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Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

Newsletter for 7/23/2019: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL,16) Blames Dodik’s SNSD Party for Lack of Gov’t in BiH.Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sen. Bob Dole Statue in Kosovo, Given Keys to the City by Sarajevo Mayor. US Amb. to N. Macedonia Sets Three Priorities. China Wants to Bring 5G to Serbia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett and former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addressed a crowd at a groundbreaking ceremony for a statue honoring Senator Bob Dole. See Ambassador Kosnett’s full remarks here. Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka presented Senator Dole […]

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.Photo: Our Wonderland

Newsletter for 7/22/2019: Kosovo Prime Minister Resigns. State Dept.’s Philip Reeker in N. Macedonia and Greece This Week. The Netherlands is Partially Responsible for the Srebrenica Genocide.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigns after being called to the Specialist Chambers at The Hague as a suspect. It is the second time Haradinaj has resigned to appear at a war crimes court. He resigned in 2005 after […]

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.Photo: Martin Falbisoner

Newsletter for 7/18/2019: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Bytyqi Brothers. NATO’s Supreme Commander Meets with Serbian President, Def. Minister. Croatian PM Shuffles Government. Kosovo FM, Parliament Speaker in US.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US House of Representatives passes  H.Con.Res.20 calling for responsibility of the murder of the three Bytyqi Brothers and that “progress in resolving this case should remain a significant factor determining the further development of U.S.-Serbian relations.” NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander […]

Newsletter for 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. MacedoniaOffice of the Presidency of Serbia

Newsletter for 7/17/2019: Recap of Macron’s Two Day Visit to Serbia. Croatian President Under Fire for Migrant Pushbacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Fight Against Gulenists in N. Macedonia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Editor’s Note: After traveling all day yesterday and a six hour time difference, I am back in the swamp and ready to get you caught up to speed with the latest news in the Balkans! French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Newsletter for 7/15/2019: France’s Macron on Official Two Day Visit to Serbia. Montenegro Celebrates Statehood Day. EUFOR Commander Visits Migrant Camps in BiH. Kosovo Takes Over SEECP Presidency.

HAPPY STATEHOOD DAY MONTENEGRO (JULY 13)!  The US Embassy in Belgrade issued a warning to avoid areas surrounding the embassy and embassies of NATO allies due to demonstrations against the 1999 NATO campaign in Serbia. French President Emmanuel Macron will be on a two day official visit to […]

Newsletter for 7/11/2019: Commemoration in Potocari Marks 24th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. Croatian Government to be Reshuffled. Kosovo Bans Serbian Defense Minister. BLG & MKD Agree Joint Commemorations for SaintsPhoto: ACBiH

Newsletter for 7/11/2019: Commemoration in Potocari Marks 24th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. Croatian Government to be Reshuffled. Kosovo Bans Serbian Defense Minister. BLG & MKD Agree Joint Commemorations for Saints

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Today marks 24 years since the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. Thirty-three victims will be buried at the Srebrenica–Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. Balkan Insider sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends […]

Newsletter for 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.exploringmacedonia.com

Newsletter for 7/10/2019: Kosovo Min. of European Integration Hires New US Lobbying Firm. New US Amb. to MKD Arrives in Skopje. SEECP Roundup. Zoran Zaev Duped by Russian Pranksters.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Madison Global Strategies’ Joseph Allaham has begun lobbying for the Kosovo Ministry of European Integration for $19,000 per month for 9 months totaling $171,000. Key goals include “strategic planning in strengthening the position of the Republic ofKosovo in international organizations […]

Newsletter for 7/02/2019: USAID Director in BiH Urges New Gas Pipelines. Crisis in the North? – Kosovo Serbs Shut Down Shop. Russia Looks to Increase Investment In Croatia at Zagreb-Moscow Economic Forum.Photo: Time Out

Newsletter for 7/02/2019: USAID Director in BiH Urges New Gas Pipelines. Crisis in the North? – Kosovo Serbs Shut Down Shop. Russia Looks to Increase Investment In Croatia at Zagreb-Moscow Economic Forum.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The head of USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina Peter Duffy calls for Bosnia to build more gas pipelines so it doesn’t have to rely on its single pipeline that is dominated by Russian gas. CRISIS IN THE NORTH?: Kosovo […]