Russia and The Balkans

Newsletter for 4/17/2019: US Embassy in BiH to Look Into RS Reserve Police. Serbia and Russia Sign MoU to Build Nuclear Research Facility. Election Campaigning in N. Macedonia Enters Final Week. Prince Edward to Visit Slovenia.Photo: Centar za mir i multietničku saradnju Mostar

Newsletter for 4/17/2019: US Embassy in BiH to Look Into RS Reserve Police. Serbia and Russia Sign MoU to Build Nuclear Research Facility. Election Campaigning in N. Macedonia Enters Final Week. Prince Edward to Visit Slovenia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is going to ask for further information on the new reserve police in Republika Srpska.  N. MACEDONIA ELECTIONS: SDSM candidate Stevo Pendarovski notes that he will win and then run for a […]

Newsletter for 4/9/2019: US Ambassador to Serbia Meets President Vucic, Urges Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to Continue. Parliament Stormers in N. Macedonia Seek Presidential Pardon. Serb Member of Presidency in BiH Dodik Causes Furor After “Redrawing” Border.

Newsletter for 4/9/2019: US Ambassador to Serbia Meets President Vucic, Urges Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to Continue. Parliament Stormers in N. Macedonia Seek Presidential Pardon. Serb Member of Presidency in BiH Dodik Causes Furor After “Redrawing” Border.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott met with President Aleksandar Vucic to discuss the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. Ambassador Scott urged the dialogue to continue.  N1 reports that Camp Bondsteel commander US Colonel Roy Macaraeg said that KFOR would have to […]

Newsletter for 4/8/2019: Kosovo PM in USA, Serbian Office of Kosovo Director Meets Congressmen & State Dept. Officials in Washington, Antigovernment Protests Continue Across the RegionPhoto: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Newsletter for 4/8/2019: Kosovo PM in USA, Serbian Office of Kosovo Director Meets Congressmen & State Dept. Officials in Washington, Antigovernment Protests Continue Across the Region

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The Minnesota National Guard was in Croatia where they flew F-16s with the Croatian Air Force.  Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is on an official visit to the United States where he met with the ethnic Albanian community, entrepreneurs in […]

Newsletter for 4/3/2019: Serbia Hires Lobbying Firm in Washington, DC For Regional Issues Including Kosovo. Zaev and Tsipras Take Selfie on Greek PMs First Trip to North Macedonia.Photo: Twitter/Zoran Zaev

Newsletter for 4/3/2019: Serbia Hires Lobbying Firm in Washington, DC For Regional Issues Including Kosovo. Zaev and Tsipras Take Selfie on Greek PMs First Trip to North Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras became the first Greek Prime Minister to visit North Macedonia. He took a selife with his counterpart, Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. They also signed multiple agreements and Tsipras said Greece […]

Newsletter for 4/2/2019: Sarajevo’s First Pride Parade in Sept. EULEX Hands Over War Crimes Courts to Kosovo. MKD Prime Minister Zaev Expects Economic Benefits from Prespa.Photo: Sasa Stojanovic

Newsletter for 4/2/2019: Sarajevo’s First Pride Parade in Sept. EULEX Hands Over War Crimes Courts to Kosovo. MKD Prime Minister Zaev Expects Economic Benefits from Prespa.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY NATO experts visit the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first pride parade in Sarajevo will take place on September 8, 2019.  EULEX hands over war crimes cases to Kosovo’s courts. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says […]

Newsletter for 4/1/2019: US Amb to Kosovo Srpska Lista Leader Goran Rakic. Bosnian Croat Member of Presidency Zeljko Komsic Appoints Serbian Opposition Leader Cedomir Jovanovic As Advisor in BiH. Russian MFA Sergey Lavrov Reflects on NATO InterventionSlovenian Embassy in the US

Newsletter for 4/1/2019: US Amb to Kosovo Srpska Lista Leader Goran Rakic. Bosnian Croat Member of Presidency Zeljko Komsic Appoints Serbian Opposition Leader Cedomir Jovanovic As Advisor in BiH. Russian MFA Sergey Lavrov Reflects on NATO Intervention

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Army paratrooper held a bilateral military exercise with the Slovenian armed forces. US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Tiffany Tump, racked up about $23,000 that taxpayers will have to pay after a recent trip to Serbia. US Ambassador to Kosovo […]

Newsletter for 3/26/2019: US Amb. to BiH to Meet Republika Srpska Officials. Serbian Ruling Party Wants Early Elections. Kosovo PM Dismisses Deputy in Govt for “Genocide” Words .

Newsletter for 3/26/2019: US Amb. to BiH to Meet Republika Srpska Officials. Serbian Ruling Party Wants Early Elections. Kosovo PM Dismisses Deputy in Govt for “Genocide” Words .

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric George Nelson will meet with Republika Srpska leaders and opposition parties in Banja Luka today. Serbia’s Ruling Progressive Party (SNS) wants to have early elections, says President Aleksandar Vucic. Indian President Ram Nath […]

Newsletter for 3/25/2019: 20th Anniversary of the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia Remembered in Kosovo and Serbia. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic: MKD President Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bill into LawPhoto: Reddit

Newsletter for 3/25/2019: 20th Anniversary of the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia Remembered in Kosovo and Serbia. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic: MKD President Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bill into Law

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Remembering the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia 20 years on: Congressman Eliot Engel (D, NY – 16) and Ilir Zherka in The Hill: “Lessons from the 1999 U.S. military intervention in Kosovo“; BBC News (Video): “Kosovo war: The conflict that […]