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THE HAGUE/LUXEMBOURG/BELGRADE - The Subotica Synagogue made it through to the list of eleven cultural and historical monuments and sites which Europa Nostra and Institute of Europe Investment Bank included in the shortlist for the programme 'The 7 Most Endangered' for 2014.
The Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, will meet US Vice-President Joseph Biden during a three-day visit to Washington in March, focusing on the country’s NATO ambitions.
According to the media, Djukanovic and Biden will discuss Montenegro’s aspirations to become a full member of the Atlantic Alliance at the upcoming summit scheduled for September in Wales in the UK.
BELGRADE - Director Boban Skerlic declared open 42nd International Film Festival Fest, which began with the premiere of his movie "So Hot Was the Cannon" (Top je bio vreo) on Friday evening.
This drama is about one boy's growing up in Sarajevo during the war. The screenplay was written by Vladimir Kecmanovic and Ales Kurt.
Women to assume greater role in Balkan militaries
Military officials said they are working to attract, employ and retain women more effectively.
Serbian servicewomen assemble AK-47 assault rifles at the Sombor barracks. Serbia has instituted a 20 percent quota for women at its military academy in Belgrade. [AFP]
Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]
"Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented"
BELGRADE -- After elections on March 16, "Serbia must continue reforms and the dialogue with Priština with renewed vigor and implement the results of the dialogue."
This is what Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has told the Belgrade-daily Danas in an interview ahead of his visit here on Wednesday.
The amendment initiated by the ministry of justice follows reports that a growing number of Albanian citizens have joined radical Islamist groups fighting in the Syrian civil war.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Arjan Dyrmishi, a security expert with the Albanian Institute of Democracy and Mediation told Balkan Insight.