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Bulgaria Ranks 9th in the EU in Forest Areas

Eurostat data show that almost 44,7% of the territory of Bulgaria is covered with forests.

In the 2012-2015 period the forest area in Bulgaria has increased by 2,6%, BNR reported. With these numbers Bulgaria ranks 9th in the EU in forest territories. 

Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve

More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens causing four villages and a monastery to be evacuated.

Greek PM briefed at Fire Department’s operations center

Four aircraft from Croatia and Italy will join the firefighting effort following a request by Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Tuesday.
Mitsotakis, who cut short a vacation on his home island of Crete, was speaking during a visit at the Fire Department's operations center where he was briefed on the status of wildfires raging in the country.

Suceava, Bucovina might be promoted as tourist destinations in China similarly to Croatia

China's ambassador in Bucharest Jiang Yu, who went on an official visit to Suceava County on Tuesday, showed interest in tourism collaboration with Suceava and Bucovina, having met Suceava County Council Chair Gheorghe Flutur, who introduced him to the tourism and investment potential of the area. ''A particularly interesting area for the Chinese delegation was tourism.

Croatia’s State-Funded Gotovina Movie Reinforces War Myths

Gotovina became a national icon when he was indicted in July 2001 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY for large-scale crimes against Serb civilians during and after Operation Storm. A broad section of the Croatian public supported his cause, seeing him as a victim of unfair treatment of the young Croatian state by the international community.

Sun May Set on Croatia’s Tourism Boom

While visitor numbers have climbed remorselessly upwards, experts say the flaws in Croatia's tourism model are starting to show - starting with its fixation on an old-style 'sun-and-sea' strategy.

Croatian President Reveals Intention to Seek Second Term

After a dozen other politicians either directly or indirectly confirmed their candidacy in the next presidential election in Croatia, which is due at the end of the year, current President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has revealed her own intention to run in an interview with a right-wing paper.

Democracy Digest: Faith in the EU and Selective Memory

Overall, 55 per cent of respondents say they are satisfied with the way democracy works in the EU, the highest level since 2004. That is the majority view in all but one member state: Greece. (Others nations on the gloomy end of the spectrum include France and, you guessed it, Britain.)

Woman Wins 4,000-km Bulgaria-France Bike race after Sleeping by Road

A cyclist from Germany won a 4,000-kilometre race from Bulgaria to France and became the first woman to triumph at the endurance event, reports Euronews. 

Fiona Kolbinger crossed the finish line to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race on Tuesday morning.

Recognise ‘Storm’ War Victims, NGOs tell Serbia, Croatia

Human rights groups in Serbia and Croatia have called on authorities in both countries to do more to recognise and aid victims of a 1995 Croatian military operation that ended the country's war against rebel Serbs.

Croatia on Monday marked the 24th anniversary of Operation Storm, a military blitz that quashed a breakaway Serb statelet but put to flight almost 200,000 Serb civilians.

Serbian Perpetrator of Kosovo Massacre Released Early

Another former member of a notorious Serbian paramilitary group has been released early from prison by a court in Belgrade having spent 12 years of a 15-year sentence for war crimes behind bars.

Miodrag Solaja fought with a unit known as the Scorpions during the 1998-99 war in Serbia's then southern province, Kosovo.

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