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PM Orban - in Zagreb; scheduled meetings with Ursula von der Leyen, Merkel and Tusk

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), is conducting on Wednesday and Thursday a visit to Zagreb, to participate in the EPP Congress, context in which he has scheduled meetings with several heads of government and high officials of the European Union.

Balkan War Photojournalists Recall Being ‘Witnesses to History’

US photographers Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris presented some of the most important of their images from the break-up of Yugoslavia in Zagreb on Tuesday evening, with Haviv saying that he went to the Balkan war zone in the 1990s to "witness history" for himself.

Croatia’s Ruling Party Hosts European Political Allies

Croatia's ruling party will host Europe's largest political bloc, the centre-right European People's Party, EPP, on Wednesday and Thursday in Zagreb, a major publicity event for Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic but one that has already caused some controversy.

Serbia Still Putting Children with Disabilities in Institutions: Report

More than three quarters of children living in state institutions in Serbia are children with disabilities, according to the latest United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

At 77 per cent, Serbia ranks joint third with Hungary behind Turkmenistan and China in a total of 57 countries analysed.

Bosnian PM Appointed, Signalling End to Impasse

The tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina appointed Bosnian Serb Zoran Tegeltija as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, effectively the country's prime minister, on Monday after more than a year of wrangling between the three main nationalist parties, Bosnian media reported.

Kosovo Roma Woman ‘Died in Despair’ after War Rape Testimony

Haxhi Balaj remembers that it was sunny on May 5, 1999, and that his mother Shehrije was trying to find something for lunch for the family.

They had run out of flour, among the many other things they were missing in those difficult days during the Kosovo war.

Croatia Commemorates 28th Anniversary of Fall of Vukovar

Thousands of people from all over Croatia gathered in Vukovar on Monday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the town's fall after a devastating siege by Yugoslav People's Army troops and Serb paramilitaries.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that they had come to express their respect for those who defended the town.

Croatia Suggests Police Unintentionally Shot Migrant

A migrant shot and seriously wounded by Croatian police may have been struck by accident, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said late on Sunday, responding to the latest incident that has raised questions about the tactics used by the European Union member against migrants and refugees trying to cross its territory.

North Macedonia Commemorates Soldiers Killed in Yugoslav Wars

Senior presidential, government and municipal officials, as well as representatives of war veterans, laid flowers on Friday in front of the monument dubbed 'Mother's Broken Wing' in central Skopje in memory of the 54 young Macedonians who lost their lives amid the collapse of the federal Yugoslav state.

Migrants, Refugees Find Shelter Hard to Come by in Bosnia

In an abandoned building near a train station in the north Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 25-year-old Afghan Mohammed is trying to keep himself warm.

It's mid-November, and the temperature is just a few degrees above freezing. Mohammed's jacket does not look like it was made for the cold Bosnian winter.

Croatia Exhumes Bodies of Two 1990s War Victims

The Croatian War Veterans Ministry said on Thursday that the remains of two people who it believes were victims of the 1990s war have been discovered in Negoslavci, a village in eastern Croatia.

Croatia’s Conflict-Ravaged Vukovar Tires of War Tourism

Vukovar was still in ruins when Anamarija Sivric started working as a tour guide there, not long after the town was reintegrated into Croatia.

At the time, Sivric recalled, "Vukovar was Hiroshima".

Serbian Security Service ‘Didn’t Send Paramilitary Trainer to Croatia’

Witness Dejan Lucic told the retrial of Serbian State Security Service officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that the defendants did not send Dragan Vasiljkovic, alias Captain Dragan, to Croatia in 1991 to set up a training camp for rebel Serb fighters.

Croatian Auschwitz Survivor Branko Lustig Dies

Hollywood film producer Branko Lustig, who survived internment in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, died early on Thursday morning at the age of 88.