US and The Balkans

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]