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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]
Several hundred people including top Croatian politicians gathered on Sunday at the monument to the Jasenovac victims to lay wreaths and attend a memorial service.
“At this site, a crime that was genocide was committed and it will always be painful and we will never forget it,” Croatian President Ivo Josipovic told the ceremony.
Croatian leader at Jasenovac: Evil should not be forgotten
JASENOVAC -- A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of the breakout of prisoners of the Ustasha death camp Jasenovac was held on Sunday.
Attending the event, Croatian President Ivo Josipović said genocide had occurred at that location and that it should never be forgotten.