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BNR: Bulgaria and Croatia Disappointed with Delay of Accession Talks with Skopje and Tirana

Bulgaria welcomes Croatia's decision to place the Western Balkans among the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020, Bulgaria's Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva said in Zagreb, where she met with her Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić Radman within the frameworks of her official visit to Croat

Vucic: Two infections hit Albanians

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today that he is concerned about the possible destabilization and escalation of conflicts in the region and that Serbia is doing everything to prevent it, as well as that our country must arm itself, as all the countries around us do.

Croatia Protesters Demand ‘Justice For Girls’

Thousands of people on Saturday joined protests in towns and cities all over Croatia, demanding justice for victims of sexual violence who do not receive protection from the system.

The trigger for the protests was the release of five young men accused of gang-raping, harassing and blackmailing a 15-year-old girl in the coastal town of Zadar.

Where the Most Generous People Live?

Bulgaria is among the last in the ranking of 126 countries.

 

A large-scale study of people's willingness to donate money or help others in the first place by generously Americans, writes Di Welt.

Charity Aid Foundation's analysis has taken a decade and reached 1.3 million people in 126 countries.

Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Is Visiting Croatia

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva arrived at Franjo Tudjman Airport in Zagreb last night. She is on an official visit to the Republic of Croatia at the invitation of Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman, the Foreign Ministry said.
 

Croatian Photo Exhibition Documents Wartime Detention Camps

The exhibition entitled 'Beyond the Seven Camps: From Crime of Culture to Culture of Crime' by Croatian photojournalist Hrvoje Polan opened on Thursday at the Zagreb Journalists' House, depicting cultural centres that were turned into detention facilities where people were tortured and killed during the 1990s wars.

Balkan-Turkey Military Ties Blossom Despite Syrian Conflict

Most Balkan countries, except Croatia and Bulgaria, appear determined to deepen defence links with Turkey - despite the international outcry over its recent incursions into Syria.

Milosevic ‘Didn’t Trust Serbian Security Service Chief’: Witness

Former intelligence official Vlado Dragicevic told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that Slobodan Milosevic and some of his close allies did not trust Serbian State Security Service, SDB chief Jovica Stanisic, who is being retried for committing wartime crimes in collaboration with Milosevic and others.

Bosnia Savaged for Dumping Migrants in ‘Deplorable’ Camp

After the UN's country team in Bosnia expressed strong concern over the forcible transfer of migrants and asylum-seekers to the Vucjak camp on the western border with Croatia - noting serious security and health risks - the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned Bosnia's handling of the situation.

Hague Witnesses Address Serbian Security Officials’ CIA Links

Two defence witnesses at the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague this week offered differing interpretations of the links between the Serbian State Security Service, SDB and the US Central Intelligence Agency in the 1990s.

Slovenia’s Nuclear Plans Leave its Neighbours Uneasy

Slovenia plans to expand the nuclear power plant it jointly owns with Croatia - but the risks and benefits of nuclear power, and whether Croatia will continue to cooperate, remain big questions.

Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe. See more.

But serious analysis of the region's demographic decline, depopulation and the hollowing out of the labour force is harder to find. Possibly this is because governments have neither credible answers nor the resources available to change things.

Savaging of Serb Leader Highlights Croatia’s Nationalism Problem

A series of warnings about the rise of intolerance against ethnic minorities, hate speech and historical revisionism in Croatian society have attracted very little or no public attention - except one, from Croatian Serb leader Milorad Pupovac, which has been causing controversy for over a month.

Poland and Hungary Vote in Critical Elections

Poland votes

People cast ballots at a polling station in Witow, southern Poland, Photo: EPA-EFE/GRZEGORZ MOMOT

A polling station in a tailor's shop in Czerwonak, in west-central Poland, is decorated for Poland's general election. Photo: EPA-EFE/JAKUB KACZMARCZYK

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