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Newsletter for 2/28/2019: Kosovo President Thaci Threatens to Resign. EC Has No Interest in Resolving Slovenia-Croatia Border Issue. Military Studies Returns to Serbian High Schools, Gov’t Receives 4 MiG-29s from Belarus.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett on Twitter: “With time, enemies can turn to partners when they honestly discuss the horrors of the past, while focusing on the benefits cooperation will bring in the future.” Kosovo President Hashim Thaci […]

Newsletter for 1/13/2019: Secretary of State Pompeo Asks Slovakia’s Foreign Minister About Bosnia.  Rep. Eliot Engel (D, NY-16): No EU for Serbia without Recognition of Kosovo. US Navy Sea Command was in Montenegro to Provide 2 Weeks Training to its NavyPhoto: Twitter

Newsletter for 1/13/2019: Secretary of State Pompeo Asks Slovakia’s Foreign Minister About Bosnia. Rep. Eliot Engel (D, NY-16): No EU for Serbia without Recognition of Kosovo. US Navy Sea Command was in Montenegro to Provide 2 Weeks Training to its Navy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Rest in Peace to the thirteen people killed in the bus crash on Tuesday between Skopje and Gostivar in Macedonia. We hope the thirty injured make a full recovery. Bosnia on the Agenda: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Slovenian Prime Minister Questioned by ParliamentReporter.SI

Slovenian Prime Minister Questioned by Parliament

“Today the National Assembly continues the regular session with parliamentary questions to Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and ministers.  In the light of complications with the choice of contractor for the construction of the second pipe of the Karavanke tunnel, the Prime Minister admitted that the legislation ‘is certainly not good […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Indictments for Slovenian Paramilitary Leader; Defense Minister Cancels to France Amid Protests; Archeologists Major Discovery in SloveniaJure Erzen/Slovenske Novice

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Indictments for Slovenian Paramilitary Leader; Defense Minister Cancels to France Amid Protests; Archeologists Major Discovery in Slovenia

“Maribor Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday at the local district court filed an indictment against Andrej Sisko, in which he is being charged with the activities of Styria varde for the offense of the incitement to violent change of the constitutional order. STA today confirmed wit the head of the Maribor Prosecutor’s Office Darko Simonič, […]

Kosovo’s Era Istrefi on Politico’s Top 28 List to Shape Europe in 2019Photo: Balkanika

Kosovo’s Era Istrefi on Politico’s Top 28 List to Shape Europe in 2019

“Era Istrefi is putting Kosovo on the map — even if some don’t want it to be there. The 24-year-old pop singer from Pristina has enjoyed a swift international rise. After one of her early hits in Albanian went global and earned her a deal with a U.S. […]

US Ambassador to Serbia on Serbia-Kosovo Trade Issues

US Ambassador to Serbia on Serbia-Kosovo Trade Issues

“Kosovo is a state and applies discriminatory policies to have one tax rate in one part of the country, and in the other part of the country, which is certainly not right, said US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott. The issue was addressed after the proposal by Albanian […]

Serbia Increases Defense Spending by 35%

“The Serbian government has approved a 2019 budget for the Ministry of Defence of RSD95 billion (USD910 million), an increase of more than 35% or RSD70 million. Most of this amount will pay for operating costs but some will also be spent on the procurement of new equipment […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Germany Supports Kosovo’s Big to Join Interpol; Thaci Denies Kosovo Will Be Divided Along Ethnic Lines; Russian Foreign Minister – Mediation Talks Have Failed; Kosovo Wants Dialogue Linked to Visa LiberalizationPhoto: OSCE/Besfort Oruçi

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Germany Supports Kosovo’s Big to Join Interpol; Thaci Denies Kosovo Will Be Divided Along Ethnic Lines; Russian Foreign Minister – Mediation Talks Have Failed; Kosovo Wants Dialogue Linked to Visa Liberalization

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel has replied to Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj’s letter where he expressed Kosovo’s objective to join Interpol. In her letter, Merkel said Germany supports Kosovo’s membership bid saying it would strengthen the integration of Kosovo into the international community and improve cooperation in […]