Montenegro

Balkan Blast 6/1/2020: US Blacklists Bosnia’s Amir Zukic. Kosovo’s Constitutional Court rules in favor of keeping government. Serbia’s FM fumes at Montenegro over opening of the border.Photo: Sasa Stojanovic

Balkan Blast 6/1/2020: US Blacklists Bosnia’s Amir Zukic. Kosovo’s Constitutional Court rules in favor of keeping government. Serbia’s FM fumes at Montenegro over opening of the border.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH today is opening its borders to neighboring countries.By the numbers: 2,510 confirmed cases, 1,862 recovered, 153 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – CROATIA: The Association of Croatian American Professionals Foundation (ACAP Foundation) announced that close to $180,000 has been raised to provide relief for Croatia’s hospitals dealing […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 5/28/2020: Special Envoy to the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer discusses regional issues with Voice of America. U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committeecalls for Serbia to exclude war criminals in elections. Serbia’s Vucic to attend Russia’s Victory Day parade in June.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ICMYI: Balkan Insider held a webinar with U.S. Army Lt. Col. C. Darren Evans (ret.) who served as Defense Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro (2013-2015) and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Capello who served as a […]

Balkan Blast 5/27/2020:Kosovo’s Hashim Thaci rejects working on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue with the EU’s Miroslav Lajcak. MEPs Tanja Fajon and Vladimir Bilcik share concerns on elections in Serbia. Dodik to challenge election date in BiH.

Balkan Blast 5/27/2020:Kosovo’s Hashim Thaci rejects working on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue with the EU’s Miroslav Lajcak. MEPs Tanja Fajon and Vladimir Bilcik share concerns on elections in Serbia. Dodik to challenge election date in BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: The U.S. and NATO yesterday delivered medical equipment to the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A similar delivery was sent to Republika Srpska on Friday. Forty ventilators and 100,000 COVID-19 tests will arrive today as a […]

Balkan Blast 5/26/2020:Richard Grenell stays on as Trump’s Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. French and German FMs weigh in on the Dialogue. Croatia’s PM tours the Peljesac Bridge construction site. Tuzla Gate Shelling commemorated.

Balkan Blast 5/26/2020:Richard Grenell stays on as Trump’s Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. French and German FMs weigh in on the Dialogue. Croatia’s PM tours the Peljesac Bridge construction site. Tuzla Gate Shelling commemorated.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY JOIN US TODAY at 1:00PM EST/7:00PM CET for the Balkan Insider webinar, Defense Perspectives from the Balkans, featuring U.S. Army Lt. Col. C. Darren Evans (ret.) and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Capello (ret.) on NATO, foreign influence in the region, and what is like […]

Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free!  Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free! Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! We hope everyone is enjoying a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to thank all U.S. military personnel for their sacrifice to the U.S. and especially those who have perished while in combat. JOIN US […]

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond.  Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond. Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: PM of the Republika Srpska entity Radovan Viskovic said he rejected ventilators bought by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity.  Eurowings is restarting operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia starting in June. Bosnia steel producer ArcelorMittal […]

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Ten tons of aid from Qatar arrived in Sarajevo yesterday. Cinemas in Bosnia and Herzegovina have reopened. Bosnia will reopen its borders in June with restrictions on citizens of certain countries. Bosnia’s Border Police Director said […]

Balkan Blast 5/19/2020: COVID-19: Slovenia heads back to schools, BiH looks to reopen borders on June 1. Croatian parliament dissolves. Election date to be set. The State Department weighs in on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia and Herzegovina is set to reopen its borders on June 1. NBA player Jusuf Nurkic donated 125 tons of food to people in Bosnia. Humanitarian aid donated by Qatar is arriving in Sarajevo today. Poland donated […]

Balkan Blast 5/14/2020:Acting Kosovo FM responds to Serbia opening borders with neighbors, but no mention of Kosovo.  Unrest rocks Montenegro after #Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop detained for defying COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 5/14/2020:Acting Kosovo FM responds to Serbia opening borders with neighbors, but no mention of Kosovo. Unrest rocks Montenegro after #Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop detained for defying COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity has lifted its state of emergency. BiH police raided the property of the company that procured Chinese ventilators at an inflated price. By the numbers: 2,181 confirmed cases, 1,228 recovered, 120 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – […]