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Turkey qualify for EuroBasket 2022

Turkey qualified for EuroBasket 2022 on Feb. 20 after the Netherlands defeated Croatia 65-57 in qualifiers.

Yannick Franke was the highest scorer of the Dutch team with 15 points, whereas Keye van der Vuurst de Vries scored 11 points in a Group D game at Istanbul's BJK Akatlar Sports Hall.

Precious timber auctioned off for EUR 1.2m

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.

DaiBau raises fresh funds

Ljubljana – DaiBau, a Slovenian start-up that runs portals in multiple countries where investors can link up with building contractors, has received fresh funding from the German chemical company Henkel to build out its platform.

Zoran Milanovic: Croatia’s Jekyll and Hyde

But the Social Democrat leader quickly turned the tide, navigating the campaign waters to emerge as winner of the first round in December 2019.

Milanovic verbally dominated TV duels with his opponents, outshining the conservative incumbent, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

Lenarčič says need for cooperation main lesson of pandemic

Ljubljana – European Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič noted in an online debate on the EU’s preparedness for natural disasters that the main lesson of the Covid-19 pandemic has been that it is better to cooperate, even in matters that are clearly in the jurisdiction of member states.

Croatia Charges Serb Paramilitary Ex-Fighter with War Crime

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.

Lenarčič urges Slovenia to make best use of recovery funds

Ljubljana – European Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič urged Slovenia in a videoconference presenting his priorities in 2021 to the parliamentary EU Affairs Committee to make the best use of the funds available as part of the EU mechanism for recovery and resilience.

Russian Embassy in Zagreb under siege due to the vaccine

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.

President calls for culture of dialogue on Culture Day

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.

Serbian Director Threatens US Lawsuit over WWII Film Review

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.

Marko Mušič, an architect inspired by architectural greats

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.

Yugoslav Army General Convicted of Spying for US

Belgrade Higher Court on Friday sentenced Momcilo Perisic, the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army and a former deputy prime minister of Serbia, to three years in prison time for passing state secrets to the United States in 2002.

Six Plead Not Guilty to Kosovo Serb Politician Ivanovic’s Murder

Six suspects accused of involvement in the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, the leader of the Freedom, Democracy, Justice party, was gunned down outside his office in January 2018, pleaded not guilty at Pristina Basic Court on Friday.