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Migrants Clash with Police on Bosnia-Croatia Border

Several migrants and refugees were injured when they tried to break through a police cordon on Wednesday that has been preventing them from entering EU member Croatia at the Maljevac border checkpoint in northern Bosnia, local media reported.

Bosnia: Migrants clash with police, break through cordon

They are headed towards the border.

The cordon was set up by the Border Police of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)

According to information from Sarajevo-based media, the clash between police officers and migrants has produced injuries.

Migrants, Refugees Block Bosnia-Croatia Border Crossing

Some 200 migrants and refugees blocked the main road towards Bosnia's border crossing with Croatia on Wednesday morning, resulting in the Maljevac border checkpoint being closed to all traffic, the Bosnian border police said.

Migrants Gather on Serbian, Bosnian Borders to Enter Croatia

Some 400 migrants and refugees gathered on Tuesday on Bosnia and Herzegovina's border with Croatia, with a similar number massing on Serbia's border with Croatia, local media reported.

Croatian police announced that misinformation had been spread that the EU state would open its borders.

Anti-Migrant Protest Held in Bosnian Border Town

Some 1,000 people in the Bosnian town of Bihac, on the border with Croatia, staged their third consecutive evening protest on Monday, demanding that state-level officials find a proper solution to the rise in the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the area.

  People of Bihac gathered in the town centre, demanding the relocation of migrants and refugees Photo: Courtesy of N1

Vucic talks about "hardest moments of his career"

Vucic, now Serbia's president - whose party came to be as an offshoot of the Serb Radicals (SRS) in 2008 - said these moments had to do with "the signing" of the (EU-brokered 2013 Kosovo) Brussels agreement, and the reduction of salaries and pensions.

Croatian Unions Protest Against Pension Reforms

Few thousands of Croatian workers and union members gathered in Zagreb's Europe Square on Saturday to show their bitter disapproval of planned pension reforms.

Croatia Still Confining Disabled in Institutions, Activists Say

Several disabled people's and human rights organisations, Inclusion Europe, the European Network on Independent Living, the Centre for Peace Studies Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb, and Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday said in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that Croatia should stop confining children and adults in institutions.

Police fire warning shots as migrants fight among themselves

The migrants involved came from several different countries, according to reports on Tuesday.

Police officers who came to intervene and conduct an investigation were also attacked during the unrest that lasted several hours, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) of the Una-Sana Canton confirmed today. The officers at the scene last night fired warning shots.

Serbia's handling of migrant crisis receives general acclaim

Dacic expressed gratitude for constructive cooperation and support from the UN High Commissariat and pointed to the well-known objections of Serbia regarding the abolition of the refugee status for the persons expelled from Croatia in 1995.

Croatians March in Defence of Abortion Rights

Hundreds of abortion rights activists and supporters marched through the centre of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, on Saturday, calling for abortion rights to be upheld. 

Serbian Activists Call for Monument to Yugoslav General

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights called for a monument to former Yugoslav People’s Army general Vladimir Trifunovic, who was prosecuted for treason in Serbia for pulling his troops out of Croatia to save their lives.

Balkan Conservatives Unite at Family Congress in Moldova

Conservative Serbs and Croats - normally at odds - came together in Moldova at the weekend to denounce gay rights, abortion and the decline of family values at the socially conservative World Family Congress in Chisinau.