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BELGRADE - The identification of remains of 19 Serb victims killed during the armed conflicts in the territory of the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995 in Croatia was carried out at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminalistics of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, in the presence of family members.
Croatian footballer to miss World Cup over fascist greeting
LAUSANNE -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed a sanction imposed by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) against Josip Šimunić.
Thus the Croatian national football team player's suspension remains in place, and he will miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
LAUSANNE - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed a sanction imposed by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) against Croatia’s player Josip Simunic, who remains suspended during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final competition after leading a Croatian fascist salute following Croatia’s World Cup qualifying play-off victory over Iceland in Zagreb on November 19.
BELGRADE - Serbia will be presented by the movie entitled Leto bez meseca (Moonless Summer) directed by Stefan Ivancic in the official selections of this year's Cannes Festival.
The movie was produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Belgrade-based Non-Aligned Films and it will be displayed as part of Cinefondation program on May 21.
BELGRADE - The 8th Belgrade Festival of Poetry and Literature entitled 'Trgni se! Poezija!' (Snap! Poetry!) will be held in the Belgrade City Library (BGB) from may 14 to 17 and it will gather over 20 poets, translators and artists from ten countries, the officials announced at the press conference.
Sxity-two percent of the EU voters are “not at all” or “not much” interested in the European Parliament elections in May, shows a survey of Ipsos-MORI.
It was conducted in April. A total of 8 833 people were polled in Belgium, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden.
SEEfest 2014 Awards Announced:
Best Feature Film - Grand Jury Prize: "Seduce me", directed by Marko Santic, Slovenia
Best Feature Film - Grand Jury Prize - "Vis-à-Vis", directed by Nevio Marasovic, Croatia
Best First Feature - "The Unsaved", Igor Cobileanski, Romania
Lawmakers in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of Bosnia's two entities, on May 6 adopted changes to laws on dealing with corruption.
The changes to the Law on Courts and the Law on Criminal Procedure, Corruption and Organized Crime allow for the creation of special units tasked with pursuing and trying perpetrators of organized crime and corruption.
The semi-finals of the Eurovision, which started on Tuesday in Denmark, will include only six participants from the Balkan region - Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Greece.
Viewers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey will only watch Eurovision from their TV sets.
Cyprus relaxes banking restrictions
Cypriots can now cash cheques and have higher limits on transactions. Also in business news: Switzerland will grant 500 Croatian workers access to the country's labour market.
Banking regulations were imposed last year as part of the austerity measures in Cyprus. [AFP]