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Balkan Blast 6/15/2021: Recap of the NATO Summit in Brussels. What to expect in today’s meeting of the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. MEP Vladimir Bilčík slams Slavic Brotherhood military drills b/t Belarus, Russia, & Serbia.Photo: Slovenia Times

Balkan Blast 6/15/2021: Recap of the NATO Summit in Brussels. What to expect in today’s meeting of the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. MEP Vladimir Bilčík slams Slavic Brotherhood military drills b/t Belarus, Russia, & Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY NATO SUMMIT: The leaders of NATO members gathered in Brussels yesterday for a Summit on the future of NATO. Leaders from the region – Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, and Slovenia – joined counterparts from the 29-member alliance. ICYMI […]

Balkan Blast 6/10/2021: EU not joining in on President Biden’s update to sanctions on Western Balkans destabilizers and corrupt actors. Albania’s Parliament votes to dismiss President Ilir Meta. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to continue on June 15. Serbs slam UN court’s decision on Ratko Mladić.Photo: CIDEA

Balkan Blast 6/10/2021: EU not joining in on President Biden’s update to sanctions on Western Balkans destabilizers and corrupt actors. Albania’s Parliament votes to dismiss President Ilir Meta. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to continue on June 15. Serbs slam UN court’s decision on Ratko Mladić.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY EU NOT CONSIDERING JOINING US IN SANCTIONS: After US President Joe Biden announced an update to the sanctioning scheme against corrupt actors and destabilizers in the Western Balkans, EU spokesperson Peter Stano said the EU was not considering joining […]

Balkan Blast 6/9/2021: US President Biden signs executive order to expand sanctions on Western Balkans corrupt actors. Ratko Mladić life sentence upheld at UN court. German FM Heiko Maas calls for greater freedom of movement in Berlin Process virtual meeting.

Balkan Blast 6/9/2021: US President Biden signs executive order to expand sanctions on Western Balkans corrupt actors. Ratko Mladić life sentence upheld at UN court. German FM Heiko Maas calls for greater freedom of movement in Berlin Process virtual meeting.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BIDEN AIMS TO TACKLE CORRUPTION, DESTABILIZATION: US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Blocking Property And Suspending Entry Into The United States Of Certain Persons Contributing To The Destabilizing Situation In The Western Balkans. He expanded the […]

Blakan Blast 6/8/2021 Kosovo and Serbia call on each other to open archives to look for the missing. German FM Maas calls for end to veto in EU. Dodik, Čović aim to keep ethnic divide alive in BiH.Photo: The Srpska Times

Blakan Blast 6/8/2021 Kosovo and Serbia call on each other to open archives to look for the missing. German FM Maas calls for end to veto in EU. Dodik, Čović aim to keep ethnic divide alive in BiH.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO-SERBIA MISSING: Authorities in Belgrade and Pristina, including Director of the Office for Kosovo Petar Petković and Kosovo PM Albin Kurti, each claimed the other side was not doing enough to open archives to research the location and incidents […]

Balkan Blast 6/4/2021 US DAS Palmer, EUSR Miroslav Lajčák meet Vučić; Palmer meets Serbia’s other top officials. SDA and HDZ BiH leaders discuss electoral reform in Bosnia. Slovenia reveals EU Presidency program. MEPs to look at Chinese surveillance system in Belgrade.

Balkan Blast 6/4/2021 US DAS Palmer, EUSR Miroslav Lajčák meet Vučić; Palmer meets Serbia’s other top officials. SDA and HDZ BiH leaders discuss electoral reform in Bosnia. Slovenia reveals EU Presidency program. MEPs to look at Chinese surveillance system in Belgrade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DAS PALMER IN BELGRADE, LAJČÁK MEETS VUČIĆ: US DAS and Special Representative to the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer yesterday met with Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić, PM Ana Brnabić, and FM Nikola Selaković. EUSR Lajčák began the day meeting with […]

Balkan Blast 5/4/2021: Albania’s Socialists aim to impeach President Meta. EU’s Varhelyi kicks off visit to the Western Balkans. N. Macedonia’s Osmani meets German FM Maas in Berlin. Japan’s FM visited BiH, Slovenia over the weekend.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 5/4/2021: Albania’s Socialists aim to impeach President Meta. EU’s Varhelyi kicks off visit to the Western Balkans. N. Macedonia’s Osmani meets German FM Maas in Berlin. Japan’s FM visited BiH, Slovenia over the weekend.

We would like to wish our Orthodox Christian readers a Happy Easter! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ALBANIAN RULING PARTY LOOKS TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT: Albania’s Socialist Party, which won a third consecutive mandate in parliamentary elections, has started a motion in parliament to impeach […]

Balkan Blast 4/30/2021: Kosovo’s Kurti, EU’s Borrell aim for June date to restart Dialogue. Slovenian PM Janša meets France’s Macron in Paris. Russian Embassy in BiH responds to State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 4/30/2021: Kosovo’s Kurti, EU’s Borrell aim for June date to restart Dialogue. Slovenian PM Janša meets France’s Macron in Paris. Russian Embassy in BiH responds to State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KURTI’S DAY 2 IN BRUSSELS: Kosovo PM Albin Kurti on his final day in Brussels met with EU High Representative Josep Borrell, President of the European Commission Ursala von der Leyen, Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. […]

Balkan Blast 4/29/2021: N. Macedonia’s Pendarovski meets NATO’s Stoltenberg. Kurti starts meetings in Brussels, says no new meeting on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. State Dept.’s Chollet, Palmer comment on situation in BiH. Serbia’s Vučić denies non paper written in Belgrade.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 4/29/2021: N. Macedonia’s Pendarovski meets NATO’s Stoltenberg. Kurti starts meetings in Brussels, says no new meeting on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. State Dept.’s Chollet, Palmer comment on situation in BiH. Serbia’s Vučić denies non paper written in Belgrade.

Join your fellow Balkan Insider readers, on Thursday, April 29th at 12:00PM EST/6:00PM CET, for a webinar with the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, W. Robert Kohorst. The former ambassador will share his highlights from his three plus years based in Zagreb on key geo-political […]

Balkan Blast 4/28/2021: Albania’s Socialists led by PM Edi Rama wins parliamentary elections. U.S. returns to pre-Trump policy on the Western Balkans. Germany, France deny non paper on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Pendarovski visits EU officials in Brussels.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 4/28/2021: Albania’s Socialists led by PM Edi Rama wins parliamentary elections. U.S. returns to pre-Trump policy on the Western Balkans. Germany, France deny non paper on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Pendarovski visits EU officials in Brussels.

Join your fellow Balkan Insider readers, on Thursday, April 29th at 12:00PM EST/6:00PM CET, for a webinar with the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, W. Robert Kohorst. The former ambassador will share his highlights from his three plus years based in Zagreb on key geo-political […]