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Local TV broadcasting a special statement by Bulgarian TV host turned politician, Slavi Trifonov, and leader of the 'There Is Such a People' party after the country's parliamentary elections, in Sofia. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

Kosovo to Restore Reciprocity Measures Against Serbia, Minister Says

Kosovo's government, led by Vetevendosje's Albin Kurti, is preparing to reintroduce reciprocity measures against Serbia, which were lifted by the former government because they were considered an obstacle to the EU-facilitated dialogue.

Angela Merkel's farewell message: Serbia in the EU

She told her successors that the process should not be interrupted and that, despite the need for a lot of engagement and patience, they should use the opportunity to accept the countries of the Western Balkans - Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

Turkey marks 26th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

The Turkish president on July 11 commemorated the 26th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, voicing his sorrow and sympathy to the victims.

In a video message at the memorial ceremony to mark the massacre's anniversary in Bosnia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will continue to stand with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosnians.

The list clearly showed: Serbia a convincing leader in the region

Among 134 ranked countries, Serbia ranks 34th, while Slovenia ranks 47th, Romania 51st, Croatia 74th, Bulgaria 114th, Montenegro 121st, North Macedonia 125th, and Bosnia and Herzegovina is in 130th place.
The assessment of security in the country takes into account three basic factors.

Travelling To/From the Balkans? The COVID-19 Rules that Apply

Only passengers travelling to the United Kingdom are subjected to quarantine. 

The majority of countries in the region require confirmation of vaccination or negative PCR or antigen test made less than 48 or 72 hours prior to travel in order to avoid 7-14-day quarantine.

Some countries require completion of online health forms or medical checks upon arrival. 

North Macedonia Municipality to Install Srebrenica Memorial

The Cair municipality in Skopje has announced ahead of the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide on July 11 that it will soon install a memorial commemorating the victims of worst atrocity in post-World War II Europe.

Serbia Accused of Avoiding Extraditing Family’s Killer to Montenegro

Zoran Vukovic at the UN war crimes court in The Hague in December 1999. Photo: EPA/COR MULDER.

"Montenegro called for Vukovic's extradition in 2016. The Serbian [justice] ministry made no decision on extradition," said Tea Gorjanc Prelevic, head of Human Rights Action.

Conflict in Sarajevo: Usurpation

In response to Izetbegovi's letter, ovi says that the leader of the SDA is trying to do so by disempowering the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which, according to him, should be Bosniak, "under the guise of your vision of a civic".

Police chiefs reshuffled with presidential decree

Police chiefs of 10 provinces have been assigned to the headquarters and new police chiefs have been appointed in 33 provinces of the country in line with a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on July 7.

One civil chief inspector and 26 police chiefs were appointed as internal affairs counselors to 27 overseas missions.

Balkan Leaders Pledge to Boost Economic Cooperation

Leaders at an online summit on Monday, part of the Berlin Process, an initiative to boost regional cooperation among Western Balkan countries and their European integration, pledged to boost economic ties while affirming the need for EU integration of all the countries in the region.

Palmer: Pristina must implement the CSM agreement

On the occasion of Pristina's announcement that it would sue Serbia for genocide, Palmer said that such an approach would not contribute to resolving the problems between the two sides.
He told Pristina's RTV21 that Pristina must find a mechanism to implement the agreement on the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM), respecting the Kosovo Constitution.

"Vucic stole the vaccine-diplomacy show"

It is explained how President Vui came to the center of attention in a specific "vaccine diplomacy".
Eleven days after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, TV audiences in Serbia were treated to an extraordinary sight.