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Videos 'Prove' Croatia Forcibly Expelling Migrants, Watchdog Says

Border Violence Monitoring, BVM, a watchdog organization in Croatia, on Sunday published video material of police expelling migrants and refugees across the Croatia-Bosnia border.

It said it received an anonymous message on 20 November, containing the video footage from the area.

"They've created army to attack Serbs, Vucic won't let them"

Vulin also said that the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija can feel reassured,and have absolute support of the president and the Serbian Army, because there is no higher interest for the state than "the preservation of Serbs in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija."

Book Documents Culture Buildings Used as Balkan War Jails

Photographer Hrvoje Polan, writer Viktor Ivancic and journalist Nemanja Stjepanovic presented their new book 'Behind the Seven Camps: From Crimes of Culture to Culture of Crime', about the use of cultural buildings as wartime detention and killing sites, on Thursday evening at Zagreb's Gric cinema.

Consumption Per Capita Varied Between 54% and 132% of the EU Average

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States in 2017, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 54% of the European Union (EU) average in Bulgaria to 132% in Luxembourg.

Serbia won't restore property to descendants of occupiers

Strahinja Sekulic, who heads the Restitution Agency, has told this to Prva TV.

The Ustasha regime was in power in the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH), while the SS division in question was formed by ethnic Germans from in northern Serbia, and elsewhere in the region.

"Securing jobs most important task of government"

The prime minister said this on Wednesday during a visit to the "Euroin" factory in Kula, northern Serbia.

Brnabic pointed out that it is necessary to have a competition between the investor and a larger choice of jobs, expressing the expectation that the opening of the German investor will create new jobs in Kula, noting that new 300 jobs and new investments are coming.

US Wishes Croatia's Israeli Jet Purchase 'Successful Resolution'

The US embassy in Zagreb told BIRN on Wednesday that, although the US Government does not generally comment on allies' arms procurements, Washington strongly supports Croatia's modernization of its defence system, including the purchase of F-16 jets from Israel.

Slovak ethnic minority makes Serbia stronger and better - PM

These naive artists hail from Kovacica, in northern Serbia.

Brnabic "expressed her gratitude to all individuals who contributed to the exhibition, announcing she would advocate the creativity of Kovacica to be included on UNESCO's Cultural Heritage List next year," the Serbian government said on its website.

Croatian Declaration on Bosnian Croats' Rights Vexes Sarajevo

The Croatian parliament on Wednesday will discuss a declaration on the rights of Croats living in Bosnia and Herzegovina which calls for changes to Bosnia's constitution and electoral law which it claims will ensure equality for Croats in the country.

WITH HUGE MAJORITY: The EP Supported Bulgaria and Romania for Schengen

/Balkan Insight/ The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted a report stressing that Romania and Bulgaria's readiness to join the Schengen Agreement should not be linked to the rule of law in the two countries, despite the lack of consensus on the matter in the European Council, the European Union's top decision-making body.

MEPs Vote for Romania and Bulgaria to Join Schengen

The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted a report stressing that Romania and Bulgaria's readiness to join the Schengen Agreement should not be linked to the rule of law in the two countries, despite the lack of consensus on the matter in the European Council, the European Union's top decision-making body.

Report Accuses Croatian Police of Abusing Migrants

A Human Rights Watch report published on Tuesday alleged that Croatian border police have been threatening, beating, insulting and extorting money and valuables from migrants and refugees, and pushing them back into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatia has denied the allegations against the police, according to the report.

Croatia Unveils Tudjman Monument to Applause and Criticism

The 19th anniversary of the death of Croatia's first President, Franjo Tudjman, was marked on Monday by the unveiling of a more than four-metre-high monument in Zagreb, near the National University Library and the Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall.

Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact

More than 150 UN member states signed the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco - which has caused controversy in Balkan countries as it has done elsewhere.

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