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Euro Court Raps Croatia Over Serb’s Murder

The European Court of Human Rights ordered Croatia to pay 20,000 euro in damages for not properly investigating the wartime killing of a Serb civilian from the town of Sisak.

Croatia Vows to Combat Wartime Sexual Violence

Foreign minister Vesna Pusic told a high-profile summit that Zagreb is dedicated to supporting wartime rape and sexual assault victims – despite the fact there have been few convictions in Croatia.

Croatians Cry Foul Over World Cup Defeat

Brazil came from behind to win the first match of the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday night after an own goal had initially put Croatia ahead.

The Brazilians took the lead with a disputed penalty that sparked an angry outburst at the referee from Croatia’s national team coach Niko Kovac.

Summit of SEE finance ministers and central bank governors

BECICI – An annual Southeast Europe (SEE) summit of finance ministers and central bank governors, which will discuss financial future of the region, will start in Becici, a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro, on Friday.

Neymar fires Brazil to comeback win over Croatia

Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in a thrilling World Cup opening match Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in a thrilling World Cup opening match on June 12.

Brazil Beats Croatia 3:1 in World Cup Opener

Host nation Brazil kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 3:1 win over Croatia in Sao Paulo.

Despite the scoreline, things went far from smoothly for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team, who fell behind after an own goal by Marcelo in the 11th minute. The Croatians played a very strong first half an hour, pressuring their opponent and organizing quick counter attacks.

Bone: Germany wants Western Balkans stable

BELGRADE – The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henry Bone said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.

Bohnet: Germany wants Western Balkans stable

BELGRADE - The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henri Bohnet said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.

Croatia Tackle Brazil at World Cup Opening

“The day of the great reckoning has arrived,” announced the headline in daily newspaper 24 Sata, reflecting the excitement and anticipation in Croatia as the national team prepare to face the five-time world champions at the start of the biggest tournament in football on Thursday.

Balkan ‘Dysfunctional' Govts Blamed For Democratic Failings

A new report by Freedom House ranked Kosovo, Bosnia, Albania and Macedonia lowest in the Balkan region in terms of democratic standards.

Kosovo is rated the worst in the region, with a democracy score of 5.14 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 represents the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest.

Ciro Blazevic: Serbia showed us how to play against Brazil

Ciro Blazevic: Serbia showed us how to play against Brazil

Can Croatia repeat or at least come near to its success from 1996 and the third place at the world championship in France? The creator of that success Miroslav Ciro Blazevic says it can!

World Cup ready to kick off with turbulence, thrill

The World Cup starts in Brazil tonight, but eyes will be on what’s happening off the pitch as well as the beautiful game, or ‘joga bonito’ on it Never in recent history has the World Cup arrived with such extremity of expectations on and off the pitch.

Football is not just a game (in Brazil)

The world’s most popular and attractive sporting event, the FIFA World Cup Tournament, is starting today with a kick-off game between Brazil and Croatia in São Paulo, Brazil, amid the protests across the country.

Political, military ties to be discussed at SEDM meeting

BELGRADE - A meeting of deputy chiefs of staff, attended by delegations of 15 countries participating in the Southeastern Europe Defence Ministerial Process (SEDM), started in Belgrade on Wednesday.

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