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Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia to Open EU Chapter in December; Dacic and Vulin Question UN Removal of Haradinaj From Interpol; Vucic Blasts EU Double Standards Over Praljak, Croatia; Balkan Quadrilateral Talks in Belgrade This WeekPhoto: Yupi76/Fliiby

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Serbia to Open EU Chapter in December; Dacic and Vulin Question UN Removal of Haradinaj From Interpol; Vucic Blasts EU Double Standards Over Praljak, Croatia; Balkan Quadrilateral Talks in Belgrade This Week

“Serbia will on December 11 open new chapters in its accession negotiations with the EU, Tanjug reported on Thursday. This will happen during the inter-governmental conference, the agency said. Tanjug’s sources in Brussels said that consent of all 28 EU members is still awaited, and that whether two […]

WEEKEND READ: China’s Success in Balkans Not Replicated in EuropePhoto: Reuters/Marko Djurica

WEEKEND READ: China’s Success in Balkans Not Replicated in Europe

“China’s seduce-and-divide strategy in Central Europe is getting a reality check. For years, Beijing has promoted heavy investments and a particular diplomatic format — called 16+1 — to build its influence with a cross-section of 16 Central and Eastern European countries, some that belong to the EU or […]

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?Photo: Atlantic Council

What Is Balkan News Saying About the Atlantic Council Event?

What a busy day it was for us at Balkan Insider at the Atlantic Council event “A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty.” We live tweeted the event from our Twitter, @Balkan_Insider and now we are here to compile a list of local […]

Bosnian Croat War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison at ICTYPhoto: Sky News

Bosnian Croat War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison at ICTY

“A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing an appeal against his 20-year prison term. Slobodan Praljak’s apparent courtroom suicide, which was broadcast on a video feed, came in the final […]

Croatians PM, MPs Dismayed By “Bosnia Six” SentencesPhoto: Government of Croatia

Croatians PM, MPs Dismayed By “Bosnia Six” Sentences

“Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday extended his deepest sympathy to General Slobodan Praljak’s family as well as to the families of victims of all crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war, following the announcement of the verdict in the case of six Bosnian Croat wartime […]

Let’s Make a Deal: Hungary and Croatia Discuss INAINA.hr

Let’s Make a Deal: Hungary and Croatia Discuss INA

“Hungary is ready to sell back its stake in oil and gas company INA to Croatia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday after talks on the issue that has soured bilateral relations. Hungarian energy group MOL is currently the biggest shareholder in INA with slightly less than […]

Thaci Receives New KFOR CommanderPhoto: RTK Live

Thaci Receives New KFOR Commander

“The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, received today the new KFOR Commander, General Salvatore Cuoci. President Thaci welcomed General Salvatore Cuoci to Kosovo, wishing him good luck on his new assignment. He said that KFOR is continuing to do a wonderful job in Kosovo. ‘Thanks […]

FM Dimitrov Holds Meeting with Sec of State TillersonPhoto: Twitter

FM Dimitrov Holds Meeting with Sec of State Tillerson

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday. This is the first time since 2008 that a US Secretary of State has hosted a Foreign Minister of Macedonia. Details of the meeting have not yet been released. (US Department of […]

FM Darmanovic Meets With Assistant Sec. of State for Europe and Eurasia and Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT)Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro

FM Darmanovic Meets With Assistant Sec. of State for Europe and Eurasia and Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT)

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic has met with Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Wes Mitchell, and Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT). “Mitchell congratulated the Government for the very dedicated work and efforts that resulted in membership in NATO, […]