Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government said on Thursday that it will revoke controversial Ordinance on the Increase of Import Taxes that threatened to lead to a trade war between Zagreb and neighbouring Balkan countries.

Croatia recently adopted new rules that increased fees for inspections of fruit and vegetable imports from 12 euros to 270 euros.

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.

International military exercise Platinum Wolf 17 kicks off

BELGRADE - Platinum Wolf 17, an international military exercise aimed at improving interoperability and mutual understanding among partner armed forces at tactical level in operations for supporting peace in a multinational environment, began at Base South on Monday, the Serbian Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Mogherini to visit Belgrade next week

BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini will pay a working visit to Serbia next week, her office told Tanjug.

The visit will be a part of a March 1-4 tour of the Balkans, during which Mogherini will travel to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

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Turkey Demands Extradition of Gulen Supporters From 16 Countries, Bulgaria Included

The Turkish Justice Ministry has demanded the extradition of 28 persons from 16 countries, including Bulgaria, accused of being members of the network of supporters of Fethullah Gulen.

This was announced by high-ranking judicial sources pointing out that the persons in question include Fethullah Gulen.