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Bosnian Serbs Demand Acquittal Over Mosque Killings

Lawyers for former Serb fighters accused of involvement in killing and burning Bosniak civilians at a village mosque near Prijedor in 1992 said their guilt had not been proved.

Minister does not know how much communal services cost her

Minister does not know how much communal services cost her

Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, the Healthcare Minister made citizens angry the citizens claiming that she did not know how much communal services cost her.

Serbia seeks to improve protection for human rights defenders

Serbia seeks to improve protection for human rights defenders

Activists and the EU are urging Serbia to increase protection for human rights defenders.

LGBT activists are a main target for extremist groups in Serbia. [Nikola Barbutov/SETimes]

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Experts said reparations are important to reconciliation in the region.

Davor Stier (centre), European Parliament member from the Croatian Democratic Union, rasied the issue of war reparations with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule. [Facebook/Davor Stier]

Green hoopsters win at Panionios amid controversy

Zack Wright scored nine points on his debut with Panathinaikos.

By George Georgakopoulos

Panathinaikos defeated Panionios at Nea Smyrni to extend its record this season to 18-1 in the league, but the Greens’ win was overshadowed by the host’s reaction to a key referee decision.

Bill boosts penalties for corruption in public life

A bill aimed at cracking down harder on corruption, particularly in the public sector, foresees prison terms of more than five years and fines of up to 150,000 euros for offenders while offering protection to whistleblowers, Kathimerini understands.

Police probe officer standing for Golden Dawn in polls

 Candidate said to have addressed Cretan party rally where MP did Nazi salute

The Greek Police has launched an internal investigation following reports that a police officer on the island of Crete is to stand as a candidate on the ticket of neofascist Golden Dawn in local authority elections in May, reports said Monday.

Putting off investors

The present and future of the Greek banking system is way too crucial and sensitive an issue to tamper with.

It really is too bad that for a considerable period of time the question of recapitalizing the country’s banks appeared to have become a bone of contention in the negotiations between the Greek government and the troika of foreign lenders.

No change to shipping’s contribution

There will be no changes to the compulsory contribution of the Greek shipping sector to the state budget, Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis insisted on Monday, adding that according to a December amendment shipper will be paying three times more over the next three years.

BoG dismisses capital need claims

 Banks’ requirements will not exceed 6 bln euros; methodology will be available for scrutiny, sources say

By Yiannis Papadoyiannis

East Crete to get a Radisson Blu

By Stathis Kousounis

The growth in Greek tourism is attracting a succession of major international hotel chains to this country. The latest to take an active interest in Greece is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which has signed a franchise deal with the owners of the Minos Imperial Beach Resort and Spa in Milatos in Lasithi, eastern Crete.

Budget revenues miss their target on low tax collections

By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou

The primary surplus in the 2014 budget amounted to 835 million euros in January against a target of 955 million for that period, according to figures released on Monday by the Finance Ministry.