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Balkan Blast 9/11/2019: Russian Amb. to Serbia Takes Aim at State Dept.’s Palmer, US Strategy. EU Council President Announces Commissioners. Serbia to Receive Chinese Drones. Slovenia’s PM Sarec on Trip to Moscow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott and his team commemorated 9/11 by donating blood to the Serbian Red Cross. The alleged US spy inside the Kemlin could have been extracted from Montenegro. The Telegraph writes: “Online investigators soon found a […]

Balkan Blast 9/10/2019: US Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Palmer Meets Montenegrin President Djukanovic & PM Markovic. Ohio and Maryland National Guard Arrive in Tuzla, BiH for Training. Kosovo President Thaci on Trip to Japan to Meet Emperor Naruhito & PM Shinzo Abe.

Balkan Blast 9/10/2019: US Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Palmer Meets Montenegrin President Djukanovic & PM Markovic. Ohio and Maryland National Guard Arrive in Tuzla, BiH for Training. Kosovo President Thaci on Trip to Japan to Meet Emperor Naruhito & PM Shinzo Abe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, met on Monday Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.  Palmer noted, â€śMontenegro is a leader and the most successful multi ethnic-country in the […]

Balkan Blast 9/9/2019: Sarajevo Hosts First Pride Parade. Macedonians Celebrate 28 Years of Independence. US Special Rep. for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer Meeting Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic Today

Balkan Blast 9/9/2019: Sarajevo Hosts First Pride Parade. Macedonians Celebrate 28 Years of Independence. US Special Rep. for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer Meeting Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic Today

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Macedonians celebrated 28 years of independence from Yugoslavia on Sunday. Happy Independence Day! A US delegation consisting of Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Barrasso (R-WY); Congressmen William Timmons (R-SC,4) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC,3); and Cindy McCain, wife […]

Balkan Blast 9/5/2019: Sen. Johnson (R-WI) and Murphy (D-CT) Kosovo Trip Wrap Up. CODEL to Montenegro Led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Cindy McCain Encourages US & EU Investment. Slovenian President Pahor Encourages Arbitration Agreement to Be Respected in Meeting With Croatian Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) were in Kosovo on Wednesday where they met with President Hashim Thaci and visited the new US Embassy in Pristina. Their next stop is to meet President Aleksandar Vucic in Serbia. […]

Balkan Blast 9/4/2019: Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) To Visit Kosovo and Serbia. German MP Peter Beyer Visits Kosovo. Update From the Bled Strategic Forum.Photo: Our Wonderland

Balkan Blast 9/4/2019: Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) To Visit Kosovo and Serbia. German MP Peter Beyer Visits Kosovo. Update From the Bled Strategic Forum.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) will be visiting Kosovo today followed by Serbia and Ukraine later in the week “to demonstrate bipartisan support for the new Ukrainian government and continued dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,” according […]

Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY A nearly 25 ft. wooden statue of US President Donald Trump pops up in a village in his wife’s native Slovenia.  Sloevnian President Borut Pahor, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will meet next Wednesday […]

Balkan Blast 8/28/2019: BiH Fails to Form Government, Again. Slovenian PM Sarec on Visit to Belgrade. Bechtel-Enka Only Bidder for $8.9 Million Contract for Road Construction in Serbia.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 8/28/2019: BiH Fails to Form Government, Again. Slovenian PM Sarec on Visit to Belgrade. Bechtel-Enka Only Bidder for $8.9 Million Contract for Road Construction in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAYNote: We included an old subject headline in our yesterdays newsletter. We apologize for any confusion. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s government cancelled their planned session on Tuesday that would have created a government. Bosniak Member of the Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic says […]

Balkan Blast 8/27/2019: Kosovo President Announces Snap Parliamentary Elections on Oct. 6, Candidates for PM Announced. BiH Members of Presidency to Meet Today on Zoran Tegeltija. Serbia’s, N. Macedonia’s PMs Open Integrated Border.Calazan.com

Balkan Blast 8/27/2019: Kosovo President Announces Snap Parliamentary Elections on Oct. 6, Candidates for PM Announced. BiH Members of Presidency to Meet Today on Zoran Tegeltija. Serbia’s, N. Macedonia’s PMs Open Integrated Border.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo President Hashim Thaci announces that snap parliamentary elections will take place on October 6.  The candidates are set: Vjosa Osmani (LDK) becomes the first woman to run for the position of prime minister, Albin Kurti (Vetvendosje), outgoing PM Ramush […]

Balkan Blast 8/21/2019: Pompeo and Vucic Meet in NYC. BiH Fails to Form a Government. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Questioned “As Witness” Over Extortion Case. Serbia to Sign Free Trade Agreement With the Eurasian Economic Union.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 8/21/2019: Pompeo and Vucic Meet in NYC. BiH Fails to Form a Government. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Questioned “As Witness” Over Extortion Case. Serbia to Sign Free Trade Agreement With the Eurasian Economic Union.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for a working lunch in New York on Tuesday on the sidelines of a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East. Pompeo described the meeting as “productive” while […]