Country: Serbia Population: 1 234 000

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, on September 11, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Filip Singer.

Students wearing face masks in their classroom in the Croatian capital of Zagreb on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Stringer.

Kosovo and Serbia to Resume Dialogue in Washington

The US special envoy to the stalled Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell, said on Twitter on Friday that a meeting between Kosovo and Serbia would take place in Washington on September 2.

"We are happy to announce that the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will meet at the White House for a negotiation on September 2″, Grenell tweeted without providing further details.

Kon: The vaccine will not provide the safest protection; Masks for a longer period

Kon told RTS that the numbers still show that we have no "zero" situation anywhere.
He pointed out that the creation of collective immunity without vaccination would take several years, so much is expected from the vaccine.
"Miracle is expected from a vaccine, and miracles generally don't happen", Kon pointed out.

Don’t Blame Balkan Citizens For the Latest COVID Surge

What explains this shift, from being the region that initially had among the fewest cases in Europe, to a surge?

Some country-specific reasons might explain individual cases, such as recent elections in Serbia and North Macedonia, or the government crisis in Kosovo, or protests in Montenegro and Serbia. However, none provides an overarching regional perspective.

"I criticize the fact that there is no way to resolve this issue" VIDEO

Epidemiologists Dr Darija Kisi Tepavevi, Dr Predrag Kon and Minister of Education Mladen arevi are speaking at the conference.
18.965 people have been cured so far, Kisi Tepavevi pointed out, announcing the latest results. The largest number of infected people is in Belgrade, and an increase can be seen in Kikinda.