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SUNDAY SPECIAL: Trump Administration’s Global Engagement in the BalkansPhoto: Reddit

SUNDAY SPECIAL: Trump Administration’s Global Engagement in the Balkans

Trump Administration’s Global Engagement in the Balkans By David Felsen and Dritan Hoti The Trump administration has been engaged in an uncharacteristic flurry of foreign policy activity throughout September and into early October, which, for many observers, seems quite unusual for an administration that normally shies away from […]

Balkan Blast 10/8/2020: Kosovo Amb. to U.S. Citaku recalled. Montenegro’s Djukanovic on visit to Berlin. Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Belgrade. Serbia eyeing purchase of Turkish UAVs.infozagreb.hr

Balkan Blast 10/8/2020: Kosovo Amb. to U.S. Citaku recalled. Montenegro’s Djukanovic on visit to Berlin. Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Belgrade. Serbia eyeing purchase of Turkish UAVs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY CITAKU OUT AS AMB. TO THE U.S.: Kosovo President Hashim Thaci signed a decree recalling longtime Kosovo Ambassador to the U.S. Vlora Citaku. The proceedings to recall the ambassador who has spent five years in Washington was initiated by […]

Balkan Blast 10/7/2020: European Commission releases Western Balkans investment strategy, progress reports. BiH’s Dzaferovic meets Albanian President in Tirana. Serbian FM openly supports U.S. President Donald Trump in upcoming elections.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 10/7/2020: European Commission releases Western Balkans investment strategy, progress reports. BiH’s Dzaferovic meets Albanian President in Tirana. Serbian FM openly supports U.S. President Donald Trump in upcoming elections.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY EU + WESTERN BALKANS: The European Commission (EC) unveiled a $10.6 billion investment strategy for the Western Balkans for 2021-2027. EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said, “This plan goes hand in hand with the implementation of the reforms because […]

Balkan Blast 10/6/2020: U.S. Senators introduce resolution on the Dayton Peace Accords. The UK appoints Trade Envoy to the Western Balkans. Serbia’s Vucic appoints Brnabic as PM-designate.

Balkan Blast 10/6/2020: U.S. Senators introduce resolution on the Dayton Peace Accords. The UK appoints Trade Envoy to the Western Balkans. Serbia’s Vucic appoints Brnabic as PM-designate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS IN CONGRESS: U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a resolution in Senate to recognize the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords that brought war to an end in Bosnia and Herzegovina. U.S. Representative […]

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

Balkan Blast 9/30/2020: State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism meets with Slovenian gov’t officials. US Amb to Croatia urges purchase of American F-16s. FM Osmani meets with Comm. Varhelyi. BiH Presidency travels to Brussels today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY KOHORST URGES CROATIA ON FIGHTER JETS: U.S. Ambassador to Croatia Robert Kohorst encouraged Croatia to purchase American made F-16 fighter jets. The U.S. is competing with bids from Sweden, France, and Italy. COORDINATOR FOR CT IN SLOVENIA: State Department’s […]

Balkan Blast 9/29/2020: U.S., Greece support WB6 integration into the EU. State Dept. counterterrorism chief visits Slovenia. N. Macedonia’s FM meets High Rep. Borrell in Brussels. Covic, Izetbegovic visit PM Plenkovic in Zagreb.

Balkan Blast 9/29/2020: U.S., Greece support WB6 integration into the EU. State Dept. counterterrorism chief visits Slovenia. N. Macedonia’s FM meets High Rep. Borrell in Brussels. Covic, Izetbegovic visit PM Plenkovic in Zagreb.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY POMPEO TALKS W. BALKANS IN GREECE: While on an official visit to Greece, U.S. Secretary of State spoke to Greek counterpart Nikos Denidas about cooperation in the Western Balkans. The U.S. Embassy in Greece released a joint statement with […]

Balkan Blast 9/28/2020: President Trump likens Kosovo-Serbia to Israel-Palestine. Slovenia’s Pahor visits N. Macedonia, supports Euro-Atlantic integration. Kosovo Specialist Chambers arrests continue.

Balkan Blast 9/28/2020: President Trump likens Kosovo-Serbia to Israel-Palestine. Slovenia’s Pahor visits N. Macedonia, supports Euro-Atlantic integration. Kosovo Specialist Chambers arrests continue.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY REST IN PEACE to the two Serbian pilots who died away after their MiG-21 plane crashed near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. TRUMP ON KOSOVO-SERBIA RELATIONS: In a rally in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Trump likened relations between Kosovo and […]

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.exploringmacedonia.com

Balkan Blast 9/25/2020: Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Croatia on Oct. 2. Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue to resume on Monday. Kosovo to rename Gazivode/Ujman Lake to Lake Trump? Pres. Pahor on visit to N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY POMPEO TO VISIT CROATIA: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, The Holy See, and Croatia between September 27 and October 2. The State Department writes, “On October 2, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Croatia to meet […]

Balkan Blast 9/24/2020: Aleksa Becic voted as Montenegro’s President of Parliament. Kosovo PM Hoti meets virtually with EU Ambassadors. N. Macedonia’s National Security Council discusses situation in country after joining NATO.U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke

Balkan Blast 9/24/2020: Aleksa Becic voted as Montenegro’s President of Parliament. Kosovo PM Hoti meets virtually with EU Ambassadors. N. Macedonia’s National Security Council discusses situation in country after joining NATO.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY U.S. DELEGATION IN SERBIA: After signing an agreement with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), President Aleksandar Vucic and PM Ana Brnabic hosted a dinner that included a band playing the likes of Sweet Home Alabama and Country […]