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Balkan Blast 2/3/2020: Kosovo’s Vetëvendosje & LDK Form Governing Coalition. The EU’s Borrell Reiterates Unity with the US on Trip to Kosovo and Serbia. The ECJ Won’t Hear Slovenia’s Lawsuit Against Croatia on Piran Bay.

Balkan Blast 2/3/2020: Kosovo’s Vetëvendosje & LDK Form Governing Coalition. The EU’s Borrell Reiterates Unity with the US on Trip to Kosovo and Serbia. The ECJ Won’t Hear Slovenia’s Lawsuit Against Croatia on Piran Bay.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Kosovo’s Vetëvendosje (VV) and Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) have struck a deal to create a government headed by future PM Albin Kurti (VV). The EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, visited Kosovo and Serbia on Thursday and Friday with the […]

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.Photo: Reddit

Balkan Blast 9/30/2019: US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to Visit N. Macedonia, Montenegro on Oct. 4. US Senate Armed Services Comm. Discusses SE Europe. Woodrow Wilson Statue to be Erected in Belgrade. UNGA Wraps Up. Komsic and Grabar-Kitarovic Trade Barbs Over the Weekend.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit N. Macedonia and Montenegro on October 4th as a part of a European trip that includes stops in Italy, Greece, and the Vatican. The US Senate Armed Services Committee discussed Southeastern […]

Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and ErdoganPhoto: The Srpska Times

Balkan Blast 8/19/2019: The US Quits the Board of the Kosovo Property Verification Agency. State Dept.’s Palmer on BiH Pres. Dodik’s Hardline Rhetoric. BiH’s Komsic to Visit Belgrade, Will Meet With Vucic and Erdogan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Happy Army Day!:  Army Day was celebrated yesterday across N. Macedonia.  The US has quit the Board of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA) because of nepotism. Ambassador Phillip Kosnett on Friday wrote on Twitter: “The U.S. has resigned […]

Newsletter for 3/12/2019:  US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.Photo: Reddit

Newsletter for 3/12/2019: US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Pristina released a statement today slamming Kosovo for the deportation of six alleged Gulenists to Turkey. It reads: “The (parliamentary investigative) committee’s findings, which suggest 31 legal or procedural breaches by the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, Interior […]

Newsletter for 3/05/2019: Future State Dept. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Reeker on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Prespa. US Ambassador to BiH Meets Foreign Minister Crnadak. Vucic to Recognize Kosovo? Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Albania.Photo: Jessica S. Hitchcock/Twitter

Newsletter for 3/05/2019: Future State Dept. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Reeker on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Prespa. US Ambassador to BiH Meets Foreign Minister Crnadak. Vucic to Recognize Kosovo? Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Albania.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY US diplomat and future Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker was in North Macedonia where he called on Kosovo to “annul the tariffs” and for Serbia to stop influencing countries to block Kosovo’s accession to international organizations. […]

Newsletter 1/3/2019 US Amb. to Macedonia to Leave in March. Macedonia to Sign NATO Accession Protocol on Feb. 6. Intel Report: Violence Possible in the Western Balkans in 2019. Kosovo politicians at an Impasse on Tariffs.Photo: Twitter

Newsletter 1/3/2019 US Amb. to Macedonia to Leave in March. Macedonia to Sign NATO Accession Protocol on Feb. 6. Intel Report: Violence Possible in the Western Balkans in 2019. Kosovo politicians at an Impasse on Tariffs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY N1: “US intelligence report warns of armed conflicts in Western Balkans in 2019“: “The Western Balkans countries are at risk of open military conflict in 2019 and Russia is lurking to take advantage of the situation, the US intelligence […]

Advisor to Thaci Says QUINT States Met in Washington to Bring Kosovo into International Orgs, and Final Phase of Belgrade-Pristina DialoguePhoto: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

Advisor to Thaci Says QUINT States Met in Washington to Bring Kosovo into International Orgs, and Final Phase of Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

“Blerim Shala, political advisor to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, has confirmed that a meeting of the QUINT representatives (U.S., UK, Germany, France, and Italy) held in Washington last week was held to discuss final phase of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue and coordination on Kosovo’s membership into international organisations. ‘As far […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Presidential Elections Set for April 15; Montenegro, Serbia on Course for EU by 2025, Hahn to Visit DC Next Month; Telenor to Sell $2.4 bln in Assets in Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria to US Fund?

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Presidential Elections Set for April 15; Montenegro, Serbia on Course for EU by 2025, Hahn to Visit DC Next Month; Telenor to Sell $2.4 bln in Assets in Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria to US Fund?

“Ivan Brajovic, the speaker of Montenegro’s parliament, has set April 15 as the date for the country’s next presidential election, with a possible second round two weeks later if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the first round vote. Incumbent President Filip Vujanovic has served two […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Stoltenberg – No NATO base in Montenegro; Djukanovic – Third countries always interfere in Balkans; Ruling party taking over public broadcaster?

“Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that membership in the alliance will help Montenegro in consolidating security and stability in the Balkan region. Stoltenberg said that the Western Balkans region is of strategic importance for NATO and therefore, the alliance continues to be fully engaged in this area. He […]