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PM Dancila: Romania and PSD will be permanent, involved advocates of EU expansion to Western Balkans

Romania and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the permanent and involved advocates of the EU's expansion to the Western Balkans, the PSD's leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stated on Tuesday, at the Regional Forum with the topic "The Integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union", organized by the Social Democratic Party at the Palace of the Parliament.

Croatia Appeals for Search For Missing Sailors to Continue

People from the Croatian coastal town of Sibenik have launched a petition calling on the French authorities to continue the search for the missing crew members of the Bourbon Rhode, which sank on September 26 in the Atlantic, among whom is their fellow citizen, Croatian Captain Dino Miskic.

Can Europe Help the Balkans Keep its Young Emigrants?

A big question, however, is whether opening EU accession talks, or even eventual membership, will actually persuade young and skilled women and men to stay in the region.

The answer gets more complicated when the Western Balkan six — Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia — are compared with neighbouring Croatia.

MEPs Back Croatian for European Commission Democracy Role

The European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs on Thursday evening decided to give a green light to Dubravka Suica, Croatia's proposed candidate for the Commission's vice-presidency for Democracy and Demography, after she was questioned for three hours by MEPs.

Refreshing Memories: Croatian Exhibition Recalls Lost Anti-Fascist Heritage

The exhibition entitled 'Refreshing Memory/When Monuments Come to Life', which features artworks that examine Croatia's anti-fascist heritage at a point when historical revision is on the rise in the country, is on show until the end of October in Zagreb.

Prosecutor Challenges Serbian State Security Witness’s Credibility

The prosecution in the retrial of former Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague argued on Tuesday that defence witness Dragoslav Krsmanovic gave different evidence to the court than when he first testified at the original trial in 2011, putting his credibility in question.

Croatian City Approves Funds to Renovate Tito’s Historic Ship

Rijeka city council on Monday voted to approve the loan necessary to renovate the Galeb, a ship once used by President Josip Broz Tito for diplomatic voyages which fell into disrepair after Yugoslavia collapsed.

Bosnians Protest Over Mooted Croatian Nuclear Waste Site

Several hundred Bosnians gathered on Friday in Novi Grad, northwest Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, to voice fears that Croatia and Slovenia plan to build a nuclear waste disposal site not far from the town.

Croatian Court Denies Early Release to ‘Captain Dragan’ Again

The county court in the Croatian city of Varazdin on Friday rejected a request for the early release of former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, widely known as Captain Dragan.

Vasiljkovic applied for conditional release because he has served two-thirds of his sentence.

On the Balkans, Europe has Revealed its Trump Side

Consider the borderline authoritarianism that has ensconced itself in EU member states like Poland and Hungary; or the alarming gains made by the far right in such "established" European democracies as Austria, Germany, and Italy; or the brutal border regime that the EU maintains along its Mediterranean frontier - a border regime, we should recall, that at the current rate will likely result in

Four Foreign Ministers Supported the Western Balkans Accession Negotiations

We reaffirm our strong support for a credible perspective on the accession of the Western Balkan countries and their future in the EU. We firmly believe that EU enlargement is a mutually beneficial process for both the EU and the Western Balkans, and is a strategic investment in the security, stability and prosperity of Europe.

Dendias discusses North Macedonia, Albania with Balkan counterparts

The foreign ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania discussed the upcoming talks at the European Council about the possibility of agreeing to launch membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York.

On Bosnia-Croatia Border, Fears of Nuclear Waste

Either side of the Bosnian-Croatian border, residents live in fear of an imminent decision between Croatia and Slovenia about where to dump their nuclear waste.

The Session of the UN General Assembly in New York Continues

Bulgaria's President addresses a top-level political forum at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Rumen Radev assessed the international community's focus on sustainable development goals as timely.