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Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 1/27/2021: President Biden, Chancellor Merkel discuss W. Balkans in first conversation. N. Macedonia’s Osmani, Dimitrov meet with High Rep. Borrell, EU Special Rep. Lajcak. Kurti, 46 others banned from running in Kosovo elections.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BIDEN, MERKEL DISCUSS W. BALKANS: U.S. President Joe Biden’s discussed the Western Balkans, among other topics, during his first call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to a White House readout, “He (President Biden) expressed his intention to revitalize […]

Balkan Blast 1/25/2021: Kosovo’s CEC rejects electoral lists from 3 parties. Dodik condemned by West for comments on CIK official, Izetbegovic slams Dodik. Two French and one Chinese company sign MoU for Belgrade Metro.Photo: Only Croatia

Balkan Blast 1/25/2021: Kosovo’s CEC rejects electoral lists from 3 parties. Dodik condemned by West for comments on CIK official, Izetbegovic slams Dodik. Two French and one Chinese company sign MoU for Belgrade Metro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. (DFC) + SERBIA: “On January 21, Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali and U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Anthony F. Godfrey signed a new Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) enabling the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America’s development bank, to […]

Balkan Blast 1/20/2021: Sec. of State Nominee Blinken talks moving Kosovo and Serbia forward. Bosnia’s CIK publishes results of Mostar elections. Motion of no confidence against Slovenian PM Janez Jansa withdrawn.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY! Today, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and VP-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first woman as vice president.  BLINKEN ON KOSOVO-SERBIA: Biden’s nomination […]

Balkan Blast 1/15/2021: Kosovo’s Kurti and Osmani to team up in upcoming parliamentary elections. Dodik challenges Ukraine on 300-year-old golden icon. FMs abroad: Slovenian FM in Finland, French FM in Croatia, N. Macedonia’s FM in Greece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ICYMI: Balkan Insider yesterday hosted a Trans-Atlantic discussion with Florian Bieber (University of Graz) and Edward Joseph (Johns Hopkins SAIS) on challenges and opportunities in the region including backsliding democracy, EU enlargement, approaches to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, and much […]

Balkan Blast 1/14/2021: State Dept.’s Palmer expects “stable and continuous” in Biden Admin’s approach to the region. Montenegro’s Djukanovic and Krivokapic to meet on Friday. Slovenian Parliament’s motion of no confidence gaining traction.

Balkan Blast 1/14/2021: State Dept.’s Palmer expects “stable and continuous” in Biden Admin’s approach to the region. Montenegro’s Djukanovic and Krivokapic to meet on Friday. Slovenian Parliament’s motion of no confidence gaining traction.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DON’T MISS OUT: Balkan Insider is hosting the webinar 2021 Outlook for the Balkans: A Trans-Atlantic Discussion with Florian Bieber and Edward Joseph TODAY at 12:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM CET. See below for announcement and REGISTER HERE. PALMER ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State […]

BALKAN BLAST 1/13/2021: State Dept.’s Phil Reeker visits Lajcak, discusses “renewed cooperation” on Dialogue.  Osmani meets EU officials Brussels. Former High Rep. to BiH Schwarz-Schilling calls for Schmidt to replace Inzko as High Rep.Photo: Reddit

BALKAN BLAST 1/13/2021: State Dept.’s Phil Reeker visits Lajcak, discusses “renewed cooperation” on Dialogue. Osmani meets EU officials Brussels. Former High Rep. to BiH Schwarz-Schilling calls for Schmidt to replace Inzko as High Rep.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DON’T MISS OUT: Balkan Insider is hosting the webinar 2021 Outlook for the Balkans: A Trans-Atlantic Discussion with Florian Bieber and Edward Joseph on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM CET. See below for announcement […]

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 […]