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Croatian President and Putin to Meet in Moscow to Discuss BiH

“The President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will pay an official visit to Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin next week, with the aim to induce bilateral relations that have been neglected for years…One of their topics will be the situation inBiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Grabar-Kitarovic repeatedly expressed […]

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Erdoğan Loves the Balkans, Meets with Bosnian President

The Bosnian representative for the tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegović, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Details of the meeting were not released. The event came immediately after Erdoğan’s trip to Serbia where he discussed mutual cooperation in trade and for Serbs and Bosnians to live peacefully in the Sandžak […]

Hungry? Largest Burek Ever Made in Tuzla, BiH

Hungry? Largest Burek Ever Made in Tuzla, BiH

If you haven’t enjoyed the flaky Balkan delicacy of burek, you would have been able to find some in Tuzla, Bosnia yesterday. Organizers of the first Tuzla Gastro Show had been offering pieces of the 1,443 lb. locally made meat pie to those who attended the festival. You […]

Macedonian Local Election Madness

Macedonian Local Election Madness

Local Macedonian elections took place today throughout the country. Current Prime Minister and leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), Zoran Zaev, has claimed that, “Today is a great day for democracy and freedom in Macedonia.” His  party has claimed victory in forty municipal elections today […]

Indian Pharma Giant Invests Big in Croatia

Indian Pharma Giant Invests Big in Croatia

Mumbai-based ACG chose Zagreb as its headquarters for the European and Russian markets. The office will focus on quality control and create up to 30 new jobs. ACG is best known for manufacturing hard gelatin capsules for medications. The company already had an operation in Ludbreg with 250 […]

Allegations about Iranian Billions Dominate Slovenian Election

Allegations about Iranian Billions Dominate Slovenian Election

With Presidential elections on October 22nd fast approaching, the campaign has grown increasingly nasty. Opposition leader Janez Jansa used Facebook to launch a scathing attack on incumbent Borut Pahor.  Jansa suggested that previously as Prime Minister Pahor did nothing to investigate whether Slovenia’s biggest state owned bank, Nova Ljubljanska […]

Podgorica Mayoral Election Heating Up

Podgorica Mayoral Election Heating Up

Candidates are already jockeying to become the next mayor of Podgorica. With over 187,000 residents, the capital city has nearly a third of Montenegro’s population. The Democratic Front (DF) lost the hotly contested national race last October. Looking for a comeback, the party is discussing Slaven Radunovic and Milan […]

Look No Further than Slovenia for Investment

Look No Further than Slovenia for Investment

“Slovenia is preparing a law to further ease investment in the country which has secured several large investment projects this year, Minister of Economy Zdravko Pocivalsek said on Friday. He said the law, expected to come into force early next year, would cut red tape and permit the […]

EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

“A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport – part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police.” (Reuters, photo courtesy of US Army Europe)

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

“The Saudi Fund for Development has extended a 13.2 million marka ($8.0 million/6.7 million euro) loan to Bosnia’s municipality of Stari Grad (Old City) Sarajevo, the mayor said.” (See News, photo courtesy ofJulian Nitzsche, CC-BY-SA-3.0 )