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EU Enlargement Commissioner Arrives in Sofia to Discuss North Macedonia Accession Talks

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi will visit Bulgaria tomorrow, September 21, the BNR correspondent in Brussels Angelina Piskova has reported, citing the European Commission. 

 Meetings of the European Commissioner with President Rumen Radev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev are planned. 

Bulgaria Has New Caretaker Government: What Lessons Can It Learn from Dutch?

aretaker governments do not have to be weak governments: The Netherlands has demonstrated this well over the past few months. Maybe Bulgaria's struggling caretaker administration can take a few lessons on board?

Bulgarians will be heading to the polls once again on November 14 to cast a vote in the country's third parliamentary election of the year.

Merkel Bids Farewell to Balkans with Exhortation to Reform

Angela Merkel visited the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, the last stop on a brief farewell Balkan tour which saw the German chancellor encourage the countries in the region to push ahead with reforms to improve their chances of joining the European Union.

Pahor holds bilateral meetings in Bled

Bled, 2 September – President Borut Pahor held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) on Thursday, including with High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. The pair talked about the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pahor’s office said.

U.S. message: "Pristina has the right not to accept territorial changes, but then..."

It is also said that "if Albin Kurti is not interested in the Washington agreement, then that agreement is dead."
As Bolton points out, the important question is what attitude the Biden administration will take towards the Balkans in relation to Trump, but also that Washington is currently dealing more with domestic issues than with foreign policy.

Only Serbia did not show support; "The EU has taken note"

This was announced today by the European Council.
On June 21, the EU Council imposed sanctions against 78 Belarusian citizens and seven entities for serious violations of human rights and repression of civil society, the opposition and journalists, and for the forced landing of a passenger plane.

Germany, UK Reaffirm Commitment to Western Balkans

During their meeting in Berlin, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas signed a joint declaration in which, among other things, they reaffirmed their countries' commitment to the security, stability, prosperity, and full sovereignty of the six Western Balkans countries, as well as to their European and Euro-Atlantic paths.

Vučić: I am worried about the other Montenegro, and if I answered him properly...

He said that people like Izetbegovi use his name to collect political points.
"The way I am, I am the worst, and I can say only one thing about all of them from the region, because they want to collect political points by mentioning me. I will not answer them, my strength lies in the successes of Serbia, vaccines and the fight against the epidemic", Vucic said.

Bulgaria Takes over Rotating Presidency of SEDM Process

As of July 1, 2021, Bulgaria will become the rotating chair of the SEDM process (South East Europe Defence Ministerial). In preparation for the adoption of the mandate, representatives of the current President of the Republic of Albania are visiting Sofia until 18 June.

Week in Review: Reshuffling the Cards

Boiling Point

Montenegrin parliament speaker Aleksa Becic (left) and Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic. Photo: Government of Montenegro

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