In BiH, as some seek to undermine the state, "we are pushing back" says @StateDept Palmer. Integration is best guarantee for stable future but reforms a must. Me: Significant that DC is backing MAP for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Map. History of Balkans conflict

21 September 2018
4 month ago
Major shout out for US engagement in Balkans as @Sekerinska points to @VP visit and key call to @tsipras_eu on name issue
Tough words from @KKarakachanov: EU lives in ideological fog and downward spiral of cliches. Urges more rapid enlargement to Balkans
4 month ago
@StateDept Palmer underscores need for Montenegro to do more on free media "as bedrock of democratic society," calling out attack against journalist Olivera Lakic
In BiH, as some seek to undermine the state, "we are pushing back" says @StateDept Palmer. Integration is best guarantee for stable future but reforms a must. Me: Significant that DC is backing MAP for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Prime Minister Duško Marković affirms NATO and EU integration as top priorities for @MeGovernment
In first public address since inauguration, President Milo Đukanović affirms Euro-Atlantic integration is the only path for Montenegro
Milo Đukanović's task as president strikes me as two-fold: catalyze domestic reforms and regional cooperation such that Montenegro's progress exceeds expectations and improves the politics of EU enlargement, shrinking the timeline for its entry into EU
Matt Palmer of @StateDept: we share vision of an integrated Europe. Is historic moment: expects Macedonia to move forward quickly to NATO once agreement on name
Montenegro's President Milo Djukanovic kicks off the "To Be Secure" conference by stressing the importance of Euro-Atlantic integration in the Western Balkans and warning of the malign influence of certain "foreign actors."
Washington: Greek FM @NikosKotzias meets with U.S. Secretary of State @SecPompeo @StateDept
4 month ago
Malta court rejects bid to stop FBI testimony in journalist murder case
Erdogan's showdown in Bosnia Herzegovina as he calls on his supporters in Europe to give a yell at Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands. "Are you with me against evil alliance that wants to drag Turkey again into chaos, instability, uncertainty..", he asks.
4 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 20km W of Memaliaj, Albania
As @SNMG_2 task group departed Poti, Georgia, Bulgarian frigate BGS Drazki and Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik conduct a sail pass with @HMSDuncan
4 month ago
Kosovo sentences 8 men for plotting to attack Israeli soccer team
Police in Bosnia turn back buses carrying 270 migrants
4 month ago
Greek PM to brief opposition parties over Macedonia name dispute
4 month ago
Video by Russian Ministry of Defense of international competition between military drivers in Serbia
Video by Russian Ministry of Defense of international competition between military drivers in Serbia
Macron: The problems in some Balkan countries may push them to fall into the arms of Russia
Greece PM Tsipras says had very constructive talks with FYROM counterpart at EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia
Juncker won't elaborate on areas of possible compromise with US on trade set out at presser 'because they are like a poem, they speak for themselves'
@EUCouncil says that in terms of stats and numbers, absorbing western balkans is no big deal. "Economically, it's like Slovakia." Not sure that message will be loved in W europe - or in Slovakia.
Bulgaria PM @BoykoBorissov at closing press conf of EU Western Balkans summit in Sofia says FYROM and Greece have essentially clinched a deal on Macedonia name dispute. But calls it "their secret" that will be shared first at home.
@HashimThaciRKS shook the hands of all six people on stage, except for Serbia PM Vucic. They both avoided each other
Tusk: I don't see any other future for Western Balkans than EU. No alternative, no plan B. The Western Balkans are integral part of Europe and they belong to our community.
EU leaders wrapping up Western Balkans summit in Sofia Bulgaria
4 month ago
"We are solving a dispute in order to strengthen the identity of our citizens in both countries," FYROM PM Zoran Zaev says after meeting with Alexis Tsipras.
4 month ago
Macedonian PM sees solution to name dispute with Greece in June
Bosnia declines to extradite man sought by Tunisia over 2016 killing
Merkel arrived walking together with Macron and May. EU-3 send signal: United they stand strong against US-policy
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