Muslim World and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer had an “open and concrete” conversation with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Kosovo. They agreed to meet within the next ten days.  […]

Balkan Blast 9/12/2019: Kosovo Unveils 9/11 Monument. Czechia President Seeks to Withdraw Recognition of Kosovo. BiH Presidency Chairman Wraps up Trip to UK. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet the Pope Today.Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 9/12/2019: Kosovo Unveils 9/11 Monument. Czechia President Seeks to Withdraw Recognition of Kosovo. BiH Presidency Chairman Wraps up Trip to UK. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet the Pope Today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo unveiled on Tuesday a monument for victims of the the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States. US Ambassador to Kosovo Richard Kosnett’s noted in his remarks, “And Americans will always remember the support the United States received from around the […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

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 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 […]

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says an unresolved extortion investigation in North Macedonia could undermine prospects for the small Balkan nation’s long-awaited European Union accession talks. “North Macedonia’s former chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, unexpectedly tendered […]

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic & Delegation in Israel: An International Sister Seaports Agreement between the Port of Rijeka and the Port of Haifa was signed by temporary CEO of the Port of Rijeka, Dusko Grabovac, and Haifa Port CEO […]

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.Photo: The Srpska Times

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia. It will now go to a full Senate vote. Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for European and […]

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker and European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in N. Macedonia today and tomorrow to meet top government officials. Former […]

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 […]