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Bosnia Mayor’s Threat to Migrant Camp Sparks Crisis Fears

The Bihac City Administration has informed local utility companies that it will no longer pay for services such as water delivery and garbage collection from the troubled "Vucjak" migrant camp, whose closure has been demanded by the UN among others.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Kinetic 07, the first electric sports car from the Bulgarian company 'Kinetic automotive' during its offical presentation in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia​ on October 10. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

Serbian Bishops Protest Over Patriarch’s Award for President

Serbian Orthodox bishops have voiced concern for the image of the Church after their leader, Patriarch Irinej, on Tuesday handed President Aleksandar Vucic a prestigious award for the "great deeds" he had done for Serbia and Kosovo.

A group of 14 bishops said in a letter to the Patriarch sent the same evening that they feared the reputation of the Church might be tarnished.

PSD's Dancila: European integration of Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union

The European integration of the Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union and consolidate peace, solidarity, prosperity in the Balkan region, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila stated at the signing event of the Joint Declaration on the integration of the Western Balkans countries in the EU.

PM Dancila: Romania and PSD will be permanent, involved advocates of EU expansion to Western Balkans

Romania and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the permanent and involved advocates of the EU's expansion to the Western Balkans, the PSD's leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stated on Tuesday, at the Regional Forum with the topic "The Integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union", organized by the Social Democratic Party at the Palace of the Parliament.

Croatian City Approves Funds to Renovate Tito’s Historic Ship

Rijeka city council on Monday voted to approve the loan necessary to renovate the Galeb, a ship once used by President Josip Broz Tito for diplomatic voyages which fell into disrepair after Yugoslavia collapsed.

On the Balkans, Europe has Revealed its Trump Side

Consider the borderline authoritarianism that has ensconced itself in EU member states like Poland and Hungary; or the alarming gains made by the far right in such "established" European democracies as Austria, Germany, and Italy; or the brutal border regime that the EU maintains along its Mediterranean frontier - a border regime, we should recall, that at the current rate will likely result in

Dendias discusses North Macedonia, Albania with Balkan counterparts

The foreign ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania discussed the upcoming talks at the European Council about the possibility of agreeing to launch membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York.

Head of State: We Need a Global Consensus Against Corruption

The fight against corruption and extremism is at the forefront.

Security, defense money and the need for a global stance against corruption are key topics in President Rumen Radev's speech at the UN Sustainable Development Forum.