Muslim World and The Balkans

Newsletter for 5/21/2019: Montenegro Celebrates Independence Day. EU’s Hahn Expects N. Macedoia to Open Accession Before Summer. BiH House Speaker Wants Increased Ties with Iran. More Drama in the Kosovo ParliamentPhoto: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Newsletter for 5/21/2019: Montenegro Celebrates Independence Day. EU’s Hahn Expects N. Macedoia to Open Accession Before Summer. BiH House Speaker Wants Increased Ties with Iran. More Drama in the Kosovo Parliament

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic congratulated all Montenegrins on independence day (May 21). He looks to the historical achievement of restoring independence thirteen years ago through a “peaceful democratic path” and that Montenegro is  a “modern European state.” Montenegrin Defense Minister […]

Newsletter for 5/15/2019: US Embassy in Pristina Slams Kosovo Gov’t After Kosovo Amb. Sits Next to Trump. Republika Srpska Signs $80,000/month Lobbying Deal. EU Commissioner Hahn Optimistic About MKD and Albania Accession Process Opening

Newsletter for 5/15/2019: US Embassy in Pristina Slams Kosovo Gov’t After Kosovo Amb. Sits Next to Trump. Republika Srpska Signs $80,000/month Lobbying Deal. EU Commissioner Hahn Optimistic About MKD and Albania Accession Process Opening

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Embassy in Kosovo statement: “The United States remains deeply concerned by the Government of Kosovo’s appointments of unqualified individuals to senior government positions – including individuals convicted of war crimes, under active indictment for serious crimes, and suspected […]

Newsletter for 5/13/2019: Pendarovski Sworn-in as President in MKD. W. Balkan Leaders Urge EU to Consider it of Geostrategic Importance. Military Parade in Serbia Causes Controversy Across the Region.

Newsletter for 5/13/2019: Pendarovski Sworn-in as President in MKD. W. Balkan Leaders Urge EU to Consider it of Geostrategic Importance. Military Parade in Serbia Causes Controversy Across the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper met with a Montenegrin Ministry of Defense delegation led by Ivica Ivanovic to discuss the US role in supporting Montenegro’s continuing integration into NATO. Stevo Pendarovski was sworn in as President of […]

Newsletter for 5/6/2019: Pendarovski Wins N. Macedonia Presidential Election. Turkey & Bosnia Sign Free Trade Agreement. Pope Francis Begins Trip to Bulgaria and N. Macedonia

Newsletter for 5/6/2019: Pendarovski Wins N. Macedonia Presidential Election. Turkey & Bosnia Sign Free Trade Agreement. Pope Francis Begins Trip to Bulgaria and N. Macedonia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY SDSM-led coalition presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski wins the second round presidential election in N. Macedonia succeeding Gjorge Ivanov. Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic is in Arizona attending the McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum. He held a bilateral meeting with US Official […]

Newsletter for 4/23/2019: Montenegro Arrests Two in Army for 60kg of Cocaine on Naval Ship. N. Macedonia Elections Update. Pope’s Schedule in MKD & Bulgaria. Dodik Denies Border of BiH & SRB Again.

Newsletter for 4/23/2019: Montenegro Arrests Two in Army for 60kg of Cocaine on Naval Ship. N. Macedonia Elections Update. Pope’s Schedule in MKD & Bulgaria. Dodik Denies Border of BiH & SRB Again.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbia marks twenty years since 16 people were killed in the NATO bombing of the Radio Television Serbia (RTS) building. Montenegro arrests three in connection to more than 50kg of cocaine found on a naval ship. Two of them are members […]

Newsletter for 4/22/2019: Dead Even Presidential Election Results in MKD. US Gives Albania 3 Black Hawks. 50kg of Drugs Found on Montenegrin Naval Ship. Kosovo Citizens Return From ISIS With US Helpinfozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 4/22/2019: Dead Even Presidential Election Results in MKD. US Gives Albania 3 Black Hawks. 50kg of Drugs Found on Montenegrin Naval Ship. Kosovo Citizens Return From ISIS With US Help

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The United States gives three Black Hawk helicopters to Albania. US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott has allegedly shown a map of Serbia without Kosovo to school children in Apatin according to Independent MP Miladin Sevarlic. The presidential elections […]

Newsletter for 4/16/2019: PM Viktor Orban Meets Vucic & Brnabic in Serbia. Thaci In Brussels With Tusk & Hahn. 2019 ACBiH Gala Recap. Rep. Paul Gosar (R, AZ-4) Meets Slovenia’s Foreign Minister on Last Day of TripPhoto: Twitter/Dr. Miro Cerar

Newsletter for 4/16/2019: PM Viktor Orban Meets Vucic & Brnabic in Serbia. Thaci In Brussels With Tusk & Hahn. 2019 ACBiH Gala Recap. Rep. Paul Gosar (R, AZ-4) Meets Slovenia’s Foreign Minister on Last Day of Trip

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congressman Paul Gosar (R, AZ-4) met Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Miro Cerar on Monday to discuss strengthening US-Slovenia relations. Gosar recently founded the Friends of Slovenia Caucus in the House of Representatives. On Saturday night the Advisory Council for Bosnia […]