US and The Balkans

International Republican Institute President Visits Bosnia

International Republican Institute President Visits Bosnia

“The ethnic Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic received a delegation of the International Republican Institute, led by President Daniel Twining. The guests informed Ivanic about their activity in Bosnia Twining pointed out that the Institute has began to implement projects that are aimed […]

DC Councilwoman Blacklists Serbian Property

DC Councilwoman Blacklists Serbian Property

“The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty […]

Hoyt Yee Slams Serbia’s Double DealingPhoto: Ekonomia Online

Hoyt Yee Slams Serbia’s Double Dealing

“Senior State Department Official Hoyt Brian Yee said that the US does not understand why the personnel of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center should receive diplomatic immunity.He pointed out that this was not a norm in the international community. ‘Why is Russia asking for it, why is it putting […]

Wesley Clark Wants to See Serbia in NATO

Wesley Clark Wants to See Serbia in NATO

“Retired Commander of NATO forces for Europe, Wesley Clark, hopes that Serbia will look up to Montenegro when it comes to NATO integration. In an interview for Podgorica’s daily “Dnevne novine” Clark said that Montenegro “is the cleanest example of values such as stability, rising above conflicts in […]

US Embassy Congratulate Kosovo on Local ElectionsShkelzen Rexha

US Embassy Congratulate Kosovo on Local Elections

“The United States Embassy congratulates Kosovo on the successful completion of the first round of municipal elections. We commend the Central Election Commission, the Polling Commissioners, the OSCE and all of the monitoring and observation teams for their hard work. While we are concerned by some reports of […]

Iowa Screens Film on Role in Kosovo

Iowa Screens Film on Role in Kosovo

“The role that Iowa played as the Balkan nation of Kosovo became an independent country will be featured in a documentary film to be shown Sunday in Fort Dodge. ”With a Cup of Sugar” will be shown beginning at 2 p.m. in the BioScience and Health Science Building […]

DeNiro Impressed by MontenegroGetty Images/NewStatesman

DeNiro Impressed by Montenegro

Robert DeNiro said he would film a movie in Montenegro, where he appeared on a panel of climate change at Global Citizens Forum. DeNiro met with Prime Minister Markovic following the panel. (translated from Vijesti)

United Macedonia Diaspora Urges Trump to Act on NATO MembershipTwitter

United Macedonia Diaspora Urges Trump to Act on NATO Membership

“The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter to US President Donald Trump prior to his scheduled meeting with the Greek Prime Minister at the White House, urging him to push Alexis Tsipras to unlock Macedonia’s well-deserved NATO membership. ‘Since the establishment of full diplomatic relations in 1995, […]

Ambassador Scott’s Dumbfounded by War Criminal ProfessorVesna Andjic/RFERL

Ambassador Scott’s Dumbfounded by War Criminal Professor

“US Ambassador (to Serbia) Kyle Scott said he did not know the details and would not say whether future soldiers in Serbia should learn under officers of the Yugoslav Army who were convicted of war crimes, but said that is something that is unthinkable in the United States. […]

Ambassador Scott Supports Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Implementation of AgreementsDani Lavi

Ambassador Scott Supports Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Implementation of Agreements

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and US Ambassador Kyle Scott stressed the need for continued dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and the implementation of previous agreements, including the agreement on justice and the creation of the Association of Serbian Municipalities.   Scott and Vučić met at the Presidency of […]