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WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”Photo: The Guardian

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”

“The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission […]

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5Photo: European Western Balkans

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic took place in the ministerial meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) in Skopje earlier today, which also represented the final activity within the Macedonian chairmanship of the Charter, which will be taken over by Montenegro in January 2018. Ministers of […]

US Urges Serbia to Solve American Bytyqi Brothers CasePhoto: AP

US Urges Serbia to Solve American Bytyqi Brothers Case

“The US State Department said on Tuesday that it has brought a report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO about the cover-up of crimes in Kosovo to the attention of Serbia’s recently-appointed war crimes prosecutor. ‘We believe that those guilty of moving the bodies of Albanian civilians […]

Vucic to Escape December Cold For Sunny CubaReuters/Antonio Bronic

Vucic to Escape December Cold For Sunny Cuba

“President Aleksandar Vucic will pay an official visit to Cuba on December 13-15, his office announced on Tuesday. According to a statement, Vucic will meet with President of the Republic of Cuba and of the State Council Raul Castro, as well as with President of the National Assembly […]

French President to Visit Serbia in 2018Photo: LA Times

French President to Visit Serbia in 2018

“French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday wrote to his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, Beta reported. ‘Relations between the two states are based on friendly, ancient and deep ties, marked very strongly by brotherhood in arms, which united the two nations during the First World War, and consolidated our […]

Montenegro, Serbia Edge Closer to EU

Montenegro, Serbia Edge Closer to EU

“The European Union is expected on December 11 to open new chapters in the accession negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia in a move that would bring the two countries closer to joining the bloc. Montenegro is set to open new ‘negotiation chapters’ related to the freedom of movement […]

NATO Trains Iraqi Medical Officers in Nis, SerbiaPhoto: NATO

NATO Trains Iraqi Medical Officers in Nis, Serbia

While Serbian troops are training in Angola with the Ohio National Guard and the Angolan Armed Forces, Serbia will host NATO troops in Nis to train Iraqi medical officers. The NATO Press Release states: “A three-week training course of medical experts from Iraq’s security forces started in early December […]

Who Wants to Own Serbian Banks? Hungary Does.Photo: eKapija

Who Wants to Own Serbian Banks? Hungary Does.

“Hungary’s OTP Bank is ready to acquire another bank in Serbia if an opportunity emerges, OTP Group Chief Executive Sandor Csanyi said on Monday. OTP bank, which has been active in Serbia since 2005, in August bought the Serbian arm of National Bank of Greece, Vojvodjanska Banka, raising its […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ohio National Guard to Train with Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces; Serbia to Buy More Military Equipment from Russia; House Foreign Committee Dems in Twitter War w/ Russia Over Kosovo; Vucic Meets with Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian PMs, Gets EU Backing

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ohio National Guard to Train with Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces; Serbia to Buy More Military Equipment from Russia; House Foreign Committee Dems in Twitter War w/ Russia Over Kosovo; Vucic Meets with Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian PMs, Gets EU Backing

“About 30 members of the Ohio National Guard are participating alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces in the first combined medical engagement between the three militaries, Dec. 4-15 in the Republic of Angola. The two-week trilateral engagement, called PAMBALA 2017, consists of two phases. Phase one, which […]