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UNHCR Presses Croatia to Halt Unlawful Border Pushbacks

Alarmed at the increasing frequency of expulsions and pushbacks of refugees and asylum-seekers on Europe's land and sea borders, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Thursday called on European states to investigate and halt these practices.

Last Despatches: Italian Reporters Died Shielding Bosnian Child from Blast

On January 28, 1994, reporter Marco Luchetta, cameraman Alessandro 'Sasa' Ota and technician Dario D'Angelo, who all worked for the Italian public broadcaster RAI-TV, were on assignment in the town of Mostar filming a story about children who were growing up amid the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

United Media planning to expand to Slovenia with news portal

Ljubljana – United Media, the media division of United Group, plans to expand to the Slovenian market this year by setting up a news portal under the N1 brand, which is already active in the region.

The Luxembourg-based United Media has already opened the Adria News subsidiary in Ljubljana under which the N1 Slovenija web portal will operate.

On January 27 World Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Every year, the victims and the families of the Holocaust are remembered with a series of events as a way to honour their memory and remind the world of the horrors that took place.

Turkey marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Turkey on Jan. 27 observed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the victims of the genocide under the Nazi regime of Germany.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited all humanity to adopt a global attitude towards genocide and crimes against humanity and to display this attitude with determination.

US Push for Decentralisation May not Solve Bosnia’s Problems

In his current statements to the regional media, Serwer has presented some possible measures supposedly intended to reform the Dayton arrangement. His argumentation is based primarily on a call for more centralisation that would limit the powers of Bosnia's ethnically defined entities and cantons.

Serbian Court Urged to Jail Ex-Policeman for Torturing Prisoners

In closing arguments in the trial of Milorad Jovanovic at Belgrade Higher Court on Thursday, war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric called on the court to jail the former Bosnian Serb reservist policeman.

‘I Didn’t Ask’: Balkan Women Share Sexual Abuse Traumas

After several Serbian women actors launched a court case against the well-known acting teacher Miroslav "Mika" Aleksic, accusing him of raping several of his pupils, women from various former Yugoslav countries, mostly actors and artists, have started sharing their own experiences of abuse on social media, sending the message to each other that they are not alone.

Delays Continue to Dog Bosnian Counter-Terrorism Policy

Infographic: BIRN 

BIRN nevertheless obtained a copy of the report, which confirms that certain key goals of the strategy were not met. As BIRN previously reported, the report confirms that no money was allocated from the state budget for implementation of the strategy, leaving it reliant on the goodwill of donors.

Ukraine Rejects Bosnian Serb Chief’s ‘Ultimatum’ on Disputed Icon

Ukraine has dismissed an offer by Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik to return a disputed icon to Ukraine if it can first prove that it sought the icon, before Dodik gave it to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in December.

Croatia Returned 7,000 Refugees in 2020, Bosnian Minister Says

A minister in a Bosnian canton bordering Croatia said the EU member state had forcibly returned over 7,000 migrants and refugees to Bosnia last year, asking why his own country had not done the same to its neighbours.

"The minister is serious"; Mandatory military service next year?

"Renewal of military service possible next year" "This year, the Assembly would have to make a decision on renewing it, and since the budget has already been adopted, I assume that there are not enough funds for a larger number of soldiers, but if it is legally regulated within this year, then next year military service could be resumed," Miladinovic concluded.