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How Did Turks in the Balkans Vote in the Turkish Presidential Election?

How Did Turks in the Balkans Vote in the Turkish Presidential Election?

“Still unofficial results published by the Anadolian news agency say Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 52.6 percent of the vote in the presidential race, while his AKP party for justice and development won 42.5 percent of the vote in the parliamentary elections. The AK Party, in a coalition with […]

US Ambassador Meets IzetbegovicPhoto: Vijesti

US Ambassador Meets Izetbegovic

“BiH Presidency Chairman Bakir Izetbegović spoke today with the US Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack. The interlocutors exchanged views on the current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The state of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region was discussed in light of the recent publication […]

Croatia Celebrates Statehood DayThe Dubrovnik Times

Croatia Celebrates Statehood Day

“The state leadership and the entire nation are marking 27 years since its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991. In recognition of the national holiday, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and Speaker of the Parliament Gordan Jandroković laid wreaths and lit candles at the Altar of the […]

US Ambassador to Kosovo Urges Elections for Constitutional Court JudgesUS Embassy Kosovo

US Ambassador to Kosovo Urges Elections for Constitutional Court Judges

“US Ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie, has criticised Kosovo institutions, for as he said, delays in election of the three Constitutional Court judges. In a statement posted in his Twitter account, Delawie said that “politics have no place in the Constitution.” ‘Politics have no place in the constitution. […]

RFE/RL: EU Official Warns Against Delaying Membership Talks With Albania, MacedoniaPhoto: RFERL

RFE/RL: EU Official Warns Against Delaying Membership Talks With Albania, Macedonia

“A top European Union official urged the bloc to give a green light to the start of membership talks with Macedonia and Albania later this week, stressing the importance of giving a ‘positive signal’ to the whole Western Balkan region. Johannes Hahn, commissioner for European neighborhood policy and […]

Macedonia Expects US Support in NATO Integration

Macedonia Expects US Support in NATO Integration

“The dialogue between Macedonia and the United States is constructive and is based on traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries. This was emphasized by the Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Zernovski and the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Jess Bailey, who met today. […]

Ed Joseph: Nobel Prize to Tsipras and Zaev?

“The two leaders who deserve the Nobel Peace Prize did not meet this week in Singapore. Instead, they will meet Sunday on the banks of a clear, freshwater lake that borders Greece, Macedonia, and Albania. Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Zoran Zaev of Macedonia — a country […]

Djukanovic Meets Moroccan Officials, Hopes to Intensify CooperationPhoto: The President of Montenegro

Djukanovic Meets Moroccan Officials, Hopes to Intensify Cooperation

“The first visit by the Moroccan officials will be an incentive for the preparation of several interstate agreements, which will be the basis for concrete projects, as the most optimal model of cooperation, assessed the President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic. He said this in conversation with President of […]

Serbia and Montenegro Open More EU ChaptersPhoto: RFERL

Serbia and Montenegro Open More EU Chapters

“The European Union on June 25 opened new chapters in the accession negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia, bringing the two countries a further step closer to joining the bloc. The bloc opened two chapters for Serbia, covering fisheries as well as financial and budgetary provisions. It brings the […]