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Croatia Still Confining Disabled in Institutions, Activists Say

Several disabled people's and human rights organisations, Inclusion Europe, the European Network on Independent Living, the Centre for Peace Studies Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb, and Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday said in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that Croatia should stop confining children and adults in institutions.

One Dead After Explosion in Bosnian Oil Refinery

One worker died and six others were taken to hospital for treatment after an explosion on Tuesday in the oil refinery in the town of Brod, in the north of Bosnia's mainly Serb entity, Republika Srpska. The explosion occurred in the petroleum processing facility at around 9:30pm local time and the cause is still unknown.

Beyond mere promotion - a story about falling in love

When the famous wine correspondent from the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson, visited TILIA ESTATE in Potoče, Vipava Valley, she described its founder, Matjaž Lemut, as "the most cosmopolitan Slovenian producer". No wonder - he gained his wealth of experience in Switzerland and California, and his knowledge and passion for winemaking are highly appreciated around the globe.

Police fire warning shots as migrants fight among themselves

The migrants involved came from several different countries, according to reports on Tuesday.

Police officers who came to intervene and conduct an investigation were also attacked during the unrest that lasted several hours, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) of the Una-Sana Canton confirmed today. The officers at the scene last night fired warning shots.

Facebook partners with Httpool in Balkans

Httpool is now the official reseller partner for Facebook in the Balkans, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

Facebook recognizes the opportunity for this long-term partnership to aid local agencies and advertisers in reaching greater audiences and engaging in meaningful conversations with users, improving potential of the local businesses.

Bosnia: Croat rep announces lawsuit against Croatia

In an interview with Croatia's public broadcaster HRT, Zeljko Komsic said, a day after he was elected, that"Croatia had "twice broken a convention on the law of the sea."

Croatia PM Continues Balkan Tradition of Sexist Remarks

Croatia's Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, has swiftly apologised for making a patronising and sexist answer to a female journalist after she asked a question about a scandal involving leaked inside information on police and prosecution operations.

Croatia, Hungary Mull Future Gas Deliveries From Krk

Tomislav Coric, Croatia's Minister of Environment and Energy, met on Tuesday in Budapest with Hungary's Foreign and Trade Minister, Peter Szijjarto, to discuss joint energy projects and gas supplies.

Goalkeeper Petkov Gets Bulgarian Call up at 42

SOFIA (Reuters) - Slavia Sofia's 42-year-old goalkeeper Georgi Petkov has rejoined the Bulgarian national squad ahead of their UEFA Nations League matches against Cyprus and Norway.

Petkov, who was born in March 1976, last appeared for the Balkan country in a friendly international against Switzerland in February 2009 and has been selected several times since.


Bulgarians have Greater Financial Assets than Russians, Romanians and Turks

Bulgarians have greater financial assets than Slovaks, Russians, Romanians, Turks and Serbs. Regarding the net financial assets per capita, our country ranks 38th out of 53 countries worldwide with a result of 7680 euro per person. For the gross amount, Bulgaria is down one position with a result of 9760 euros, the latest edition of the Allianz Global Wealth Report shows.

Kaufland Stops Selling Part of Unilever's Products in Bulgaria due to a Trade Dispute

One of Europe's largest retail chains, Germany's Kaufland, and one of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers, Unilever, entered into a trade dispute over the prices of the goods sold. This has led to a break in their relationship, which will also affect the Bulgarian market. In early September, the chain decided to remove from sale 480 Unilever products in Germany.