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US and Russian Envoys to Meet in Belgrade

US Diplomat Kurt Volker, Special Envoy for Ukraine negotiations, and Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to meet in Belgrade on Saturday, October 7th. Their focus will be to jumpstart negotiations on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Belgrade is seen as […]

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Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Croatia in Senate Hearing

The Nominee to be Ambassador to Croatia W. Robert Kohorst had his Senate on Foreign Relations Committee hearing today. In his statement he confirmed his lack of political or Foreign Service experience, but he did affirm his duty to the U.S. through law and business. He traveled through Croatia […]

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Russian MiGs Arrive in Serbia

Russia has delivered all six of the MiG-29s to Serbia after a meeting between then Prime Minister, and current President, Aleksandar Vučić and Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2017. The MiGs are a gift from Russia to Serbia, but the modernization will still cost Serbia around $210.7 million. Russia […]

Bosnia Going Green

The Green Climate Fund, which was set up in 2010 according United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by 194 countries, has provided $17.3 million for Bosnia and Herzegovina to invest in renewable and green energy. The donation will help shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy create […]

US Donation to Kosovo for Border Protection

(Photo: Ambassador Delawie’s Twitter) The United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE)  has donated a total of $1.1 million to the Kosovo Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance, Trade and Industry. Furthermore, US Ambassador Greg Delawie reiterated the United States’ commitment to […]

EKIP Scandal Rocks Podgorica

Across Podgorica, the talk of the town is a scandal involving the leadership of EKIP.  The State Prosecutor’s Office has filed a criminal complaint alleging that five leaders within EKIP misappropriated nearly $220,000 for personal gain. Investigators have followed the money trail for over two years with allegations that […]

Pence Tells Thaci to Ratify Border Deal

Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Kosovo The White House says VP Mike Pence has encouraged Kosovo to ratify a border-demarcation deal with Montenegro. Pence met with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Washington on September 29, two days after Kosovo’s new prime minister said the Balkan […]

Branko Lustig to Open Zagreb Holocaust Museum

Auschwitz Survivor, Osijek native and Hollywood Producer Branko Lustig is spearheading the opening of a Holocaust Museum in Zagreb. The museum will open in Q4 2018 or Q1 2019 in a building undergoing renovations formerly owned by a Jewish family at the corner of Branimirova and Drziceva streets. In January, […]

Iran Continues Outreach in Slovenia

Iran Ambassador to Slovenia Morteza Darziramandi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold courses on language, Iranian studies and to exchange professors and students. Over the past few years, Iranian professors have taught at the Universities in Ljubljana, Maribor and Nova Gorica. (Mehr News)