US and The Balkans

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to Open in Skopje and TetovoJetSettingFools

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to Open in Skopje and Tetovo

“Last night, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with Fatmir Zymberi, owner of the American franchise KFC (KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken) where they announced the opening of the first two restaurants in Tetovo and Skopje on September 14th. The investment is worth more than 10 million euros and […]

American Family Leaves Slovenia Without Missing Son

American Family Leaves Slovenia Without Missing Son

“A Wisconsin father says he cannot give up hope that his missing son will be found alive after disappearing seven weeks ago while vacationing in Slovenia. But Allan Luskin of Madison says no trace of his 25-year-old son, Jonathan, has been found and the family is ‘running out […]

Former CIA Officer Urges US to Block Extradition to Montenegro Over Coup Attempt

Former CIA Officer Urges US to Block Extradition to Montenegro Over Coup Attempt

“A former CIA officer who is wanted by Montenegro on charges of involvement in an alleged coup attempt has denied any connection to plans to topple the government in Podgorica. Joseph Assad told Fox News on Monday that the US administration should refuse Montenegro’s extradition request over the […]

Marco Rubio Profiled in Slovenian News OutletPhoto: Daily Kos

Marco Rubio Profiled in Slovenian News Outlet

“In January 2011, when he was 40 years old, he took the rank of one of the two senators of the third-largest  state, Florida, and was considered the new star of the Republican party awaiting the glorious future. In 2015, then, 43-year-old politico and lawyer Marco Antonio Rubio announced he would […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM Zvizdic to Meet Merkel in Germany on Monday; Dodik Calls for “Peaceful Division” of People of BiH; “Bosnia should heed Trump’s message to counter Putin’s aggression”; Diaspora Investment Conference Starts in Sarajevo; Sarajevo Airport Breaks Records  Sarajevo Times

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PM Zvizdic to Meet Merkel in Germany on Monday; Dodik Calls for “Peaceful Division” of People of BiH; “Bosnia should heed Trump’s message to counter Putin’s aggression”; Diaspora Investment Conference Starts in Sarajevo; Sarajevo Airport Breaks Records  

“Bosnia’s Prime Minister said on Sunday he will be heading to Berlin on Monday to talk with Chancellor Angela Merkel about economy, peace and stability in his country. ‘We will be talking about the progress in the implementation of the Government’s priorities in this mandate,’ Denis Zvizdic told […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Zaev Met with Head of European Command and NATO Commander, General Curis Scaparrotti; European Corruption Watchdog: Macedonia is disappointing;  Stars and Stripes: “US gunnery drill could open way for large exercises in Macedonia”

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Zaev Met with Head of European Command and NATO Commander, General Curis Scaparrotti; European Corruption Watchdog: Macedonia is disappointing; Stars and Stripes: “US gunnery drill could open way for large exercises in Macedonia”

“NATO membership status offers prosperous future to Macedonia and will have favorable effect on the security and prosperity of the entire region, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and General Curtis Scaparrotti, head of US European Command and NATO’s supreme allied commander, concluded Thursday in Skopje. PM Zaev extended gratitude […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Montenegrin Prime Minister on Official Visit to Germany on Aug. 17; US Senators Pen Letter to US Secretaries of State and Treasury Expressing Concern Over Chinese Loans; Former CIA Officer Faces Arrest in Relation to 2016 Coup Attempt  

“Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will stay on Friday, August 17, in an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, the government said.   ‘The first official visit of Prime Minister Markovic to Germany will be an opportunity for […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Bans Fruits from Serbia and Macedonia; Vucic Open to Partition of Kosovo; Russian MFA Spokeswoman in Serbia; Serbia Wins Washington DC Embassy World CupPhoto: The Srpska Times

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Bans Fruits from Serbia and Macedonia; Vucic Open to Partition of Kosovo; Russian MFA Spokeswoman in Serbia; Serbia Wins Washington DC Embassy World Cup

“Russia plans to impose a temporary import ban on some fruit from Serbia and Macedonia from Aug. 15 over safety concerns, Russia’s food safety regulator said on Friday. The regulator said it had found the Monilinia fructicola fungus in Serbian peaches and apricots imported since July 13. It […]