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In Pictures: Croatians Celebrate World Cup Triumph Over Argentina

 Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL KASAP Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb.

Turkish Exports to Balkan Countries Rise Rapidly

Turkish exports to Balkan countries rose by 22 per cent in the first five month of this year and earned the country almost 4 billion US dollars .

The data from Turkey's Exporters' Assembly, TIM, were collected by Turkey's state news agency Anadolu and reported on June 16.

10th Lion for New Moment: After bronze comes gold

After winning a Bronze Lion last night for their project The One in the Print category, the New Moment agency received the Golden Lion in the prestigious Industry Craft category tonight.

This impressive project of the New Moment regional agency was selected among 32,000 works from 90 countries and 26 categories, and has now won 2 lions in the first three days of the festival.

Migrant Boat Capsizes on Bosnia-Serbia Border

A boat carrying ten illegal migrants turned over in the river on the border between Serbia and Bosnia near the village of Tabanci, near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik.

Police in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, RS, said no one was injured.

Bosnians Pessimistic About Future, IRI Poll Shows

About 86 per cent of Bosnians believe the country is heading in the wrong direction while only 9 per cent believe it is moving in the right direction, a new poll suggests.

The data come from the International Republican Institute, IRI, which released the new poll on Tuesday.

New Moment continues tradition of winning Cannes Lions

By winning a Lion at the very beginning of the festival, the most rewarded agency in our region, New Moment, continues presenting the region to the world, and placing it on the global map of creativity.

Gun Ownership High Among Balkan Civilians: Report

The Small Arms Survey, published on Monday, listed Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo among the top 25 countries when it comes to the estimated rate of civilian firearms possession per 100 people.

Montenegro and Serbia shared third place, after the United States and Yemen, the report said.

Bosnia to Strengthen Border Police After Migrant Increase

The Independent Board of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an independent body in charge of Bosnia's police, called on Monday for the immediate deployment of at least 200 more officers to the border force.

The border police welcomed the move but said the force still needs more resources.

Solution Proposed to Resolve Bosnian Electoral Law Crisis

MPs in the entity parliament in Bosnia's Bosniak- and Croat-dominated Federation could vote in the coming weeks on a new draft electoral law put forward by five political parties - aimed at averting the possibility of general elections going ahead in October without a legal mechanism to elect the Federation parliament's upper chamber.

FM: This isn't about visas - something else irks them

Dacic was reacting to reports in the Croatian press, which said that "Serbia's visa liberalization is jeopardized because it was abolishing visas for third countries, in that way making EU's fight against illegal migration more difficult."

Montenegro Seeks Frontex's Help Over Migrant, Refugee Wave

Montenegro said it seeks a status agreement with the EU's border and migration agency Frontex, to protect its border as a fresh migrant and refugee influx causes concern in the region and in Brussels.

An Interior Ministry document, which BIRN has seen, says an official application for a status agreement with Frontex "will be launched soon".

Mamic Refuses to Face Justice in Croatia

Former Croatian football club boss Zdravko Mamic, who has been convicted of financial crimes in Croatia, on Friday said he would not agree to voluntary extradition from Bosnia where he is also a citizen.

Serbia ‘Used Yugoslav Army for War Goals’: Report

The Yugoslav People’s Army was used to achieve the Serbian leadership’s nationalist goals during the 1990s wars in Bosnia and Croatia, according to a report from the Humanitarian Law Centre watchdog group.

"Old Serbia, South Serbia..." Vucic on Macedonia and Kosovo

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said this on Thursday, in conversation with journalists.

One of the reporters what Vucic thought about the solution to the name dispute (namely, "the Republic of North Macedonia"), and whether this would bring more pressure concerning relations between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Serb Republic.

Convicted Croatian Football Boss Arrested in Bosnia

Former Croatian football club boss Zdravko Mamic, who has been convicted of financial crimes, was arrested on Thursday in Medjugorje.

State Investigation and Protection Agency police detained Mamic on the basis of an Interpol warrant. He will be handed over to the Bosnian state court.