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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.

Eurovision Song Contest Sparks High Emotions in Sofia and Skopje

The Eurovision song contest has further increased tensions between Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Sofia expressed "bewilderment" at the hate speech campaign taking place in North Macedonia against the country's own Eurovision 2021 contender, Vasil Garvanaliev.

Balkan Countries Lacking Vaccines Look to Neighbours for Jabs

Serbia, champion of the vaccination process in the Balkans, has donated thousands of jabs to its neighbours, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

Albania recently started doing the same, helping Kosovo, the only country in the region that did not start its vaccination process at all.

German MP who Lobbied for North Macedonia’s Ousted Regime Resigns

Tobias Zech, a legislator from the centre-right Christian Social Union, CSU, the ruling party in Bavaria and sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, has quit after Germany's Spiegel revealed that he lobbied for Nikola Gruevski's ousted authoritarian regime in North Macedonia in 2016.

IQAir Report:Romania - 15th in rankings of most polluted countries in Europe; Bucharest - 51st worldwide

Romania ranked 15th in the rankings of the most polluted countries in Europe in 2020, and the capital city of Bucharest ranked 51st in the world in this regard, in a hierarchy led by Delhi, India, reveal the latest data centralized in the global platform on air quality IQAir, informs Greenpeace Romania, in a release sent to AGERPRES on Tuesday.

North Macedonia Detains Magnate Kamcev, Citing Suspected Escape Plans

North Macedonian law enforcement has placed the businessman Orce Kamcev in 30 days' detention in Shutka prison near Skopje, on the request of the Organised Crime Prosecution, which said there was a risk he might flee the country.

The prosecution on Sunday said it requested his detention after receiving "info from the National Security Agency that he might be preparing an escape".

N.Macedonia Heads to Eurovison Song Contest with "Bulgarian Flag"

Vasil Garvanliev from Strumica with the song "Here I stand" will represent Northern Macedonia at this year's Eurovision edition in Rotterdam.

The Bulgarian tricolor can be seen in the video of the artist, but nowhere in the video becomes clear  that it is a singer from Northern Macedonia, according to the Skopje-based electronic edition MakPress writes.