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3.8 million Bulgarians are expected to Travel Abroad in the Period May-September

3,800,000 Bulgarians are expected to travel abroad in the period from May to September. At the same time, around 14 million trips by Bulgarians within the country are expected for the period, predicts Rumen Draganov, director of the Institute for Assessments and Analyzes in Tourism.

Bosnia’s Serb Entity Welcomes Hungary’s 35 million euros in Aid

During his visit to Banja Luka in December last year, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban promised 100 million euros in financial assistance to Bosnia's Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, as part of Hungary's Responsible Neighbourhood policy, to enhance stability in the region.

Serbia Jailing Kurdish Politician ‘Unlawfully’, Rights Groups Say

Serbia has delayed until further notice the extradition of Ecevit Piroglu, a Kurdish politician and activist wanted by Turkey for terrorism, but has still kept him locked up after his one-year custody sentence expired on June 24.

Crossing Continents: Mexican Painter Draws Inspiration from Yugoslav Mariachi

A 33-year-old Mexican artist Maria Portilla. Photo: Private archive

Portilla is also a co-founder of the Mexican street paper Mi Valedor, an independent magazine sold by people in socially vulnerable positions in Mexico City and which is a part of the International Network of Street Papers.

Kosovo Move in Car Plates Row Aims to ‘Expel Serbs’ – Vucic

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic condemned the Kosovo government's latest decision about licence plates for Serbs living in northern Kosovo, claiming its goal is "to expel Serbs, especially from the north of Kosovo and Metohija". He said Kosovo's goal was "to make a new Storm", referencing the Croatian army operation in 1995, codenamed Storm, that forced most Serbs to flee Croatia.

Vučić: The goal is a new "Storm". A general attack on northern Kosovo on October 1st

Those requests were brought to Belgrade by the EU special envoy Miroslav Lajcak, with whom Vucic met tonight in the building of the General Secretariat of the President of the Republic.
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, said that as of today, we have a complete change in the situation in our country, as well as in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.

Serbia Again Avoids Answers About Hosting Fugitive ex-President

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that her Montenegrin counterpart, Dritan Abazovic, had "again drawn her attention" to the issue of the former President of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006 who is avoiding justice in Montenegro and hiding in Serbia, but gave no details.

Meeting of Vučić and Abazović PHOTO

The meeting started at 12:30 p.m.
By the way, the Montenegrin Prime Minister arrived in Belgrade this morning, where he was given a formal welcome in front of the Palace of Serbia. Before the meeting with Vui, he talked with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic.

Screenshot/Instagram "buducnostsrbijeav"

EU Envoy Sets 2024 Deadline for Kosovo-Serbia Deal

Days after the European Union gave Slovak diplomat Miroslav Lajcak two more years in his post as EU envoy on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue and Western Balkans issues, Lajcak has set spring 2024 as the deadline for when the two foes have to finally normalize their tense relations.

Kosovo Police Arrest Serb for ‘Inciting Hatred’ After Battle Commemoration

Kosovo police said they arrested Serbian citizen Nikola Nedeljkovic from Belgrade for "inciting hatred and discord" after a memorial service on Tuesday dedicated to the fighters of 1389 Battle of Kosovo.

The service was held at the Gazimestan monument near Kosovo's capital, Pristina. It coincides with the Serbian Orthodox religious holiday of Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day).