“The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty fenced-off parking lot.For a solid decade, neighbors and local political leaders complained bitterly about the condition of the former Pakistani consulate. But the city remained powerless to do anything as long as the building was classified by the State Department as a diplomatic property.” (AP)
Recap of @BillClinton, @madeleine , @GeneralClark in #Pristina for End of #Kosovo War Anniversary
@SenateForeign Hearing on N. #Macedonia's @NATO Accession, Given Boost by #EU Officials
#Serbian Foreign Affairs Committee Member in #Iran
From @AxiosWorld citing @nytimes...Kotor #Montenegro increasingly an "alternative" to Dubrovnik #Croatia.
President @BillClinton: “I want every single young person in this country to have an equal opportunity to decide to stay here, to work here, to raise a family here, to make money here, to build a business here, to build a future here.”
Albania's PM Edi Rama on Brexit Britain:
“Deal, no deal, soft border, hard border, no agreement. It’s the Balkans! It’s like the Bosnian parliament. While we are trying to Europeanise, it looks like they are Balkanising.”