Russia and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 12/09/2019: Fallout of Vucic Denying Racak Massacre Happened. N. Macedonia Won’t Ratify NATO Protocol Early. Nobel Prize Winner, Peter Handke, Won’t Address His Views on Srebrenica.

Balkan Blast 12/09/2019: Fallout of Vucic Denying Racak Massacre Happened. N. Macedonia Won’t Ratify NATO Protocol Early. Nobel Prize Winner, Peter Handke, Won’t Address His Views on Srebrenica.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey urged the country to increase the number of small and medium size businesses to stimulate the economy and create new jobs. Former Serb minister in Kosovo Ivan Todosijevic was sentenced to two years in […]

Balkan Blast 12/05/2019: Coverage of Vucic’s Meeting With Putin in Russia. Croatia to Receive Visa Free Travel to US By Next Year? BiH Presidency Members Visit Slovenia. EPP Leader To Work for Kosovo’s Visa Liberalization.S.Borisov/Shutterstock

Balkan Blast 12/05/2019: Coverage of Vucic’s Meeting With Putin in Russia. Croatia to Receive Visa Free Travel to US By Next Year? BiH Presidency Members Visit Slovenia. EPP Leader To Work for Kosovo’s Visa Liberalization.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst hinted that Croatia could qualify for a visa free regime with the US by the end of 2020. He noted, “The visa abolishing program depends, among other things, on the percentage of refusals […]

Balkan Blast 12/04/2019: Serbia’s Vucic Meets Slovenia’s Sarec, Belarus’ Lukashenko Then Jets to Sochi to Meet Putin. NATO Leaders Gather in London, Including N. Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev. Vujcak Migrant Camp in BiH Comes Under Fire by CoE.

Balkan Blast 12/04/2019: Serbia’s Vucic Meets Slovenia’s Sarec, Belarus’ Lukashenko Then Jets to Sochi to Meet Putin. NATO Leaders Gather in London, Including N. Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev. Vujcak Migrant Camp in BiH Comes Under Fire by CoE.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY NATO leaders, including Albanian PM Edi Rama, Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic, PM of N. Macedonia Zoran Zaev, Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic, and Slovenian PM Marjan Sarec are meeting in London at the 2019 NATO Summit. N. Macedonia was at the meetings […]

Balkan Blast 12/03/2019: Belarus’ Lukashenko Visits Serbia Today. EU’s Borrell on Yugoslav Wars, Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Republika Srpska Prepares for Unconstitutional Holiday in BiH. N. Macedonia Looks to Reform MFA.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/03/2019: Belarus’ Lukashenko Visits Serbia Today. EU’s Borrell on Yugoslav Wars, Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Republika Srpska Prepares for Unconstitutional Holiday in BiH. N. Macedonia Looks to Reform MFA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Governor of Wyoming Mark Gordan and First Lady of Wyoming Jennie Gordon spent their Thanksgiving visiting the Wyoming National Guard across the world over a five day trip. Their first stop was to visit C Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry […]

Balkan Blast 12/02/2019: Russian Deputy FM in Serbia Ahead of Vucic’s Trip to Moscow. Wigemark Appointed to Head of EULEX. CEC Informs Thaci of Election Results. Zaev Duped by fake Greta Thunberg.

Balkan Blast 12/02/2019: Russian Deputy FM in Serbia Ahead of Vucic’s Trip to Moscow. Wigemark Appointed to Head of EULEX. CEC Informs Thaci of Election Results. Zaev Duped by fake Greta Thunberg.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Albania called off the search and rescue mission following their 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The death toll is currently at 51.   After the Pentagon report was released saying Serbia has increased its role with Russia since 2012, the US […]

Balkan Blast 11/28/2019: BiH’s Komsic Meets Pentagon Officials. US to Donate Military Vehicles to Croatia and Pay to Modernize. Croatia’s Grabar-Kitarovic Campaigns in Mostar, BiH.

Balkan Blast 11/28/2019: BiH’s Komsic Meets Pentagon Officials. US to Donate Military Vehicles to Croatia and Pay to Modernize. Croatia’s Grabar-Kitarovic Campaigns in Mostar, BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We would like to wish everyone in the United States and overseas a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, especially our servicemen and women, and diplomats abroad. “The chairman of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, Zeljko Komsic, and James Anderson, who is performing the duties of […]

Balkan Blast for 11/25/2019: BiH’s Komsic in USA for Statehood Day. France Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol – One to Go. Croatian Presidential Elections Heating Up – Latest Polls. Fallout Over Alleged Russian Spies in Serbia.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast for 11/25/2019: BiH’s Komsic in USA for Statehood Day. France Ratifies N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol – One to Go. Croatian Presidential Elections Heating Up – Latest Polls. Fallout Over Alleged Russian Spies in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Happy Statehood Day, Bosnia and Herzegovina! On this occasion, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, is in Chicago, Illinois, to celebrate with the Bosnian community. He is also scheduled to go to Washington DC to […]

Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH,12) joins the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. Chief of analytics at Serbia’s Security Intelligence Agency, Relja Zeljski, confirms the authenticity of the video of the alleged Russian spy handing money to a supposed Serbian agent. Zeljski […]

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.Photo: Time Out

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro, Judy Kuo, has come under fire by conservative political party United Montenegro for labelling Sputnik a Russian government news outlet and linking Montenegrin outlets IN4S and Borba to Kremlin directives. Bosnia’s tripartite presidency announced […]