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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.

Cyprus relaxes banking restrictions

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]

Croatia Remembers WWII Concentration Camp Victims

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

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.

Josipovic: Evil should be called out so it is not repeated

JASENOVAC - A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of a breakout by the prisoners of the Ustasha concentration camp Jasenovac was held on Sunday, and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said genocide had occurred at that location and that it should never be forgotten.

Eurovision Song Contest Kicks Off without Bulgarian Entry

The international song contest Eurovision 2014 starts Sunday evening in Copenhagen without Bulgaria's participation.

The official opening ceremony is to be held in City Hall Square in Copenhagen.

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