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Montenegro Bans the Smoking Indoors

Montenegro's law to restrict the use of tobacco products, which will ban smoking indoors, comes into force tomorrow, with fines of up to € 20,000 for violators.

A law banning the use of tobacco products in public areas, excluding casinos, was unanimously adopted on July 31st.

The new law does not allow smoking in any premises or areas where food and drinks are consumed.

Serbia the only WB Country with more Trust in the Government than in the EU

BRUSSELS - According to the newest Eurobarometer Survey, conducted in June this year and published this month, Serbia is the only Western Balkan country whose citizens have more trust in the national government (41%) than in the European Union (33%).

Media: Kosovo police ban people with Serbian passports to enter Kosovo and Metohija

RTS got those information from the Kosovo Police.
According to the decision of Border Police, the persons carrying personal IDs and photo document for children are allowed to enter Kosovo.
Border Police implemented this decision without providing consent from the Kosovo Interior Minister, circumventing the usual procedure of informing the public about the measure.

Faster to the sea: High way through the heart of Serbia opens on August 18

"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.

You’ve Got Mail: Bosnia’s Last Pigeon Post Office

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.

Montenegro Prosecution Suspects Israeli Consultant of Coup Role

The Special Prosecutor's Office in Montenegro says it suspects British-Israeli politican consultant Aron Shaviv of helping the alleged coup attempt in October 2016, and of creating a criminal organization.

State Prosecutor Sasa Cadenovic said Shaviv was involved in the alleged coup along with former CIA agent Joseph Assad and eight other foreign citizens.

Bulgarian Raspberry Growers Fear Bankruptcies

Raspberry producers across the country have warned that there has been a dramatic collapse in the purchase prices of their products. The industry is adamant that the trend started last year and if the state does not take urgent measures there will be bankruptcies of many companies.

UN Court Stops Hague Detainees Making Online Video Calls

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has decided to discontinue a pilot project that enabled the Hague war crimes court's detainees to make and receive video calls via the internet, saying there were security concerns.

Talibans took over responsibility for the assault on Croatian soldiers

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.

Croatian Soldier Killed, Two Others Injured, in Afghanistan

One Croatian soldier has died and two others have been injured after a suicide bomber slammed his motorcycle into a vehicle they were travelling in near a NATO military base on the outskirts of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Croatian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Kosovo Arrests 18 in Police Hunt for Illegal Arms

Kosovo Police launched a large-scale operation in the early hours of Wednesday to confiscate illegal arms, targeting numerous locations across the country and arresting a total of 18 people, the police confirmed.

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