“Slovenian leader Borut Pahor will compete against comedian-turned-mayor Marjan Sarec for the presidency in a runoff despite winning the first round by a wide margin. Pahor won 47 percent, the election commission in the euro-area country of 2 million people said on Sunday. That fell short of the majority needed to clinch re-election in the first round. Sarec was runner up with 25 percent, and the two will face off again on Nov. 12. Forced out of government six years ago, when voters rejected his plan to address a financial crisis that almost drove the country into a Greece-like international bailout, Pahor, 53, has staged a comeback. He was elected to the mostly ceremonial presidency a year later and has built a strong lead in opinion polls.” (Bloomberg)
Pleasure to welcome @avucic to the US. Eager to work to develop US-Serbia partnership, advance Belgrade-Pristina dialogue toward normalization, and pursue greater regional economic growth and integration through @AtlanticCouncil #BalkansForward efforts
.@statedeptspox on @SecPompeo & @avucic: "Secretary Pompeo encouraged Serbia to focus on this strategic goal by accelerating domestic reforms and resuming negotiations with Kosovo on a comprehensive normalization agreement centered on mutual recognition."
On the latest @HacksOnTap podcast....
Former confidante of @realDonaldTrump Anthony @Scaramucci compares the US President to former #Serbia dictator Slobodan Milosevic.
We've got a heaping helping of hacks for you this afternoon as @Scaramucci talks #MoochPAC and plays Trump translator, plus @JoeBiden putting up a big "I CAN BEAT TRUMP" sign in Iowa, but are Iowans going to hold their nose? https://t.co/D14RvtmlEK
.@SecPompeo and @avucic Meet in #NYC
#BiH Fails to Form a Government
Special Prosecutor in N. #Macedonia
Questioned "As Witness" Over Extortion Case
#Serbia to Sign Free Trade Agreement With the Eurasian Economic Union