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Balkan Blast 11/16/2020: Results of local elections in BiH. Bulgaria set to block N. Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Acting Kosovo President hopes to rebalance Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Krivokapic expects ministers to form own teams in Montenegro.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 11/16/2020: Results of local elections in BiH. Bulgaria set to block N. Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Acting Kosovo President hopes to rebalance Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Krivokapic expects ministers to form own teams in Montenegro.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY   OSMANI ON THE DIALOGUE: “Kosovo’s acting president accused the European Union on Friday of not treating Kosovo on ‘an equal footing’ with neighboring Serbia in the negotiations to normalize ties between the former war foes. “Vjosa Osmani, the […]

Balkan Blast 11/13/2020: Kosovo’s leaders respond to Vucic comparing Kosovo to Nagorno-Karabakh. Italian Amb., KFOR successfully mediate between Decani Monastery and the Decan/i Municipality over roads. Serbia to join the Eurasian Economic Union by end of year.Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 11/13/2020: Kosovo’s leaders respond to Vucic comparing Kosovo to Nagorno-Karabakh. Italian Amb., KFOR successfully mediate between Decani Monastery and the Decan/i Municipality over roads. Serbia to join the Eurasian Economic Union by end of year.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY VUCIC THREATENS DIALOGUE: Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned that a Nagorno-Karabakh situation could engulf Kosovo if an agreement through the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is not reached. This comes on the heels of Kosovo’s Speaker of Parliament and Acting President Vjosa […]

Balkan Blast 11/12/2020: Joe Biden and Boris Johnson discuss W. Balkans on phone call. EU calls on Pristina to continue Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgaria and N. Macedonia continue intense negotiations.

Balkan Blast 11/12/2020: Joe Biden and Boris Johnson discuss W. Balkans on phone call. EU calls on Pristina to continue Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgaria and N. Macedonia continue intense negotiations.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BIDEN AND BORIS DISCUSS REGION: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden spoke on the phone with PM of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson on Tuesday. Among the topics discussed included, “strengthening democracy and working on issues such as the Western Balkans […]

Balkan Blast 11/11/2020: Western Balkan leaders sign declaration on regional common market at virtual Berlin Process meeting. Kosovo’s Osmani calls for end to Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russian Railways opens a training center in Belgrade.

Balkan Blast 11/11/2020: Western Balkan leaders sign declaration on regional common market at virtual Berlin Process meeting. Kosovo’s Osmani calls for end to Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Russian Railways opens a training center in Belgrade.

HAPPY VETERANS DAY and a big THANK YOU to all of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY BERLIN PROCESS: Leaders of the Western Balkan 6 – Albania, BiH, Kosovo, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, and Serbia gathered […]

Balkan Blast 11/10/2020: How Balkan leaders reacted with media calling U.S. election for Joe Biden. KLA leaders plead not guilty to war crimes in The Hague. Bulgaria, N. Macedonia near solution to solve historical disputes?Photo: Sasa Stojanovic

Balkan Blast 11/10/2020: How Balkan leaders reacted with media calling U.S. election for Joe Biden. KLA leaders plead not guilty to war crimes in The Hague. Bulgaria, N. Macedonia near solution to solve historical disputes?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY MEDIA OUTLETS CALL ELECTION FOR BIDEN: U.S. media news outlets on Saturday called the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election for former VP Joe Biden. Leaders in the Balkans took to social media to congratulate Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, including […]

Balkan Blast 11/6/2020: Thaci, Veseli, Selimi charged with war crimes, Thaci resigns. Slovenian PM Jansa falsely states Trump wins election. Dzaferovic on visit to Pakistan, denounces Islamophobia. Krivokapic reveals nominations for ministerial posts.

Balkan Blast 11/6/2020: Thaci, Veseli, Selimi charged with war crimes, Thaci resigns. Slovenian PM Jansa falsely states Trump wins election. Dzaferovic on visit to Pakistan, denounces Islamophobia. Krivokapic reveals nominations for ministerial posts.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY THACI CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES, RESIGNS: Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has resigned from his post after the Kosovo Specialist Chambers confirmed charges of war crimes. Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani will take as acting president until a new president is […]

Balkan Blast 11/3/2020: Happy Election Day! Bulgaria & N. Macedonia in Germany for meetings to resolve historical dispute. Next Berlin Process meeting: November 10. BiH and Kosovo aim to open liaison offices in Sarajevo, Pristina..Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 11/3/2020: Happy Election Day! Bulgaria & N. Macedonia in Germany for meetings to resolve historical dispute. Next Berlin Process meeting: November 10. BiH and Kosovo aim to open liaison offices in Sarajevo, Pristina..

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY HAPPY ELECTION DAY! As Americans go to the polls to vote in the 2020 presidential election today, we encourage those going out to vote today to follow all local and state guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Don’t forget […]

(Opinion) Make America Great Again was for Macedonian Americans Too

(Opinion) Make America Great Again was for Macedonian Americans Too

Make America Great Again was for Macedonian Americans Too by Marija Georgievski “I was suggesting we bomb Belgrade. I was suggesting that we send American Pilots and blow up all the bridges on the Drina. I was suggesting we take out his oil supply. I was suggesting very […]

Balkan Blast 11/2/2020: Former DAS Hoyt Yee weighs in on U.S. strategy for the region ahead of elections. Bulgarian FM threatens to block N. Macedonia’s EU path. Funeral for Bishop Amfilohije in Montenegro draws thousands.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 11/2/2020: Former DAS Hoyt Yee weighs in on U.S. strategy for the region ahead of elections. Bulgarian FM threatens to block N. Macedonia’s EU path. Funeral for Bishop Amfilohije in Montenegro draws thousands.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. ELECTION CORNER: Former VP Joe Biden’s campaign hosted a virtual town hall with the Serbian-American community. Special Envoy to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Richard Grenell campaigned for President Donald Trump at the American Serbian Club in Pittsburgh. Former U.S. […]

Balkan Blast 10/30/2020: The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue resumes under EUSR Lajcak. The Balkans, the U.S. & EU participate in anti-Semitism Summit. BiH opens Honorary Consulate in Vienna. N. Macedonia & Bulgaria inching towards deal?Photo: Ardian Lumi

Balkan Blast 10/30/2020: The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue resumes under EUSR Lajcak. The Balkans, the U.S. & EU participate in anti-Semitism Summit. BiH opens Honorary Consulate in Vienna. N. Macedonia & Bulgaria inching towards deal?

We would like to wish our readers an early HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃 Please stay safe and take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. – The Balkan Insider Team WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. ELECTION CORNER: ICMYI: Nevena Trajkov wrote an op-ed for […]