Latest News from Croatia

Remains of 19 Serbs identified in Zagreb

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

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.

CAS upholds FIFA sanction against Simunic for hate speech

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.

Serbia at Cannes Film Festival

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.

State administration is killing our babies

State administration is killing our babies

At least 80 prematurely born babies in Serbia last year could have been saved from death.

Croatia "won't put malicious obstacles" in front of Serbia

Croatia "won't put malicious obstacles" in front of Serbia

ZAGREB -- Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović says that to him, Croatian citizens of Serb nationality are "fully equal to Croatian citizens of any other nationality."

Belgrade Poetry Festival begins on May 14

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.

Serbia to mark Victory Day

BELGRADE - The marking of the Day of victory over Nazism in World War II started late Thursday with a ceremonial artillery salute fired from the Sava terrace of the Belgrade Fortress, the Serbian government said in a statement.

Victory Day, Europe Day marked

Victory Day, Europe Day marked

BELGRADE -- The marking of Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II started late on Thursday with a ceremonial artillery salute fired from the Belgrade Fortress.

62% of EU Voters Don't Care About European Elections

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.

Los Angeles Gets Taste of Best Balkan Films

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

Bosnia Federation Adopts Anti-Corruption Laws

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.

Croatia Finds 19 Bodies in WWII Mass Grave

The remains of civilian victims were exhumed near the village of Srb in Croatia, where there was an uprising against the wartime fascist authorities in 1941.

Cash-Strapped Balkan States Miss Eurovision

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.

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