

Mattis Meets With Macedonian Defense Minister, Praises Name Efforts

Mattis Meets With Macedonian Defense Minister, Praises Name Efforts

“U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has praised Macedonia’s efforts to resolve its decades-old name dispute with Greece, saying he hoped the Balkan country would soon be able to join NATO. ‘We commend your work with Greece to resolve this issue and I am hopeful it will bear fruit […]

Beograd, 13. maja 2016. -Nezavisna Republika Srpska znacila bi podelu Bosne i Hercegovine, a jedan deo te zemlje bi verovatno postao radikalizovan, sto SAD ne zele, izjavio je danas profesor Univerziteta Dzon Hopkins Danijel Server (na slici) na konferenciji magazina Njuzvik u Beogradu. FOTO TANJUG/ DRAGAN KUJUNDZIC/ nrPhoto: Tanjug/Dragan Kujundzic

Serwer on Visit to Macedonia, Kosovo -Stay the Course!

“I spent last week visiting two allegedly dysfunctional states in the Balkans: Macedonia and Kosovo. Rumors of their incapacity or even demise are exaggerated. I visited with government officials, parliamentarians, NGOers, journalists, and old friends. I saw their presidents and prime ministers, but not their foreign ministers, as […]

Dimitrov and Kotzias to Meet in Quadrilateral Forum With Bulgaria and Albania This WeekPhoto: AP

Dimitrov and Kotzias to Meet in Quadrilateral Forum With Bulgaria and Albania This Week

“The frequent contacts between the heads of diplomats of Macedonia and Greece, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias, will continue this week in Thessaloniki. They will participate in a quadrilateral forum featuring their colleagues from Bulgaria and Albania on Thursday and Friday. The last meeting Dimitrov-Kotzias was in Vienna […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian Defense Minister Visits State Department – We are ready for NATO; Zaev: We Need to be Creative for Name SolutionPhoto: BalkanEU.com

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian Defense Minister Visits State Department – We are ready for NATO; Zaev: We Need to be Creative for Name Solution

“Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska during her official to the US met with Laura Cooper, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia and senior officials of the US State Department. Sekerinska at the meeting with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia and Croatia Ban Defense Ministers in Tit-for-Tat Measures; Serbia is Guest of Honor at Iran Book Fair Corruption Endemic in Hospitals in Serbia, BiH, and Macedonia

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia and Croatia Ban Defense Ministers in Tit-for-Tat Measures; Serbia is Guest of Honor at Iran Book Fair Corruption Endemic in Hospitals in Serbia, BiH, and Macedonia

“Serbia has banned Croatia’s defense minister from entering the country, a reciprocal measure against Croatia as tensions mount between the two Balkan rivals. Serbia’s government on Thursday imposed the ban against Croatia’s Damir Krsticevic. Last week Zagreb said Serbia Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin was not welcome. A statement says the move […]

Tusk on EU Enlargement

Tusk on EU Enlargement

“A senior European Union official said Tuesday that a summit next month will reaffirm the “European perspective” of the Western Balkans, a region with fresh memories of war and a long history with Russia. European Council President Donald Tusk’s comments came as he started a weeklong tour to […]

RFE/RL: Progress Reported in Macedonia Name Talks in ViennaPhoto: EWB

RFE/RL: Progress Reported in Macedonia Name Talks in Vienna

“Macedonia and Greece are “very dedicated” to resolving their long-running name dispute, a UN mediator said on April 25 following talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers in Vienna. “We discussed the open issues between the parties, including the name issue,” Matthew Nimetz said after a meeting in […]

Beograd, 13. maja 2016. -Nezavisna Republika Srpska znacila bi podelu Bosne i Hercegovine, a jedan deo te zemlje bi verovatno postao radikalizovan, sto SAD ne zele, izjavio je danas profesor Univerziteta Dzon Hopkins Danijel Server (na slici) na konferenciji magazina Njuzvik u Beogradu. FOTO TANJUG/ DRAGAN KUJUNDZIC/ nrPhoto: Tanjug/Dragan Kujundzic

Serwer on Name Issue: Athens would still be a problem if Macedonia does everything EU wants

“The name dispute must be resolved as one of the prerequisites for the country’s membership in the EU and NATO, said Daniel Serwer, Balkan expert and professor at Johns Hopkins University in Washington at today’s Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs commenting on the Progress Report on Macedonia published […]