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Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY A nearly 25 ft. wooden statue of US President Donald Trump pops up in a village in his wife’s native Slovenia.  Sloevnian President Borut Pahor, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will meet next Wednesday […]

Balkan Blast 8/28/2019: BiH Fails to Form Government, Again. Slovenian PM Sarec on Visit to Belgrade. Bechtel-Enka Only Bidder for $8.9 Million Contract for Road Construction in Serbia.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 8/28/2019: BiH Fails to Form Government, Again. Slovenian PM Sarec on Visit to Belgrade. Bechtel-Enka Only Bidder for $8.9 Million Contract for Road Construction in Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAYNote: We included an old subject headline in our yesterdays newsletter. We apologize for any confusion. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s government cancelled their planned session on Tuesday that would have created a government. Bosniak Member of the Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic says […]

Balkan Blast 8/27/2019: Kosovo President Announces Snap Parliamentary Elections on Oct. 6, Candidates for PM Announced. BiH Members of Presidency to Meet Today on Zoran Tegeltija. Serbia’s, N. Macedonia’s PMs Open Integrated Border.Calazan.com

Balkan Blast 8/27/2019: Kosovo President Announces Snap Parliamentary Elections on Oct. 6, Candidates for PM Announced. BiH Members of Presidency to Meet Today on Zoran Tegeltija. Serbia’s, N. Macedonia’s PMs Open Integrated Border.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo President Hashim Thaci announces that snap parliamentary elections will take place on October 6.  The candidates are set: Vjosa Osmani (LDK) becomes the first woman to run for the position of prime minister, Albin Kurti (Vetvendosje), outgoing PM Ramush […]

Balkan Blast 8/26/2019: Kosovo Parliament Officially Dissolves, Coalitions Beginning to be Formed. Special Prosecutor in MKD Katica Janeva was Arrested in the Racket Case.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US extradited its first person from Kosovo after the two signed an Extradition Treaty in June.  Kosovo’s Parliament officially dissolved on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Initiative (Nimsa) and the Alliance for a New Kosovo (AKR) signed an agreement to create a coalition. […]

Balkan Blast 8/21/2019: Pompeo and Vucic Meet in NYC. BiH Fails to Form a Government. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Questioned “As Witness” Over Extortion Case. Serbia to Sign Free Trade Agreement With the Eurasian Economic Union.Photo: Traveleks

Balkan Blast 8/21/2019: Pompeo and Vucic Meet in NYC. BiH Fails to Form a Government. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Questioned “As Witness” Over Extortion Case. Serbia to Sign Free Trade Agreement With the Eurasian Economic Union.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for a working lunch in New York on Tuesday on the sidelines of a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East. Pompeo described the meeting as “productive” while […]

Balkan Blast 8/20/2019: Sec. of State Pompeo to Meet Serbian President at the UN Today. Merkel Says A Truly United Europe Includes the W. Balkans. Croatia Recalls Diplomat in Berlin Over Social Media Posts. Serbia to Receive Russian Military Hardware in 2020.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/20/2019: Sec. of State Pompeo to Meet Serbian President at the UN Today. Merkel Says A Truly United Europe Includes the W. Balkans. Croatia Recalls Diplomat in Berlin Over Social Media Posts. Serbia to Receive Russian Military Hardware in 2020.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeoto meet Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at the United Nations today on the margins of the UN Security Council debate on the “challenges to peace and security in the Middle East and the Administration’s support for multilateral solutions . PoliticoEU: “Merkel: ‘Truly united […]

Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and ErdoganPhoto: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and Erdogan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Happy Army Day!:  Army Day was celebrated yesterday across N. Macedonia.  The US has quit the Board of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA) because of nepotism. Ambassador Phillip Kosnett on Friday wrote on Twitter: “The U.S. has resigned […]

Balkan Blast 8/15/2019: PM of N. Macedonia Faces Backlash Over Homophobic Slur. Macedonia Caucus Adds MI Congresswoman (D). Two Meetings of the BiH Presidency Set for Aug. 20. Serbia Refuses to Stop Withdrawal Campaign of Kosovo’s Recognition.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/15/2019: PM of N. Macedonia Faces Backlash Over Homophobic Slur. Macedonia Caucus Adds MI Congresswoman (D). Two Meetings of the BiH Presidency Set for Aug. 20. Serbia Refuses to Stop Withdrawal Campaign of Kosovo’s Recognition.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Prime Minister of N. Macedonia Zoran Zaev faces backlash for using a homophobic slur while talking to reporters yesterday. Congresswoman Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI,11) joins the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-American Issues. After no meeting between the Presidency of […]

Newsletter for 8/14/2019: Prime Minister of MKD Uses Homophobic Slur While Talking to the Media. QUINT States Issue Statement Urging Kosovo and Serbia to Return to Dialogue. BiH Still Stuck at a Deadlock Even After Agreement.JetSettingFools

Newsletter for 8/14/2019: Prime Minister of MKD Uses Homophobic Slur While Talking to the Media. QUINT States Issue Statement Urging Kosovo and Serbia to Return to Dialogue. BiH Still Stuck at a Deadlock Even After Agreement.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Prime Minister of N. Macedonia Zoran Zaev used a homophobic slur while speaking to the media:””Let’s be clear, I’m not going to allow a couple of criminals, one vain journalist, and forgive me LGBT community, a f****t to bring down […]