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Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

Balkan Blast 9/17/2019: Special Rep. to the WB Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia’s Vucic, Agree to Meet. Germany to Send Special Envoy?Indian President on Visit to Slovenia. EU Council President Tusk in N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer had an “open and concrete” conversation with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Kosovo. They agreed to meet within the next ten days.  […]

Balkan Blast 9/16/2019: NATO Chiefs Meet in Ljubljana. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Dismissed.  Operation Halyard Commemorated in Serbia. Russia’s Prime Minister to Visit Serbia in October.Photo: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 9/16/2019: NATO Chiefs Meet in Ljubljana. Special Prosecutor in N. Macedonia Dismissed. Operation Halyard Commemorated in Serbia. Russia’s Prime Minister to Visit Serbia in October.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott attended a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Operation Halyard in Pranjani where over 500 airmen were saved during World War II. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was in attendance.  US Ambassador to Kosovo […]

Balkan Blast 9/12/2019: Kosovo Unveils 9/11 Monument. Czechia President Seeks to Withdraw Recognition of Kosovo. BiH Presidency Chairman Wraps up Trip to UK. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet the Pope Today.Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 9/12/2019: Kosovo Unveils 9/11 Monument. Czechia President Seeks to Withdraw Recognition of Kosovo. BiH Presidency Chairman Wraps up Trip to UK. Serbia’s Vucic to Meet the Pope Today.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo unveiled on Tuesday a monument for victims of the the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States. US Ambassador to Kosovo Richard Kosnett’s noted in his remarks, “And Americans will always remember the support the United States received from around the […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Balkan Blast 9/11/2019: Russian Amb. to Serbia Takes Aim at State Dept.’s Palmer, US Strategy. EU Council President Announces Commissioners. Serbia to Receive Chinese Drones. Slovenia’s PM Sarec on Trip to Moscow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott and his team commemorated 9/11 by donating blood to the Serbian Red Cross. The alleged US spy inside the Kemlin could have been extracted from Montenegro. The Telegraph writes: “Online investigators soon found a […]

Balkan Blast 9/10/2019: US Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Palmer Meets Montenegrin President Djukanovic & PM Markovic. Ohio and Maryland National Guard Arrive in Tuzla, BiH for Training. Kosovo President Thaci on Trip to Japan to Meet Emperor Naruhito & PM Shinzo Abe.

Balkan Blast 9/10/2019: US Special Rep. to the W. Balkans Palmer Meets Montenegrin President Djukanovic & PM Markovic. Ohio and Maryland National Guard Arrive in Tuzla, BiH for Training. Kosovo President Thaci on Trip to Japan to Meet Emperor Naruhito & PM Shinzo Abe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, met on Monday Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.  Palmer noted, “Montenegro is a leader and the most successful multi ethnic-country in the […]

Balkan Blast 9/9/2019: Sarajevo Hosts First Pride Parade. Macedonians Celebrate 28 Years of Independence. US Special Rep. for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer Meeting Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic Today

Balkan Blast 9/9/2019: Sarajevo Hosts First Pride Parade. Macedonians Celebrate 28 Years of Independence. US Special Rep. for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer Meeting Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic Today

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Macedonians celebrated 28 years of independence from Yugoslavia on Sunday. Happy Independence Day! A US delegation consisting of Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Barrasso (R-WY); Congressmen William Timmons (R-SC,4) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC,3); and Cindy McCain, wife […]

Balkan Blast 9/5/2019: Sen. Johnson (R-WI) and Murphy (D-CT) Kosovo Trip Wrap Up. CODEL to Montenegro Led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Cindy McCain Encourages US & EU Investment. Slovenian President Pahor Encourages Arbitration Agreement to Be Respected in Meeting With Croatian Counterpart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) were in Kosovo on Wednesday where they met with President Hashim Thaci and visited the new US Embassy in Pristina. Their next stop is to meet President Aleksandar Vucic in Serbia. […]

Balkan Blast 9/4/2019: Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) To Visit Kosovo and Serbia. German MP Peter Beyer Visits Kosovo. Update From the Bled Strategic Forum.Photo: Our Wonderland

Balkan Blast 9/4/2019: Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) To Visit Kosovo and Serbia. German MP Peter Beyer Visits Kosovo. Update From the Bled Strategic Forum.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) will be visiting Kosovo today followed by Serbia and Ukraine later in the week “to demonstrate bipartisan support for the new Ukrainian government and continued dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,” according […]

Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.Photo: Twitter

Balkan Blast 8/29/2019: Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian Presidents to Meet in Sibenik Next Week. Wooden Trump Statue Erected in Wife’s Native Slovenia. American Cannabis Mogul Meets PM of N. Macedonia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY A nearly 25 ft. wooden statue of US President Donald Trump pops up in a village in his wife’s native Slovenia.  Sloevnian President Borut Pahor, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will meet next Wednesday […]