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Human Rights Progress Faltering in South and Central Europe: HRW

The latest report from Human Rights Watch, published on Tuesday evening, says that discrimination and violence against minorities, domestic violence, pressure on media and problems with dealing with the wartime past continued to be major issues for Balkan states and Central Europe last year.

Croatian Scientists Warn of Massive Decline of Clam Species

Noble pen shells are dying in large numbers at the mouth of the River Neretva on the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia because of a parasite, scientists and officials are warning.

Serbia Faces Yugoslav-Era Debt Repayments for Years to Come

While Croatia and Slovenia have paid off their debts inherited from Yugoslavia, Serbia is still paying. And Belgrade's refusal to recognise Kosovo as independent has only increased its burden.

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.

EU Households Spend over €1.1 Trillion on Transport

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.2% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over €1.1 trillion, equivalent to 7.2% of the EU's GDP or €2 220 per EU inhabitant, Erostat data showed.

Democracy Digest: Key Dates for Your Diary in 2020

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Croatia is due to hold a general election at some point in 2020, possibly in late autumn.

The European Commission and European Parliament will establish the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe, a political body aimed at engaging EU citizens to reform democracy in 2020-2022. It is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.

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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.

Bosnia’s Courts Convict More Migrant Smugglers

More than 90 per cent of judgments were pronounced on the basis of plea agreements. Sanctions ranged from conditional sentences to three years in prison. Ancillary penalties of several dozen thousands euros were also imposed and the proceeds of migrant smuggling worth over 10,000 euros were seized, along with several vehicles used to execute the crimes.

Week in Review: The Balkans in 2020

Playing the Identity Card

In 2020, Montenegrin voters will go to the polls to elect a new Parliament and government. Elections must be held by October. Yet they will be closely watched for a number of reasons other than their actual outcome.

Vucic: Few world statesman called Serbia and Serbs "a handful of misery"

Vucic added that "few world statesmen" called Serbia and Serbs "a handful of misery", as the newly elected Croatian President Zoran Milanovic once did.
Asked what he expects in relations between Serbia and Croatia, Vucic said that Serbia would be delighted to welcome any improvement in relations towards the Serbs in Croatia.

Romania, Croatia Withdraw Troops from Iraq Amid Tensions

Romania and Croatia said on Tuesday that they have joined other NATO countries in withdrawing military personnel from Iraq following the Baghdad parliament's call for foreign troops to leave the country in reaction to the US killing of a top Iranian general near the Iraqi capital on January 4.

Antalya yacht builders rake in over $1 billion

Yacht builders, located in the Antalya Free Zone, have collected a total of $1.2 billion since the early 2000s, Zeki Gürses, the general manager of Antalya Free Trade Zone Operator (ASBAŞ), has said.

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