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Bulgaria Cracks Down on Migrants After Fatal Crash

A refugee family in Edirne, Turkey in March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Thirty-six of the people who were arrested are Syrian and one is from Morocco. They have been sent to refugee centres.

Smugglers’ Truck Capsizes in North Macedonia, Injuring 35 Migrants

Some 35 migrants were injured on Wednesday night when the truck they were traveling in capsized on the road from the village of Udovo to the town of Gevgelija, close to North Macedonia's border with Greece.

According to the Interior Ministry, the injured migrants were kept in the cargo area of the truck that capsized. A total of 49 migrants was discovered at the site of the accident.

Ankara Backs Turkish Complaints About North Macedonia Census Result

Turkey said on Thursday that it supports the legitimate demands of the Turks in North Macedonia for a just and transparent census, following claims by a local ethnic Turkish association that the number of Turks recorded in the recent census is unrealistically low.

Djokovic Saga, Far-Right Rhetoric and Ethnic Bias Disrupt Online World

Ethnic-based violations agitate North Macedonia

In North Macedonia, where a way out of the long-running political crisis still seems to be far off, ethnic and national divisions remain one of the main challenges that the new authorities face in the short run.

Bulgarians in Macedonia: At the Census we were Insulted and Recorded as Macedonians

"Citizens who declared themselves Bulgarians were regularly and directly insulted and belittled by enumerators, instructors and other members of the enumeration commissions."

This is what the Ivan Mihailov Cultural Center in Bitola is warning about on the occasion of the census in North Macedonia, which ended on September 30th.

North Macedonia’s Sensitive Census ‘On Track for Success’

Despite the difficulties it has encountered, the head count in North Macedonia at the moment is going well, the authorities said on Monday, expressing hope that the first census for almost two decades will come to a successful conclusion in ten days' time.

Montenegrin Govt Urged to Host Afghan Refugees

Afghan evacuees arrive at Skopje airport in North Macedonia on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski

The NGO activists urged the Montenegrin government to "enable anyone who is on its territory to express their intention and apply for asylum, in accordance with the procedure provided by the [Montenegrin] Law on International and Temporary Protection of Foreign Citizens".

Week in Review: Reshuffling the Cards

Boiling Point

Montenegrin parliament speaker Aleksa Becic (left) and Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic. Photo: Government of Montenegro

North Macedonia Busts Migrant-Smuggling Ring

North Macedonia's police searched 11 premises in the capital Skopje and in the towns of Veles, Stip, Strumica and Valandovo on Wednesday, arresting six suspected members of a migrant-smuggling group.

Three more suspects are still being sought, police said.

Thousands entering Serbia to get a vaccine VIDEO

Crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina completely jammed.
Border crossings cameras are showing convoys of vehicles entering Serbia at the crossings of Mali Zvornik, Sremska Raca and Trbusnica.
Convoys of vehicles are also registered at the Horgos crossing, at the entrance to Serbia from Hungary, but also at Batrovci and the Sid crossing towards Croatia.

Evros residents denounce visiting migration minister

Residents of Orestiada in the Evros border region in northwestern Greece greeted visiting Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis on Monday with a hail of stones, firecrackers, eggs and plastic cups of coffee to express their opposition to government plans to increase the capacities of the local reception and identification center for asylum seekers and the pre-departure detention facility.

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