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Kosovo Faces Uphill Fight in Claiming Yugoslav-Era Property

More than two decades since it broke away from Serbia in war, Kosovo is trying to claim ownership over more than 160 properties dotted around the former Yugoslavia.

So far, proceedings have been started in the case of two properties in neighbouring Montenegro totalling some 37,500 square metres in the coastal municipality of Budva.

Vučić: "I'm afraid. The atmosphere is profoundly tense"

"We are closely following the events in Sarajevo and Banja Luka. Making decisions from the outside could never bring good results. We will have a meeting with the representatives of Republika Srpska these days. We are not entering into the process of implementing measures and countermeasures. This is happening in another country... Still, we cannot leave Serbia without support. We want peace.

Croatian Right-Wingers Seek to Disrupt WWII Uprising Anniversary

The Serbian National Council, which represents Croatia's Serb minority, said on Monday that activists from the far-right Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights, A-HSP have parked a caravan in the village of Srb decorated with symbols of the World War II fascist Ustasa movement ahead of the annual commemoration of an anti-fascist uprising in 1941.

Kosovo Mourns Victims of Fatal Bus Crash in Croatia

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani declared Monday a day of mourning after 10 Kosovo citizens lost their lives in a traffic accident in eastern Croatia at Slavonski Brod, on their way home from Germany to Kosovo, where thousands of diaspora members from Western countries spend their summer vacations.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes

Rade Macura, the wartime commander of the First Company with the Second Battalion of the Bosnian Serb Army's First Gradiska Brigade, appeared before the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo as his trial opened on Monday and pleaded not guilty to war crimes against the civilian population.

"United States of Yugoslavia" - civil war approaching? PHOTO

According to the columnist of Russia Today, Nebojsa Malic, it is not a warning to avoid the path to Balkanization and sectarian warfare, as much as it is a hint in which direction the ongoing civil war in the USA could escalate.

Croatia’s Euro to Feature Inventor Tesla, Claimed Also by Serbia

Croatia announced on Wednesday that the final proposals for the motifs for future Croatian euro coins, which will replace today's national currency, the kuna, are the Croatian coat-of-arms, a geographical map of Croatia, the marten - the animal after which kuna was named, the Glagolitic script - the oldest known Slavic alphabet and the inventor Nikola Tesla who was born in central Croatia.

Balkan Region’s Media Pluralism Stagnated in Pandemic, Report Warns

Balkan countries have experienced a general stagnation or deterioration in terms of media pluralism and media freedoms during 2020, shows a new study, "Media Pluralism Monitor 2021", published by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute.

"NATO to protect its neighbors from Serbia and Belgrade's intentions"

"It is time for the EU and NATO to become realistic about Serbia and for Washington D.C. to send a clear signal that NATO will protect all of Serbia's neighbors from 'Belgrade intentions'", said the U.S. expert on Balkan issues, Daniel Serwer, as Koha reports.

First Israel-Slovenia Friendship Day to be marked

Metlika/Cerklje ob Krki – A high-profile ceremony at the Prilozje air strip near the town of Metlika in the south-east of the country will mark the first Slovenia-Israel Friendship Day on Monday in memory of the joint fight against Nazism and Fascism in World War II. Slovenia’s president Borut Pahor and Israeli Ambassador Eyal Sela will be in attendance.

Holiday traffic builds long queues at borders

Gruškovje – Slovenian roads and border crossings are congested with holiday traffic on what is one of the busiest weekends of the summer. A 10-kilometre tailback is reported on the motorway leading to the Gruškovje crossing with Croatia.

Croatian MPs Pass Law Giving Benefits to Civilian War Victims

A law that will grant benefits to civilian victims of the 1991-95 war was adopted by Croatian MPs on Thursday with 107 votes in favour, 16 against and five abstentions.

It was passed after heated discussions in parliament about whether the law would also give benefits to people who were part of 'enemy' Serb forces during the war.

Pahor hosting meeting with presidents of Austria and Croatia

Ljubljana – At the invitation of President Borut Pahor, the presidents of Austria and Croatia, Alexander Van der Bellen and Zoran Milanović, will pay a working visit to Slovenia on Thursday. The main topic of this trilateral meeting will be the future of the EU and the challenges it is facing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tecau and Krawietz qualify for semifinals of Hamburg ATP tour

Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified, on Wednesday, for the semifinals of the doubles' event of the 1,030,900-euro Hamburg ATP tournament, after 6-3, 6-2, with German pair Daniel Altmaier/Rudolf Molleker. Top seeds Tecau and Krawietz obtained a quick victory, in just 54 minutes, without losing service, although Altmaier and Molleker had two opportunities to go on break.