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Israel-Croatia warplanes deal canceled due to US opposition

This was announced after a delegation from Israel visited Croatia on Thursday and told the country's officials that they failed to secure US licenses for the sale of the combat aircraft in question.

Croatia previously made an agreement with Israel on the purchase of aircraft worth about USD 450 million.

"Let's open borders between Montenegro, Serbia, and RS"

The initiative by these two opposition politicians in Montenegro is addressed at Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Milorad Dodik.

Merkel and Macron "demand release" of Ukrainian sailors

We demand safe, free and unimpeded transit for all ships through the Kerch Strait and the immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Ukrainian seafarers, Merkel and Macron said in a joint statement quoted by Reuters.

Russia last month seized the vessels and their crew, stressing that they had violated the country's territorial waters, which Ukraine denies.

Another protest announced for Saturday in Belgrade

The protest organizers announced this on Friday.

They said that the participants would walk from this location via Makedonska, Svetogorska, Takovska, and Kralja Milana streets to Slavija Square.

US blocks Israel's attempt to sell warplanes to Croatia?

Croatian website Index is reporting this, citing Barak Ravid's article published by Axios, who said this "practically killed" the USD 500 million arms deal.

Ravid - who was the first to report several weeks ago that US-Israeli talks on this issue had stalled - is now citing a high ranking Israeli official involved in the negotiations.

Political Overview

Cerar discusses US-Slovenia ties, Western Balkans in Washington

Dancila: Austrian Chancellor's visit, important moment, marking EU Council Presidency handover from Austria to Romania

The Austrian Chancellor's visit to Romania is an important moment, symbolically marking the handover of the Presidency of the EU Council from the Austrian Government to the Government of Romania and the transition from a protected Europe - the motto of the Austrian Presidency - to a Europe in which cohesion is seen as a common value, said Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.

"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."

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.

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.

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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