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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Council of the European Union today agreed to the appointment of Laura Codruta Kovesi to be the first European chief prosecutor. The appointment must now also be confirmed by the European Parliament, according to a press statement released on Monday by the Council of the EU.
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.