US and The Balkans

US Statement on Kosovo Serb Judges Integration into Kosovo Judiciary

US Statement on Kosovo Serb Judges Integration into Kosovo Judiciary

The US Embassy in Kosovo released a statement regarding Kosovo Serb judges and  who are to be integrated into the Kosovo judicial system. The statement reads, ” Once achieved, judicial integration will mark an important milestone in advancing the integration of communities in Kosovo and the Normalization Dialogue with […]

Serbian Foreign Minister Slams the State DepartmentPhoto: European Western Balkans

Serbian Foreign Minister Slams the State Department

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has stated that, “Serbia can see better relations with America only if it focuses on Trump and his administration. When I say that, I mean Tillerson and Pence, not the State Department, because people who wrote everything that happened in the past 20 […]

Kosovo Honors US Air Force General for US Role in 1999

Kosovo Honors US Air Force General for US Role in 1999

Commander of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) Rahman Rama honored former US Air Force General and Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein with the Order of Liberty for the US role in the air campaign against Serbia in 1999. Other attendees included the commander of Iowa National Guard, Major […]

US Embassy Statement on Local Elections in Macedonia

US Embassy Statement on Local Elections in Macedonia

The US Embassy in Macedonia has released a statement today about the local elections in Macedonia on October 15. The US Embassy stated, “The upcoming October 15 local elections are important for Macedonia’s future as a prosperous, stable democracy fully integrated in Euro-Atlantic institutions.  We encourage all citizens […]

US Congressman Poe Returns from SerbiaWashington Examanier

US Congressman Poe Returns from Serbia

US Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, has returned from a trip to Serbia where he met with President Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić. Poe spoke to the Voice of America’s Serbian services and cited terrorism as a major key for stronger relations between the […]

Serbian FM Tells US Ambassador to Stay Out of Internal Affairs

Serbian FM Tells US Ambassador to Stay Out of Internal Affairs

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has reaffirmed his support for convicted war criminal General Vladimir Lazarević. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed by Serb troops in Kosovo. US Ambassador Kyle Scott said on twitter that Serbia’s image in […]

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj announced today a new platform to normalize relations with neighboring Serbia. Kosovo would “not sit at the table without America there,” said the former KLA man. He continued, “I can not continue the dialogue, if America is not on the table.” (Translated from […]

CNN Features Sarajevo Holiday Inn 2.0

CNN Features Sarajevo Holiday Inn 2.0

“It’s painted canary yellow and looks like it’s built from giant LEGO blocks — but the most remarkable thing about the Holiday Hotel in Sarajevo isn’t its appearance. It’s that the hotel is here at all, given the adversity it’s faced in recent years, let alone enjoying a […]

US Congressman Ted Poe in Serbia

Photo Courtesy of Tanjug Texas Congressman Ted Poe met today with Serbian President Ana Brnabić to discuss economic and political reforms for Serbia, its path to the European Union, and regional stability. Poe, a co-chair for the Serbian Caucus, continued his trip in Belgrade and met with Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica […]

US Congressmen Offer Support to Serbia

Serbian Caucus Congressmen, Emmanuel Cleaver and Ted Poe, sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for continue support of the Balkans, particularly Serbia. The letter emphasized the need for normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo, while praising Serbia for its efforts during the migrant crisis and […]