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Beretta - Serbian defense industry's first foreign partner?

The daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting this, and adding that the Italian firearms manufacturer could become the first foreign partner to invest in this sector in Serbia after the adoption of a new law on weapons manufacturing and trade.

Morocco continues to support Serbia's territorial integrity

El Maliki stressed that Morocco's policy when it comes to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia is unchangeable, the president's office said in a press release. He also welcomed Serbia's stance regarding the territorial integrity of his own country.

Austria's anti-illegal migrations drill "provocative"

Slovenia's outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar said this on Tuesday, as the exercise went ahead despite Slovenia's objections.

The Pro Borders drill saw Austrian police and army demonstrate emergency measures aimed at preventing illegal migrations.

Turkish Exports to Balkan Countries Rise Rapidly

Turkish exports to Balkan countries rose by 22 per cent in the first five month of this year and earned the country almost 4 billion US dollars .

The data from Turkey's Exporters' Assembly, TIM, were collected by Turkey's state news agency Anadolu and reported on June 16.

EU Stays Out of Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute

The European Commission will remain neutral and will not join Slovenia in its announced lawsuit against Croatia before the Court of Justice of the European Union, Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said in Brussels on Monday.

Cycling: Roglič wins 25th Tour of Slovenia

The member of the Dutch team LottoNl-Jumbo, who took silver in the 2017 UCI Road World Championships time trial, laid the foundations for the win in Saturday's fourth stage, which brought him the overall lead and a 33 second advantage in the overall standings.

Year after arbitration award, Slovenia and Croatia still disunited

In setting the land border between Slovenia and Croatia on 29 June 2017, the international tribunal largely followed the cadastral borders of municipalities, which means that in many areas the border line remains troublesome for the locals, especially along the Mura river and in the south-eastern region of Bela Krajina.

Bosnia to Seal Borders if Austria Blocks Migrants

If Austria and Slovenia seal their borders to migrants, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be forced  to close its own borders with Serbia and Montenegro, Slobodan Ujic, Director of the Foreigners' Service of Bosnia, warned on Tuesday.

Balkan States Vow Joint Action to Tackle Migrant Crisis

Security and human rights ministers from the Balkans and neighbouring countries agreed at a meeting in Sarajevo on Thursday to create a database which will be compatible with similar systems in Europe in order to track migrants.

"We must be able to see if those people [migrants] previously stayed in Europe," Bosnian security minister Dragan Mektic told media after the meeting.  

Tito's New York Apartment Sold for $12 Million

The Dubrovnik Times - A six-bedroom luxury apartment in New York, known as "Tito's Apartment" has been sold for $12 million. The Serbian government have confirmed that the Manhattan apartment is in the process of being sold and that the proceeds will be divided among the former Yugoslav countries.

Austria "to make borders airtight in event of migrant wave"

In a statement to the APA agency, Kickl aid that a border and police unit for foreigners will be established, which will be able to respond rapidly and make borders "airtight" to illegal migration.

This unit will be ready starting in June - and this was Kickl's reaction to new data about the increase in illegal migration on the Balkan route.

The German Economy Award goes to Unihem

The German Economy Award, which was on May 9th 2018 by the German-Slovenian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the German Embassy in Slovenia, went for the sixth time to an innovative Slovenian company. This year's winner is the chemical company Unihem, which has been developed from a family business to a market leader in the field of flooring systems.