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Serbian & Macedonian Caucus Co-chairs Poe (R-TX), Trott (R-MI) Set to RetirePhoto: Martin Falbisoner

Serbian & Macedonian Caucus Co-chairs Poe (R-TX), Trott (R-MI) Set to Retire

Serbian Caucus Co-chair Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) has announced he will retire when his term finishes in 2018. He has been a Congressman from Texas since 2005. The Congressman visited Serbia last month where he met with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, President Ana Brnabic, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica […]

Congress to Receive Film About Kosovo?Photo: weightofchains.ca

Congress to Receive Film About Kosovo?

In a Blast received by Balkan Insider, Serbian filmmaker Boris Malagurski has vowed to send every member of the US Congress a copy of his recent documentary, Kosovo: A Moment in Civilization in his newsletter sent out on November 8. He cites the Oct. 6, 2017, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report, Kosovo: […]

Juncker – Serbia, Montenegro in EU Before 2025; Bulgaria in EurozonePhoto: The Independent

Juncker – Serbia, Montenegro in EU Before 2025; Bulgaria in Eurozone

“‘I think that Serbia and Montenegro will become EU members before 2025,’ European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker replied to Tanjug’s question about “EU’s intentions that should be presented in the strategy for the successful accession of Serbia and Montenegro to the European Union” that he recently announced in a […]

Vucic, Head of EU Mission in SRB Discuss EU Path, Kosovo DialoguePhoto: Tanjug / Zoran Zestic

Vucic, Head of EU Mission in SRB Discuss EU Path, Kosovo Dialogue

“President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic said today in a meeting with the Head of the EU Mission in Serbia Sam Fabricius that Serbia’s priority is membership in the EU and that Serbia will do everything it takes to become part of the European family, but that it is […]

USAID to Donate $2 million to Serbian Civil Sector?

USAID to Donate $2 million to Serbian Civil Sector?

Take with a grain of salt: Reports from Russian state-backed Russia Today claims it has seen a document that indicates USAID will donate $2 million to the Serbian civil sector. Funds are are apparently set aside for “strengthening legal grounds for providing assistance, and increasing public awareness and participation in […]

Russian Amb in SRB takes Aim at Yee, Opposition Unimpressed with Message

Russian Amb in SRB takes Aim at Yee, Opposition Unimpressed with Message

Russian Ambassador Aleksand Chepurin has said “‘I am looking at the photos published in the newspapers. (Russian Foreign Minister) Lavrov on one side, the US envoy on the other. There is a stark difference Lavrov is a foreign minister, and the guest (Hoyt Yee) who arrived in Serbia […]

Hoyt Yee Gave Advice, Not UltimatumPhoto: Ekonomia Online

Hoyt Yee Gave Advice, Not Ultimatum

“The message that Serbia cannot sit on two chairs was advice, not an ultimatium, Deput Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee said… ‘At a conference in Belgrade a week ago I, perhaps foolishly, used the Serbian saying that you can not sit on two chairs – but […]

Are China and Serbia Best Friends – Xi Writes to Vucic.Photo: Reuters/Marko Djurica

Are China and Serbia Best Friends – Xi Writes to Vucic.

“Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote ‘Chinese – Serbian relations are in an excellent developing trend and thus the communication between the two ruling parties plays an important and leading role in deepening understanding, trust and encouraging bilateral cooperation in all areas,’ in a letter to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic […]

SERBIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US & Russia to Meet in Serbia on Ukraine?, Nikolic Receives Award from Putin, Top Politicians in the Muslim World , Air Serbia: Next Direct Line is CanadaPhoto: N1

SERBIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US & Russia to Meet in Serbia on Ukraine?, Nikolic Receives Award from Putin, Top Politicians in the Muslim World , Air Serbia: Next Direct Line is Canada

“Tanjug reported this on Friday, citing Sputnik. Special US representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian president’s aide Vladislav Surkov will speak in the Serbian capital once again – after their first meeting on October 9.  Meanwhile, Volker has called “interesting” Russia’s initiative for UN peacekeepers to be deployed in […]

World Bank Report on Doing Business in 2018- Where are the Balkans?

The World Bank has released their 2018 report on doing business. Here’s where the Balkan countries rank for ease of business: Bosnia and Herzegovina – 86th Croatia – 51st Kosovo – 40th Macedonia – 11th Montenegro – 42nd Serbia – 43rd Slovenia – 37th The full report is […]