Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  'Balkan'
Latest

“Old, New, Orthodox” – CIA predicts a fragmented Europe (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

By   /  10/07/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The US intelligence service CIA, and the agency Stratfor, have predicted big changes on European soil, Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting. Namely, the CIA sees the European continent as quite different to what it is today in the near future – divided in three parts: “new,” “old,” and “(Christian) Orthodox” – and Serbia would […]

Read More →
Latest

Vogel: Serbia must recognize Kosovo’s reality (Blic, RFE)

By   /  21/05/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The EU-Balkan Summit in Sofia, conceived as Thessaloniki 2, is very disappointing because there has been no reaffirmation of the prospects of Balkan countries’ membership in the EU, says Toby Vogel, a researcher of the Brussels-based Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) for Radio Free Europe, daily Blic reports. French President Emanuel Macron has “thrown […]

Read More →
Latest

“Balkans in strategic region for Europe,” says EU official (B92)

By   /  16/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday in Luxembourg, with the Western Balkans among the items on their agenda. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addressed reporters ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to announce that this will be “a chance with to exchange views on how to better work with our partners in […]

Read More →
Latest

Balkan Countries Most Vulnerable to ‘Fake’ News, Report (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The 2018 Media Literacy index of the Open Society Institute in Sofia says Balkan countries are the most susceptible in Europe to ‘fake’ news – owing to their highly controlled media, low educational levels and low levels of trust in society. See more at:http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/report-balkan-countries-most-vulnerable-to-adverse-effects-of-fake-news-03-29-2018

Read More →
Latest

Balkans Not Very Joyful, UN Report Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  15/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Te latest World Happiness Report suggests the people of most Balkan countries have little to smile about. With the partial exception of Romania, the Balkans is not a very happy part of the planet, according to the latest World Happiness Report 2018, produced by the UN’s sustainable development solutions network, SDSN. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/balkans-not-very-joyful-un-report-says-03-15-2018

Read More →
Latest

Balkan Women Plan Protest Marches Across Region (Balkan Insight)

By   /  08/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Women’s rights organisations from the Balkans are marking International Women’s Day, on March 8, with a series of rallies designed to raise awareness of discrimination, violence and unfair treatment. Women’s rights activists all over the Balkans will be leading other rights organisations and leftist groups at a series of rallies on Thursday, marking International Women’s […]

Read More →
Latest

Center for Europan Polycy Analysis: Balkan security and U.S. strategy (Europe’s Edge)

By   /  24/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The Balkans are returning onto America’s radar screen as threats to regional stability and European integrity mount. To prevent a dangerous spiral of escalation, Washington must pursue a more vigorous strategy to help secure the remaining states within Western institutions and curtail Russia’s spreading subversion. Drift and delay in dealing with the Western Balkans can […]

Read More →
Latest

Serwer: US ready to engage in Kosovo negotiations (NIN, peacefare.net)

By   /  29/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Professor and expert for the Balkans Daniel Serwer, in an interview with the Belgrade weekly NIN, says that Vucic threatens with Russia and loses the direction in normalizing relations with Kosovo, as well as that it seems to him that the President of Serbia chooses the wrong chair. In his view, if Belgrade accepts the […]

Read More →
Latest

Russia “depends on Serbia as its key launching ground” (B92, RFE, Beta)

By   /  12/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Russia will continue to try to influence the events in the Balkans, where Serbia is its most important link that serves as a launching ground. This is according to Beta, which quoted Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague, who spoke for Radio Free Europe’s Bosnia-Herzegovina/Serbia/Montenegro service. Galeotti said that Moscow is using […]

Read More →
Latest

Balkan states sit in endless EU waiting room as Trieste summit approaches (DW)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

All talk, no action? Cooperative economic projects have been the hot topic ahead of a conference between leaders from the EU and Western Balkan countries. But EU expansion in the region remains as elusive as ever. “The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.” European Union (EU) leaders made this declaration during the […]

Read More →
Latest

Đurić: Let’s make ‘Balkans for Balkan people’ our slogan (B92)

By   /  30/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija head on Thursday suggested that the Balkans should adopt the slogan, “the Balkans for the Balkan people.” However, he continued, “this does not mean isolationism – but instead making connections with the West and the East, to the benefit of citizens.” Speaking at a panel of the “New […]

Read More →
Latest

US Balkan Policy Will Eventually Catch Up With Reality (Balkan Insight)

By   /  08/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

At some point, Washington will be forced to re-engage with the Balkans and work out a new policy that is in tune with political reality. Not everything about Donald Trump is unpredictable. At least towards the Balkans, his policy so far has be­en entirely consistent in its general indifference. Not only is the region irrelevant […]

Read More →