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Bosnia Mourns General Divjak, Defender of Sarajevo

Retired general Jovan Divjak has died after a prolonged illness at the age of 84, Education Builds Bosnia, the NGO he established, announced in a statement.Born on March 11, 1937, in Belgrade, he graduated from the Military Academy, the Command and Staff Academy and the War School. He later graduated also from the French Army Staff School.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A pedestrian passes a mural depicting doctors in a COVID-19 ward on the outside of the Children's Infectious Diseases Hospital in the Bulgarian capital of​ Sofia on April 9, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

People walk through a snow-covered park in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on April 7, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

New humanitarian mission to support countries facing effects of COVID-19 pandemic

The Department for Emergency Situations, through the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, as the national authority for international assistance in civil protection, will provide on Friday a transport with 310,000 FFP 2 protective masks to the Republic of Serbia, in support of the authorities, to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Belgrade to London, Roma Girl Band Sings for Female Empowerment

"Nobody forced me to do so. It was my own choice, but I made a mistake. That's why we aim to encourage other young girls not to let their parents arrange a marriage they don't want. At the same time, we advocate that they get a new perspective on life."

Poverty and discrimination

Photo: GRUBB/Daniel Ibraimovic

The price of the sunflower eating oil plummeting

Consequently, adequate measures will be proposed by the Ministry, regarding the increase in the price of sunflower oil, with some forecasts plummeting up to 200 dinars per liter.

High-speed trains on their way to Serbia

Namely, the contract on the procurement of three electric high-speed trains (speeds of 200 km per hour) was signed today by the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirovic and the Stadler Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe region, Mr. Zeljko Davidovic.

New traffic regulations in Croatia affect drivers from Serbia

The new National Road Safety Plan envisages the abolition of the 10% tolerance for speeding and the reduction of the limit values of the allowed amount of alcohol in the driver's blood, which now amounts to 0.5 per mille.

VIP mobile has got a new name

This is a renowned international operator in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, and the management of company is sure that the change of the company name in no way will affect the existing agreements between users and business partners.

Human Rights Worsened in Central, Southeast Europe, in Pandemic – Amnesty

The COVID-19 pandemic saw an increase in state control over the judiciary and media and further endangered minorities that already suffer from discrimination in Central and Southeast Europe, rights watchdog Amnesty International said in its annual report published on Monday.

Turkish, Serbian foreign ministers discuss relations

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke by phone on April 6 with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic, said diplomatic sources.

The two top diplomats discussed Turkish-Serbian relations, regional developments as well as the modalities of Çavuşoğlu's next visit to Serbia, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Two Kosovo Albanians Identified from Wartime Mass Grave in Serbia

The International Commission on Missing Persons told BIRN on Tuesday that experts have confirmed the identities of two people whose remains were found in a mass grave in the village of Kizevak in southern Serbia.

Two new international airports in Serbia

According to the official Spatial Plan planned for a period between 2021 and 2035, published by the Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure, Serbia will get two new international airports - one near Dobanovci, and the second one near Novi Sad, Ekapija reported.

US-Educated Lawyer Becomes Kosovo’s Second Female President

Vjosa Osmani became Kosovo's fifth head of state in 13 years since the country declared its independence from Serbia on Sunday night when MPs in the Kosovo Assembly voted to appoint her as president.

Osmani, a 38-year-old lawyer, also became the second woman to hold the post, after Atifete Jahjaga, who was president from 2011 to 2016.