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US Ambassador Baily: Macedonia is at a crossroads

US Ambassador Baily: Macedonia is at a crossroads

“A decision the citizens of Macedonia will make in the upcoming referendum is crucial for the country’s future, US Ambassador Jess Baily told reporters Monday during his visit to Kumanovo. ‘I am glad to be here when Macedonia is at a crossroad. I hope that citizens will come out and […]

PM Markovic Addresses Nelson Mandela World Peace Summit at UNGAPhoto: Government of Montenegro

PM Markovic Addresses Nelson Mandela World Peace Summit at UNGA

“‘Montenegro confirms its commitment to continuously contributing to world peace and equality among people,’ said Prime Minister Duško Marković, speaking at the UN General Assembly at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize. ‘During the disintegration of […]

Ana Brnabic Meets Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) at UNGAPhoto: Politika/Tanjug

Ana Brnabic Meets Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) at UNGA

“Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, began a visit to New York with a meeting with Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Europe (of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations), the government announced in Belgrade tonight. Speaking […]

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir PutinPhoto: Office of the President of Russia

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir Putin

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vucic also noted that he expects this meeting (reportedly on Oct. 2 in Moscow) to have ‘great importance for further strengthening of the friendship between the Serbian […]

Vecer: Slovenian Delegation Without Bilateral Meeting With US Officials

Vecer: Slovenian Delegation Without Bilateral Meeting With US Officials

“The Slovenian delegation to the UN General Assembly session will not hold bilateral meetings with top US officials. Yesterday, President Borut Pahor squeezed his hand into the hand of US President Donald Trump . At the invitation of President Trump, Borut Pahor attended a traditional reception hosted by US President and first lady […]

State Department Balkan Country Reports on TerrorismPhoto: AP

State Department Balkan Country Reports on Terrorism

“BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Overview: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remained a cooperative counterterrorism partner and continued to increase its counterterrorism capacity in 2017. Legislative loopholes and lenient sentencing, however, remained major challenges. Some operational domestic coordination exists, but interpersonal and interagency infighting and stovepiping undermined effective cooperation. Extremist ideology and […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK AmbassadorPhoto: Russia Beyond

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK Ambassador

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied Western allegations that Moscow was interfering in the affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina, even as he met with the leaders of Republika Srpska in the entity’s capital. Lavrov met in Banja Luka on September 21 with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik and Serbian Prime […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Plenkovic: Investigate all war crimes, especially in Vukovar; Croatian FM at Meeting of Women FMs in Montreal; Croatia Updating its Police VehiclesPhoto: Jutarnji List

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Plenkovic: Investigate all war crimes, especially in Vukovar; Croatian FM at Meeting of Women FMs in Montreal; Croatia Updating its Police Vehicles

“The leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, said on Friday evening that the party’s main committee had concluded by consensus that all war crimes that had occurred in Croatia should be investigated, notably those in Vukovar and Ovcara. Speaking for media in […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Kosovo Would Open Embassy in Jerusalem if Recognized; Kosovo Leadership in NY for UNGA; Ambassador Delawie Interview for KosSevUS Embassy Kosovo

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Kosovo Would Open Embassy in Jerusalem if Recognized; Kosovo Leadership in NY for UNGA; Ambassador Delawie Interview for KosSev

“Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaci, said Thursday that were his country to have an embassy in Israel, he would put it in Jerusalem. ‘If Kosovo were recognized by Israel, I would open the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem,’ Thaci explained during an interview with Vizion Plus in Albania. A former paramilitary […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian President Urges Boycott of Vote at Diaspora Gala in Michigan; Macedonian PM Hopes for US Backing in Referendum; Stoltenberg: NATO door is open

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian President Urges Boycott of Vote at Diaspora Gala in Michigan; Macedonian PM Hopes for US Backing in Referendum; Stoltenberg: NATO door is open

“Macedonia’s President Gorge Ivanov has decried an agreement that would change the country’s name to end a long-standing dispute with Greece, calling on his compatriots to boycott the vote on the deal that takes place on September 30. President Ivanov said he would not vote in the referendum, saying the deal with […]