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"I'm not defending Vucic, I'm saving him"

"This criminal organization was created not only because of Montenegro, but also because of other areas, and it is clear that a similar situation was being prepared in Serbia, too. What was being prepared for then Montenegrin Prime Minister (Milo Djukanovic) was also planned in Serbia," Milivoje Katnic said in the Higher Court in Podgorica.

Lonely Planet Names Albania, Kosovo among 'Best Destinations'

Lonely Planet's list of ten "essential destinations in Europe this year" includes Kosovo and Albania's capital Tirana must-see place on the continent.

Lonely Planet's website says says that Kosovo, which is included alongside Emilia-Romagna in Italy, Cantabria in Spain and Friesland in the Netherlands, "somehow stayed below the radar of most travellers".

Business in bloom

With economic growth highly dependent on the quantity and quality of labour, The Slovenia Times wants to encourage the flow of talented people into Slovenia and support the business community in their search for the best people to build and grow their businesses.

Croatia worried as "120,000 migrants move toward Bosnia"

A means of defense is being sought, Croatian daily Jutarnji List writes.

Namely, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is merely on the path of migrants, who, fleeing from their mostly war-affected countries, want to reach the EU. One of their routes goes through BiH, via which they enter Croatia and then Slovenia.

Ministers from central Europe, Balkans discuss energy, future of EU in summit near Athens

The foreign ministers of eight central European and Balkan EU countries are holding talks in Greece in which prospective bloc members from the Balkans are also represented.

Friday's meetings in a resort south of Athens bring together ministers from the so-called Visegrad Group — Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary — and Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia.

Serbian contestants through to Eurovision final/VIDEO

The second semi-final featured 18 countries, and Serbia's entry, "Nova Deca" ("New Children"), finished third.

Other countries that qualified last night include Moldova, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia, and the Netherlands.

K. Albanian carrier's bus turns over, 9 injured has learned unofficially that three persons received serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The accident happened at around 05:00 hour CET when the bus for unknown reasons swerved into the opposite lane, drove off the road, and then turned over.

The bus belongs to a Kosovo Albanian carrier, and was traveling between Kranj in Slovenia and Pristina.

Macedonian PM: Invest in cannabis, it's profitable

The prime minister of Macedonia has also urged all those who have the resources to invest in the production of cannabis, "because it is profitable."

He pointed out that "ethics and law in Macedonia" allow the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, and that eight licenses have been issued so far, while another "four or five" are under review.

Tusk Says Reconciliation Efforts In Balkans 'Important' For Europe

AP - European Council President Donald Tusk has praised Macedonia's efforts to reconcile with its neighbors as it accelerates its bid to join the European Union, saying such efforts are needed across the Western Balkans and are "important" for Europe.

PM Borissov at the South-East European Cooperation Process Summit in Slovenia

Speaking at the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, on 24thof April, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that there is no alternative to the Balkans' EU perspective and that the SEECP remains a leading political format for open and honest discussions on the matters of importance to the region.

Senior official Ciamba highlights essential role of regional co-operation at SEECP meeting

Secretary of State for Euro-Atlantic Bilateral and Strategic Affairs with the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) George Ciamba, on Tuesday participated in the summit of South East Europe Co-operation Process (SEECP) heads of government at Brdo-pri-Kranju, Slovenia, organised by Slovenia as holder of the organisation's chairmanship in office.

Bulgaria is Second in the EU in the Proportion of Births outside Marriage

Over 5.1 million babies were born in the European Union (EU) in 2016. In eight of the 28 Member States, the majority of babies were born outside marriage, while in eight other member States two-thirds of babies were born to married parents.

Proportion of births outside marriage highest in France, lowest in Greece