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Serbian patriarch responds to Croatian bishops

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) said he "expected nothing else" of these Catholic clerics in Croatia.

Speaking for the tabloid Kurir, the patriarch announced his full response.

Croatia receives protest after Serbian athletes are attacked

The protest note concerns an attack on several water polo players from Serbia's Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) club, that happened over the weekend in Split, Croatia.

"The Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern and disappointment over the attack on the Crvena Zvezda water polo players," a press release said.

In Few Years Traveling from Sofia to Belgrade will be Possible in Less than Two Hours by Train

Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has announced that in few years from Sofia to Belgrade we will be able travel in less than two hours by train. During the parliamentary oversight she specified that the construction of the new railway lines between the two capitals will be financed by the European Commission, which has allocated an additional € 190 million to 11 transport projects.

Russian IT Company with over $ 1 Billion in Revenue is Entering the Bulgarian Market

Russian Softline is expanding its operations in Eastern Europe, including its entry into the Bulgarian market. In 2018 it became clear that the company will start operations in Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. The company is leading in the field of digital transformation processes.

Croatian Ministry Recommends School Trips to WWII Jasenovac Camp

The Science and Education Ministry told BIRN on Wednesday that it will recommend that Croatian schools organise visits to the Jasenovac Memorial Site as part of pupils' civic education studies from the start of the next school year.

"Therefore schools, if they decide [to do] that activity, can put [it] in their school curriculum," the ministry said.

Greek President visits Croatia

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos (l) and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic (r) listen to national anthems during his two day official visit to Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday. [EPA]

Dacic on Serbia's stance on Venezuela

Dacic told the Russian website Sputnik that Venezuela is a friendly country that has always supported Serbia, Beta reported.

Freedom House Report Downgrades Serbia to 'Partly Free'

Serbia was one of the countries with the biggest declines in its democracy score, alongside Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela, in this year's edition of Freedom House's annual 'Freedom in the World' report, which was published on Tuesday.

The Minimum Wage in Bulgaria is 286 Euro, in Luxembourg - 2071 Euro

Income inequality in the EU continues to be substantial.

Bulgaria remains the country with the lowest gross minimum wage - 286 euros (560 leva), according to Eurostat data for January 2019. The highest minimum wage in the EU is received by the inhabitants of Luxembourg - 2071 euros.

Expert: 800,000 Serbs were killed in Croat WW2 death camp

Jasenovac was a death camp in Croatia for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, set up and operated by the Ustasha regime of the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH) during the Second World War.

European Court Rejects Croatian Footballer’s Fascist Chant Suit

The European Court of Human Rights dismissed a lawsuit against Croatia filed by footballer Josip Simunic, who claimed he was wrongly fined for chanting a slogan associated with the WWII fascist Ustasa movement at an international match.