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Talibans took over responsibility for the assault on Croatian soldiers

Hina reports that wounded soldiers are the members of the 10th Croatian contingent (HRVCON) which is situated in Afghanistan since March 2019, as a part of NATO Resolute Support Mission, while the members of the armed forces of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also belong to this Contingent.

Croatian Soldier Killed, Two Others Injured, in Afghanistan

One Croatian soldier has died and two others have been injured after a suicide bomber slammed his motorcycle into a vehicle they were travelling in near a NATO military base on the outskirts of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Croatian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Haradinaj's ties with "yellow house": Americans obstructed the investigation

International sources speculate that his responsibility for organ trafficking in the case of ''yellow house'' is now at stake, Blic reports.
The first serious approach to this crime was led by UNMIK which made a report in 2003, the evidence of which were, allegedly, destroyed in the Tribunal for War Crimes for the former Yugoslavia.

Athens condemns destruction of monument in southern Albania

The Greek Foreign Ministry has condemned the destruction of a monument dedicated to early 20th-century warrior chief Thymios Liolis in the village of Krania in southern Albania.
"Provocations against the ethnic Greek minority and, ultimately, against Greek-Alabnian relations, must be immediately investigated," the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Over 825,000 People Became EU Citizens in 2017

In 2017, 825,447 people acquired citizenship of an EU member state, according to Eurostat data published today.

The countries that issued the most passports last year were Italy (18% of all), Great Britain (15%), Germany and France (14%), Sweden and Spain (8%).

Kharchenko delivered credentials to Vucic addressing him in Serbian VIDEO/FOTO

Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko who is a Balkan expert, spoke to Vucic in the Serbian language and said that he was honored to be able to deliver letters of credit to the Serbian President.
He pointed out that he wants to work on further improvement of cooperation between Serbia and Russia, which is already at an extraordinary level.

Road visitors in decline this year

The number of visitors coming into Greece by road is slipping this year after coming to 8.8 million in 2018. These visitors accounted for 29 percent of the total of 30.3 million (without cruise passengers) who visited the country last year, according to a new study by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) on the prospects of tourism by road this year.

Macron's Belgrade visit, day 2

Accompanied by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Macron will talk to the representatives of Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), the project within Berlin Process.

U.S. Joins 11 NATO Allies for Breeze 2019 Maritime Exercise in Bulgaria

The United States and 11 NATO allies began their participation in the nine-day Breeze 19, a maritime exercise hosted by Bulgaria that included three U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft.

The exercise began Friday and is scheduled to conclude on July 21 near Varna in the Black Sea, according to a Naval news release Monday.

Two questioned over 100-kg drug haul in Thesprotia

A 40-year-old Greek man and a 36-year-old Albanian national were questioned over the weekend in connection with a large haul of cannabis in the region of Thesprotia, near the country's border with Albania.

Serbian Politician: Bulgarian Intelligence Officers Hinder Agreement with Kosovo

A team of intelligence officers, including Bulgarians, is trying to block an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia and works against the interests of Belgrade. This is what Serbian parliamentary committee for Kosovo, Milovan Drecun, said in an interview with Serbian newspaper Kurir. According to him, the team is based in Skopje.

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