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As Croatia Remembers Holocaust, Govt Urged to Ban Ustasa Symbols

The Croatian parliament started its session with a minute of silence to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, while a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Boris Milosevic and Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek laid wreaths at the Mirogoj Cemetery in the capital Zagreb.

After 17 Years of Investigation, No Charges Yet in Bosnian War Case

A criminal complaint about the murders of the four prisoners of war and two civilians was filed in 1998, and an investigation was opened seven years later, targeting three members of the People's Defence force of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia, a separatist statelet that existed during the war between 1993 and 1995 with its 'capital' in Velika Kladusa.

The OECD is Starting Negotiations with Bulgaria and Five other Countries

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced late Tuesday that it was starting talks with Bulgaria and five other countries on joining the club of rich countries, Reuters reported.

The other countries are Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Romania, and Croatia.

New Head of the OECD Proposes Bulgaria to Join the Organization

Croatian PM Apologises for President’s Outburst on Ukraine

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has apologized to Ukraine after President Zoran Milanovic said it was one of the most corrupt countries in the world - and that Croatia should withdraw its soldiers from there, even though no Croatian soldiers are actually stationed there.

Pahor, Janša stress good relations with neighbours in address to diplomatic corps

Brdo pri Kranju – President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Janez Janša highlighted Slovenia’s good relations with all of its neighbours as they hosted the annual reception for the diplomatic corps at Brdo pri Kranju on Tuesday, which was attended by some 85 diplomats accredited to Slovenia. Pahor also discussed relations with Russia and China.

On NATO's request, North Macedonia will take part; Croatia: We will withdraw soldiers

North Macedonia is in favor of a diplomatic solution to the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, but there is a possibility that it will get involved in a possible conflict, if NATO asks for something like that, said the Minister of Defense, Slavjanka Petrovska.
Such a move would be possible only with the consent of the President of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski.

Austrian Report Highlights Spike in Drugs Flow From Balkans

Austria's public broadcaster ORF, in a news report on Sunday, said the amount of hard drugs coming from the Balkans to Austria had dramatically increased recently, making effective control of the Austria-Slovenia border region of Carinthia hard to handle for law enforcement.

Slovenian lynx population thriving

Ljubljana – The Slovenian lynx population appears to have come back from the brink of extinction and is now thriving thanks to animals that had been relocated from Romania and Slovakia to expand the heavily inbred population’s gene pool.

Croatia announces to Serbia: "We will react"

She reiterated that the issue was neither professional nor philological, but political, and that the behavior of the Serbian side was unacceptable to her.

Croats "steal" Djokovic from us?

According to Croatian media, the new Serbian Law on Cultural Heritage, adopted by the Serbian Parliament in late December, states that the old library material of Serbia includes "editions of Dubrovnik literature that belong to both Serbian and Croatian culture up to 1867."

Visa Cancellation Only Polishes Djokovic’s Martyr Image in Balkans

But, for a  post-war society, eager to prove itself on the world stage, Djokovic's meteoric success has come as a godsend. 

If this is the case, then the events of the past two weeks, no matter how embarrassing for the world's no 1 tennis player, are unlikely to have changed local hearts and minds.

Croatian Who Blew Whistle on Tudjman’s Hidden Cash Dies

Ankica Lepej, perhaps the most famous whistleblower in the history of Croatia, has died of COVID-19 complications in Zagreb, Sanja Sarnavka, the human rights and women's rights activist, wrote on her Facebook profile.