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Slovenj Gradec – Prime timber offered at the 15th annual auction in Slovenia fetched EUR 1.2 million, EUR 800,000 less than in 2020. But given the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers are happy as a record 46 bidders placed bids. The majority of logs on sale were oak, spruce, sycamore maple and ash, with a sycamore maple log fetching the highest price yet again.
Croatian police said on Tuesday that they have charged an unnamed 62-year-old former Serb paramilitary with committing a war crime in the village of Petrovci in eastern Croatia in November 1991.
"On February 15, 2021, the police filed a criminal charge against the 62-year-old suspect at the relevant County State's Attorney's Office in Osijek," a police statement said.
However, the Croatian authorities have not yet sent an official request for the purchase of Sputnik V, Vecernji list writes today.
The paper states that the Russian embassy is "under siege" by Croats and that it answers dozens and dozens of questions from Croatian citizens sent by phone or e-mail every day about how to get the Russian vaccine.
Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor hosted the annual Culture Day event in Presidential Palace on Monday, receiving this year’s Prešeren Prize and Prešeren Fund Prize recipients. Pahor called for culture of dialogue. Author Feri Lainšček, one of the laureates, meanwhile highlighted the role Slovenian culture played in the country’s independence efforts.
Predrag 'Gaga' Antonijevic, director and producer of 'Dara of Jasenovac', Serbia's entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars, which deals with crimes committed at the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia, said on Sunday that he intends to sue the Los Angeles Times for denying war crimes committed against Serbs at the WWII camp.
Ljubljana – Marko Mušič, one of the most distinguished Slovenian architects, comes from a long line of architects. He will receive the Prešeren Prize for lifetime-achievement, the country’s top accolade for artistic accomplishments, after leaving a notable mark with his work in Slovenia and throughout the former Yugoslavia.