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Fascist WW2-era flag shown on Croatian state TV

The flag made an appearance during the sports segment of HRT's main news program.

The Ustasha regime was in power in the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - a WW2 Nazi-allied entity that set up and operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, including in Jasenovac.

EC Warned Bulgaria About the Sale of Citizenship

The European Commission will warn that programs in some EU countries that allow rich foreigners to buy citizenship or residence can help organized crime groups from outside the EU to penetrate the bloc and increase the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, Reuters reported.

Tesla Makes Charging Stations in the Balkans, but Ignores Bulgaria

Some time ago, Tesla promised that in 2019 it will cover the whole of Europe with its supercharging charging stations to extend "from Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey." The expansion of Musk's company is mainly focused on Central and Western Europe, where dozens of similar facilities already exist, but it also covers the Balkans.

Bulgaria to use Croatia's Experience in Field of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Bulgaria's Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev met in Sofia with the National Transplant Coordinator of Croatia Dr Mirela Bušić, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.

Minister Ananiev and Mirela Bušić discussed Croatia's experience in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Croatia is one of the leading countries in the field of transplantation.

Turkey's Erdogan Wants Bosnia's Dayton Deal Changed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Wednesday for the revision of Bosnia's 1995 Dayton Agreement in Ankara alongside Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who was paying an official visit.

Erdogan wants agreement that ended war in Bosnia "revised"

This has been stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference in Ankara with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Turkey's Anadolu agency is reporting.

The agreement, negotiated in Dayton, Ohio in 1995, ended a three-year war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Sales of New Cars in Bulgaria Up

Over 30,000 new cars were sold in Bulgaria in 2018. According to data of the Bulgarian Traffic Police, 24,212 new cars and 9,537 vans were registered in Bulgaria last year, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Sales of new vehicles increased in 17 out of all 27 EU member states. Highest increase was registered in Lithuania (25.4%), Romania (23.1) and Croatia (18.7%). PM Dancila: It is important to show European citizens that EU institutions work for them

Europe has always known to overcome obstacles and be born again after the less fortunate episodes in history and today we are in a complex moment of the European construction process, however any situations of this kind can be turned into opportunities, PM Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday, while presenting before the European Parliament gathered in plenary session in Strasbourg the priorities of

War of words continues between Belgrade and Zagreb

"Ms. Pejcinovic-Buric would like to pick who can sit in the government of Serbia. For Croatia's policy, there have always been suitable and unsuitable Serbs," the Serbian defense minister said, adding:

"I'm glad the lady places me among the unsuitable ones, meaning, among the free Serbs."

Croatian General to be Tried Alongside Subordinates, Court Rules

Croatia’s Supreme Court abolished a decision to separate the war crimes trial of 1990s Croatian general Branimir Glavas from cases against his subordinates, which means crucial evidence against him will still be valid.

Israel-Croatia warplanes deal canceled due to US opposition

This was announced after a delegation from Israel visited Croatia on Thursday and told the country's officials that they failed to secure US licenses for the sale of the combat aircraft in question.

Croatia previously made an agreement with Israel on the purchase of aircraft worth about USD 450 million.