Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Serbia's Damir Rastic (L) and Ukraine's Artem Tyshchenko (R) in action during the men's 10km Sprint race at the IBU Biathlon World Cup i​n Hochfilzen, Austria. Photo: EPA-EFE/Christian Bruna.

CSKA Sofia fans light flares during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C football match against AS Roma in ​the Bulgarian capital on December 9, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

Poles Protest Abortion Ban as Survey Shows Three-Quarters in Favour of Repealing

The 'Not one more' protests took place in cities and towns across Poland, such as this one in Krakow, on 07 November 2021. EPA-EFE/LUKASZ GAGULSKI A protestor holds a placard with the message "We will not be a parent to baptize and bury" during the protests against the abortion law in Wroclaw, south-west Poland, 06 November 2011.

Turkey Detains Suspected Historical Artefact Smugglers in Nationwide Raids

Turkish Police. Photo: EPA-EFE/TOLGA BOZOGLU

"The first historical artefact smuggling operation against income gained from smuggling in the history of the republic was launched in 30 cities, and 72 of the 96 people under suspicion were detained," Turkish Police said, Anadolu Agency reported.

The operation, codenamed Anatolia, was launched after a two-year investigation by KOM.

Turkish journalist receives Spanish Order of Merit

Journalist, academic and columnist Professor L. Doğan Tılıç has been honored by Spanish authorities with a Civil Order of Merit for his successful career as a member of the press.

Tılıç received the Civil Order of Merit on June 15 from Spain's ambassador to Turkey, Javier Hergueta Garnica, at the embassy in Ankara.

Week in Review: Making Bad Situations Worse

Wrong Direction

The House of the National Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, 28 April 2020. EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC

Serbia's existing legislation on access to information provides a good framework - at least in theory - for those seeking to hold government to account. In practice, of course, it is routinely undermined and ignored by authorities determined to undermine transparency.

The first images of Mladic from The Hague PHOTO

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Mladic was brought into the courtroom shortly after 3 p.m.
According to the published photos, Mladic is in a good mood prior to the delivery of the verdict.

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