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Croatia's Končar KET to Refurbish HPP Vacha in Bulgaria

A consortium comprising Croatia's Končar KET and Czech ČKD Blansko Holding has signed a contract to refurbish the 14 MW hydropower plant (HPP) Vacha-1, the accompanying 110 kV switchyard, and other auxiliary systems at the HPP, in cooperation with the Bulgarian state power utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania (NEK EAD), Končar KET has said in a press release.

‘Day of the Disappeared’ Marked Across the Balkans

The International Day of the Disappeared was marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo on Friday with a series of events intended to highlight how thousands of people who disappeared during the 1990s wars have not yet been found.

Ethnic Hatred and Violence Will Undermine Croatian Society

"These are individuals, perhaps organised, but they are not the fruit of some climate in society, they are deviations that need to be dealt with based on individual responsibility," Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday.

Plenkovic added that the government "won't be sucked into a spiral of hate".

Serbian State Security ‘Didn’t Help Rebel Croatian Serbs’

A protected witness told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that the Serbian State Security Service (SDB) was not involved in the so-called 'Log Revolution' that saw Serbs rebel against the Croatian authorities in 1990.

Grigor Dimitrov is Heading For His Second US Open test

The second Test for Grigor Dimitrov in this year's US Open is linked to a match against the 12th in the world. Croatia's Borna Coric is the next rival for the Bulgarian tennis player who successfully began participating in New York.

Bosnian Army Officer Rejects Responsibility for Croats’ Killings

Enver Buza's defence urged the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Tuesday to acquit him, arguing that his responsibility for the killings of Bosnian Croats in the village of Uzdol in the Prozor municipality in 1993 had not been proved during the trial.

Serbian Club Parks Tank Outside Stadium, Sparking Controversy

Controversy erupted after a decommissioned T-55 tank was installed near the north stand of Red Star Belgrade's football stadium on Monday, with critics in Croatia accusing the club of celebrating Serbian "aggression" during the wars that broke out as Yugoslavia collapsed in the 1990s.

Die Press: Orgies of beating the Serbs in Croatia

Under the title "Orgies of beating Serbian minority in Croatia", Pres describes the assault that occurred in the caf near Knin, where the guests watched the game of Red Star, reports.
"The bullies came at night with disguised faces," Di Pres said, adding that the entire caf was demolished, while guests were beaten with sticks, bottles and fists, including minors.

Grigor Dimitrov Started with a Victory at the US Open

The Bulgarian showed strong character and he won the duel against the Italian Andreas Seppi.
Grigor Dimitrov won the match against Italian Andreas Seppi, in the first round of the US Open with 6: 1, 6: 7 (2), 6: 4, 6: 3 in 2 hours and 47 minutes of play. The Bulgarian showed strong character and deservedly won, writes Gong.Bg.

Alarm over air pollution emitted by cruise ships

Greece and destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos are among the top European locations affected adversely by air pollution emitted by cruise ships, according to the European Federation for Transport and Environment (Transport & Environment), which campaigns for cleaner transport.

Bulgaria is Under Number 13 Wine Destination in the World

Bulgaria is ranked as the 13th best wine destination in the world by the British website by its Wine Travel Index.
Our country is ahead of Greece (# 14) and even Australia (# 15). New Zealand, which is also a popular wine region, remains only 18th.

But before us are countries like Cyprus, Chile, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia.

Lessons From the Autopsy of a Devoured Slav Shepherd

"When every village has internet, TV, and every child listens to popular music, I think that this old world is vanishing," Kalezic-Radonjic told BIRN.

The Low Cost FlixBus Adds New Direct Lines from Bulgaria

Аs of August, Europe's largest international bus service provider, FlixBus, is adding new routes to its network and doubling the number of countries that can be reached directly from Bulgaria.

Greece has most motorcycle deaths per million in EU

Greece has the highest rate of motorcyclist deaths among the European Union's 28 member-states, according to the most recent data from the EU's statistics service Eurostat. 

Specifically, according to figures from 2017, Greece had 20.1 deaths per million inhabitants in that year, just above Malta with 20 deaths per million.