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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 […]

US Congressman Ted Poe in Serbia

Photo Courtesy of Tanjug Texas Congressman Ted Poe met today with Serbian President Ana Brnabić to discuss economic and political reforms for Serbia, its path to the European Union, and regional stability. Poe, a co-chair for the Serbian Caucus, continued his trip in Belgrade and met with Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica […]

Sweden, Finland Want to See Macedonia in the EU

Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, met with his Swedish and Finnish counterparts, Margot Wallström and Timo Soini. The Nordic team travelled together from their respective countries and reaffirmed that the Western Balkans future lies in the EU. Macedonia hopes to start EU accession talks in 2018, which also […]

Who are the Slovenian Presidential Candidates?

Photo courtesy of The Slovenia Times The nine current candidates for the October 22nd Slovenian Presidential Election are all running with the backing of parties. The only one who isn’t – the incumbent president, Borut Pahor. So, who are these candidates? They range from an actor, teacher, former soccer […]

US Congressmen Offer Support to Serbia

Serbian Caucus Congressmen, Emmanuel Cleaver and Ted Poe, sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for continue support of the Balkans, particularly Serbia. The letter emphasized the need for normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo, while praising Serbia for its efforts during the migrant crisis and […]

Kosovo Security Force Commander Visits Washington

Courtesy of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, Lieutenant General Rahman Rama, is in the middle of an official visit to the United States. He expects to have meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense. He is accompanied by the Commander of the National Guard […]

Norma Miller – Cultural Diplomat at 97 – Visits Ljubljana

At 97 years young, Norma Miller traveled to Slovenia this weekend. Known as the “Queen of Swing”, the visit of this living legend was supported by the US Embassy. She was accompanied by the Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra and sold out the Grand Hotel Union. (Translated from RTVSLO)