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Resolving Kosovo–Serbia Dispute Will ‘Stabilise Balkans’

Speaking about the now stalled EU-led Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on the normalisation of relations - progress in which is vital to their respective integration processes - Kapitanovic said both parties should return to the negotiating table.

Famed Croatian football coach appears in Serb party's ad

Blazevic, who is a member of Croatia's HDZ party, did this when party SDSS leader Milorad Pupovac asked him to join the SDSS campaign for the European Parliament elections. The ad is yet to air.

PM Zvizdic says European integration, NATO membership very important to Bosnia-Herzegovina's future

European integration and NATO membership are very important to the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina; they are two main foreign policy goals and an important pillar for stability in the Balkans for the economic development of the region, the Bosnian Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said in Bucharest on Thursday. "From the very beginning, I want to thank Mrs Prime Minister (...) for support.

Bucking the Trend, Serbia Resists Legalising Medicinal Marijuana

Encouraged by developments in Serbia's immediate neighbourhood, IRKA has stepped up a campaign with letters, marches and a concert in front of the Serbian parliament to lobby lawmakers to decriminalise the use of cannabis.

Croatian EU Election Hopefuls Tout International Backers

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the top candidate of the centrist European People's Party, EPP, for the post of European Commission President, Manfred Weber, will participate in the central election conference of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, on Saturday in Zagreb.

PM Dancila calls Timmermans's letter inappropriate politicking

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that it is inappropriate for the first Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to send a new letter to Romania two weeks before the elections to the European Parliament. "I have not yet answered Mr Frans Timmermans, but to me there is disappointment.

More than half of Greeks aged 25-34 live with parents

More than half of Greeks in their mid-20s to mid-30s live with their parents, a significantly larger proportion than the average of 28.5 percent in the 28-member European Union, according to the results of a survey by the bloc's statistics service Eurostat which were made public on Tuesday.

Eurostat: Every Second Young Bulgarian Lives With His Parents

In the EU, over a third (35.3%) of men aged 25-34 still live with their parents in 2017, compared with only 21.7% of ladies of the same age group, according to a Eurostat study. On average, one in four young Europeans live in their family home.

Croatia’s May 9 Confusion Symbolises Europe’s Fragmenting Memory

It wasn't that long ago that May 9 was an uncomplicated date in the political calendar in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. State leaders processed to the main World War II memorial, made speeches about the heroic struggle against Nazism and Fascism and laid wreaths.

Croatia Celebrates Return of Yugoslav Deserter’s Fighter Jet

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told the ceremony at the Ministry of Defence building in Zagreb on Sunday that the MiG-21 fighter plane was one of the main symbols of Croatia's 1991-95 'Homeland War'.

Plenkovic said that its return after 28 years of quiet diplomacy and government efforts was a mark of honour for all Croatian veterans and their families.

Grigor Dimitrov Lost Two More Positions in the Rankings

He will launch the new week as the 48th player in the world, reported NOVA TV. 

Grigor Dimitrov lost two positions in the World Tennis Association (ATP) world rankings and started the new week as the 48th player in the world.

TIMELINE: Croatia’s Scandal-Prone Ruling Party

Plenkovic has developed a strategy of silence on many of the scandals that have embroiled his own ministers and party colleagues, to good effect, Mamic said.

"If you look at his position, this is effective and efficient communication," she said. "He gives short answers, because obviously the outcome of all these cases could go in any direction."

Croatia Veterans Threaten To Block Roads Over Asylum Centre

War Veterans in Croatia have warned they will set up road blocks if the government revives plans to locate a centre for asylum seekers in the small rural town of Petrina, about 60 kilometres southeast of Zagreb.

"We do not give up on our requests … If you do not meet them, we'll see you on the state roads on May 26, 2019," the War Veterans of Petrinja wrote on Thursday.