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Serbia Grants Vukovar Victims’ Families ‘Unfairly Low’ Compensation

The Humanitarian Law Centre said on Friday that Belgrade Court of Appeals' compensation awards to relatives of people killed by Serbian fighters at Ovcara Farm after the fall of the besieged Croatian town of Vukovar to the Yugoslav People's Army in November 1991 are inappropriately low and do not meet standards set by the European Court of Human Rights.

Drama Ljubljana’s new season brings mixture of old and new

Ljubljana – SNG Drama Ljubljana, the country’s leading theatre, will stage some old plays, some based on films and others it has commissioned itself, Drama’s manager Igor Samobor said as the company presented its new season in a special video it posted on its Youtube channel last evening.

Croatian, Montenegrin Presidents Accuse Vucic of Reviving Serbian Nationalism

Montenegrin and Croatian presidents, Milo Djukanovic and Zoran Milanovic, in Zagreb. Photo: President of Montenegro

During his visit to Croatia, Djukanovic said Serbia's President, Aleksandar Vucic, was reviving the retrograde political messages of the wars of the 1990s in former Yugoslavia.

Serbia Launches New Holiday, Raises Concerns across Balkans

Serbia has celebrated a new national day of unity, amid concerns from neighbours in the western Balkans.

On Wednesday, Belgrade kicked off the holiday with a display of military power and calls for all Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag.

Portorož hosting WTA 250 tournament

Portorož – The Slovenian seaside resort of Portorož is hosting the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit this week for a WTA 250 tournament with a prize money of 235,238 US dollars.

The tournament will open with a ceremony later on Monday followed by an all-Croatian match between Donna Vekić and Ana Konjuh.

Ljubljana graphic arts biennial paying tribute to Iskra Delta

Ljubljana – The 34th Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Arts is opening on Friday in several venues in the capital. Running until 21 September, the festival is themed around nostalgia of a former computing company while also looking towards the future in featuring young artists.

Slovenia lose to Croatia in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Split – Slovenia lost against Croatia 0:3 in Split on Tuesday in the sixth round of the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers, with almost no chances left for qualification now. Coach Matjaž Kek and captain Jan Oblak acknowledged Croatia’s superiority after the match.

Serbian Security Chiefs Appeal Conviction for Aiding War Crimes

Lawyers for former Serbian State Security Service officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic appealed on Monday against the verdict in June which sentenced them both to 12 years in prison for aiding and abetting crimes war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

Infertility Becomes Global Issue - 30% of Couples Infertile in a Decade

"Infertility is constantly rising, globally and in Croatia. It is estimated that in 10 years about 30% of couples in most of the world will be infertile," Večernji List daily quoted gynaecologist Velimir Šimunić, a human reproduction subspecialist and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) pioneer at a Zagreb women's hospital, as saying.

Man arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina - worked for Al Qaeda PHOTO

Mulahusic lives in Luxembourg and was arrested on Saturday in Bosanski Brod when he tried to cross the BiH border and enter Croatia.
The border police handed him over to the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, from which they have now clarified that he is a person who is being investigated by several foreign security services.

Romania grabs 5 gold, 5 silver medals at European Rowing U-23 Championships of Kruszwica, in Poland

Romania won ten medals, 5 gold and 5 silver, on Sunday at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships in Kruszwica (Poland), and Simona Radis set a world record in women's singles skulls, according to a press release issued to AGERPRES. Romania placed first in the ranking by nation. "The extraordinary performance of the Romanian rowers, as we have already become accustomed to!

Slovenia in focus of Zagreb world literature festival

Zagreb – Slovenian literature will be in focus as the 9th Festival of World Literature gets under way in Zagreb on Sunday evening. Singer songwriter and author Zoran Predin is to appear at the opening ceremony.

The festival will feature several Slovenian authors among many literary stars from a total of 16 countries, including Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich.

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