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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. […]

Serbian, Montenegrin Foreign Ministers Aim for Europe!

Serbian, Montenegrin Foreign Ministers Aim for Europe!

Former Ambassador to the US, and current Montenegrin Foreign Minister Dr. Srdjan Darmanović met with his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dačić, in Belgrade today to discuss regional stability and the goal integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union. They spoke about regional interests including their “historical, geographical, cultural, and […]

Holocaust Revisionism Accusations in Croatia

Holocaust Revisionism Accusations in Croatia

The World Jewish Congress published a 4,000 word position paper this week urging the world community to oppose “brazen attempts” to revise Holocaust history in Croatia. This follows boycotts in 2016 and 2017 of official Holocaust commemorations sponsored by Zagreb. (Tablet)

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Wonder Woman as a Bosnian?

Israeli actress, Gal Gadot, aka Wonder Woman “played a Bosnian woman on a blind date with OJ Simpson” on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)  

Day One: Erdoğan Talks Trade in Serbia

Day One: Erdoğan Talks Trade in Serbia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met today with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić, to discuss trade agreements and Turkey’s influence in the region. The current trade exchange between the two countries is $800 million, which Erdoğan noted “is not enough.” The two countries have shared a tumultuous history – the Ottoman Empire […]

Ten EU Ambassadors in Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ten EU Ambassadors in Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ten ambassadors of European countries had a “working visit” to the beautiful coastal city of Ulcinj. They were led by the Head of the Division of the EU Political Affairs and European Integration, Plamena Halacheva and Ambassador of the EU in Montenegro, Aivo Orav. The President of the Albanian majority […]

First Pride Parade Held in Kosovo

First Pride Parade Held in Kosovo

The first unified pride parade has been held in the capital of Kosovo, Pristina. There have been marches organized by various LGBTI activists in the past including in May 2016 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This parade had LGBTI activists come together under one umbrella and […]

Zaev Vigorously Campaigns in Advance of Local Elections

Newly Elected Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev returns to the campaign trail in advance of the October 15th local elections. On rally stages, he is predicting Macedonia will soon be the 30th member of NATO. He is also drawing applause boasting about selling off Mercedes bought by […]

Naser Oric Acquitted of War Crimes

“Former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric has been acquitted of war crimes by a court in Sarajevo. Mr Oric and another military veteran, Sabahudin Muhic, were cleared of killing three Bosnian Serb prisoners near Srebrenica in 1992.” (BBC)

Zagreb Airport Seeks New Carriers

Franjo Tudjman International Airport is hoping to increase the number of long haul flights direct to Zagreb. Airport officials specifically are hoping for direct flights to and from South Korea and China where the tourism and hospitality industry have seen exponential growth. The airport continues to work on a […]