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WWII Commemoration Dispute Shows Balkan Weaknesses and Strengths

Some also noted that this controversial issue might have been deliberately politicised and used to fuel party campaigns ahead of elections that will be taking place across the region in the coming months. Croatia and Serbia are to hold general elections at the end of June while Bosnia is scheduled to have local elections in October.

Migrants Trapped in Balkan Camps Find Ramadan a Trial

After making several unsuccessful attempts to cross the Croatian border into the EU, his odyssey remains unfinished.

Meanwhile, he is spending the holy month in a camp that he cannot leave at all now due to the movement restrictions imposed in Bosnia because of the coronavirus.

IOM says it is doing its best:

Ten EU states agree on rules for tourism reopening

Ten European Union states, including Greece, on Monday agreed on a set of rules regarding the gradual easing of movement restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

11 EU states agree on rules for tourism reopening

Eleven European Union states, including Greece, on Monday agreed on a set of rules regarding the gradual easing of movement restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Croatian Parliament Dissolved Ahead of Summer Elections

The Croatian parliament was dissolved on Monday on the proposal last week of six parliamentary clubs of the ruling majority, led by the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union HDZ, whose ratings have risen in the coronavirus epidemic.

Bosnian Anti-Fascists Rally Against Controversial WWII Church Service

Police said 5,000 people attended an anti-fascist march in central Sarajevo on Saturday against the holding of a Catholic mass which opponents claim glorifies people involved in crimes committed by Croatia's WWII-era Nazi-allied Ustasa regime.

Romania, largest annual economic growth in EU in Q1 2020

Romania recorded the most significant economic growth of the 27 EU member states in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, according to the flash estimates published on Friday by the European Statistical Office ( Eurostat).

Croatia Accused of Slurring Watchdogs in Police Violence Dispute

Human rights organisations have accused the Croatian Ministry of Interior of resorting to slurs, after it rejected media reports of police tagging migrants and refugees who attempted to enter Croatia from Bosnia with paint.

Wildly Wrong: North Macedonia’s Population Mystery

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

World Jewish Congress Condemns WWII Bleiburg Mass in Sarajevo

The World Jewish Congress, an international organisation representing Jewish communities, said on Wednesday that the Catholic mass due to be held in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 16 glorifies people involved in crimes committed by Croatia's WWII-era Nazi-allied Ustasa regime.

Unexpected blow for Croatia: "Sweden has become our problem"

Most of the infected are workers of the company "Djuro Djakovic Montaza" from Slavonski Brod, and some of the members of their families.
It is about 20 workers who returned to Croatia from Sweden on May 2 by plane via Frankfurt, which made that flight a new source of infection in Croatia, "Jutarnji list" writes.

Montenegro Summons Serbian Diplomat over Nationalist Singer Comment

Serbian ambassador Vladimir Bozovic outside the Foreign Ministry in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro.

Bozovic said after the meeting at the ministry he had no intention of interfering in RTCG's editorial policies.

"I respect the state of Montenegro. But like all Serbian people, I am especially sensitive about the fascist Ustasa movement," Bozovic told media.

Croatia Upholds Officer’s Conviction for ‘Medak Pocket’ War Crime

The Croatian Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it has confirmed the verdict sentencing former army officer Josip Krmpotic to three years in prison for committing war crimes against civilians during the 'Medak Pocket' operation in southern Croatia, but acquitting him of failing to prevent the killing of prisoners of war.

Central, Eastern European Countries Maintain Tough Travel Restrictions

Tight restrictions on foreign travel and on entry to countries remain in place in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe.  Serbia, Croatia and Hungary are the only countries that have announced specific measures for foreign travelers entering their countries.

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