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Reaction to Article: “We Are Their Voice”: German Far-Right Builds Balkan Alliances

"Some time in June this year, I gave an exhaustive video interview to journalist Nenad Radicevic. From that interview, he included merely one half of one sentence in the text, and with his very one-sided writing he misled the readers to believe that I was somehow affiliated with the neo-Nazis from Germany and neo-Ustasha from Croatia.

Hugs after four years: Slavica Burmazovic's abducted children had landed VIDEO/PHOTO

Two girls, aged 15 and 14, as well as a boy of eight, were brought to Serbia by the Serbian Ambassador to Iran because this was the only possible way, since the children did not have proper documents or exit visas. Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic said that was the only solution.

Southern Serbia in flames

Stara Planina has been on fire since Sunday, with nearly 140 firefighters from across Serbia fighting it on extremely inaccessible terrain, along with the members of the Gendarmerie.
They mostly walk a few miles to the place, RTS reports. Pirot City Emergency Management Coordinator Sreten Savov said the situation was changing from hour to hour.

EU "launches" a new plan for Serbia: Forget membership?

That should happen at the next EU Western Balkans summit in May 2020, highlights the paper and adds that there are more models at stake, each heading towards offering a privileged partnership to candidate countries instead of enlargement, more precisely, economic integration without formal membership.

Kosovo Town Files More War Crimes Complaints Against Serbs

The Kosovo municipality of Gjakova/Djakovica's Office for the Collection and Documentation of War Crimes submitted 102 new criminal complaints against alleged Serbian war criminals to Kosovo police on Monday.

This was the 13th batch of criminal complaints filed by the municipal office in Gjakova/Djakovica about war crimes by Serbs, bringing the total number to around 1,600.

NSI: 3.2% Increase in Trips of Bulgarians Abroad

Bulgarians made 653.6 thousand trips abroad in September 2019, up 3.2% compared to September 2018, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a press release.

Winter’s Approach Enfolds Balkan Cities in Polluted Air

With winter on the way, the capitals of Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Bulgaria, as well as some other industrial centres in these countries, are again suffering alarming levels of air pollution, charts show.

Boicy thrilled with the mural from "Only Fools and Horses": "Great artwork in Serbia"

Challis does not specify where exactly the mural is located, but thinks that the work is great and represents a real piece of art.
The painting that occupies an entire wall shows Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert, together with the unavoidable quote: "This time next year, we'll be millionaires", written in Serbian.

Serbia’s Attitude to Kosovo ‘is Damaging Kosovo Serbs’

The Serbian authorities' negative attitude towards Kosovo "makes Kosovo Serbs be perceived as anti-state elements" inside the country, Agon Maliqi, a political analyst from Pristina, told BIRN in an interview.

Until relations between Belgrade and Pristina are normalised, this situation will continue, warned Maliqi, the editor of S-Bunker, a political analysis and opinion website.

Serbia Signs Trade Deal With Russia’s Eurasian Union

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Friday signed a free trade deal with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU, in Moscow, after the EU warned that it will closely monitor such relations, as Serbia is a candidate for joining the European Union.

Beside Brnabic, the deal was signed by the Prime Ministers of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.

Albanian PM to Sue Kosovo’s Haradinaj for Libel

Albania Premier Edi Rama speaking in Tirana on 24 October 2019. Photo: LSA

"In the courts of Kosovo, the gentleman should prove the allegation of about 10 billion euros that would have been divided between me, [Kosovo President] Hashim Thaci and [Serbian President Aleksandar] Vucic," Rama told the audience of Opinion TV show.

Pacolli gets in the way of Kurti's plans

However, after determining the final results of the Kosovo elections, if the coalition of Fatmir Limaj and Behgjet Pacolli NISMA-ANK enter parliament in Pristina after all, the first-ranked Albin Kurti's Vetvendosje and Isa Mustafa's Democratic League of Kosovo would no longer have the votes of 61 MPs, required for a government vote.

Red alert: A simple surgical mask will not help

Doctors are urging that people with respiratory problems, patients with cardiovascular problems and oncological patients with lung malignancies should not leave the house from 8am to 6pm.

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