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Man commits suicide on Franjo Tudjman's grave

An elderly man has committed suicide on the grave of the first Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, the Croatian website Index is reporting on Monday.

Tudjman was buried in Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery.

Greeks have the lowest visit rate to museums in the EU

Only 16.9% of Greeks, compared to 43.4% of the European population, visited an archaeological site, a historic monument, a museum or a gallery in 2015, according to the Eurostat data. In 2016, a slight drop was recorded in the percentage ofGreeks that visited museums.

"Croatian infantry could reach Ljubljana in 48 hours"

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic say she will sack retired Admiral Davor Domazet Loso from her Homeland Security Council.

She said the reason was Domazet's statement that the Croatian infantry could reach Slovenia's capital Ljubljana in 48 hours, Hina reported on Friday.

Greek tourism promo film wins first international prize

"Greece - A 365-Day Destination," a 3:36 minute film submitted by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) took the first prize for Europe at the second international video competition being run by the United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) 22nd general assembly in Chengdu, China.

"Croatian infantry could reach Ljubljana in 48 hours"

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says she will sack retired Admiral Davor Domazet Loso from her Homeland Security Council.

She said the reason was Domazet's statement that the Croatian infantry could reach Slovenia's capital Ljubljana in 48 hours, Hina reported on Friday.

School Year in Bulgaria Begins

September 5 is the day when the school year is traditionally opened in the Bulgarian schools. Until 1921, students in Bulgaria began their classes on September 1, but the date was has been changed with two weeks because of Alexander Stamboliiski's agricultural government so children to help their families to harvest the crop.

Lazaros swerves AEK to triumph at Rijeka

AEK had the perfect start to its Europa League group stage campaign, triumphing 2-1 at Rijeka in Croatia on Thursday and is a strong candidate for a top-two finish, given that the group also includes AC Milan and Austria Vienna.

Dacic: All they ask of us is to recognize Kosovo

Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic says last night's operation to arrest Serbs in Kosovo represents continued pressure on Serbs living there.

Croatian Serbs Tried for Burning Village Homes

Three former members of Croatian Serb rebel units went on trial in absentia in Zagreb for burning homes in the village of Nova Derencina in central Croatia in 1991.

Catholic Bishop Becomes Croatian Far-Right Champion

Known for his use of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa slogan 'Za dom spremni' ('Ready for the Home(land)') in his famous 1991 wartime song 'Cavoglave', Thompson and his concerts are banned across Europe.

During the concert, Kosic - clad in a brown leather jacket - recited verses from Thompson's song 'Maranatha', while the band provided accompaniment.

Bulgaria's Arms Exports Reach Record High in 2016

Bulgaria's arms exports reached unprecedented volumes in 2016, with the total value of the deals surpassing one billion euros, the annual report by the state commission for export control shows, Bulgaria Insight reports.

The state approved 595 export licences worth nearly 1.3 billion euros, from which deals worth 1.015 billion euros were realised.

'It's High Time' Romania and Bulgaria to Join Schengen Zone, Juncker Announces

Romania and Bulgaria have finally been granted permission to join the Schengen Area paving he way for citizens to move freely throughout the bloc.

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made the announcement in his state of the union address on Wednesday.

He said: "It is high time to bring Romania and Bulgaria into the Schengen Area.

No EU for Turkey: European Commission President Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday morning presenting his vision for the future of the Union. Mr. Juncker ruled the prospect of an EU membership for Turkey in the foreseeable future in his speech. The main points of Juncekr’s speech were:

Bulgaria's Arms Exports Reach Record High in 2016

Bulgaria's arms exports reached unprecedented volumes in 2016, with the total value of the deals surpassing one billion euros, the annual report by the state commission for export control shows.

The state approved 595 export licences worth nearly 1.3 billion euros, from which deals worth 1.015 billion euros were realised.

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