Muslim World and The Balkans

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 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.exploringmacedonia.com

Newsletter for 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Madison Global Strategies’ Joseph Allaham has begun lobbying for the Kosovo Ministry of European Integration for $19,000 per month for 9 months totaling $171,000. Key goals include “strategic planning in strengthening the position of the Republic ofKosovo in international organizations […]

Newsletter for 7/01/2019:  Croatian FM Elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe. MKD Hosts First Pride Parade. Kosovo Negotiating Team Deemed Unconstitutional. Hungary Blocks Extradition of Former MKD PM Gruevski’sPhoto: Twitter

Newsletter for 7/01/2019: Croatian FM Elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe. MKD Hosts First Pride Parade. Kosovo Negotiating Team Deemed Unconstitutional. Hungary Blocks Extradition of Former MKD PM Gruevski’s

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY With Fourth of July, American Independence Day, Balkan Insider will be taking a break on Thursday, July 4th. We wish our American readers a relaxing and safe holiday. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says that the Belgrade-Pristina […]

Newsletter for 6/20/2019: US Amb to Serbia Marks Halyard Mission. Trump Nominates New US Amb. to Serbia. Albanian President Declares June 30 Elections Illegal. MKD Foreign Minister Tells EU to Be Courageous.

Newsletter for 6/20/2019: US Amb to Serbia Marks Halyard Mission. Trump Nominates New US Amb. to Serbia. Albanian President Declares June 30 Elections Illegal. MKD Foreign Minister Tells EU to Be Courageous.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Sarajevo has called for greater accountability and investigation into corruption allegations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott hosted an event commemorating the WWII Halyard Mission when over 500 US and […]

Newsletter for 6/18/2019: State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer to Meet BiH Presidency Members. US Military Concludes Exercises in Serbia, Continues Drills in MKD. EU Ministers to Discuss MKD and ALB Today. Vucic Calls for Parliamentary Elections.

Newsletter for 6/18/2019: State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer to Meet BiH Presidency Members. US Military Concludes Exercises in Serbia, Continues Drills in MKD. EU Ministers to Discuss MKD and ALB Today. Vucic Calls for Parliamentary Elections.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina will meet US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer today. Palmer has been in Bosnia since June 14th.  On Monday, Palmer and US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric George Nelson met […]

Newsletter for 6/17/2019: Dodik Remains Sanctioned. Kosovo Advisor to PM in Iowa. Vucic Calls on Trump to Kickstart Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Is There a European Future for N. Macedonia and Albania? Russian Troops Arrive in Serbia.Photo: The Srpska Times

Newsletter for 6/17/2019: Dodik Remains Sanctioned. Kosovo Advisor to PM in Iowa. Vucic Calls on Trump to Kickstart Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Is There a European Future for N. Macedonia and Albania? Russian Troops Arrive in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Erolld Belegu, an advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, was in Iowa this week promoting the newly designated American Economic Zone that will be situated just outside the western cit of Gjakova/Djakovica. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State […]

Newsletter for 6/13/2019: Recap of Bill Clinton, Albright, Clark in Pristina for End of Kosovo War Anniversary. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession, Given Boost by EU Officials.  Serbian Foreign Affairs Committee Member in Iran

Newsletter for 6/13/2019: Recap of Bill Clinton, Albright, Clark in Pristina for End of Kosovo War Anniversary. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on N. Macedonia’s NATO Accession, Given Boost by EU Officials. Serbian Foreign Affairs Committee Member in Iran

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke at the 20 year anniversary of the end of the Kosovo War. A bust of Albright was unveiled in Pristina while Clinton gave remarks at a statue […]

Newsletter for 6/10/2019: State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer to Meet Vucic in Belgrade. BiH Foreign Minister in Washington DC. More Calls for Kosovo to End Tariffs. N. Macedonia PM Dealt Blow for EU Accession Date.Photo: Vogue.com/Alamy

Newsletter for 6/10/2019: State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer to Meet Vucic in Belgrade. BiH Foreign Minister in Washington DC. More Calls for Kosovo to End Tariffs. N. Macedonia PM Dealt Blow for EU Accession Date.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer will meet on Monday with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade. The topic of discussion was not disclosed. Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak was in Washington DC last week where […]

Newsletter for 06/05/2019: Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Slovenia for Three Seas Initiative. Rep. Burchett Defends “Serbian Dirtbags” Comments. Praise for MKD by NATO & EU OfficialsPhoto: Reddit

Newsletter for 06/05/2019: Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Slovenia for Three Seas Initiative. Rep. Burchett Defends “Serbian Dirtbags” Comments. Praise for MKD by NATO & EU Officials

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAYWe would like to wish a happy Eid-al-Fitr to all those celebrating, especially across the Balkans. US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry travelled to Europe yesterday and will stop in Ljubljana today (June 5) for the Three Seas Initiative. US Army Secretary […]