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Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia to Open EU Chapter in December; Dacic and Vulin Question UN Removal of Haradinaj From Interpol; Vucic Blasts EU Double Standards Over Praljak, Croatia; Balkan Quadrilateral Talks in Belgrade This WeekPhoto: Yupi76/Fliiby

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia to Open EU Chapter in December; Dacic and Vulin Question UN Removal of Haradinaj From Interpol; Vucic Blasts EU Double Standards Over Praljak, Croatia; Balkan Quadrilateral Talks in Belgrade This Week

“Serbia will on December 11 open new chapters in its accession negotiations with the EU, Tanjug reported on Thursday. This will happen during the inter-governmental conference, the agency said. Tanjug’s sources in Brussels said that consent of all 28 EU members is still awaited, and that whether two […]

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?Photo: Atlantic Council

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?

What a busy day it was for us at Balkan Insider at the Atlantic Council event “A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty.” We live tweeted the event from our Twitter, @Balkan_Insider and now we are here to compile a list of local […]

Brnabic and Li – China and Russian Cooperation at a High LevelSarajevo Times

Brnabic and Li – China and Russian Cooperation at a High Level

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang have concluded talks at the 16+1 meeting in Budapest. Brnabic was extremely thankful for Chinese and Hungarian involvement to the rail line between Serbia and Hungary, Chinese continued support in nonrecognition of Kosovo, and the excitement for […]

Tillerson Talks Balkans: “Bloodlines should no longer be battle lines”Photo: cnn.com

Tillerson Talks Balkans: “Bloodlines should no longer be battle lines”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the Balkans in his address on Tuesday at the Wilson Center. He spoke about US support for Croatia’s Krk Island Project, and further spoke about continued US support to the Balkans. “The United States recognizes the fragility of the Balkans and […]

Haradinaj Expects Recognition from Serbia at End of DialoguePhoto: Kosova Press

Haradinaj Expects Recognition from Serbia at End of Dialogue

“People in Kosovo expect that Serbia, in the end of the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue, accepts Kosovo’s independence, said Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, during an interview with Deutsche Welle. Haradinaj said that dialogue had some progress until the Brussels agreement from 2013. ‘After the Brussels agreement, the dialogue did not […]

Serbia FM Dacic – If US Involved in Kosovo Talks, We Need Trump AdministrationPhoto: European Western Balkans

Serbia FM Dacic – If US Involved in Kosovo Talks, We Need Trump Administration

“Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says he does not believe that a change to the format of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is possible. Speaking for Prva TV late on Monday, (Ivica) Dacic also said that he had no information that former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice could become […]

Ministers of Foreign Affairs Descend on Washington, DCPhoto: Atlantic Council

Ministers of Foreign Affairs Descend on Washington, DC

While Balkan Prime Ministers are in Budapest, the Atlantic Council’s event on Wednesday, A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty will see Balkan Foreign Ministers descend on Washington, D.C. for the one day event. The following Ministers of Foreign Affairs are confirmed and […]

Biggest Winner at 16 +1 Central and Eastern European Summit is…..China, of coursePhoto: Lonely Planet

Biggest Winner at 16 +1 Central and Eastern European Summit is…..China, of course

Bosnia – Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic is in attendance. What was done? Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Mine and Thermal Power plant in Kamengrad, Sanski Most worth around capital of around 500 million euros ($595 million) with China Energy Group. Read more […]

Albanian President Gives Wise Words in Unofficial Visit to SerbiaPhoto: Voice of the People Today

Albanian President Gives Wise Words in Unofficial Visit to Serbia

“Ilir Meta, who is on a two-day private visit to the south of central Serbia, says he did not expect to be welcomed by President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, because he personally initiated the visit. President of Albania, Ilir Meta, who was on a two-day private visit to […]

Despite Training with the West, Serbia to Buy Belarusian WarplanesPhoto: Defence Blog

Despite Training with the West, Serbia to Buy Belarusian Warplanes

“Serbia will buy four S-300 air defense missile systems and six MiG-29 warplanes from Belarus, the Belgrade-based tabloid Alo has reported. Tanjug cited the report on Sunday to say that the contract will be signed by presidents of Serbia and Belarus Aleksandar Vucic and Aleksandr Lukashenko. The daily […]