Serbia

What is the goal of James Rubin’s return to the Western Balkans?

“The visit of James Rubin, coordinator of the Center for Issues of Global Importance, to the Western Balkans should be seen in the context of the assessment of the American administration that a new impulse is needed to improve the implementation process of the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, with …

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Vučić: I did not interfere in the elections in Montenegro, I expect Milatović in Belgrade in May

Aleksandar Vučić, the president of Serbia and the Serbian Progressive Party, in a live address to the media from Verona, rejected allegations that he “won” the presidential elections in Montenegro, stressing that only the candidate Jakov Milatović won, and that those in the opposition of Serbia expect that if the …

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US Threat Report: Washington facing ‘critical years’ in Great Power competition

Unlike in previous years, the 2023 annual US Threat Assessment Report views West Asia through the prism of a Great Power competition that threatens to nudge the world into a post-US multipolar order. On 8 March, 2023, the US Director of National Intelligence released the Annual Threat Assessment Report, which …

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Lunić: Russia is waging a hybrid war against Serbia, offering the people here more and more delusions

All arguments against Serbia’s membership in NATO boil down to emotions, Serbia’s military neutrality is a political phraseology created by a political compromise, and the announced training of 5,000 military special forces is a dangerous tendency to create class layers within the Serbian Army, said the executive in an interview …

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“The image is impressive, the ‘fatigue of the material’ is obvious”: What did we learn from the chanting instructions at Vučić’s rally in Kraljevo?

Vučić’s address to the citizens on Friday in Kraljevo was, according to media reports, impressive, and supporters demonstrated symbiosis this time as well. The president’s address was followed by numerous chants from supporters with exclamations of “Aco Srbine”. The stands in the sports hall, where the meeting was held, and …

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“Senseless, unnecessary and anti-European”: Pro-European opposition on the initiative of the People’s Party for a referendum on the Kosovo agreement

Representatives of the pro-European opposition agree that the initiative of the People’s Party to call a referendum on the acceptance of the international agreement on Kosovo, which was recently accepted by both Serbia and Kosovo in Ohrid, is pointless, unnecessary, and that it expresses the anti-European mood of the political …

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KURTĆEHAJIĆ: Dodik behave as if the provision on additional competencies does not exist

ACADEMICIAN SUAD KURTĆEHAJIĆ: IF WE GIVE IN TO THE PRESIDENT OF RS DODIK, BIH IS ONE STEP AWAY FROM PARTITION SARAJEVO, JANUARY 5 (ONASA) – Academician Prof. Dr. Suad Kurtćehajić calls on all lawyers and politicians in the RS entity to say which provision or article and position of either …

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Kosovo, self-declared independent country in the Balkans region

A landlocked country, Kosovo is bordered by Serbia to the north and east, North Macedoniato the south, Albania to the west, and Montenegro to the northwest Kosovo, self-declared independent country in the Balkans region of Europe. Although the United States and most members of the European Union (EU) recognized Kosovo’s …

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Explainer: Why Kosovo’s stand-off with Serbs goes on 15 years after statehood

Fifteen years after Kosovo declared independence, 50,000 minority Serbs in the north bordering Serbia refuse to recognize state institutions, get pay and benefits from Serbia’s budget and pay no taxes either to Pristina or Belgrade Tensions rose further recently as Serbs left all state bodies in the region including the …

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Wider Europe Briefing: Will Serbia And Kosovo Finally Seal The Deal?

Brief #1: Perhaps Serbia And Kosovo Can Finally Make A Deal What You Need To Know: On February 27, Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic endorsed an EU-facilitated proposal in Brussels titled, the “Agreement On The Path To Normalization Between Kosovo And Serbia.” The agreement, which …

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