Joy as border gates open between Slovenia and Croatia

There was celebration and joy on both sides of the Slovenian-Croatian border as Croatia joined the Schengen area and adopted the euro on 1 January. More than 30 years after the countries broke away from Yugoslavia, their citizens are once again using the same currency and can cross the border freely.

Slovenia absolutely supports Croatia’s Schengen entry, minister says

Obrežje – Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar stressed as she met her Croatian counterpart Davor Božinović in Obrežje, east, on Monday that Slovenia absolutely supports Croatia’s entry into the Schengen zone. Božinović said this is in both countries’s interest, which Bobnar confirmed.

Johansson to broach issue of media freedom on visit to Slovenia

Brussels – European Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson will start a two-day visit to Slovenia on Thursday to discuss the country’s EU presidency preparations. She intends to raise the issue of media freedom and pluralism as well. Slovenia should not underestimate the risk to its international reputation when it comes to this, Johansson has told the STA.

Slovenian, Croatian football legends raise money for Petrinja

Ljubljana – Slovenian and Croatian football legends played a charity match on Saturday in the Croatian town of Petrinja to raise funds for the area that was hit by a devastating earthquake at the end of last year. The Croatian Red Cross was handed out a donation of EUR 50,000, the Slovenian Football Association (NZS) said.

Bosnian Serb Parties Demand Debate on Youngster's Death

Opposition parties in the Republika Srpska gathered in the Alliance for Victory on Wednesday requested an extraordinary session of the parliament of the mainly Serbian entity, claiming that the prosecution was intentionally delaying the investigation into the unresolved death of a 21-year-old student.

Thousands Attend Bosnian 'Justice For David' Protest

Bosnians have gathered for a protest rally over the unresolved case of David Dragicevic, the 21-year-old whose body was discovered in late March in shallow water in the river Crkvena.

Although police first said he most likely drowned, the fact that his body was covered in bruises fuelled suspicion about this version of events.