Muslim World and The Balkans

Balkan Blast 4/13/2021: EU refuses to pay Montenegro’s $1bn debt to China. USAID allocates $22m to Serbia. Slovenian President Pahor asks about “peaceful dissolution” of BiH on trip to Sarajevo. EUSR Lajčák remains confident on Kosovo-Serbia deal.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 4/13/2021: EU refuses to pay Montenegro’s $1bn debt to China. USAID allocates $22m to Serbia. Slovenian President Pahor asks about “peaceful dissolution” of BiH on trip to Sarajevo. EUSR Lajčák remains confident on Kosovo-Serbia deal.

We would like to wish all Muslims across the U.S., Balkans, and world a Happy Ramadan! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY USAID’S ALLOCATES $22M TO SERBIA:  Serbia’s Minister of European Integration Jadranka Jokšimović and Director of the Office of Democratic and Economic Development at USAID […]

Balkan Blast 3/30/2021: Montenegrin gov’t responds to genocide denial. Italian FM visits Montenegro. N. Macedonia’s leaders postpone census five months. Serb List appeals to Kosovo’s Const. Court over number of ministers.

Balkan Blast 3/30/2021: Montenegrin gov’t responds to genocide denial. Italian FM visits Montenegro. N. Macedonia’s leaders postpone census five months. Serb List appeals to Kosovo’s Const. Court over number of ministers.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY MONTENEGRIN GOV’T RESPONDS TO GENOCIDE DENIAL: The Government of Montenegro on Monday said it accepted the Montenegrin Parliament decision in 2019 to accept the European Parliament resolution that condemned the Srebrenica Genocide. This happened after Montenegrin Justice Minister Vladimir Leposavić […]

Balkan Blast 3/29/2021: Serbia’s leaders react to European Parliament report. Slovenia’s PM Janša storms out of virtual meeting on press freedom. Montenegrin minister slammed for Srebrenica Genocide denial.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 3/29/2021: Serbia’s leaders react to European Parliament report. Slovenia’s PM Janša storms out of virtual meeting on press freedom. Montenegrin minister slammed for Srebrenica Genocide denial.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY ASSESSING SLOVENIAN MEDIA IN EUROPE: The Democracy, Rule of law and Fundamental rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG) in the European Parliament invited Slovenian PM Janez Janša and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti to speak on Friday, but the session ended abruptly when Janša attempted […]

Balkan Blast 3/19/2021: Montenegro’s Abazović in Brussels. Russia “will have to react” if BiH joins NATO. N. Macedonia buys U.S. armored vehicles. Kosovo’s new gov’t shaping up.

Balkan Blast 3/19/2021: Montenegro’s Abazović in Brussels. Russia “will have to react” if BiH joins NATO. N. Macedonia buys U.S. armored vehicles. Kosovo’s new gov’t shaping up.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BiH PRESIDENCY IN ANKARA: The BiH tripartite presidency members continued their visit to Turkey on Wednesday. Key developments include: BiH Presidency Member Šefik Džaferović and Željko Komšić met with members of the Committee on Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic […]

Balkan Blast 1/4/2021: End of year wrap-up. Serbia holds ceremony for Russian-led BalkanStream pipeline. Germany’s Roth warns of leaving a power vacuum in the W. Balkans. Etihad decreases stake in Air Serbia.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 1/4/2021: End of year wrap-up. Serbia holds ceremony for Russian-led BalkanStream pipeline. Germany’s Roth warns of leaving a power vacuum in the W. Balkans. Etihad decreases stake in Air Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY We hope all of our subscribers had a happy and healthy new year. We are looking forward to providing you with the top news from the Balkans in 2021. For business inquiries, sponsorship, and tips, reach out to us […]

Balkan Blast 10/20/2020: U.S. Dept. of Energy and USAID meet with Kosovo PM Hoti to discuss implementing Washington Agreement.  Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov to visit BiH, Croatia, & Serbia at end of October. Vucic vows to take down the Serbian mafia.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 10/20/2020: U.S. Dept. of Energy and USAID meet with Kosovo PM Hoti to discuss implementing Washington Agreement. Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov to visit BiH, Croatia, & Serbia at end of October. Vucic vows to take down the Serbian mafia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOSOVO + U.S.: Kosovo PM Avdullah Hoti yesterday met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo to discuss Ujman/Gazivoda Lake. Hoti wrote on Facebook, “Together with Deputy Prime Minister Driton Selmanaj, we […]

Balkan Blast 10/8/2020: Kosovo Amb. to U.S. Citaku recalled. Montenegro’s Djukanovic on visit to Berlin. Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Belgrade. Serbia eyeing purchase of Turkish UAVs.infozagreb.hr

Balkan Blast 10/8/2020: Kosovo Amb. to U.S. Citaku recalled. Montenegro’s Djukanovic on visit to Berlin. Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Belgrade. Serbia eyeing purchase of Turkish UAVs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CITAKU OUT AS AMB. TO THE U.S.: Kosovo President Hashim Thaci signed a decree recalling longtime Kosovo Ambassador to the U.S. Vlora Citaku. The proceedings to recall the ambassador who has spent five years in Washington was initiated by […]

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOHORST URGES CROATIA ON FIGHTER JETS: U.S. Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst encouraged Croatia to purchase American made F-16 fighter jets. The U.S. is competing with bids from Sweden, France, and Italy. COORDINATOR FOR CT IN SLOVENIA: State Department’s […]

Balkan Blast 9/11/2020: Latest on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. DAS Palmer in BiH. Montenegro’s government formation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY On this day, we would like to remember those who passed away during the September 11th attacks against the United States in 2001. CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 22,544 confirmed cases,15,273 recovered, 680 deaths. CROATIA: 12,917 confirmed cases, 10,142 recovered, 208 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,446 confirmed cases, 11,033 […]

Balkan Blast 9/7/2020: Everything you need to know about the Kosovo-Serbia White House agreements, talks in Brussels. Around 50,000 Montenegrins protest new government in Podgorica. Austrian Chancellor Kurz on visit to Ljubljana today. Lavrov, possibly Putin to visit Croatia.

Balkan Blast 9/7/2020: Everything you need to know about the Kosovo-Serbia White House agreements, talks in Brussels. Around 50,000 Montenegrins protest new government in Podgorica. Austrian Chancellor Kurz on visit to Ljubljana today. Lavrov, possibly Putin to visit Croatia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CORONAVIRUS by the numbers: BiH: 21,439 confirmed cases, 14,636 recovered, 651 deaths. CROATIA: 11,964 confirmed cases, 9,008 recovered, 198 deaths. KOSOVO: 14,119 confirmed cases, 10,546 recovered, 563 deaths. MONTENEGRO: 5,533 confirmed cases, 108 deaths. N. MACEDONIA: 15,090 confirmed cases, 617 deaths. SERBIA: 31,905 confirmed cases, […]