Politicians, actors and public figures across the former Yugoslavia are paying tribute to the famous Bosnian actor Mustafa Nadarevic who died on Sunday after a long battle with illness at the age of 77.
Sefik Dzaferovic, the Bosniak member of the state presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, called Nadarevic's death a great loss for Bosnian culture.
A government awareness poster calling on citizens to wear masks in the reflection of the Dambovita river in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on November 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Robert Ghement.
While erecting the Christmas tree at the main square in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, on November 19, 2020, public employees are seen wearing masks. Photo: EPA-EFE/Valdrin Xhemaj.
A photograph that was circulated on social media of a group of Dinamo Zagreb fans holding lighted flares and a banner with an obscene anti-Serb slogan has provoked outrage.
"There does not seem to be a rock bottom," Dario Brentin, associated researcher from the University of Graz in Austria, an expert on sport and nationalism in Croatia, wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Anti-racism demonstrations have been held in several Balkan cities and in the Polish capital in recent days, inspired by nationwide protests that erupted in the US following the death of an African-American man called George Floyd, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.
Sofia ranks 30th among 150 cities in the world in terms of rising residential property prices, according to the Residential Cities Index. Residential property prices in the capital rose 5.9% last year, with an average increase of 3.2% for all cities in the ranking. It turns out that the real estate market in Sofia performs better than in most major cities around the world.
The closure of national borders has helped limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it's also dealt a devastating blow to tourism, travel and trade. That's especially true across the EU, where the bloc's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson has called for a return to open borders as soon as possible.