Muslim World and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 6/16/2020: Trump’s Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell to host leaders in Washington DC on June 27.   The EU’s Special Envoy to the Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak arrives in Kosovo today.  Russia’s Vladimir Putin to visit Serbia in October.

Balkan Blast 6/16/2020: Trump’s Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell to host leaders in Washington DC on June 27. The EU’s Special Envoy to the Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak arrives in Kosovo today. Russia’s Vladimir Putin to visit Serbia in October.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY After being internet-less for the past few days, I’m glad to get you all caught up from the weekend and yesterday. There’s some big news you don’t want to miss coming from the region! CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: […]

Balkan Blast 6/9/2020: Kosovo lifts reciprocity tariffs, aims to get back to the dialogue. Serbia and China to work together on space technology.  NATO2030 announced! Russian FM Lavrov to visit Serbia ahead of elections, Vucic in Moscow for Victory Day Parade.

Balkan Blast 6/9/2020: Kosovo lifts reciprocity tariffs, aims to get back to the dialogue. Serbia and China to work together on space technology. NATO2030 announced! Russian FM Lavrov to visit Serbia ahead of elections, Vucic in Moscow for Victory Day Parade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS BiH –  A Boeing 747 packed with medical equipment donated from the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, mistakenly landed in Sarajevo over the weekend. Bosnia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained the gaffe. Children from China […]

Balkan Blast 6/3/2020: Kosovo MPs expected to vote on new gov’t today.  Serbia’s Vucic discusses U.S. sanctions with Iran’s president. Croatian MEP Tonino Picula announced as EC Rapporteur for the United States.

Balkan Blast 6/3/2020: Kosovo MPs expected to vote on new gov’t today. Serbia’s Vucic discusses U.S. sanctions with Iran’s president. Croatian MEP Tonino Picula announced as EC Rapporteur for the United States.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS BiH – Bosnia and Herzegovina agreed to distribute an IMF loan worth $373 million after six weeks of political maneuvering. By the numbers: 2,535 confirmed cases,  1,910 recovered, 157 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – CROATIA: By the numbers: 2,246 confirmed cases, 2,088 recovered, 103 deaths. CORONAVIRUS – […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 5/28/2020: Special Envoy to the W. Balkans Matthew Palmer discusses regional issues with Voice of America. U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committeecalls for Serbia to exclude war criminals in elections. Serbia’s Vucic to attend Russia’s Victory Day parade in June.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ICMYI: Balkan Insider held a webinar with U.S. Army Lt. Col. C. Darren Evans (ret.) who served as Defense Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro (2013-2015) and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Capello who served as a […]

Balkan Blast 5/26/2020:Richard Grenell stays on as Trump’s Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. French and German FMs weigh in on the Dialogue. Croatia’s PM tours the Peljesac Bridge construction site. Tuzla Gate Shelling commemorated.

Balkan Blast 5/26/2020:Richard Grenell stays on as Trump’s Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. French and German FMs weigh in on the Dialogue. Croatia’s PM tours the Peljesac Bridge construction site. Tuzla Gate Shelling commemorated.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY JOIN US TODAY at 1:00PM EST/7:00PM CET for the Balkan Insider webinar, Defense Perspectives from the Balkans, featuring U.S. Army Lt. Col. C. Darren Evans (ret.) and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Capello (ret.) on NATO, foreign influence in the region, and what is like […]

Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free!  Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 5/25/2020: Montenegro is COVID-19 free! Albanian-American orgs. express “serious concern” over Trump’s policy in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russia’s MFA blames U.S., Podgorica on situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! We hope everyone is enjoying a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to thank all U.S. military personnel for their sacrifice to the U.S. and especially those who have perished while in combat. JOIN US […]

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond.  Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke

Balkan Blast 5/21/2020: The European Council adopts 3bn euro macro assistance to the W. Balkans and beyond. Vucic and Dodik weigh in on #Montenegro’s dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. Speaker of Parliament Osmani aims to change the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue format.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: PM of the Republika Srpska entity Radovan Viskovic said he rejected ventilators bought by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity.  Eurowings is restarting operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia starting in June. Bosnia steel producer ArcelorMittal […]

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 5/20/2020:Albania, N. Macedonia negotiating framework for the EU coming in June. Kosovo’s Const. Court Slams Thaci & Kurti. Serbia sets parliamentary elections for June 21.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Ten tons of aid from Qatar arrived in Sarajevo yesterday. Cinemas in Bosnia and Herzegovina have reopened. Bosnia will reopen its borders in June with restrictions on citizens of certain countries. Bosnia’s Border Police Director said […]

Balkan Blast 5/19/2020: COVID-19: Slovenia heads back to schools, BiH looks to reopen borders on June 1. Croatian parliament dissolves. Election date to be set. The State Department weighs in on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS – BiH: Bosnia and Herzegovina is set to reopen its borders on June 1. NBA player Jusuf Nurkic donated 125 tons of food to people in Bosnia. Humanitarian aid donated by Qatar is arriving in Sarajevo today. Poland donated […]