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‘Nobody Hears You’: Migrants, Refugees Beaten on Balkan Borders

Between May 2017 and May last year, NNK recorded 215 reported cases of push-backs by Croatian police to Serbia, of which 45 per cent involved physical violence.

Between May 2017 and December last year, there were 141 push-backs from Croatia to Bosnia, NNK reported, of which 84 per cent involved violence.

Hail The Size of an Orange Causes Serious Damage in Slovenia

An unprecedented hail the size of an orange hit the southern parts of Slovenia, causing serious damage, reported BGNews.

According to data from the Slovenian Emergency Situation Center, serious material damage has been caused in the towns of Kochev'e and Chernomel, as well as in Ribnitca and Sodrazica.

A Supercomputer Center Will be Created in Sofia

A supercomputer center will be created in Sofia.

The city is one of the eight locations worldwide selected for the project. The other places in the world are Barcelona (Spain), Bologna (Italy), Kenyan (Finland), Minu (Portugal), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Bissen (Luxembourg) and Maribor (Slovenia), the European Commission quoted dnesvnik.bg.

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.

Iohannis: BRUA - one of steps for Romania to become regional security provider

President Klaus Iohannis emphasized on Wednesday the importance of the actual implementation of the projects launched at the Three Seas Initiative Summit that took place last year in Bucharest and indicated that the BRUA gas pipeline could be one of the steps through which Romania can become a regional security provider in the region.

‘We're ready to welcome you’ NATO tells North Macedonia

NATO's secretary-general commended North Macedonia on Monday for making the reforms necessary to join the transatlantic military alliance next year.

"We are ready to welcome you," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after meeting Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

Canoeist Savšek European champion

Putting in an almost perfect final run, Savšek beat the home favourite Martin Thomas by 79 hundredths of a second. German Sideris Tasiadis trailed more than two seconds behind in third.

This is the second European champion title for the 32-year old Slovenian canoeist after he secured gold at the championship in Markkleeberg in 2015.

Google Maps Shows the Tracking Cameras as Well as Speed Limits

Users from around the world will have access to the service, reported NOVA TV. 

Speed ​​tracking cameras are already available on Google Maps.

Service users have access to the latest version of the application. The company has not yet published an official announcement about countries where the service is active.

350 Participants From 10 Countries Arrive For Architectural SHARE Forum2019 in Sofia

The International Architectural Forum SHARE Sofia 2019 will begin tomorrow, May 30, 2019, at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) - Congress Center Sofia.

The event will bring together 350 participants from Bulgaria, USA, Turkey, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia.

EU Election Results Only Worsen Balkans’ Bleak Perspectives

Meanwhile, the election results will change little in terms of the EU bleak perspective of Western Balkan aspirant members.

Oddly, this is not only because of the rise of populism and Euroscepticism. It has more to do with the attitude of the traditional European conservatives, liberals and their partners on the left.

Turnout in Eastern Europe Has Increased in Comparison to the European Elections Five Years Ago

  
    In Hungary, 17.2% of voters voted around 8.00 am compared with 11.5% five years ago.
    Observers in Slovakia predict a turnout of about 20 per cent. Although it is still low, it is higher than 13 percent in 2014.
    Electoral activity in the European elections in Slovakia was the lowest in the EU since its accession to the bloc in 2004, the DPA notes.

Apple Pay Comes to Bulgaria

Apple Pay makes its way to Bulgaria. The British fintech Monese has officially announced that it will start offering this service to its customers in 13 new countries, including ours.

Apple Pay gives you the opportunity to pay with your iPhone or Apple Watch by typing your card number in the special app. With the NFC chip you can pay anywhere you pay with a contactless card.

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