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Serb Policeman ‘Saw Truckload of Bodies’ Near Killing Site

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 13:11
A former Bosnian Serb policeman told a Belgrade court that he saw a truck loaded with dead bodies in the village of Kravice, where Bosniaks from Srebrenica were massacred in 1995.
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Migrants, Refugees Block Bosnia-Croatia Border Crossing

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 12:19
The border crossing between Bosnia and Croatia was closed after a couple of hundred migrants and refugees trying to get into the EU country blocked the main road.
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Balkan States Mull Halting Arms Sales to Saudis

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 11:15
Montenegro and Croatia are considering whether to follow Germany’s lead and suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, but other Balkan states have been silent so far.
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Facebook Group Urges Bosnians: Choose Life, Choose To Leave

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 08:18
With a growing number of Bosnians packing their bags, a Facebook group aims to ease the process and encourage others to follow.
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Eco-Activists Campaign Across Bulgaria to Protect Pirin Park

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 08:18
A few weeks before Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court is to rule on legal changes that could affect the Pirin National Park, environmental activists began a campaign aimed at maintaining public resistance.
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Croatian Ruling Party’s Dangerous Meddling in Bosnia

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 08:09
After its favoured candidate for the Bosnian tripartite presidency was defeated at the polls, Croatia’s ruling HDZ has launched a campaign of disinformation aimed at manipulating the Bosnian political situation for its own advantage.
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15 Serb War Victims Exhumed in Croatia, Says Belgrade

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 17:36
The Serbian government’s Commission for Missing Persons said that the remains of 15 Serbs who were killed in the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm in 1995 have been exhumed.
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Migrants Gather on Serbian, Bosnian Borders to Enter Croatia

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 16:55
Croatian police said false information that the EU country would open its borders led to hundreds of migrants and refugees gathering at border crossings in Serbia and Bosnia, hoping to enter Croatia.
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Scientists Find 2,400-Year-Old Ship off Bulgaria Coast

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 16:38
Scientists have announced the discovery of what they described as “the oldest intact shipwreck” on the bottom of the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria.
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Serb Ex-Paramilitary Pleads Innocent to Croatia Crimes

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 16:08
Former paramilitary Stevan Budac, accused of wartime crimes against Croat and ethnic Hungarian civilians in eastern Croatia, pleaded not guilty as his retrial started in the city of Osijek.
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Albania Plans Nationwide Shutdown of Betting Shops

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 16:06
A parliamentary commission gave the first nod to legislation to close down betting shops and electronic casinos across the country, despite pressure from Albania’s powerful gambling industry.
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Romanian President Vows to Keep Fighting Corruption

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 15:22
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis told the European Parliament that he will strongly promote the rule of law and the fight against corruption, amid accusations of backsliding by the country's government. 
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Russian Patriarch Cuts Short Planned Visit to Moldova

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 13:46
Russian Patriarch Kirill has reduced his planned engagements in Moldova this month, shortening a visit that the pro-Russian Socialists hope will boost their popularity ahead of parliamentary elections.
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Kosovo Court Demands Clarification of ‘Fake Veterans’ Charges

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 13:26
A Pristina court ordered Kosovo’s Special Prosecution to clarify a controversial indictment charging 12 former members of the government’s commission for verifying former guerrillas, amid a scandal over alleged fake veterans.
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Macedonia Opposition Party Purges High-Profile Members

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 13:20
Macedonia’s VMRO DPMNE dismissed one of its vice-presidents and ousted several other high-profile members in what some insiders see as a purge intended to further centralise the right-wing opposition party.
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Macedonia MPs Deny Bribe and Amnesty Allegations

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:58
Macedonian government and opposition MPs who backed the historic 'name' agreement denied claims that they had taken bribes or been offered amnesty in exchange for their votes.
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Anti-Migrant Protest Held in Bosnian Border Town

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 08:19
Around 1,000 people in the Bosnian border town of Bihac staged a protest - the third in as many days - against the influx of migrants and refugees who have arrived in the town in recent months.
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Serious Money Remains Dream for Serbia’s Young Authors

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 08:18
Young writers in Serbia are exploring new ways of getting published – but very few can afford to drop the day job in a country where books just don’t earn many people a living.
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Tax Row Threatens Romania’s Black Sea Gas Hopes

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 08:16
The deadlock over how to tax companies exploiting Romania’s Black Sea gas reserves is making investors nervous – and putting this hugely important energy project at risk.
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Croatian Director Makes Film about ‘Serbian Terror’

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 16:48
A new documentary film claiming that Croats have been subjected to a ‘century of Serbian terror’, made by controversial Croatian director Jakov Sedlar, will be premiered next month.
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