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Balkan Blast 10/10/2019: US Presidential Envoy Meets Kosovo Leaders, Heading to Serbia Today. BiH’s Komsic on Working Visit to Austria Today. Slovenia’s Sarec in N. Macedonia Today. Albin Kurti Calling for Confederation of Kosovo and Albania?

Balkan Blast 10/10/2019: US Presidential Envoy Meets Kosovo Leaders, Heading to Serbia Today. BiH’s Komsic on Working Visit to Austria Today. Slovenia’s Sarec in N. Macedonia Today. Albin Kurti Calling for Confederation of Kosovo and Albania?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US President Donald Trump’s Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell visited Kosovo leaders on Wednesday including President Hashim Thaci, outgoing Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, election winner Albin Kurti.  According to Bloomberg, Trump gave Grenell a full mandate to […]

Balkan Blast 10/09/2019: Trump’s Special Rep. for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell to Visit Region. Erdogan, BiH Presidency Members in Belgrade for Trilateral Talks. Chairman of HFAC Eliot Engel Pens Letters Urging Visa Liberalization for Kosovo.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 10/09/2019: Trump’s Special Rep. for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell to Visit Region. Erdogan, BiH Presidency Members in Belgrade for Trilateral Talks. Chairman of HFAC Eliot Engel Pens Letters Urging Visa Liberalization for Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US President Donald Trump’s Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell will visit Kosovo on Wednesday, followed by Serbia on Thursday.  Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel (D-NY,16) wrote letters to the President of the E.U. […]

Balkan Blast 10/08/2019: Turkish President Erdogan’s First Day in Belgrade, BiH Presidency Chairman Komsic to Arrive Today. EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell to Make Official Visit to Kosovo. Croatia Celebrates 28 Years of Independence. Kosovo Election Update.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 10/08/2019: Turkish President Erdogan’s First Day in Belgrade, BiH Presidency Chairman Komsic to Arrive Today. EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell to Make Official Visit to Kosovo. Croatia Celebrates 28 Years of Independence. Kosovo Election Update.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “Today, the United States committed an additional $5 million to clear cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Kosovo.  Set to be implemented over four years (2020-2023), this assistance is expected to return at least 4,298,442 […]

Balkan Blast 10/07/2019: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Montenegro, N. Macedonia. US President Donald Trump Appoints New Special Envoy for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Kosovo Snap Election Results – What’s next?Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA

Balkan Blast 10/07/2019: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Montenegro, N. Macedonia. US President Donald Trump Appoints New Special Envoy for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Kosovo Snap Election Results – What’s next?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and N. Macedonia on Friday as a part of his European trip. He warned leaders in both countries to be aware of malign influence including “Russian bots” and “Chinese bribes.” Read […]

Balkan Blast 10/03/2019: Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker Addresses Rally of Kosovo PM Hopeful. Sen. John Barrasso Visits WY National Guard in Kosovo. Croatian President Announces Bid for Second Term. Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US of Trying to Alter Brussels Agreement. Gas Crisis Averted in BiH.

Balkan Blast 10/03/2019: Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker Addresses Rally of Kosovo PM Hopeful. Sen. John Barrasso Visits WY National Guard in Kosovo. Croatian President Announces Bid for Second Term. Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US of Trying to Alter Brussels Agreement. Gas Crisis Averted in BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) recently visited Wyoming National Guard troops in the UAE, Kuwait, and Kosovo. He returned from a Congressional Delegation trip to Montenegro and Croatia led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Cindy McCain in early […]

Balkan Blast 10/02/2019: European Court Orders Removal of Church in BiH.  Full Kosovo Election Coverage. Finnish FM Continues Visit to the W. Balkans. Hungarian PM Orban Pops Up Unexpectedly in Belgrade.Photo: Erasmusu.com

Balkan Blast 10/02/2019: European Court Orders Removal of Church in BiH. Full Kosovo Election Coverage. Finnish FM Continues Visit to the W. Balkans. Hungarian PM Orban Pops Up Unexpectedly in Belgrade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO ELECTIONS: Outgoing Speaker of Parliament and candidate for prime minister Kadri Veseli put up a billboard with him and US President Donald Trump. He noted, â€œUnlike my rivals, I am the only candidate running on promoting a strong and […]

Balkan Blast 10/01/2019: UPDATE: Kosovo and Serbia Lobbying in the US. EU Expected to Green Light Albania, N. Macedonia Accession. Finnish Foreign Minister on Visit to BiH, Kosovo. Kosovo Election Campaign Heating Up.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 10/01/2019: UPDATE: Kosovo and Serbia Lobbying in the US. EU Expected to Green Light Albania, N. Macedonia Accession. Finnish Foreign Minister on Visit to BiH, Kosovo. Kosovo Election Campaign Heating Up.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbian and Kosovo Serb media outlets report that the United States was angered by Kosovo’s lobbying tactics. In an unconfirmed and undated e-mail, Director of European Affairs on the National Security Council William Berkeley wrote to Kosovo Prime Minister […]

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit N. Macedonia and Montenegro on October 4th as a part of a European trip that includes stops in Italy, Greece, and the Vatican. The US Senate Armed Services Committee discussed Southeastern […]

Balkan Blast 9/25/2019: UNGA Day 2 Recap – Croatian Pres. & BiH Presidency Chairman Address the GA. Special Rep. Matt Palmer Meets Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia in NYC. Serbia Will Not Join EUEA. EBRD to Invest $323 mln. in BiH.Photo: impakter.com

Balkan Blast 9/25/2019: UNGA Day 2 Recap – Croatian Pres. & BiH Presidency Chairman Address the GA. Special Rep. Matt Palmer Meets Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia in NYC. Serbia Will Not Join EUEA. EBRD to Invest $323 mln. in BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY FROM THE UNGA: US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker and Special Representative to the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer met with Balkan leaders including Kosovar President Hashim Thaci and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. FROM THE UNGA: Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation […]