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Balkan Blast 1/7/2021: Kosovo sets date for snap parliamentary elections. Ukrainian FM calls for return of icon Dodik gifted Russia’s Lavrov. Croatia rocked by another earthquake.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 1/7/2021: Kosovo sets date for snap parliamentary elections. Ukrainian FM calls for return of icon Dodik gifted Russia’s Lavrov. Croatia rocked by another earthquake.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We would like to wish all Orthodox believers from the Balkans and beyond a Merry Christmas! KOSOVO SNAP ELECTION DATE SET: Acting President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani set snap parliamentary elections for February 14 after the Constitutional Court ruled […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 1/6/2021: Kosovo’s Vjosa Osmani outlines cooperation with the Biden Administration. The EU’s High Rep. Borrell weighs in on BiH’s migrant crisis. Dodik claims Ukrainian icon was from family, slams High Rep in BiH after Covid hospital stay.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY OSMANI ON COOPERATION W/ THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION: Acting Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani outlined the expectations on cooperation with the Biden-Harris Administration and Pristina’s commitments under the Trump-Pence Administration. She highlighted, “We need to sit and talk with US President […]

Balkan Blast 1/5/2021: Rep. Ritchie Torres to take on Albanian issues in U.S. Congress. Norwegian Jan Braathu announced as OSCE Amb to Serbia. Croatia to request 100m euro from EU Solidarity Fund for earthquake relief.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 1/5/2021: Rep. Ritchie Torres to take on Albanian issues in U.S. Congress. Norwegian Jan Braathu announced as OSCE Amb to Serbia. Croatia to request 100m euro from EU Solidarity Fund for earthquake relief.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ALBANIAN ISSUES IN CONGRESS: Albanian-American leader Harry Bajraktari announced that Congressman Ritchie Torres (D, NY-15) will “follow the path of Eliot Engel” who spent 16 years representing New York and was the most recent Chairman of the House Committee […]

Balkan Blast 1/4/2021: End of year wrap-up. Serbia holds ceremony for Russian-led BalkanStream pipeline. Germany’s Roth warns of leaving a power vacuum in the W. Balkans. Etihad decreases stake in Air Serbia.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 1/4/2021: End of year wrap-up. Serbia holds ceremony for Russian-led BalkanStream pipeline. Germany’s Roth warns of leaving a power vacuum in the W. Balkans. Etihad decreases stake in Air Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We hope all of our subscribers had a happy and healthy new year. We are looking forward to providing you with the top news from the Balkans in 2021. For business inquiries, sponsorship, and tips, reach out to us […]

Balkan Blast 12/17/2020: Russia’s FM Lavrov finishes Balkans trip, but not without controversy. N. Macedonia’s leaders slam Bulgaria, remain firm on identity. Catch up on Montenegrin PM Krivokapic’s trip to Brussels. Kosovo’s Osmani calls on Albania to “condemn Serbian genocide in Kosovo.”S.Borisov/Shutterstock

Balkan Blast 12/17/2020: Russia’s FM Lavrov finishes Balkans trip, but not without controversy. N. Macedonia’s leaders slam Bulgaria, remain firm on identity. Catch up on Montenegrin PM Krivokapic’s trip to Brussels. Kosovo’s Osmani calls on Albania to “condemn Serbian genocide in Kosovo.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Greetings from Florida where it is 80 degrees F (27 C) and sunny while Washington and New York get hammered with up to a foot plus (30 cm)! But let’s get caught up in the Balkans! 25 YEARS SINCE […]

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: The international community marks 25 years since signing the Dayton Peace Accords. Russia’s FM Lavrov meets Dodik in BiH.  Bulgarian PM Borissov calls on N. Macedonia to sign annex to 2017 Friendship Treaty about minorities.

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: The international community marks 25 years since signing the Dayton Peace Accords. Russia’s FM Lavrov meets Dodik in BiH. Bulgarian PM Borissov calls on N. Macedonia to sign annex to 2017 Friendship Treaty about minorities.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY 25 YEARS SINCE DAYTON OFFICIALLY SIGNED: The international community and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday commemorated the official signing of the Dayton Peace Accords (DPA) in Paris. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden released a statement highlighting the work is not done […]

Balkan Blast 12/11/2020: Head of Bosnia’s top judicial institution resigns. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue continues at expert level in Brussels. Inzko says int’l community moving to “third phase” of policy towards BiH. Montenegro’s Krivokapic to visit Brussels next week.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/11/2020: Head of Bosnia’s top judicial institution resigns. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue continues at expert level in Brussels. Inzko says int’l community moving to “third phase” of policy towards BiH. Montenegro’s Krivokapic to visit Brussels next week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HEAD OF TOP BiH JUDICIAL BODY RESIGNS: “Milan Tegeltija, head of the Bosnian High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC, the Bosnian state’s top judicial institution, resigned on Thursday after coming under pressure from the public and the international community […]

Balkan Blast 12/10/2020: Bulgaria blocks opening EU accession talks for N. Macedonia, Albania blocked as well. AFET meeting today on Albania, Kosovo, N. Macedonia, and Serbia. ECHR rules against BiH on presidency along ethnic lines.

Balkan Blast 12/10/2020: Bulgaria blocks opening EU accession talks for N. Macedonia, Albania blocked as well. AFET meeting today on Albania, Kosovo, N. Macedonia, and Serbia. ECHR rules against BiH on presidency along ethnic lines.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ALBANIA & N. MACEDONIA BLOCKED FROM OPENING EU TALKS: Bulgaria officially utilized its veto to block N. Macedonia from opening EU accession talks over claims that the Macedonian identity and language are a Yugoslav creation therefore a  Macedonian minority […]

Balkan Blast 12/9/2020: Latest on the HFAC hearing on the Western Balkans. Germany’s Roth warns dissenters on formally opening EU accession talks. Serbia backs Russia in the UN over Crimea, Belgrade’s Mininister Popovic hails relations as “best in history”.S.Borisov/Shutterstock

Balkan Blast 12/9/2020: Latest on the HFAC hearing on the Western Balkans. Germany’s Roth warns dissenters on formally opening EU accession talks. Serbia backs Russia in the UN over Crimea, Belgrade’s Mininister Popovic hails relations as “best in history”.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HFAC HEARING: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on The Balkans: Policy Recommendations for the Next Administration yesterday with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Dr. Daniel Serwer, and Mr. Janusz Bugajski appearing as witnesses. The discussion focused […]

Balkan Blast 12/8/2020: HFAC hearing on the Balkans for the Biden Administration happening today. Slovenian FM meets Secretary Pompeo on visit to Washington, signs MoU on strategic civilian nuclear cooperation. Russia’s Lavrov to visit BiH next week?Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 12/8/2020: HFAC hearing on the Balkans for the Biden Administration happening today. Slovenian FM meets Secretary Pompeo on visit to Washington, signs MoU on strategic civilian nuclear cooperation. Russia’s Lavrov to visit BiH next week?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HFAC HEARING ON THE BALKANS: The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs is holding a hearing at 10:00AM EST today called The Balkans: Policy Recommendations for the Next Administration. Witnesses include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Director of American Foreign […]