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UN Urges More Serbia-Kosovo Progress

Presenting the UN secretary-general’s report on Kosovo to the Security Council on Tuesday, Kosovo mission chief Farid Zarif urged Belgrade and Pristina to stay on track with the implementation of their landmark April 2013 deal despite their differences and internal political situations.

Some 66% of Bulgarian Beaches Boast Excellent Water Quality - EEA

All but one Bulgarian coastal bathing waters met the sufficient water quality in 2013, according to the EU Environment Agency latest data.

A total of 98.9% of all 93 coastal bathing waters in the country have met the mandatory water quality in 2013.

FIBA donates EUR 100,000 for flood victims

BELGRADE - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has donated EUR 100,000 as aid to the flood-hit population in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

"The three Balkan nations were devastated by floods and subsequent landslides, with more than 50 people killed and tens of thousands displaced after losing their homes," FIBA said.

Euro Court Backs Croatian War Crime Conviction

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Croatia did not violate the rights of former soldier Fred Margus by prosecuting him for war crimes again after he had been amnestied.

UN chief accepts invitation to donor conference

UN chief accepts invitation to donor conference

BELGRADE -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted on Tuesday the invitation by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić to take part in an international donor conference.

The gathering would raise funds for Serbia which was hit by disastrous floods last week, the Serbian president's delegation told Tanjug.

Ban accepts invitation to donor conference

NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted on Tuesday the invitation by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to take part in an international donor conference to raise funds for Serbia which was hit by disastrous floods last week, the Serbian president's delegation told Tanjug.

Serbia, Croatia, RS jointly combat infectious diseases

MOROVIC - Health ministers of Serbia, Croatia and Republika Srpska (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), reached an agreement Tuesday on a common strategy for the fight against infectious diseases threatening the countries in the region after the flooding.

Ivanovic goes through to 2nd round of Roland Garros

PARIS - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic defeated France's Caroline Garcia 6-1 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the 2nd round of Roland Garros.

Ivanovic dominated the match from the very start, denying Garcia any chance of a comeback.

She will next face Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who got into the 2nd round after Petra Martic of Croatia retired from their match.

AP Photo/Michel Spingler

EU report finds 93 percent of Greek beaches have excellent bathing waters

A European Commission report on the quality of bathing waters in the bloc in 2013 published on Tuesday showed that 93 percent of Greek beaches have excellent water quality, ranking the Mediterranean destination fifth behind Cyprus and Luxembourg (100 percent), Malta (99 percent excellent) and Croatia (95 percent).

Croatia and Serbia prepare agreement on disaster protection

BELGRADE - Croatia and Serbia are preparing an agreement on protection against natural and man-made disasters and on dealing with their aftermath and the agreement will soon be signed, the Belgrade daily newspaper Politika reported on Tuesday.

Centre-right Wins Croatia’s First EU Elections

The alliance formed by the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Croatian Peasant Party, HSS, Croatian Party of Rights Dr. Ante Starčević, HSP AS, and three other minor parties won 41.42 percent of the vote.

Its win gives the grouping six of the 11 seats in the parliament reserved for Croatia, which joined the European Union on July 1 last year.

Health Ministry "on alert," situation "under control"

Health Ministry "on alert," situation "under control"

BELGRADE -- Health Minister Zlatibor Lončar stressed on Monday after a government session that the cleanup and recovery phase after the floods is "yet ahead."

Belgrade Philharmonic stages humanitarian concert in Zagreb

BELGRADE - The Belgrade Philharmonic will close the regional cycle dubbed Pika-Tocka-Tacka with a humanitarian concert in Zagreb on Monday.

Before and after the concert, funds will be raised at the Vatroslav Lisinski Hall for the flood-affected citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, reads the website of the Belgrade Philharmonic.

Floods in Croatia Cause Over 65 Million Euro of Damages

The National Emergency and Rescue service has reported that 11,000 people were evacuated from Gunja, Strošinci, Račinovci, Rajevo Selo and partly from Posavski Podgajaci in the Županja region.

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