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Albania potential next market eyed by NLB

Ljubljana – Having completed the takeover of Serbian bank Komercijalna Banka, Slovenia’s largest bank, NLB, will start eyeing potential new acquisition opportunities next year with CEO Blaž Brodnjak offering Albania as one potential new market.

Minister expects EU to have enough vaccine in coming months

Brussels – The health minister expects that the EU will have enough Covid-19 vaccine in the coming months to fight off the pandemic, and that a digital green certificate will also play an important role. Its first version could be available in Slovenia in June, allowing residents to travel abroad over the summer, he said on Wednesday.

FM Logar says Slovenia to join MED7 in autumn

Ljubljana – Slovenia expects to be invited to a summit of MED7, a group of seven Mediterranean EU countries, this autumn, Foreign Minister Anže Logar said on Wednesday as he answered an MP question about the country’s plans to join MED7.

Flixbus’s Ljubljana-Belgrade line back after more than a year

Ljubljana – The bus operator Flixbus is relaunching its bus route from Slovenia to Serbia after more than a year of inactivity. Starting on May 20, its coaches will be taking passengers on the Ljubljana-Belgrade route four times a week, while adhering to the epidemiologic measures.

"Forget Bosnia-Herzegovina, it is a nightmare; EU has a priority, and that is Serbia"

The main topic of discussion of yesterday's meeting in Brussels was, as EU High Representative Josep Borrell explained, the situation in the Western Balkans, explaining that the goal of the talks was how to engage the European Union more strongly in the region and offer a better, stronger European perspective for the region.

28 Years On, Families Still Searching for Missing Bosnian Soldiers

"We had lunch together on May 8, 1993. In the evening, he went on duty, to replace a schoolmate of his, and he stayed there until May 9. That guy, Nedim, returned home and my Fedja stayed [at the Fourth Corps' command HQ]," his mother Jadranka Huskovic recalled of her last meeting with her son.

Croatian President Condemned for Rant Against HRT Reporters

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic drew condemnation on Thursday after he insulted reporters from the public broadcaster Croatian Radio Television, HRT, in the coastal city of Split, accusing them of being tricksters, mercenaries and an embarrassment to the country.

Tito’s Admirers Pay Tribute on Yugoslav Leader’s Death Anniversary

Across the territory that was once ruled as a unitary state by Josip Broz Tito, small groups of people who still maintain affection for the Yugoslav Communist ruler gathered on Tuesday to mark the 41st anniversary of his death.

EU Inaction Blamed for Proposal to Redraw Balkan Borders

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel at an EU-Western Balkans meeting in Brussels, February 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VIRGINIA MAYO/POOL.

Survey Shows History Still Divides Croatia’s Youth

A survey of Croatian high school pupils showed that less than a third of the participants consider Croatia's World War II Nazi-allied state a fascist state and over half were either undecided or unwilling to give their opinion.

Croatian Police Charge Men for Chanting Anti-Serb Songs

After an incident on Sunday, Orthodox Easter, in the village of Borovo in eastern Croatia, when a group of men chanted anti-Serbian songs, Croatian police announced that they will charge the suspects.

Police on Monday said that they had arrested 14 men from the Vukovar-Srijem County "on suspicion of … public incitement to violence and hatred".

Operation "Flash" 26 years later: We were expelled only because of our Serbian origin

In 36 hours, 15.000 Serbs were expelled from Western Slavonia, which was part of the then Republika Srpska Krajina and under UN protection, while 283 Serbs were killed.
More than 16.000 members of the Croatian armed forces marched on Western Slavonia on May 1, with about 15.000 inhabitants and 4.000 soldiers.

Employment expectations nearing pre-Covid levels

Ljubljana – The jobless total increased by 12% in 2020 compared to 2019 as the Covid-19 epidemic affected the labour market. However, the employment expectations indicator is rising and nearing the level recorded at the start of 2020, the Statistics Office said ahead of Labour Day.

Weather forecast: Things will change after May 7

According to his forecast models, the stream of warmer air from the south will flow through the region starting Thursday, bringing the warming. Todays maximum temperature is forecasted at 29 degrees, with steady temperatures around 25 degrees, with some 30 degrees on Sunday in the eastern part of the region.