Montenegro

Newsletter for 3/13/2019: 16 Years Since former Serbian PM Djindjic Assassination. Croatian President on Leadership of the Council of Women World Leaders, Meets UN Secretary General Guterres. Tiffany Trump in Serbia. Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bills into Law

Newsletter for 3/13/2019: 16 Years Since former Serbian PM Djindjic Assassination. Croatian President on Leadership of the Council of Women World Leaders, Meets UN Secretary General Guterres. Tiffany Trump in Serbia. Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bills into Law

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbians marked the 16th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic with a protest in the city.  US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric George Nelson met with Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

Newsletter for 3/12/2019:  US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.Photo: Reddit

Newsletter for 3/12/2019: US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Pristina released a statement today slamming Kosovo for the deportation of six alleged Gulenists to Turkey. It reads: “The (parliamentary investigative) committee’s findings, which suggest 31 legal or procedural breaches by the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, Interior […]

Newsletter for 3/11/2019: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Kosovo & Serbia. BiH Approves Chinese Bank Loan Deal. Dodik’s anti-NATO, West Remarks. Catholic Mass at Bleiburg Prohibited.Photo: US Department of State

Newsletter for 3/11/2019: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Kosovo & Serbia. BiH Approves Chinese Bank Loan Deal. Dodik’s anti-NATO, West Remarks. Catholic Mass at Bleiburg Prohibited.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY  US First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo awarded Montenegrin investigative journalist Olivera Lakic withthe State Department’s International Women of Courge Award on Women’s Day (March 8th). Lakic was one of ten women to receive the award. […]

Newsletter for 3/6/2019: Former US VP Biden Writes to Zaev. US Amb. to BiH Meets Zvizdic. UK Amb. to Kosovo – Fight Corruption. Djukanovic in Brussels, Protests at Home.Photo: Office of the President of Montenegro

Newsletter for 3/6/2019: Former US VP Biden Writes to Zaev. US Amb. to BiH Meets Zvizdic. UK Amb. to Kosovo – Fight Corruption. Djukanovic in Brussels, Protests at Home.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Former US Vice President Joe Biden wrote a letter to Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev praising the Prespa Agreement and that “I will personally stand with you as you fulfill your commitment to a brighter future.” US […]

Newsletter for 3/05/2019: Future State Dept. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Reeker on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Prespa. US Ambassador to BiH Meets Foreign Minister Crnadak. Vucic to Recognize Kosovo? Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Albania.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Newsletter for 3/05/2019: Future State Dept. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Reeker on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Prespa. US Ambassador to BiH Meets Foreign Minister Crnadak. Vucic to Recognize Kosovo? Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Albania.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US diplomat and future Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker was in North Macedonia where he called on Kosovo to “annul the tariffs” and for Serbia to stop influencing countries to block Kosovo’s accession to international organizations. […]

Newsletter for 3/04/2019: US and EU Pressure Kosovo Over Tariffs. SDSM Announces Presidential Candidate. BiH to Hand Over Questions to EU. SLO President Pahor’s Trip to the UKPhoto: Sarajevo Times

Newsletter for 3/04/2019: US and EU Pressure Kosovo Over Tariffs. SDSM Announces Presidential Candidate. BiH to Hand Over Questions to EU. SLO President Pahor’s Trip to the UK

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Bosnia and Herzegovina marked its independence day on March 1st. Happy Independence Day!  The US State Department’s Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale will be in Kosovo this week to push for the government to suspend tariffs in order […]

Newsletter for 2/28/2019: Kosovo President Thaci Threatens to Resign. EC Has No Interest in Resolving Slovenia-Croatia Border Issue. Military Studies Returns to Serbian High Schools, Gov’t Receives 4 MiG-29s from Belarus.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett on Twitter: “With time, enemies can turn to partners when they honestly discuss the horrors of the past, while focusing on the benefits cooperation will bring in the future.” Kosovo President Hashim Thaci […]

Newsletter for 2/25/2019: US Ambassador to Serbia & Serbian Foreign Minister Trade Barbs Over Venezuela. UK Foreign Minister in Controversy in Slovenia. BBC: “Greece’s Invisible Minority – the Macedonian Slavs”Photo: Traveleks

Newsletter for 2/25/2019: US Ambassador to Serbia & Serbian Foreign Minister Trade Barbs Over Venezuela. UK Foreign Minister in Controversy in Slovenia. BBC: “Greece’s Invisible Minority – the Macedonian Slavs”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivicia Dacic clashed over the weekend on who to support in Venezuela. Ambassador Scott said that Serbia is “on the wrong side of history” for supporting Nicolas Maduro. Dacic […]