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Bosnian Serb Autistic Teen Allowed to Return to School

An empty classroom at the primary school Photo:EPA-EFE/Leszek Szymanski POLAND OUT

Natalija Trivic, Republika Srpska's Minister of Education and Culture, confirmed on Friday that 19-year-old Slavko Mrsevic, who has autism, may attend graduate classes with his peers after he was initially barred from attending high school.

Bulgaria Gives BGN 3.5 million to Western Balkan Countries And the Eastern Partnership

Bulgaria will financially support 9 Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership by providing grants of BGN 3 485 028 million for the implementation of projects for the development of education, science, culture, social integration and civil society.
This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Yugoslav Industrial Symbol Inspires Bosnia’s Biennale Pick

Danica Dakic, the first woman artist to represent Bosnia at the Venice Biennale, has taken the drastic social and economic changes in the old industrial town of Zenica as her inspiration.

"Serb people, and I with it, have already won"

"The Serb people and myself together with it, have already won. The Serb Republic (RS, the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina) has been created, and the Serb people are free in their own state," Karadzic is quoted as saying, and adding:

Bosnia’s Updated War Crimes Strategy Languishes in Limbo

Bosnia and Herzegovina's revised Strategy for War Crimes Processing, which was approved in February last year by the country's judicial overseer, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, has not even made it onto the agenda of the Council of Ministers, the executive branch of the state government, BIRN has learned.

Haradinaj "could put suspending taxes on govt. agenda"

This was published by Pristina-based Koha.

"Haradinaj has, according to the valid rules, constitutional powers and law, so far addressed all issues on the agenda and will continue to deal with all issues related to the agenda," Doneta Gashi, Haradinaj political adviser, told the newspaper.

Bosnian State Profits from Emigrants Renouncing Citizenship

According to the draft budget for the coming year, which was discussed by Bosnia and Herzegovina's Council of Ministers on Tuesday, state institutions will earn between 1.2 and 1.4 million Bosnian marks (between 600,000 and 700,000 euros) in payments for renouncing citizenship in 2019.

Bulgaria facing "serious demographic problem"

Dimitrova said that Bulgaria is one of the countries with a serious demographic problem.

In the current year, 60,000 less children are expected to be born at the national level, which represents a new negative demographic record for Bulgaria.

In the period from January 1 to December 1, 2017, 58,000 children were born, and 53,543 in 2018.

Protesters Pile More Pressure on Serbian President

For the fourth Saturday in the row, anti-government protesters gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade to raise their voice against political violence, thus demanding resignations of officials as well.

Columns of people marched near or past most of the major institutions, including parliament, government buildings, but also the public broadcaster, RTS.

Videos 'Prove' Croatia Forcibly Expelling Migrants, Watchdog Says

Border Violence Monitoring, BVM, a watchdog organization in Croatia, on Sunday published video material of police expelling migrants and refugees across the Croatia-Bosnia border.

It said it received an anonymous message on 20 November, containing the video footage from the area.

Report Accuses Croatian Police of Abusing Migrants

A Human Rights Watch report published on Tuesday alleged that Croatian border police have been threatening, beating, insulting and extorting money and valuables from migrants and refugees, and pushing them back into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatia has denied the allegations against the police, according to the report.

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