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Eurobarometer: One in three Slovenians happy with state of democracy

Ljubljana – Slovenians are quite happy with their life in general but only one out of three is happy with the way democracy works in their country, a Eurobarometer survey conducted across the EU has shown.

As many as 89% of the Slovenians included in the survey are happy with their life, which is above the EU average of 83%.

NATO is Strengthening its Eastern Flank: 900 US troops are already in Bulgaria

NATO has made progress in strengthening its eastern flank, with four new multinational battle groups in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria reaching their first level of combat readiness. This was announced by the DPA news agency, citing a spokesman for the North Atlantic Alliance.

Barricades at Dawn: Watching the Siege of Sarajevo Begin

It was the morning after the February 29-March 1 1992 independence referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina - an event that a well-known BBC journalist had described to me, sipping a beer, as "good news at last from the Balkans".

Edirne lured 500,000 visitors in three months

In the first three months of 2022, more than 500,000 people from Bulgaria and Greece have visited the northwestern province of Edirne, mainly for shopping purposes.

Slovenian, Croatian and Italian FMs discuss Ukraine, Bay of Piran

Zagreb – Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar, Croatia’s Gordan Grlić Radman and Italy’s Luigi Di Maio met in Croatia on Monday as part of the trilateral cooperation effort for the north Adriatic Sea. They also discussed Ukraine and Logar and Grlić Radman talked about an “agreement about an agreement” on joint fishing in the border Bay of Piran.

2Cellos concert marks 30 years of Slovenia, Croatia UN membership

New York – Slovenia and Croatia marked the 30th anniversary of their UN membership in New York on Sunday with a concert by world-renowned Slovenian-Croatian duo 2Cellos, who thus started their farewell world tour.

The concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was also marked by expressions of solidarity with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

Delo critical of Croatia-Slovenia fisheries talks

Ljubljana – In its Saturday front-page commentary, the newspaper Delo criticises the government for trying to strike a fisheries agreement with Croatia shortly before the election and the state’s attitude to fishermen in general.

Paper says Serbia, Hungary elections important

Koper – Although Serbia and Hungary are not large or leading countries in Europe, elections in these two countries are not entirely unimportant for Slovenia, the newspaper Primorske Novice says in its commentary Let’s Watch Belgrade, Let’s Watch Budapest a day before general elections in the two countries.

Week in Review: Winners and Losers

Playing it Safe

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks at press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock after their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, March 11 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC

Bosnians, Croatians, Queue to Withdraw Money From Russian Bank

Customers wait in long queues in a Sberbank branch in Sarajevo. Photo: BIRN

In Bosnia, many wanted to withdraw their money, fearing the loss of their savings. Bank officials are giving dates to customers if they want to withdraw large sums due to high demand.

Croatian Volunteer Fighters Head for Ukrainian Frontline

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told a press conference on Ukraine on Sunday, that he had no information about volunteer fighters heading for the country and was just getting his information from the media. "Every departure to Ukraine is a personal act and a personal responsibility," the PM. 

Montenegro Arrests US Fugitives Convicted in 18 Million Dollar Fraud

Montenegrin police officer on patrol in the capital Podgorica. Photo. BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

The US Justice Department said that Richard Ayvazyan, his wife, Marietta Terabelian, and his sister-in-law, Tamara Dadyan, were in detention in Montenegro. The Montenegrin Interior Ministry didn't respond to BIRN's request for arrest details by time of publication.