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Serbs Deserve Pity for their PM’s Racist Slurs

These beautiful creatures bathe their gorgeous bodies in rivers, protect honest people, but become merciless when they decide to punish injustice. (As far as I know Serbs have their own version of the Zana, the Vila). I have always been impressed by the fact that a strong patriarchal culture, like that in the Balkans, crafted fairy tales with strong women as protagonists.

Dragan Velikić wins Vilenica Prize

The winner was first announced in the online edition of the Koper-based newspaper Primorske Novice, ahead of a news conference in Ljubljana on Wednesday.

Commenting on the news, Velikić told the paper that the Vilenica festival was very important to him. The first time he was invited to attend the festival was in 1989, when he published his debut novel Via Pula.

Serbian Leader ‘Following Orban’ in Controlling Media – Freedom House

Viktor Orban in Hungary and Aleksandar Vucic in Serbia have had great success in snuffing out critical journalism in their countries, blazing a trail for populist forces elsewhere, the latest report of the international rights watchdog Freedom House, published on Wednesday, says.

Serbian Patriarch Sparks Controversy by Meeting Syria’s Assad

An Orthodox Church delegation including Patriarch Irinej and the Montenegrin bishop Amfilohije met Bashar al-Assad on Monday evening, with the Serbian religious leader and the Syrian president exchanging warm words over Serbia's stance on Kosovo and the ongoing conflict in Syria.

UN: Alarming Levels of Air Pollution in the Balkans

Residents of all major cities in the Western Balkans face worrying levels of air pollution that reduce life expectancy, because the underdeveloped and politically unstable region depends largely on the burning of coal to produce energy, the Associated Press reported. of the UN.

Kosovo Charges Arrested Serb with Wartime Killings

The detained suspect, named by the Serbian authorities as Zoran Djokic, was charged on Monday with committing war crimes against civilians in Peja/Pec in March and April 1999.

Thaci’s Pan-Albania Union Plea Scorned as Populism

On Monday, commemorating a battle between Serbian forces and the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, in Pashtrik, Thaci went further by asking the Kosovo and Albania parliaments to take action.

"New circumstances are being created, and the best solution would be that two parliaments, of Kosovo and Albania, approve the statements of people's wish to live in a single state," he said.

Unlike Europe, Bulgarians Believes mostly Television and least the Print Press

Bulgarians believe mostly what is being said on television and at least the print media, unlike other European peoples, who are skeptical mostly to social networks. This shows a year-by-year study of the European Union of Electronic Media, which collected data from 33 countries in Europe, reports Dnevnik. 

The Number of People Infected with Measles in Bulgaria Continues to Grow

The number of measles cases in Bulgaria continues to grow. The patients reached 810 people, and more than 90 percent of infected with smallpox are children of Roma origin, Darik was informed by the chief health inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev.

"Future of Serbia is in EU"

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Prime Minister of the Republic of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel assessed today that the two countries have very good relations and share the view that without a stable Balkans there is no peaceful Europe, noting that the future of Serbia in the European Union.

Kosovo Bans Serbian PM, Russian UNMIK Staffer

Kosovo has banned Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic for life for what it has called her racist comments about Kosovo Albanians, while also declaring Russian UNMIK staffer Mikhail Krasnoshchenkov persona non grata.

Arrested Russian UNMIK Staffer Leaves Kosovo for Serbia

A Russian member of the UN Mission in Kosovo who was injured while being arrested in a police operation in northern Kosovo on Tuesday has been sent to hospital in Serbia, UNMIK confirmed on Thursday.

Mikhail Krasnoshchenkov was sent to Belgrade from the Intensive Care Center in North Mitrovica, where he was being treated, UNMIK added.

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