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Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says an unresolved extortion investigation in North Macedonia could undermine prospects for the small Balkan nation’s long-awaited European Union accession talks. “North Macedonia’s former chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, unexpectedly tendered […]

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic & Delegation in Israel: An International Sister Seaports Agreement between the Port of Rijeka and the Port of Haifa was signed by temporary CEO of the Port of Rijeka, Dusko Grabovac, and Haifa Port CEO […]

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.JetSettingFools

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY On Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s visit to Israel, Jerusalem Post’s Greer Fay Cashman writes, “Holocaust commemoration, education and restitution were the key subjects in the long conversation that President Reuven Rivlin had on Monday with Croatian President Kolinda […]

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker and European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in N. Macedonia today and tomorrow to meet top government officials. Former […]

Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett and former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressed a crowd at a groundbreaking ceremony for a statue honoring Senator Bob Dole. See Ambassador Kosnett’s full remarks here. Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka presented Senator Dole […]

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.Photo: Our Wonderland

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigns after being called to the Specialist Chambers at The Hague as a suspect. It is the second time Haradinaj has resigned to appear at a war crimes court. He resigned in 2005 after […]

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.Photo: Martin Falbisoner

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US House of Representatives passes  H.Con.Res.20 calling for responsibility of the murder of the three Bytyqi Brothers and that “progress in resolving this case should remain a significant factor determining the further development of U.S.-Serbian relations.” NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander […]

Newsletter for 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. MacedoniaOffice of the Presidency of Serbia

Newsletter for 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. Macedonia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Editor’s Note: After traveling all day yesterday and a six hour time difference, I am back in the swamp and ready to get you caught up to speed with the latest news in the Balkans! French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Newsletter for 7/15/2019: France’s Macron on Official Two Day Visit to Serbia. Montenegro Celebrates Statehood Day. EUFOR Commander Visits Migrant Camps in BiH. Kosovo Takes Over SEECP Presidency.

HAPPY STATEHOOD DAY MONTENEGRO (JULY 13)!  The US Embassy in Belgrade issued a warning to avoid areas surrounding the embassy and embassies of NATO allies due to demonstrations against the 1999 NATO campaign in Serbia. French President Emmanuel Macron will be on a two day official visit to […]

Newsletter for 7/11/2019: Commemoration in Potocari Marks 24th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. Croatian Government to be Reshuffled. Kosovo Bans Serbian Defense Minister. BLG & MKD Agree Joint Commemorations for SaintsPhoto: ACBiH

Newsletter for 7/11/2019: Commemoration in Potocari Marks 24th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. Croatian Government to be Reshuffled. Kosovo Bans Serbian Defense Minister. BLG & MKD Agree Joint Commemorations for Saints

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Today marks 24 years since the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. Thirty-three victims will be buried at the Srebrenica–Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. Balkan Insider sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends […]