US and The Balkans

Matthew Palmer in Bosnia: Russia objects sovereign decisions of WB countriesPhoto: N1/FENA

Matthew Palmer in Bosnia: Russia objects sovereign decisions of WB countries

“Russia is actively and aggressively working against the goals of the many Western Balkan countries and it seems to prefer the chaos in the region, US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Matthew Palmer said on Wednesday. Speaking to Bosnian news agencies, Palmer said the US vision […]

Politico: Top Trump Fundraiser Lobbied Trump for KosovoPhoto: Politico/AP Photo/Steve Cannon

Politico: Top Trump Fundraiser Lobbied Trump for Kosovo

“Brian Ballard, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, personally lobbied Trump in April on behalf of the government of Kosovo. Ballard briefly talked with Trump about relations with Kosovo and mentioned a request Kosovo’s ambassador had made for Trump to meet with the country’s president, Hashim Thaci, according to a […]

State Department Donates $750,000 to Combat Human Trafficking

State Department Donates $750,000 to Combat Human Trafficking

“The United States Department of State is proud to announce the award of $750,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and all Forms of Gender-Based Violence (NGO Atina). The 30-month project will combat modern slavery and trafficking networks that […]

BiH Businessmen to Continue to Have Privileged Conditions to Export to USA

BiH Businessmen to Continue to Have Privileged Conditions to Export to USA

“Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, Mirko Sarovic, informed businessmen from BiH that the United States of America (USA) allowed a new extension of privileged imports to BiH. The validity of the General System of Preferences of the US for BiH was extended for all […]

Colorado National Guard Heads to SloveniaPhoto: Army Times

Colorado National Guard Heads to Slovenia

” Approximately 250 Airmen from the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, are training in Eastern Europe throughout June 2018. The unit is participating for the first time in Saber Strike 18, which includes flying F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft in a […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Afghan and Iraqi Boy Injured Illegally Crossing into Croatia; Penn State Professor to Feature Kolinda in New Book; Croatia Gets $2 Million in Sale of Ex-Yugo Property in NYCPhoto: famouspeople.com

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Afghan and Iraqi Boy Injured Illegally Crossing into Croatia; Penn State Professor to Feature Kolinda in New Book; Croatia Gets $2 Million in Sale of Ex-Yugo Property in NYC

“Two 12-year-old migrants have been seriously wounded after Croatian police opened fire on a van they were travelling in which refused to stop. The children, from Iraq and Afghanistan, were among nine people injured when officers opened fire on the vehicle as it tried to crash through a roadblock overnight, near […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic Didn’t Want to “Shoot Self in Leg” by Recognizing Crimea; Serbian Prime Minister at Opening of First Sheraton Hotel in Serbia; Serbia and Azerbaijan Abolish Visa Regime, Plan for More Regular FlightsPhoto: Tanjug

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic Didn’t Want to “Shoot Self in Leg” by Recognizing Crimea; Serbian Prime Minister at Opening of First Sheraton Hotel in Serbia; Serbia and Azerbaijan Abolish Visa Regime, Plan for More Regular Flights

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic explained in an interview with the French newspaper ‘Mond’ why Belgrade did not recognize the Crimea as part of Russia. ‘We did not recognize Crimea as part of Russia because if we did, it would mean support for Kosovo’s independence. Put yourself in our position – […]