First Snow in Bosnia Hits Migrants in Tent Shelter Hard
Alba Domínguez Pena, from No Name Kitchen, an NGO helping refugees, said some 40 to 60 people live in this tent shelter, which they call "Bangladeshi jungle", as it is "a squat made mostly of Bangladeshi people.
Croatia NGOs Criticise Move to Allocate Funds for Persecuted Christians
Some NGOs have criticised an independent MP, supporting the ruling Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, who has proposed an amendment to the 2021 budget, allocating 1.5 million kuna, or 200,000 euros, for "persecuted Christians and other people in need".
The budget is due to be voted on in parliament on Wednesday.
Commission Denies ‘Covering up’ Croatia’s Failure to Monitor Police
The European Commission has rejected allegations that its officials tried to cover up the failure by Croatia's government to supervise its border police, after they were repeatedly accused of abusing migrants and refugees on the EU's external borders.
Celebs Sprinkle Stardust on Looming Balkan Elections
"When you put someone on the list who is engaged, and who has dealt with both some social issues and kind of activism, it's one thing; it's another when you put [on the lists] people who are just celebrities," she said.
Singers find their political voice in Croatia
Music Industry’s ‘Blackout Tuesday’ Anti-Racism Campaign Sparks Solidarity
The Blackout Tuesday online day of action, intended to show solidarity with ongoing protests in the US against racism and police brutality, drew support from several festivals, clubs, media and music companies in the Balkans, Turkey and Poland on Tuesday.
Jewish Congress Hails Austrian Move to Ban WWII Bleiburg Event
The World Jewish Congress, an international organisation representing Jewish communities, praised on Monday the Austrian parliament's adoption of a proposed ban on the annual commemoration of the killings of Croatian Nazi-allied troops and civilians at Bleiburg in Austria by the Yugoslav Partisans at the end of World War II.
AmCham organizes online event on tourism
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce along with the AmChams of Slovenia, Montenegro and Croatia are organizing a digital event on Wednesday titled "Hosting International Tourists - When and How?" from 3 to 4.30 p.m.
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Croatian Parliament Dissolved Ahead of Summer Elections
The Croatian parliament was dissolved on Monday on the proposal last week of six parliamentary clubs of the ruling majority, led by the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union HDZ, whose ratings have risen in the coronavirus epidemic.
Croatia Accused of Slurring Watchdogs in Police Violence Dispute
Human rights organisations have accused the Croatian Ministry of Interior of resorting to slurs, after it rejected media reports of police tagging migrants and refugees who attempted to enter Croatia from Bosnia with paint.
World Jewish Congress Condemns WWII Bleiburg Mass in Sarajevo
The World Jewish Congress, an international organisation representing Jewish communities, said on Wednesday that the Catholic mass due to be held in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 16 glorifies people involved in crimes committed by Croatia's WWII-era Nazi-allied Ustasa regime.