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Switzerland Halts Pork Imports Over Swine Fever Fears

Switzerland is to ban imports of live pigs and pork from several EU countries, including Bulgaria, in a bid to stop an African swine fever outbreak from reaching the country.

Imports from Bulgaria and Romania and some parts of Latvia and Croatia will be banned as of Wednesday, Swiss food safety authorities said on Tuesday.

Russian State Duma calls for Seselj's release

BELGRADE - MP Vyacheslav Tetyokin of the Russian State Duma called for release of leader of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) Vojislav Seselj from his detention unit in The Hague, SRS released.

According to the release, at the initiative launched by communist MPs, Tetyokin sent a letter of encouragement to Seselj as one of the most famous political prisoners in Europe.

Croatia "won't blackmail neighbors" - president

Croatia "won't blackmail neighbors" - president

BELGRADE -- Croatian President Ivo Josipović said that his country would not put obstacles on Serbia's path towards membership in the European Union.

Dacic, UN representative discuš donor conference

BELGRADE – Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic met with UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Irena Vojackova-Sollorano to discuss a donors' conference that will be held in Brussels in mid-July, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a release Saturday.

Dacic receives Bishop of Slavonia Jovan

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic received a courtesy visit from Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop of Slavonia-Pakrac Jovan on Friday, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a release.

Minister Dacic and Bishop Jovan discussed further cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the SPC Diocese of Slavonia.

Croatian Government Authenticates Anti-Cyrillic Petition

The authorities confirmed that a petition for a referendum to end official use of Serbian Cyrillic script in parts of Croatia has over 526,000 signatures – enough to trigger a vote.

The Caliphate Returns

“Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,” said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.

Serbian News Agency Editor Beaten in Belgrade

Pasalic was set upon close to his apartment in the Novi Beograd district on Thursday night by three men who beat him up after he refused to give them money.

They also called him an ‘Ustasa’, a supporter of the fascist regime that led Croatia during WWII as a puppet state of Nazi Germany.

Western Balkan economies forecast to stagnate

VIENNA - The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) has downgraded its March forecast of economic growth for Western Balkan countries - Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - by an average 0.5 percent due to austerity measures and the floods that have hit the region.

Croatian Serb Leader Opens War Crimes Defence

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic appeared as the first witness in his own defence at the Hague Tribunal, insisting that he only ever tried to protect the Serb minority in Croatia in wartime.

Spain, France, Italy Most Popular Tourist Destinations Among Europeans

The most popular tourist destinations among EU citizens are Spain, France and Italy, according to a new report on the travels of Europeans in 2012.

According to the released data, 85% of all trips were in Europe, Bulgaria's Nova TV informs. The report states that citizens of EU countries prefer to go around Europe, as most of the vacations were spent in neighboring countries.

Darko Lungulov's movie to be screened at Pula festival

BELGRADE - “Monument to Michael Jackson”, the latest film by Serbian director and screenwriter Darko Lungulov, has been included in the program of the 61st Pula Film Festival.

Pioneering quarantine health station on İzmir island to become museum?

The world’s only protected quarantine station on an island, on Karantina in the western Turkish province of İzmir, is awaiting the attention of the Culture and Tourism Ministry to become a health museum A center on Karantina Island, facing Urla in the western district of İzmir, is the world’s only protected quarantine station on an island, and it is now waiting to be converted into