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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, on September 11, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Filip Singer.

Students wearing face masks in their classroom in the Croatian capital of Zagreb on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Stringer.

116 Years of FIFA: Here Are Some Facts

On May 21, 1904, in the French capital, Paris, representatives of the football associations of France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland signed the documents officially establishing the world's largest football association, whose main purpose was the creation of smaller associations to be national representations of the countries of the world.

German tourists eyeing holidays in Greece, says report

Greece was listed first among locations keen to see German tourists this year by the German newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" on Sunday in a six-page spread on possible holiday destinations for German travelers.

Athletes returning to training, competition ban to be lifted for individual sports

"We are also lifting measures for competitive sports. This will primarily apply to individual sports and under specific security conditions also to collective sports. Competitions in individual sports will also be allowed, but without spectators," the minister told commercial broadcaster POP TV on Wednesday, adding she hoped competitions would be broadcast live.

Slovenia qualify for World Men's Handball Championship

Cancelling the qualifiers on Friday, the executive committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF) decided that the ten slots are awarded to the teams which finished 4-13 at the European Men's Handball Championship this January.

Earthquake Hit Zagreb Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

A powerful earthquake rocked Croatia at 6:24am local time on Sunday morning just seven kilometres north of the capital, Zagreb, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, EMSC.

Many buildings were damaged, with walls and rooftops cracking. Dozens were injured, with a 15-year-old suffering life-threatening injuries.

Bora Stankovic passed away

Stankovic is one of the founders of BC Red Star, a Yugoslav national team player and the man who scored the first basketball points in the World Cup history.
Stankovic played for Red Star, Zeleznicar and Partizan during his playing career from 1946 to 1953, while he also served as coach in the BC Partizan.

Spanish Police Charge Balkan Football Agent With Financial Crimes

Media reports say the manager of Serbian Real Madrid football player Luka Jovic, and his associates, have been charged with money laundering and offences against the public purse in Spain. 

Abdilgafar Fali Ramadani, the German-born Macedonian manager of Jovic, oversaw his transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid for 60 million euros in 2019. 

Bloomberg: Bulgaria May Delay its Bid to Adopt the Euro

Bulgaria signaled it may delay its bid to adopt the euro amid fears the preparatory steps could jeopardize a long-standing fixed exchange rate to the common currency, Bloomberg reported.

Romania wins 9 medals at Balkan U20 Indoor Championships in Istanbul

Romania won 9 medals on Sunday at the Balkan U20 Indoor Championships in Istanbul, including 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze ones. In the final standings, Romania was behind Turkey, 8-6-7, and Ukraine, 4-0-0. In women's, Greece finished in the first place, with 2 gold and 5 silver medals, followed by Romania, 2-2-2, and Croatia, 2-1-3.

Slovenia finish fourth at handball Euro

Slovenia did not manage to bounce back from yesterday's semi-final match against Spain (32:34), while the Norwegians celebrated after a painful loss to Croatia in the last seconds of the other semi-final.

Turkish women on road to get Tokyo ticket

The Turkish women's volleyball team on Jan. 10 won against Belgium 3-2 in a tie-breaker to qualify for the CEV European qualification semifinals for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Turkey led the first two sets 25-20 and 25-15, a great advantage to win the match in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, but the Belgians managed to equalize, winning the third and fourth sets, 25-20 and 25-22.

Volleyball: Turkish women seek win for 2020 Olympics

Turkey's national women volleyball team will take on Belgium for their last group match in the European qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Jan. 10.

Turkey were beaten by Germany 3-1 in their first game of the European qualifiers on Tuesday while they beat Croatia 3-1 in their second game on Wednesday in the tournament.

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