Muslim World and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: QUINT States on Recak/Racak Massacre. Croatian PM Plenkovic Addresses European Parliament, Sets Goals for Presidency. Montenegrin FM Explains New Religious Law.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/15/2020: QUINT States on Recak/Racak Massacre. Croatian PM Plenkovic Addresses European Parliament, Sets Goals for Presidency. Montenegrin FM Explains New Religious Law.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Ambassadors of the QUINT states (U.S., U.K., France, France, Germany, and Italy) in Kosovo released a statement honoring those killed in the Recak/Racak massacre twenty-one years ago which “eventually prompted NATO allies to intervene and end a humanitarian catastrophe.” US […]

Balkan Blast 12/13/2020: Holiday Wrap Up – Presidential Elections in Croatia as it Takes Over EU Presidency. N. Macedonia’s PM Resigns. No PM Nominated in Kosovo. SE Europe Countries Relocate Troops in Iraq. Trump Statue Burned in Slovenia.Photo: N1

Balkan Blast 12/13/2020: Holiday Wrap Up – Presidential Elections in Croatia as it Takes Over EU Presidency. N. Macedonia’s PM Resigns. No PM Nominated in Kosovo. SE Europe Countries Relocate Troops in Iraq. Trump Statue Burned in Slovenia.

We hope everyone has had a relaxing holiday season  with family and friends. We are proud to bring back our regularly scheduled newsletters. As always, tips and feedback are appreciated! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Around 400 members of the Oregon National Guard of […]

Balkan Blast 12/16/2019: US to Sell BiH Four Multipurpose Helicopters. Parties in Kosovo Agree to Form Government. Chinese FM Visited Slovenia Over the Weekend. Serbian Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart.

Balkan Blast 12/16/2019: US to Sell BiH Four Multipurpose Helicopters. Parties in Kosovo Agree to Form Government. Chinese FM Visited Slovenia Over the Weekend. Serbian Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Kosovo discussed US interests in Kosovo, a potential border adjustment, corruption, and more on Jeta ne Kosovo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is to buy four multipurpose US helicopters for $4.4 million. Defense minister, Marina Pendes, and US ambassador […]

Balkan Blast 12/11/2019: US Treasury Sanctions Serbians in Arms Dealing. Migrants at Vucjak Camp in Bihac, BiH Moved. Reactions from Handke’s Nobel Award Ceremony. Putin Says a Srebrenica Could Happen in Ukraine.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/11/2019: US Treasury Sanctions Serbians in Arms Dealing. Migrants at Vucjak Camp in Bihac, BiH Moved. Reactions from Handke’s Nobel Award Ceremony. Putin Says a Srebrenica Could Happen in Ukraine.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Treasury Department sanctioned multiple Serbians and their companies for their arms dealings. The Wyoming National Guard, which is deployed in Kosovo, is seeking donations of school supplies for Kosovo’s citizens. More information on how to donate can […]

Balkan Blast 12/03/2019: Belarus’ Lukashenko Visits Serbia Today. EU’s Borrell on Yugoslav Wars, Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Republika Srpska Prepares for Unconstitutional Holiday in BiH. N. Macedonia Looks to Reform MFA.Photo: Emir Alomerovic

Balkan Blast 12/03/2019: Belarus’ Lukashenko Visits Serbia Today. EU’s Borrell on Yugoslav Wars, Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Republika Srpska Prepares for Unconstitutional Holiday in BiH. N. Macedonia Looks to Reform MFA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Governor of Wyoming Mark Gordan and First Lady of Wyoming Jennie Gordon spent their Thanksgiving visiting the Wyoming National Guard across the world over a five day trip. Their first stop was to visit C Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry […]

Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast for 11/21/2019: Rep. Balderson (R-OH, 12) Joins the Macedonian Caucus. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet Russian Amb. Over Spy Video. EPP Votes Donald Tusk as New President in Zagreb. Maldives to Investigate Corruption in Recognition of Kosovo.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH,12) joins the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. Chief of analytics at Serbia’s Security Intelligence Agency, Relja Zeljski, confirms the authenticity of the video of the alleged Russian spy handing money to a supposed Serbian agent. Zeljski […]

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.Photo: Time Out

Balkan Blast 11/20/2019: Bosnia’s Presidency Reaches Deal to Form a Government. European People’s Party Members Descend on Zagreb. US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Media Outlets. N. Macedonia’s Jailed Special Prosecutor Moved to House Arrest.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Charges d’affaires in Montenegro, Judy Kuo, has come under fire by conservative political party United Montenegro for labelling Sputnik a Russian government news outlet and linking Montenegrin outlets IN4S and Borba to Kremlin directives. Bosnia’s tripartite presidency announced […]

Balkan Blast 11/17/2019: Alleged Russian GRU Officer Filmed Handing Bags to Gov’t Officials in Serbia. Serbia’s Vucic Hospitalized On Friday. Croatian Presidential Elections Set for Dec. 22nd.

Balkan Blast 11/17/2019: Alleged Russian GRU Officer Filmed Handing Bags to Gov’t Officials in Serbia. Serbia’s Vucic Hospitalized On Friday. Croatian Presidential Elections Set for Dec. 22nd.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY An alleged Russian GRU officer was filmed meeting with Serbian officials and handing over bags. Investigative journalist Christo Grozev identified the GRU officer as Russian Deputy Military Attache Georgiy Kleban. US Presidential Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia talks Richard Grenell said […]

Balkan Blast 11/14/2019: Amb. for IRF Brownback in BiH. State Dept.’s Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in Belgrade. USAID Administrator Mark Green in Kosovo and Skopje. Russia’s Lavrov Compares Kosovo to Crimea in Paris. MKD’s Zaev to Meet Greek Counterpart Today.

Balkan Blast 11/14/2019: Amb. for IRF Brownback in BiH. State Dept.’s Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in Belgrade. USAID Administrator Mark Green in Kosovo and Skopje. Russia’s Lavrov Compares Kosovo to Crimea in Paris. MKD’s Zaev to Meet Greek Counterpart Today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “Bosnia and Herzegovina is a multicultural and multi-religious society and the struggle to preserve its most precious values and sense of community has never been more emphasised than today, Bosnia’s Council of Ministers Chairman, Denis Zvizdic, told US Ambassador […]