How foreign mercenaries “appear” in the Western Balkans First of all, these are fighters who appeared in this part of Europe during the 1990s. In fact, when the process of disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia has begun. The civil wars in the territory of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia were a fertile ground for the […]
China’s role in the Western Balkans – Trojan horse for the European Union or new challenge for the Washington administration?
Where are the first Beijing’s steps? It all has started with Chinese infrastructure loans, presented in the Western Balkans as investments of the People’s Republic of China. Then they went a step further, investing in important plants in the Western Balkans, not only important for economic development, but also for the energy sustainability of countries, […]
United Arab Emirates in the Balkans – a breeding ground for investment and strengthening political Islam ties
Besides the EU and the USA, who are the new players in the Western Balkans? Influential Western and world media are increasingly writing about how Arab countries are penetrating the Balkans. And it is increasingly about investors from the United Arab Emirates, as well as from Saudi Arabia. However, in addition to the economic interests […]
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden has formally approved the deployment of 3,000 US troops to Poland, Germany, and Romania, in an effort to bolster NATO countries in Eastern Europe in the face of tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed along Ukraine’s border. According to US officials, the deployments to Eastern Europe […]
Regular local elections recently ended in North Macedonia, in which the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE won a major victory over the ruling SDSM, winning over 110,000 more votes than Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s party. VMRO-DPMNE won not only in most Macedonian municipalities, but also in the capital Skopje, while for the first time Kumanovo was led […]