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Balkan Islamist galaxy in a nutshell

Main strains of political Islam vying for influence in the Balkans
Ioannis Michaletos: October 24, 2016

Serbian magazine retracts article on Trump

The Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnik has retracted an article reporting U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had apologized for the U.S. role in the 1999 bombing of the former Yugoslavia.
October 16, 2016

EU leaders reassure Balkan nations following Brexit

European leaders gave assurances to Balkan nations that Britain's vote to leave the European Union will not stop plans to enlarge the bloc.
July 5, 2016

Balkan gas hub struggle

Reflections on the unstable role of Turkey regarding a gas transit route and hub in Southeastern Europe, and the alternative viable scenario
Ioannis Michaletos: June 17, 2016

Albania should 'respect accurate facts of history', foreign ministry says

Greece's foreign ministry on Sunday issued an announcement that criticized references made by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Foreign Minister Dimir Bushati regarding a "Cham issue" that Greece considers firmly closed.
June 5, 2016

NATO welcomes Montenegro; Russia threatens sanctions

NATO officially invited Montenegro to become its 29th member Thursday, angering Russia, which already is threatening sanctions against what it calls a "friendly country."
May 21, 2016

Serbia's pro-EU Party wins general election

Serbia's pro-European Union prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, has won a landslide victory in general elections, the country's electoral commission confirmed Monday.
April 25, 2016

Balkan energy security culminations

Trends and threats ahead
Ioannis Michaletos: April 19, 2016

FYR Macedonia to hold snap vote on june 5 despite protests

FYR Macedonia's Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski has signed a decree setting the date for an early general election, amid protests that followed a presidential decision and demand the vote be postponed.
April 15, 2016

US, EU back Albania’s regional center to fight radicalism

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Thursday that preparations were underway in his country to set up a regional center for the fight against radicalism.
April 15, 2016