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The Ministry of Education said on Tuesday that it is looking into the incident at a school in the southern town of Prizren after the photo taken of the teacher and pupils holding a Turkish flag and saluting - an alleged tribute to the Turkish troops currently engaged in military action in Syria - went viral on social networks in Kosovo.
After analyzing the candidacy file of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), the UEFA Executive Committee, which had a meeting in Ljubljana (Slovenia), announced its decision to have Romania as the host of the 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, reads a press release of the FRF.
Greece will miss talismanic striker Costas Mitroglou in its key clash with Bosnia on Tuesday due to his injury in the game at Liechtenstein, but at least it will welcome back captain Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Mitroglou picked up a leg injury that is ruling him out of the game at Zenica, so coach Angelos Anastasiadis has called up Panionios striker Fiorin Durmishaj to replace him.
Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama (left) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron as they and other heads of state get ready for a family photo at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia Thursday. The summit focused on enlargement and integration in the bloc while leaders broke off for talks on the sidelines.
Bulgaria qualified for the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The Equinox song Bones was among the 10 elected from the first semi-final of the competition, which this year is held in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. The five artists forming Equinox include Zhana Bergendorf, Vladimir Mihailov, Georgi Simeonov-JJ, Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell.
Serbia and Kosovo women's handball teams are due to play against each other in Serbia on Friday, prompting a familiar mix of ethnic and political tensions.
A Serbian far-right movement, Zavetnici, called on the Serbian authorities to cancel the game, calling it an "unconstitutional game, which insults the dignity of the Serbian people".
Chairman of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (FRH) Nicu Vlad told AGERPRES on Tuesday that he is proud that his association will host the European Senior Championships in the year Romania celebrates its Greater Union Centennial.
Armand Duka, the head of the Soccer Federation of Albania since 2002, easily won a fifth term on Wednesday, after winning 38 votes out of 66 in the Federation's Assembly.
Duka easily defeated Bashkim Fino, former Prime Minister and MP for the ruling Socialist Party, in a battle that raised concerns about political intervention in sport.