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On average, 28% of European citizens won't t be able to afford even a week of vacation this summer, according to Eurostat. Despite the high percentage, the situation has improved compared to five years ago. In 2013, 39.5% of European citizens over the age of 18 couldn't afford to spend a week on a vacation.
"In the course of the crime scene investigation, the police located him in Brezovica. He committed suicide during arrest", Zagreb portal "Index" reports.
"Jutarnji list" noted that six members of the same family got killed, the only survivor being a seven-month old baby.
"103 kilometers long highway section will be released for traffic on August 18, from Obrenovac to Cacak. Corridor 11 is highly significant for our citizens, as we will finally bypass the Ibar Highway, providing a much safer road to our citizens", Minister Mihajlovic said for Happy TV, the Ministry reports.
Among the more curious sights in Trebinje, a small town in southeast Bosnia, close to the border with Montenegro and Croatia, the pigeon post office is surely the most intriguing.
It was the work of Austro-Hungarian officials who, at the end of the 19th century, after occupying Bosnia, ordered the planting of the immense plane trees that today are the main symbol of the town.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on a three-day visit to Israel, on Wednesday denied calling neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina an unstable country taken over by militant Islam and connected to Iran - remarks reported in a Jerusalem Post article that sparked hostile reactions in Bosnia and Herzegovina - and which the newspaper has since deleted.
Newly-elected President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is on a working visit to Croatia.
She will talk with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković about the priorities of the upcoming Croatian presidency of the EU Council, the negotiations on the multiannual financial framework, and Croatia's aspirations for membership of the Schengen area and the euro area.
Hina reports that wounded soldiers are the members of the 10th Croatian contingent (HRVCON) which is situated in Afghanistan since March 2019, as a part of NATO Resolute Support Mission, while the members of the armed forces of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also belong to this Contingent.