Serbia

Japanese PM Abe in Belgrade: Serbia holds the key to stabilityPhoto: Vesna Andjic / RFE/RL

Japanese PM Abe in Belgrade: Serbia holds the key to stability

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made the first visit by a Japanese leader to Belgrade since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic welcomed Abe, who is accompanied by a delegation of Japanese business leaders, at a ceremonial reception on January 15. Abe is also scheduled […]

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”Photo: Parliament of the United Kingdom

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”

“Russian influence is expanding and support for EU membership is in decline as UK’s influence fades after Brexit vote. Progress towards full democracy and commitment to the rule of law in the western Balkans is either stagnating or going backwards as the UK’s influence in the region declines, […]

US Amb. Scott discusses US-Serbia relations with Serbian Foreign MinisterPhoto: Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serbia

US Amb. Scott discusses US-Serbia relations with Serbian Foreign Minister

“First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received US Ambassador Kyle Scott today (1/10/2018). Dacic and Ambassador Scott talked about the lasting ties of friendship between Serbia and the United States. They concluded that it is the 100 year anniversary of […]

Trump nominates Yugoslav-born financial expert to head FDICPhoto: FIFTH THIRD BANCORP

Trump nominates Yugoslav-born financial expert to head FDIC

“Jelena McWilliams, a financial-law expert who came to America as an 18-year-old student from the communist-led former Yugoslavia, was nominated by President Trump to head the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a job at the heart of America’s capitalist system. If confirmed by the Senate, McWilliams will […]

Dodik – “Serbs have two states – Serbia and Republika Srpska – and we want one”Photo: Facebook

Dodik – “Serbs have two states – Serbia and Republika Srpska – and we want one”

“Bosnian Serb leaders have held the biggest celebrations ever to mark the Day Of Republika Srpska, a disputed “statehood day” in the Bosnian Serb entity that has been banned by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Constitutional Court. Events on January 9 in Banja Luka, the administrative center of the Bosnian Serb entity, […]

Johannes Hahn receives Mr Zoran ZaevPhoto: ec.europa.eu

EU Observer – “EU sets date for next wave of enlargement”

“The EU is preparing to pledge a 2025 deadline for the next wave of enlargement, but Balkans disputes could hold things back. ‘The Western Balkans partners now have a historic window of opportunity. For the first time, their accession perspective has a best-case timeframe,’ the commission is to […]

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”Photo: Shutterstock/Welcomia

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”

“The Bulgarian ambassador to the European Union says his country will work for reduced mobile-phone roaming charges between the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans that are not members of the bloc. Dimitar Tzantchev, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency from January through June, was […]