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Deportations of Migrants From Croatia Alarm Bosnian Cantonal PM

The Prime Minister of Una Sana Canton, one of ten cantons in Bosnia's Federation entity, Mustafa Ruznic, has sent an open letter to Bosnia's state security and foreign ministers, as well as to the head of the Foreigners Affairs Service, SPS, demanding an explanation for the increased number of migrants and refugees reportedly returned from Croatia to Bosnia based on a bilateral readmission agre

Dendias, Cavusoglu meet briefly at NATO meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu met briefly on the sidelines of a NATO meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Dendias said he also spoke with the foreign ministers of Albania, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Spain. 

Top Bosnian Healthcare Official’s Doctorate Revoked

Educational inspectors at the Administration for Inspection Affairs of Sarajevo Canton on Tuesday ordered Sarajevo University to revoke the doctoral diploma of Sebija Izetbegovic, who is director of the University Clinical Centre in Sarajevo and is considered to be one of the most powerful individuals in the Bosnian healthcare system.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Cabinet proposes the Replacement of several Ambassadors

The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Milkov, to be appointed to the post of permanent representative of Bulgaria in the NATO mission in Brussels, and his deputy, Kostadin Kojabashev, should become the ambassador to the Vatican. This is what the caretaker cabinet proposes to President Rumen Radev.

Documentary Dissects ‘Informal’ Italian Policy on Refugees, Migrants

Since 2015, when migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa began crossing the Balkans in significant numbers, Trieste has been a hub for those trying to reach bigger Italian cities or continue deeper into Western Europe.

Slovenia and Serbia set to improve rail links

Slovenia and Serbia will give an initiative to create a joint task force with Croatia, Austria and Italy to explore ways to speed up railway traffic between the countries. This was agreed as Infrastructure Ministers Alenka Bratušek hosted her Serbian counterpart Goran Vesić in Ljubljana on 3 April.

Bosnian Capital’s University Revokes Izetbegovic’s Teaching Post

The Senate of Sarajevo University revoked the teaching contract of Sebija Izetbegovic, director of the Sarajevo Clinical Centre and professor at the Faculty of Medicine in the Bosnian capital, removing her as a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine on Wednesday. 

Croatia and Slovenia to cooperate closer on energy, migration

Slovenia and Croatia agreed to sign a solidarity agreement on gas supply and enhance cooperation in response to a surge in illegal migration as the countries' prime ministers met in Slovenia on 28 March. The countries are also in favour of building a second unit at the jointly owned nuclear power plant.

Jail Sentences Increased in Croatian Wartime Detention Camp Trial

Croatia's High Criminal Court on Monday increased the sentence handed down to Lora military prison commander Tomislav Duic from eight-and-a-half to ten years in prison for war crimes against civilian detainees at the Lora military prison.

The court also increased the sentence handed down to guard Emilio Bungur from four-and-a-half to eight years in prison.

Türkiye launches Euro 2024 bid in Armenia

Turkish national football team begins its quest for a place in the 2024 European Championships in an away game against Armenia on March 25 in Yerevan.

The game may add to recent diplomatic efforts for reconciliation between the two neighboring countries.

Serbia: 9 migrants found among aluminum rolls in truck

Serbia's customs authorities said Friday they discovered nine migrants hiding among aluminum rolls in a truck headed to Poland from Greece.

Customs officers on Serbia's border with North Macedonia spotted the migrants on Wednesday during a scan that showed human silhouettes in the back of the truck, a statement said.