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Ambassador: Croatia supports Serbia’s EU membership bid

BELGRADE – Croatia will not use bilateral issues, including those concerning border demarcation on the Danube and mutual genocide charges, to impose conditions on Serbia during the country’s negotiations on EU membership, Croatian Ambassador to Serbia Gordan Markotic has said.

Ukraine apologises to Serbia over "technical error" in video

BELGRADE - The Ukrainian embassy in Serbia has issued an apology over a "technical error" in a promotional video in which Serbia is omitted from the map of Europe, stressing that this in no way reflects neither the personal views of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk nor Ukraine's official position, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate

Ukraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate

Regional countries sign agreements and plan joint projects to improve security and mutual trust.

Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Croatia counterpart Vesna Pusic sign a European Partnership agreement in Zagreb on March 21st. [Albania Ministry of Foreign Affairs]

Destruction of bilingual signs continues in Vukovar

VUKOVAR - A bilingual sign has been stolen from the wall of the building of the Municipal Court in Vukovar, while another 9 signs on other government institutions have been damaged, the local police have stated.

Serbia's Vucic Vows To Protect Republika Srpska

Vucic said after a meeting with Republika Srpska’s leader Milorad Dodik in Belgrade on Saturday that his administration would always protect Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia.

Croatian Serb Ex-Fighter Extradited From Malta

Former Croatian Serb fighter Gojko Eror, accused of war crimes over the disappearance of 17 people from a village near Vukovar, has been extradited from Malta to Croatia face trial.

Serbian MFA summons Ukraine's charge d'affairs

Serbian MFA summons Ukraine's charge d'affairs

BELGRADE -- Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić over the weekend on "invited the Ukrainian embassy charge d'affaires to a meeting," Tanjug has reported.

The meeting was "to discuss Ukraine's promotional video about joining the EU that featured a map of Europe without Serbia."

Serbia seeks explanation for map of Europe without Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic has invited the Ukrainian embassy charge d'affaires to a meeting to discuss Ukraine's promotional video about joining the EU that featured a map of Europe without Serbia.

Serbia did not commit genocide

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Association stated on Saturday it was not true that Serbia had committed a genocide in Croatia or that a genocide had been committed in its name, which is what head of the Croatian legal team had said before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Croat PM: Referendum on Cyrillic script "disgrace"

Croat PM: Referendum on Cyrillic script "disgrace"

ZAGREB -- Croatia PM Zoran Milanović has said that parliament should decide on the initiative to call a referendum on the use of Serbian Cyrillic in this country.

"I think that this referendum is a disgrace," he said, and added:

Dzakula: Removal of refugee status is ethnic cleansing

ZAGREB - The Serbian Democratic Forum (SDF) accused on Friday the Croatian government that its announcement that it would remove the refugee status from the people who fled Croatia during the 1990s war was intended to stop the return of Serb refugees and complete the ethnic cleansing.

Milanovic: Referendum on Cyrillic a disgrace

BRUSSELS/ZAGREB - Croatia's Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Friday that the Croatian parliament (Sabor) should make a decision on the initiative to call a referendum on the use of the Serbian Cyrillic script in this country.

Obradovic: Croatia presented defensive arguments

THE HAGUE - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague started on Thursday the second round of oral argument in a dispute between Serbia and Croatia where both parties are suing each other for commission of genocide during the 1991-95 war in Croatia.

Winners of Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition

BELGRADE – Belgrade-based cultural organization Mikser, in association with the Croatian Design Association and Public Room from Skopje, announced results of the Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition on Thursday.

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