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Montenegro PM Makes Light of Trump's Brusque Shove

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic on Thursday brushed off an incident at the NATO meeting in Brussels in Brussels where US President Donald Trump shoved him aside to get in front for the photo shoot.

Small Town in Serbia Appeals For More Migrants

While intolerance towards migrants is rising in many parts of Europe, and in Serbia, this is not the case in the remote Serbian town of Bosilegrad in Serbia, which is asking the Serbian government to send them some.

Zigman: Benefits of EU membership being felt in Croatia

BELGRADE - The benefits of EU accession are being felt in Croatia on a daily basis through access to a market of 500 million consumers and better everyday life, Natasa Mikus Zigman, state secretary at the Croatian Ministry of Economy, said at a Vienna Economic Forum conference in Belgrade Monday.

Croatian, Serbian Rightists Join Forces at Family Conference

Conservative groups from Croatia and Serbia will take part in the 11th annual meeting of the World Congress of Family, WCF, in Budapest between Thursday and Sunday where a number of people from right-wing groups will gather.

Croatia's conservative NGO "In the Name of the Family" and Serbia's right-wing, anti-EU party Dveri both confirmed that their leaders will attend the event.

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia's power company, HEP, has written to Bosnia's tripartite presidency, state government, foreign ministry and attorney general, demanding resolution of its pre-war investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia, either through amicable settlement or by international arbitration.

Serbian General Denies Montenegro Putsch Charges

A former top general in Serbia's elite Gendarmerie unit, Bratislav Dikic, on Wednesday denied having backed an alleged coup plot in Montenegro during the elections in the republic last October.

Dikic told the court in Podgorica at the pre-trial session that he was a victim of the "fabricated charges" of the Montenegrin Special Prosecution.

Croatia Fears Fallout from Manchester Terror Attack

Following Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people at a pop concert, Croatian media are speculating that tighter security checks will be reintroduced on the external border of the EU's passport-free Schengen Area, which separates Croatia and Slovenia.

HDZ Loses in Cities, Wins Counties, in Election

Croatia's local elections on Sunday confirmed the strength of the governing centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, in the counties, but underlined its lack of strength in the major cities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek.

The HDZ won in 11 out of Croatia's 20 counties, while its traditional opponent, the opposition Social Democratic Party, SDP, managed to win in only five.

Croatia: High school students celebrate with "Za dom spremni"

The Croatian website Lupiga has published video footage of a group of final year high school students from Zagreb shouting "For home ready!" ("Za dom spremni").

This was a greeting used by the Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - a WW2 Nazi-allied entity that operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma.

Croatian high school students celebrate with fascist salutes

The Croatian website Lupiga has published video footage of a group of final year high school students from Zagreb shouting "For home ready!" ("Za dom spremni").

This was a greeting used by the Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - a WW2 Nazi-allied entity that operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma.

Croatia Anti-Abortionists Accused of Politicising 'Walk'

Organisers of anti-abortion "Walks for Life" in Zagreb and the city of Split on Saturday have been accused of politicising the events by staging them on the day when Croatia is supposed to descend into a pre-election "silence", ahead of local elections on Sunday.

Croatia Quizzes Slovenia Over Thompson Concert Ban

Croatia's Prime Minister and Foreign Ministry are demanding an explanation from Slovenia about why a concert by the Croat nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’ has been banned.

Slovenian town Maribor bans Croatian pro-Ustasha singer's concert

The city authorities in Maribor, Slovenia, have banned Marko Perkovic aka Thompson from holding a concern in this town, as it represents "a security risk."

The Croatian singer, known for glorifying Ustashas, was to perform in Maribor on Saturday.

Stage is set for Jazz Cerkno

The three-day festival, taking place at a covered venue in the town's central square, will get under way with a concert by the Big Band RTV Slovenija, followed by a quartet led by Slovenia's foremost jazz guitarist Samo Šalamon.

Closing the first day will be a trio featuring Hailu Mergia, one of the pioneers of ethio-jazz.

These are the tallest nations in the world

A research published in the journal eLife lists the tallest people by country. The research revealed that over the past 100 years humans have become taller to their ancestors thanks to better nutrition and health, but the amount of height gain varies from country to country. Authors found that people from central and southern Europe, as well as East Asia, grew taller in the last 100 years.

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