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Eighth BIRN Summer School Opens in Croatia

Some 35 reporters from the Balkans and across the world gathered on Monday in the historic resort city of Dubrovnik in Croatia for the eighth BIRN Summer School Master Class on Investigative Journalism.

No Evidence of Infected Eggs and Products With Fipronil on Bulgarian Market

''There is no evidence of infected eggs and products with fipronil in our country'', said Dr. Tatyana Nikolova, Head of Food Control at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BSAF), according to bTV. 

"Fipronil preparations in our country are not allowed in buildings with birds. In Western Europe were used by dishonest farmer, "stated Dr. Nikolova.

Russia's Sberbank Eyes Agrokor's Serbian Assets

Russian bank Sberbank has initiated proceedings before the Commercial Court in Belgrade, Serbia, to acquire two companies owned by the troubled Croatian retail giant Agrokor.

Sberbank launched the court proceedings on the basis of loans it gave to two companies, Jamnica and Konzum, which are owned by Agrokor - and which in turn own Mivela and IDEA in Serbia.

Kacin: US taking responsibility for EU, Europe and Balkans

The new US administration's message is that it is taking responsibility for stability, prosperity and peace in Europe, in the EU, and in the Western Balkans.

This is according to Slovenia's Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin, who was commenting on the recent visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Montenegro, Montenegro's state broadcaster RTCG has reported.

"US taking responsibility for EU, Europe, Balkans"

The new US administration's message is that it is taking responsibility for stability, prosperity and peace in Europe, in the EU, and in the Western Balkans.

This is according to Slovenia's Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin, who was commenting on the recent visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Montenegro, Montenegro's state broadcaster RTCG has reported.

Half of All Bosnians Live Outside Bosnia

There are at least two million people living abroad who originate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to data from the countries in which they live and from Sarajevo's diplomatic missions abroad.

According to the data, published in a report on migration trends by Bosnia's Security Ministry, Bosnian citizens mostly emigrate to Germany, followed by Austria, Croatia and Serbia.

Young Turkish javelin thrower makes it to final in London

Turkish athlete Eda Tuğsuz will be aiming for another career milestone on Aug. 8 in the women's javelin event at the World Athletics Championships in London.

Tuğsuz, 20, made the final with a throw of 63.87 meters in the qualifications on Aug. 6, beating the mark of 63.50 meters for automatic qualification.

Mike Pence: 'The Future of the Western Balkans Lay in the West'

US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of the Western Balkans lay "in the West", on the last leg of a tour aimed at reassuring Eastern European allies worried by Russia.

After visiting Baltic state Estonia and the Caucasus nation of Georgia, Pence arrived on Tuesday in NATO's newest member Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea.

US VP Pence Praises Montenegro's NATO Member Status

American Vice President Mike Pence praised Montenegro's NATO membership as a "historical achievement" during a meeting with Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic in Podgorica on Wednesday.

"NATO is made up of big and small states, but the US does not have small allies," Pence said, adding that his visit illustrates the US' support for the Western Balkans.

First Lady of the USA is Contributing to a Tourism Surge in Slovenia

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump is contributing to a tourism surge in her native Slovenia, the country' statistics office said Monday, cited by Fox News.

Some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15% increase from the same period last year, according to the Slovenian Statistics Office.

Vulin: European Human Rights Court decision doesn't apply to Serbia

Migrants walk on train tracks after leaving a camp on the border with Slovenia in Spielfeld, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Croatia Broke EU Refugees Rules, ECJ Rules

The European Court of Justice, ECJ, on Wednesday announced its decision in two cases concerning Slovenia and Austria, which claimed Croatia allowed Syrian and Afghan refugees to enter their territory illegally in 2016.

The cases concern a Syrian refugee who entered Slovenia from Croatia and an Afghan pair who entered Austria via Slovenia and Croatia.

Slovenian football fans chant "Kill, kill, kill Ustasha"

Croatian media are abuzz with reports of the scandalous behavior displayed by the fans of Slovenia's Maribor football club, during an UEFA CL qualifier.

Maribor FC squared off with Zrinjski FC from Bosnia-Herzegovina - a club that represents the Croat population from the town of Mostar."

Panionios beats Gorica in Slovenia too

Panionios triumphed 3-2 at Gorica on Thursday to go through to the third qualifying round of the Europa League with a 5-2 aggregate score.

The Nea Smyrni team traveled to Slovenia armed with the 2-0 home win from the first leg, and scored three times in the first half from four chances it got against a wobbly defense.

Belt and Road for International Cooperation

Those who travelled to Beijing for the forum included: Russia's President Vladimir Putin; Myanmar's State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi; Turkey's President; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; Germany's Minister for Economics and Energy, Brigitte Zypries; Serbia's Prime Minister and President-elect, Aleksandar Vučić; America's top Asia policymaker, Matthew Pottinger; Secretary General of the United Nations,

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