Russia and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOHORST URGES CROATIA ON FIGHTER JETS: U.S. Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst encouraged Croatia to purchase American made F-16 fighter jets. The U.S. is competing with bids from Sweden, France, and Italy. COORDINATOR FOR CT IN SLOVENIA: State Department’s […]

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY POMPEO TO VISIT CROATIA: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, The Holy See, and Croatia between September 27 and October 2. The State Department writes, “On October 2, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Croatia to meet […]

Balkan Blast 9/22/2020: Grenell and DFC’s Boehler visit Kosovo, on to Serbia. Stoltenberg says NATO respects Serbia’s military neutrality. Bosnian FM on five day trip to Austria.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 9/22/2020: Grenell and DFC’s Boehler visit Kosovo, on to Serbia. Stoltenberg says NATO respects Serbia’s military neutrality. Bosnian FM on five day trip to Austria.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: U.S. President Trump mentioned Kosovo and Serbia at a rally. He said, “I’m sure it’s a Nobel Prize. We are stopping mass killings between Kosovo and Serbia. They have been killing each other for so many [years]. They […]

Balkan Blast 9/17/2020: EU Special Rep. Lajcak to host expert-level negotiations with Kosovo & Serbia. BiH’s Dodik visits PM Plenkovic and President Milanovic inZagreb, criticized in Sarajevo. N. Macedonia delegation has successful trip to Greece.

Balkan Blast 9/17/2020: EU Special Rep. Lajcak to host expert-level negotiations with Kosovo & Serbia. BiH’s Dodik visits PM Plenkovic and President Milanovic inZagreb, criticized in Sarajevo. N. Macedonia delegation has successful trip to Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 24,211 confirmed cases, 16,990 recovered, 736 deaths. CROATIA: 14,029 confirmed cases, 11,690 recovered, 236 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,839 confirmed cases, 11,949 recovered, 604 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 7,291 confirmed cases, 126 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 16,088 confirmed cases, 668 deaths. SERBIA: 32,614 confirmed cases, 341 hospitalized, 736 deaths. SLOVENIA: 3,954 confirmed cases, 135 […]

Balkan Blast 9/11/2020: Latest on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. DAS Palmer in BiH. Montenegro’s government formation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY On this day, we would like to remember those who passed away during the September 11th attacks against the United States in 2001. CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 22,544 confirmed cases,15,273 recovered, 680 deaths. CROATIA: 12,917 confirmed cases, 10,142 recovered, 208 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,446 confirmed cases, 11,033 […]

Balkan Blast 9/10/2020: The Kosovo-Serbia documents signed in Washington become clearer. State Dept.’s DAS Palmer meets w/ #BiH’s presidency members in Sarajevo. Montenegro’s opposition coalitions sign agreement to stay on EuroAtlantic path.

Balkan Blast 9/10/2020: The Kosovo-Serbia documents signed in Washington become clearer. State Dept.’s DAS Palmer meets w/ #BiH’s presidency members in Sarajevo. Montenegro’s opposition coalitions sign agreement to stay on EuroAtlantic path.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DON’T MISS IT!: Join Balkan Insider TODAY for a timely conversation on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue with Serbia’s Director for the Office of Kosovo and Metohija MARKO DJURIC at 11:00AM EST, 5:00PM CET. Mr. Djuric was a part of Serbia’s delegation to the […]

Balkan Blast 9/9/2020: Bosnia’s Dodik aims to move embassy to Jerusalem, rebuked by presidency member Komsic. Slovenia’s PM Jansa talks migrants with Austrian Chancellor Kurz. Kosovo PM Hoti meets with NATO SG Stoltenberg.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 9/9/2020: Bosnia’s Dodik aims to move embassy to Jerusalem, rebuked by presidency member Komsic. Slovenia’s PM Jansa talks migrants with Austrian Chancellor Kurz. Kosovo PM Hoti meets with NATO SG Stoltenberg.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Join Balkan Insider for a timely conversation on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue with Serbia’s Director for the Office of Kosovo and Metohija MARKO DJURIC on Thursday, September 10, at 11:00AM EST, 5:00PM CET. Mr. Djuric was a part of Serbia’s delegation […]

Balkan Blast 9/7/2020: Everything you need to know about the Kosovo-Serbia White House agreements, talks in Brussels. Around 50,000 Montenegrins protest new government in Podgorica. Austrian Chancellor Kurz on visit to Ljubljana today. Lavrov, possibly Putin to visit Croatia.

Balkan Blast 9/7/2020: Everything you need to know about the Kosovo-Serbia White House agreements, talks in Brussels. Around 50,000 Montenegrins protest new government in Podgorica. Austrian Chancellor Kurz on visit to Ljubljana today. Lavrov, possibly Putin to visit Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 21,439 confirmed cases, 14,636 recovered, 651 deaths. CROATIA: 11,964 confirmed cases, 9,008 recovered, 198 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,119 confirmed cases, 10,546 recovered, 563 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 5,533 confirmed cases, 108 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 15,090 confirmed cases, 617 deaths. SERBIA: 31,905 confirmed cases, […]

Balkan Blast 9/4/2020:.Pres. Vucic claims Serbia pressured to recognize Kosovo at a meeting with NSA Robert O’Brien, special envoy Richard Grenell, PM Hoti, & others. Grenell denies assertion.  U.S. Amb. to Croatia hands draft of Double Taxation Treaty to Dep. PM & Fin. Min. Zdravko Maric. ‎

Balkan Blast 9/4/2020:.Pres. Vucic claims Serbia pressured to recognize Kosovo at a meeting with NSA Robert O’Brien, special envoy Richard Grenell, PM Hoti, & others. Grenell denies assertion. U.S. Amb. to Croatia hands draft of Double Taxation Treaty to Dep. PM & Fin. Min. Zdravko Maric. ‎

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 20,804 confirmed cases, 14,120 recovered, 635 deaths. CROATIA: 11,094 confirmed cases, 8,266 recovered, 194 deaths. KOSOVO: 12,683 confirmed cases, 8,788 recovered, 488 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 14,762 confirmed cases, 606 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 5,165 confirmed cases, 104 deaths. SERBIA: 31,676 confirmed cases, 545 hospitalized, 718 deaths. […]

Balkan Blast 9/2/2020: Djukanovic concedes defeat for DPS in parliamentary elections. N. Macedonia busts terrorist cell of ISIS returnees. Serbia’s Vucic speaks to Russian Amb. on Putin’s visit.Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Balkan Blast 9/2/2020: Djukanovic concedes defeat for DPS in parliamentary elections. N. Macedonia busts terrorist cell of ISIS returnees. Serbia’s Vucic speaks to Russian Amb. on Putin’s visit.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 20,234 confirmed cases, 13,435 recovered, 620 deaths. CROATIA: 10,414 confirmed cases, 7,735 recovered, 187 deaths. KOSOVO: 12,683 confirmed cases, 8,788 recovered, 488 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 14,455 confirmed cases, 604 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 4,835 confirmed cases, 100 deaths. SERBIA: 31,482 confirmed cases, 579 hospitalized, 715 deaths. SLOVENIA: 2,924 confirmed cases, […]