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Newsletter for 8/13/2019: MKD President Calls on Officials to Return to Resolve Special Prosecutor Case. Bosnian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Bilateral Relations. Former NATO KFOR Officer Says Camp Bondsteel “Let Go” Serbian Bus Bomber.

Newsletter for 8/13/2019: MKD President Calls on Officials to Return to Resolve Special Prosecutor Case. Bosnian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Bilateral Relations. Former NATO KFOR Officer Says Camp Bondsteel “Let Go” Serbian Bus Bomber.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY President of N. Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski is “disappointed” in Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and demands officials return from vacation in order to resolve the case in a timely manner. Director of Europe at the International Republican Institute Paul McCarthy talked with Voice […]

Newsletter for 8/12/2019: US Nat’l Security Advisor Won’t Visit Region. Serbian FM Clarifies Statement on Serbs in US. Russian MFA Frustrated with Kosovo Specialist Chambers. British PM Speaks with Croatian Counterpart.

Newsletter for 8/12/2019: US Nat’l Security Advisor Won’t Visit Region. Serbian FM Clarifies Statement on Serbs in US. Russian MFA Frustrated with Kosovo Specialist Chambers. British PM Speaks with Croatian Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAYHappy Eid al-Adha to all of our readers who celebrated over the weekend. US National Security Advisor John Bolton will not make a trip to the region in the fall, despite early reports that he would be. Incumbent Croatian President […]

Newsletter for 8/7/2019: Croatian President to Run for Re-election. Serbian FM to Rally Serbs in the US for Donald Trump. BiH Leaders Interpret NATO Aspect of Deal for Government Differently.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 8/7/2019: Croatian President to Run for Re-election. Serbian FM to Rally Serbs in the US for Donald Trump. BiH Leaders Interpret NATO Aspect of Deal for Government Differently.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian Prime Minister and leader of the HDZ Andrej Plenkovic confirms that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will represent the party in the upcoming presidential elections. She is seeking her second five-year term. Although the three main Bosnian parties came together […]

Newsletter for 8/6/2019: Bosnia Forms Government After 10 Months. Kosovo Disbands Parliament.Photo: International Business Times

Newsletter for 8/6/2019: Bosnia Forms Government After 10 Months. Kosovo Disbands Parliament.

Bosnian leaders came together to form a government after a ten month standoff. Leaders of the Party for Democratic Action (SDA) Bakir Izetbegovic, Bosnian Serb Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) Milorad Dodik, and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Dragan Covic agreed to form the central government after a compromise on the country’s NATO accession. Meanwhile, Kosovo’s […]

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

Newsletter for 8/5/2019: Operation Storm Commemorated in Croatia, Mourned in Serbia. State Dept.’s Matthew Palmer Urges N. Macedonia to Resolve Extortion Investigation. Croatian President, BiH Presidency Chairman Exchange Words. Chinese Police Coming to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY “U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says an unresolved extortion investigation in North Macedonia could undermine prospects for the small Balkan nation’s long-awaited European Union accession talks. “North Macedonia’s former chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, unexpectedly tendered […]

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.infozagreb.hr

Newsletter for 7/31/2019: New EC President von der Leyen Calls Croatia a “Role Model.” Croatian President Causes Controversy in BiH. EU’s Hahn Says Int’l Community Committed to Solving Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. Bulgarian PM To Visit N. Macedonia Tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic & Delegation in Israel: An International Sister Seaports Agreement between the Port of Rijeka and the Port of Haifa was signed by temporary CEO of the Port of Rijeka, Dusko Grabovac, and Haifa Port CEO […]

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.JetSettingFools

Newsletter for 7/30/2019: Croatian President Meets Israel’s PM Netanyahu, Pres. Rivlin. Serbia Receives 10 Armored Vehicles From Russia – Vucic Praises Russia. Migrant Crisis Deepens in the Region.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY On Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s visit to Israel, Jerusalem Post’s Greer Fay Cashman writes, “Holocaust commemoration, education and restitution were the key subjects in the long conversation that President Reuven Rivlin had on Monday with Croatian President Kolinda […]

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.Photo: The Srpska Times

Newsletter for 7/29/2019: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes N. Macedonia Accession Protocol. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker Lauds New Stage in US-MKD Relationship. Croatian President Arrives in Israel. Kosovo’s Haradinaj Urges EU, US to Stop Pressuring it on 100% Tariffs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia. It will now go to a full Senate vote. Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for European and […]

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

Newsletter for 7/25/2019: Former Kosovo PM Refuses to Answer Questions at The Hague. State Dept.’s Reeker and EU’s Hahn in N. Macedonia Today. One Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. New EU Commissioner to Visit Zagreb Next Week.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker and European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in N. Macedonia today and tomorrow to meet top government officials. Former […]