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Romania Demands Justice Monitoring System for Whole EU

Romania has signalled its growing frustration with the CVM - a system of checks on its adherence to the rule of law - by demanding that similar monitoring be extended to the rest of the European Union.

Croatia Commemorates Holocaust amid Divisions over WWII History

Croatia's Anti-Fascist League, which includes some groups of ethnic minorities like Serbs, Jews and Roma, held a commemorative gathering on Sunday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day - one of a series of events held in the country in recent days to commemorate the Holocaust and the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.

JusMin Predoiu endorses justice and rule of law evaluation mechanism for all member states

Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu, at the informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council, organised in Zagreb, endorsed the idea of an evaluation mechanism on justice and rule of law for all member countries. "Although it was an informal meeting of the JHA Council, we discussed substantial topics.

Croatia says want to continue attracting Turkish investments

Croatian Prime Minister Andrey Plenkovic said on Jan. 24 that his country wants to attract more Turkish investments.   

Plenkovic's remarks came at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Plenkovic stressed that there is a solid commercial partnership between the two countries. 

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Swiss skiier Joana Haehlen during the the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill race in the Bulgarian town of Bansko on January 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

Serbia's Antonina Dubinina mid-competition during the women's short program of the ISU European Figure Skating ​Championships in Graz, Austria, on January 24, 2020. EPA-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich.

Vucic: Charles Michel, EC President, to organize WB leaders meeting in February

According to him, President of the European Council Charles Michel announced the gathering of Western Balkans leaders in February.
"I expect Michel to soon organize some kind of rally in February that will bring together all the leaders in the Western Balkans, so that we can continue dialogue", Vucic told Television Pink.

JusMin Predoiu to attend JHA Council informal meeting in Zagreb

Romania's Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu will be attending an informal meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) in Zagreb, Croatia, on January 23 and 24. According to a press statement released on Thursday by the Ministry of Justice, this is the first meeting of the JHA Council at ministerial level held under the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

President Iohannis to attend Fifth World Holocaust Forum

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis participates today in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum dedicated Holocaust remembrance, which takes place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Corruption Fight Faltering in Balkans, Central Europe, Transparency Says

Both declined from last year, when Bosnia was ranked in 89th place, with 38 points, and North Macedonia came in 93rd place, with 37 points.

Bosnia shares its 106th place with Albania, which also declined in the rankings. It came in 99th place last year.

Serbian State Security ‘Didn’t Take Volunteer Fighters to Bosnia’

Petar Djukic, a former high-ranking Serb police officer in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Tuesday and Wednesday that military volunteers who came to Bosanski Samac in Bosnia in April 1992 were brought by political parties and not by Serbian State Security, SDB.

Protesters Vent Fury With Zagreb Mayor During Trial

Citizens of Zagreb dissatisfied with the two-decade-long rule of their mayor, Milan Bandic, protested on Wednesday in front of the County Court during a hearing against him.

As Bandic walked into the court, they whistled and shouted: "He is guilty!" They also held up banners with messages such as, "Mafia go home". Some protesters sat in the courtroom.

A list of the most powerful states in the world: Serbia overtook Croatia and Slovenia

The list was made based on the influence of states, as well as their political, economic and military power. The list of the 80 most powerful countries in the world is based on the responses of 21.000 people and was made by the media company US News and World Report.
Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are also on the list of 80 most powerful countries, index.hr reports.

Migrants in Bosnia Find Care between Cold Concrete Walls

Conditions are far from ideal, but for more than 2,000 migrants and refugees in Bosnia the cold concrete walls of a former refrigeration factory is the best they can get, biding their time to cross into Croatia.

Vucic and Dodik on Dayton Agreement: "No changes without consent of Serbian people"

Vucic said at the press conference after the meeting that many topics were discussed and stressed that "the urgent need of the Serbian people, wherever they live, is to preserve peace and stability and our main goal is to enable that political stability and peace".
The President of Serbia said that one of the topics was the Dayton Agreement.

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