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Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Freedom House: “Montenegro, an EU Accession Front-Runner, Moves Backward on Media Freedom”; Markovic Optimistic on EU Accession in Meeting with New German AmbassadorPhoto: Vijesti

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Freedom House: “Montenegro, an EU Accession Front-Runner, Moves Backward on Media Freedom”; Markovic Optimistic on EU Accession in Meeting with New German Ambassador

“Attacks on journalists are a fact of life in Montenegro. Since 2004, media freedom organizations have recorded 76 cases, of which a majority remain unsolved. A month before the attack on Lakić, a bomb exploded near the home of another investigative journalist at Vijesti, Sead Sadiković. In 2013, a blast shattered glass at […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in OctoberVesna Andjic/RFERL

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in October

“It wouldn’t be wise to ‘deposit’ negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, especially not until there is something tangible which could end that process, said US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott. Speaking for FoNet news agency, Scott said the USA is not directly involved in the Serbia-Kosovo talks, which […]

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

“Football grounds in the former Yugoslavia have a grim record of sectarian violence. After the collapse of the postwar socialist state and the region’s descent into all-out war in the 1990s, some stadiums were used for prison camps and even for mass executions. Even in more recent times, football in the Balkans […]

Regional Consulting Firm Releases Current Ratings of FBiH Presidency CandidatesReuters

Regional Consulting Firm Releases Current Ratings of FBiH Presidency Candidates

“After the first ten days of the campaign, the following are the results of the research and the current rating of candidates for Bosniak and Croatian Member of BiH Presidency. The largest regional consulting company “Valicon” has released the current rating of the candidates for the BiH Presidency, […]

US and Croatia Sign Nuclear Deal

US and Croatia Sign Nuclear Deal

“Representatives of the Croatian Institute for Radiology and Nuclear Safety (DZNS) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) in Vienna have signed an agreement regulating cooperation in nuclear safety and the exchange of technical information. The agreement was signed by DZNS head Sasa Medakovic and USNRC chair Kristine […]

China +16 Kicks Off in DubrovnikPhoto: Vogue.com/Alamy

China +16 Kicks Off in Dubrovnik

“Investment, health tourism and better business cooperation are the most important topics of the 4th international ministerial conference China +16, which started in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday, bringing together over 100 participants. Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said the Chinese market held enormous potential, […]

Croatian PM Plenkovic Slams Croatian OppositionPhoto: Jutarnji List

Croatian PM Plenkovic Slams Croatian Opposition

”We discussed a series of current topics. We, as the government, are striving to find solutions to these problems and you heard that many in the opposition seek problems for these solutions,’ said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković following today’s question and answer period in parliament, where the government […]

Germany “Skeptical” Over Kosovo-Serbia Border ChangesPhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Germany “Skeptical” Over Kosovo-Serbia Border Changes

“Germany’s foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Heiko Maas, visiting nearby Albania on Wednesday, said that ‘there exists the fear of a domino effect.’ ‘We are skeptical and discreet on that issue,’ he […]