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Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Former Presidential Advisor Threatened by Intelligence Services?; Croatia Raises Number of Licenses for Foreign Workers; Croatian Troops Send Christmas Wishes to Family and Friends from Afghanistan (Video); Migrants Aim to Enter Croatia From BosniaPhoto: Time Out

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Former Presidential Advisor Threatened by Intelligence Services?; Croatia Raises Number of Licenses for Foreign Workers; Croatian Troops Send Christmas Wishes to Family and Friends from Afghanistan (Video); Migrants Aim to Enter Croatia From Bosnia

“The President’s former domestic policy adviser Mate Radeljić released a statement claiming that the chief of staff to the director of the nation’s security intelligence service was the one who informed him he was being let go in Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle and that the service would stop at […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: First Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Kosovo; Slovenian Defense Minister in Kosovo – We need to keep KFOR troops here; Kosovo Tariff Hurt Serbia Over $35 Million; Qatar Charity Aids Orphans

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: First Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Kosovo; Slovenian Defense Minister in Kosovo – We need to keep KFOR troops here; Kosovo Tariff Hurt Serbia Over $35 Million; Qatar Charity Aids Orphans

“Earlier this month, about 40 people gathered at a Catholic-owned hotel in Kosovo’s second city to light the sixth candle of Hanukkah. The Friday night ceremony was jointly organized by Votem Demiri, the 72-year-old patriarch of Kosovo’s tiny Jewish community, with help from Dr. Irfan Daullxhiu, a Muslim […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Osmani – Macedonia will open EU accession negotiations in 2019; Ivanov Signs Amnesty Law; Santa Clause Run Takes Over Skopje (Video)

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Osmani – Macedonia will open EU accession negotiations in 2019; Ivanov Signs Amnesty Law; Santa Clause Run Takes Over Skopje (Video)

“‘2019 will be the year when Macedonia is to open EU accession negotiations,’ Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani told a press conference on Sunday. His expectations are based on the achievements in the historical 2018, the expectation for the finalization of obligations stemming from the Prespa […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Montenegro Invests in Council of Europe; Ministry of Defense to Increase Spending on Equipment; Which Political Party Did Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska Support in the 2016 Elections?

“The government of Montenegro has made a voluntary contribution of €6,000 to support the Internet platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and the work of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The agreements were signed on 19 December 2018 by Ambassador Božidarka […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yuri KOCHETKOV

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Protests Paralyze Belgrade for Third Straight Week; Putin in Belgrade on January 17; Romania to Support Serbia During EU Presidency; Serbian HS Students Win Robotics Tournament in China; Train Crash in Serbia Kills Five

“Thousands of Serbians joined an antigovernment march in Belgrade on December 22. The opposition event was held for a third straight week. Protests were initially triggered by the November 23 assault against the opposition Serbian Left party leader Borko Stefanovic. The protesters are now demanding the resignation of […]

WEEKEND READ: The Power of Macedonian Healers

WEEKEND READ: The Power of Macedonian Healers

“Macedonian healer changed my life in unexpected way – Alastair Stewart ‘If she can fix you, she’ll fix you. She’ll touch your back and tell you outright if she can help you. Everyone around here knows her. Rumour has it a football team tried to recruit her once, […]

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU OfficialsPhoto: Twitter

Western Balkans Leaders Meet EU Officials

“European Union (EU) High Representative Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday the Western Balkans leaders were united in supporting the Skopje – Athens agreement on a new name for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations, the Beta news agency […]

Dodik Praises ChinaPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Dodik Praises China

“There is a great friendship, support and understanding between peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and China, Chairman of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik told Xinhua in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. The president spoke on the current project and agreements signed between BiH and China, highlighting the […]

Bosnia Dismisses Over 20 AmbassadorsPhoto: N1

Bosnia Dismisses Over 20 Ambassadors

“The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina dismissed 21 ambassadors at an extraordinary session held on Tuesday in Presidency premises. The BiH Presidency has dismissed ambassadors of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Japan, Canada, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Belgium, The United Kingdom of […]