What: Film Screening: Ajvar

About: Vida (Natasa Ninkovic) and Bane (Sergej Trifunovic) are a married couple who have lived in Stockholm for a long time. They have successful careers, enough money for a decent life and a dog, but they don’t have kids. Vida suspects that Bane has a mistress in Belgrade, but he is silent about it. They come for holidays to Serbia, where in the familiar surroundings there is a playful choreography that has been repeated many times in their gastarbeiter’s lives. This Easter, that wall of silence breaks down.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20015

Link to Event: Facebook

What: Balkan Energy Battlegrounds: Gas Pipelines and Geopolitics

About: The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present “Balkan Energy Battlegrounds: Gas Pipelines and Geopolitics,” a multi-panel conference discussing the emerging geopolitical competition over natural gas supplies to Southeastern Europe. In December 2019, the United States announced new sanctions targeting pipe-laying vessels that had been engaged in building offshore portions of Russia’s two major new pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream Two and TurkStream. But while the US sanctions managed to suspend construction of Nord Stream Two, which will deliver additional volumes of gas from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, Gazprom’s gas conduit from Russia to western Turkey, TurkStream, managed to avoid those same sanctions, as the off-shore part of this pipeline had been completed a month earlier. Like Nord Stream Two in the north, TurkStream is designed to allow Moscow to reduce the volumes of Russian gas transit through Ukraine. Once fully online, TurkStream will redirect 33.5 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey and the Balkans. Gazprom aims to retain its monopoly as gas supplier in the Balkans and compete with other prospective suppliers in the region, such as the Southern Gas Corridor from Azerbaijan and increased global deliveries of LNG. This important conference will focus on the geo-strategic energy competition in the Balkans as well as its broader implications for this region, Ukraine and Central Europe. The event will feature a rich collection of experts, including business leaders, analytical researchers, and government officials.

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Link to Event: Eventbrite

What: Taste of Croatia

About: Want to discover a unique corner of the world, unlike any other? We’ve experienced the beauty of the incredible Island of Lošinj firsthand, which is why we want to invite you to take a taste of this beautiful corner of the world. In partnership with Lošinj Hotels & Villas we are hosting an exclusive taster and introductory session featuring: Ready to Explore Lošinj? We are passionate about showcasing one of the most beautiful, inspiring corners of the world, and know it will make the ideal destination for people from all walks of life.

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Embassy of Croatia, 2343 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

Link to Event: Eventbrite

: DC Screening of Academy Award Nominated Film Honeyland

About: Arizona State University’s Melikian Center and the United Macedonian Diaspora invite you to join a screening and discussion of the Academy Award-nominated film Honeyland.

Date: Friday, February 27, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)

Location: ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center, 1800 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Link to Event: United Macedonian Diaspora

What: Ambassador Insider Series – Croatia

About: For the first time since it joined the European Union in 2013, Croatia assumed the rotating presidency of the EU earlier this year. There, it will tackle a raft of challenges from climate change to migration to helping its fellow Balkan neighbors, especially Albania and North Macedonia, start the process of one day joining the bloc themselves. The country of 4 million is well-positioned to do so, having experienced impressive economic growth since the destruction of the Balkan Wars, with Croatia now ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world. At the same time, the picturesque Adriatic destination must contend with many of the same challenges that the EU as a whole faces, particularly the migration crisis that has faded from the headlines but continues to perplex the continent. Discussing all of this will be Pjer Šimunović, Croatia’s ambassador to the United States, who will headline The Washington Diplomat’s March 25 AIS held at the Croatian Embassy. This event will be moderated by Anna Gawel, managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, who has had more than 250 articles published on world affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy, national security, travel, arts and culture.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Embassy of Croatia, 2343 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

Link to Event: Eventbrite