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US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States was considering adding four countries to its visa-free travel program for up to 90 days, Reuters reported.
We have four candidate countries in mind: Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania, Mallorca said yesterday at a forum in the tourism industry.
Huddled around cooking fires as winter looms in Bosnia, refugees are risking beatings and humiliation from Croatian police in the desperate hope of a new life in the European Union.
Largely from Afghanistan, many of them have endured months or years of flight from war and poverty, only to be met by Croatian police clubs and pointed guns at the gates to EU territory.
Krakow – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek was invited by his Polish counterpart Grzegorz Puda to attend a meeting of agriculture ministers within the Three Seas Initiative. The ministers discussed securing feed protein production in the EU and the transition to a green and digital agricultural economy.
After women in the coastal resort city of Dubrovnik launched a petition calling for pregnant women to be able to receive an anaesthetic injection known as an epidural block at any time of day, Dubrovnik General Hospital responded that it is understaffed - a problem exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany has declared Bulgaria and Croatia high-risk countries where the coronavirus epidemic is spreading in dangerous proportions.
Anyone entering Germany from these two countries will have to remain in quarantine for 10 days. An exception is made only for those fully vaccinated with two doses, the second must be given at least 14 days before the trip.
Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Lidija Vukcevic. Photo: PR Centar.
"Bosnia and Herzegovina's Prosecutor's Office transferred this case to the relevant judicial authorities of Montenegro. There is a suspicion that Pekovic was involved in killing two Bonsiaks and raping and sexually abusing civilians in Foca," Vukcevic said.
Former Yugoslav Navy Fleet Admiral Branko Mamula in 1977. Photo: Private archive of Branko Mamula.
Born into a Serb family in Croatia in 1921, Mamula became a member of the Communist Party in his youth. At the start of Yugoslavia's involvement in World War II in 1941, he joined the Partisan resistance movement led by Josip Broz Tito.
Sečovlje – Slovenian citizen Joško Joras has ended a hunger strike he started on 30 September after Croatian authorities seized a piece of land he rents from the Slovenian Agriculture and Forestry Fund. Joras told the STA on Monday he would now take the fund to court over its failure to respect contractual obligations.
Kosovo is the country with the largest share of receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the Western Balkans. The country, which later launched mass immunization, quickly caught up, but also surpassed the former leader, Serbia, and Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, which managed to speed up their campaign in the summer, according to data from the Our World in Data platform.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced on Thursday that diesel and petrol prices will be frozen for 30 days as part of an effort to control soaring prices.
"We have, taking into consideration the economic circumstances and the unpredictability of oil prices, and, with the aim of maintaining economic recovery, decided to stabilise petrol and diesel prices," he said.
Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Anže Logar assured his Bosnian counterpart Bisera Turković on Tuesday of Slovenia’s support for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s EU accession process, including when it comes to reforms the country needs to adopt to join the bloc. Turković said her country was ready for EU candidate status.
Ljubljana – Most basic food products became more expensive in 2020, the year marked by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday in light of the upcoming World Food Day on 16 October. They added that price rises were the most substantial in apples (+35.4%) and minced meat (+22.8%).