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Slovenia All In on Electric/Hybrid Cars

Slovenia All In on Electric/Hybrid Cars

“The Slovenian government adopted on Thursday a strategy on alternative fuels in the transportation sector under which the registration of new diesel and petrol cars would be prohibited after 2030. The government has not opted for an outright ban, instead it has put a ceiling on a car’s […]

Serbian FM Tells US Ambassador to Stay Out of Internal Affairs

Serbian FM Tells US Ambassador to Stay Out of Internal Affairs

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has reaffirmed his support for convicted war criminal General Vladimir Lazarević. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed by Serb troops in Kosovo. US Ambassador Kyle Scott said on twitter that Serbia’s image in […]

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Haradinaj: No US, No Dialogue With Serbia

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj announced today a new platform to normalize relations with neighboring Serbia. Kosovo would “not sit at the table without America there,” said the former KLA man. He continued, “I can not continue the dialogue, if America is not on the table.” (Translated from […]

Bye Croatian Kuna, Hello Euro

Bye Croatian Kuna, Hello Euro

Croatia is looking to initiate the process to join the Eurozone, hoping to fulfill a commitment made under its EU accession agreement. Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Martina Dalić commented, “”The government, together with the Croatia National Bank (CNB), estimates that it is a good time to initiate […]

Slovene Presidential Candidates on International Role

Slovene Presidential Candidates on International Role

“The nine candidates standing in the 22 October presidential election have talked to the STA about how they see Slovenia’s role in the international community, in particular from the aspect of challenges such as mass migrations and terrorism. They also said which global leader they would meet first […]

Montenegrin Parliament Ratifies the Paris Climate Accords

Montenegrin Parliament Ratifies the Paris Climate Accords

Parliament officially ratified the Paris Climate Accord confirming Montenegro’s fight against climate change. In total, 41 Parliamentarians (all present) voted in support. Sustainable Development and Tourism Minister Pavle Radulovic took the lead and pledged Montenegro would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 1,572 kilotons. He pointed out […]

CNN Features Sarajevo Holiday Inn 2.0

CNN Features Sarajevo Holiday Inn 2.0

“It’s painted canary yellow and looks like it’s built from giant LEGO blocks — but the most remarkable thing about the Holiday Hotel in Sarajevo isn’t its appearance. It’s that the hotel is here at all, given the adversity it’s faced in recent years, let alone enjoying a […]

Macedonia Marks Uprising Day Against Fascism

Macedonia Marks Uprising Day Against Fascism

Macedonia celebrates the 76th anniversary of the Uprising of the Macedonian people against fascism. The uprising originated in central Macedonian town of Prilep and Kumanovo, a mere 9 miles from the Serbian border. The public holiday is marked by ceremonies across Macedonia where politicians, and citizens alike, lay […]

Panoramic scenes of the Pester plateau, karst region in southwestern Serbia. It situated in the area of Raska. The most part of Pešter is located in the municipality of Sjenica. The relief of Pester Plateau is characterized by low, hilly terrain, streams

Day Two: Erdoğan Calls Novi Pazar His Homeland

Serbian President Aleskandar Vučić accompanied his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the southern Serbian city of Novi Pazar today. The city was decked out in Turkish and Serbian flags as well as banners reading “Vučić-Erdoğan.” Erdoğan, enthused to be in the muslim majority city, stated, “Novi Pazar is […]

Obtaining a Visa Liberalized Passport Not an Option for Kosovars

Obtaining a Visa Liberalized Passport Not an Option for Kosovars

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi met with his Albanian counterpart, Ilir Meta, today to discuss visa liberalization and passports. They released a joint statement today in which Thaçi urged Meta to grant Kosovar Albanians citizenship of the Republic of Albania. Albania has had visa free travel to the EU since 2010. […]