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Croatia to Chair International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2023

Croatia will take over the presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, IHRA, in 2023 after its nomination was unanimously endorsed at IHRA's plenary session, the Croatian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

First Snow in Bosnia Hits Migrants in Tent Shelter Hard

Alba Domínguez Pena, from No Name Kitchen, an NGO helping refugees, said some 40 to 60 people live in this tent shelter, which they call "Bangladeshi jungle", as it is "a squat made mostly of Bangladeshi people.

Croatia Urged to Toughen its Response to Human Trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in Croatia by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, GRETA, published on Thursday, said that Croatia should strengthen its criminal justice response to human trafficking and enable victims to more effectively exercise their right to compensation.

Bosnia Police Arrest War Crimes Suspect Sought by Croatia

Bosnia and Herzegovina's border police on Saturday arrested Mladen Grujic, who is sought by neighbouring Croatia for war crimes committed against Croatian prisoners of war in its western Slavonia region during 1991.

JYSK posts record-breaking results in Slovenia

Ljubljana/Aarhus – JYSK, the Danish home goods retail chain, reported record-breaking results in Slovenia in the financial year that ended in August despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales revenue was up by 6.6% to EUR 38.6 million, and operating profit rose by more than 20%.

Mercator group’s net loss at EUR 69m in first nine months

Ljubljana – The retail group Mercator saw its sales revenue rise by 2.1% to EUR 1.6 billion in the first nine months compared to the same period last year, but the group operated with a net loss, which climbed to EUR 69m, shows a report released on Thursday.

In Spending on Serbs Abroad, Serbia Looks to Maintain Influence

Visiting Montenegro this month for the funeral of a senior Serbian Orthodox bishop, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stopped by the 'Serbian House' in Podgorica, founded in 2017 and opened in 2019 to promote Serbian science and culture in a country where 30 per cent of people identify as Serb.

Tourism in Slovenia suffers huge blow in October

Ljubljana – Tourism facilities in Slovenia recorded slightly more than 173,000 tourist arrivals in October, which is 63% less than in the same month last year, which is mostly attributed to the coronavirus epidemic and more specifically, the government locking down tourism facilities as of 24 October.

Women of Southeast, Central Europe Protest Rise in Male Violence

Women protesters wearing face masks as they hold placards reading: 'We don't want to die' at a rally for the 'prevention of violence against women' in Istanbul, Turkey, November 22. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

Croatia NGOs Criticise Move to Allocate Funds for Persecuted Christians

Some NGOs have criticised an independent MP, supporting the ruling Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, who has proposed an amendment to the 2021 budget, allocating 1.5 million kuna, or 200,000 euros, for "persecuted Christians and other people in need".

The budget is due to be voted on in parliament on Wednesday.

Famous Bosnian Actor’s Passing Draws Tributes Across Region

Politicians, actors and public figures across the former Yugoslavia are paying tribute to the famous Bosnian actor Mustafa Nadarevic who died on Sunday after a long battle with illness at the age of 77.

Sefik Dzaferovic, the Bosniak member of the state presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, called Nadarevic's death a great loss for Bosnian culture.

Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World

On 23 November Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World


This morning capital Bulgaria's capital Sofia is in the red air pollution sector. The fine particulate matter indicator is 59.2 μg/m³, according to the Sofia Air Quality Index, BGNES reports.

Japanese traveler exhibits 'Turkish cat' in Japan

Mayu Koga, a Japanese traveler, photographer, and cat lover who held a "Turkish cat" photo exhibition in Japan, said cats in Turkey and Turkish people's interaction with them are the best compared to other countries she has traveled to.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A government awareness poster calling on citizens to wear masks in the reflection of the Dambovita river in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on November 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Robert Ghement.

While erecting the Christmas tree at the main square in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, on November 19, 2020, public employees are seen wearing masks. Photo: EPA-EFE/Valdrin Xhemaj.