US and The Balkans

US Amb. Congratulates Zvizdic on EC Questionnaire, Discuss BiH’s NATO and EU Path

US Amb. Congratulates Zvizdic on EC Questionnaire, Discuss BiH’s NATO and EU Path

“Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Denis Zvizdić, today spoke with the US Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack and informed about the current economic and political situation in BiH. Ambassador Cormack congratulated the Speaker Zvizdic for submitting a reply to the European Commission Questionnaire and the […]

Montenegro Defense Minister Meeting @ US State DepartmentPhoto: CDM

Montenegro Defense Minister Meeting @ US State Department

“Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic said today that Montenegro will continue to actively promote NATO’s open door policy, with the willingness to provide adequate expert assistance to countries aspirants for membership in the Alliance at a visit to the US State Department. At a meeting with Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Battle for Vukovar Shown in Washington DC; Decision Day for Agrokor and the Government; Hungarians and Croatians Await Arbitration in WashingtonPhoto: Time Out

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Battle for Vukovar Shown in Washington DC; Decision Day for Agrokor and the Government; Hungarians and Croatians Await Arbitration in Washington

“The educational music/drama program, Battle for Vukovar – How We Defended the City and Croatia,” by authors Damir Plavšić and Damir Markuš, both Vukovar veterans, was presented in Washington. This is the beginning of its American tour. The story of the heroic city will be shown in eight […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Juncker Arrives in Macedonia – Praises Reforms Urges Name Resolution; Michigan Congressman Joins Macedonian-American Rally ; Deputy PM for European Affairs Snubs Regional Conference over Kosovo; Macedonia Begins Airport Name ChangePhoto: Government of Macedonia

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Juncker Arrives in Macedonia – Praises Reforms Urges Name Resolution; Michigan Congressman Joins Macedonian-American Rally ; Deputy PM for European Affairs Snubs Regional Conference over Kosovo; Macedonia Begins Airport Name Change

“European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has urged Macedonia to resolve a long-standing name dispute with neighboring Greece so the country can open membership talks with the European Union. Juncker arrived in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on February 25 in the first stop of a Western Balkan tour intended […]

US Embassy in Montenegro AttackedPhoto: NY Times/Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters

US Embassy in Montenegro Attacked

“A man threw an explosive device onto the grounds of the United States Embassy in Montenegro late Wednesday night, but succeeded only in killing himself, the State Department said. Around midnight local time, witnesses saw the man, who was not identified, throw an object over the wall of […]

WaPo – Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from MoscowPhoto: The Srpska Times

WaPo – Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow

“Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, urging European countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. Sergey Lavrov said during a visit to Slovenia that being a member of NATO or the European Union “does not mean it is necessary […]