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EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

“A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport – part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police.” (Reuters, photo courtesy of US Army Europe)

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

“The Saudi Fund for Development has extended a 13.2 million marka ($8.0 million/6.7 million euro) loan to Bosnia’s municipality of Stari Grad (Old City) Sarajevo, the mayor said.” (See News, photo courtesy ofJulian Nitzsche, CC-BY-SA-3.0 )

China’s Hi-Tech Investment in Serbia

China’s Hi-Tech Investment in Serbia

“The Serbian government, in partnership with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) plans to construct a 320-hectare Chinese-Serbian industrial park near Pupin Bridge in Belgrade. Following a meeting with CRBC’s management in Beijing, Nenad Popović, minister without portfolio in charge of innovation in the Serbian government, said […]

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

This is not the first and certainly will not be the last attack on journalists in Kosovo. According to Reuters, “”A Kosovo journalist known for his investigative stories on corruption and crime was beaten in a crowded café bar in central Pristina on Friday.” The most recent  against […]

Tourism Festival in Sarajevo to Be a Hit

Tourism Festival in Sarajevo to Be a Hit

“The Sarajevo Festival of Tourism, which will be held from October 19 to 21, at Skenderija Center, will gather a total of 75 exhibitors from six different countries. BiH, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Indonesia, and India will be presented, and India is the country partner of the Sarajevo Festival […]

Final Rallies Before Local Elections in Macedonia

Final Rallies Before Local Elections in Macedonia

“Final rallies and meetings are taking place with citizens of parties and candidates for mayors and councilors before election silence at midnight. The coalition “Life in Macedonia” led by SDSM will hold rallies in Struga and Ohrid. They previously held meetings with residents of Debarca and Vevcani. The […]

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 […]

Kosovo PM: Amend Constitution to Create an Army

Kosovo PM: Amend Constitution to Create an Army

“Kosovo’s prime minister (Ramush Haradinaj) has confirmed that the government will try to transform the nation’s security forces into a regular army through constitutional changes to satisfy the country’s international partners.” (NY Times, photo: PM Haradinaj and President Hashim Thaçi courtesy of the Kosovo government)