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Anti-Migrant Protest Held in Bosnian Border Town

Balkaninsight.com - 8 hours 44 min ago
Hundreds of 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

Balkaninsight.com - 8 hours 45 min ago
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

Balkaninsight.com - 8 hours 48 min ago
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’

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 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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Disabled Children’s Mothers Demand Bulgaria Vice-PM’s Sacking

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:01
Protesters rallied in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia, calling for vice-premier Valeri Simeonov's dismissal over comments denigrating campaigning mothers of children with disabilities.
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Croatian Ex-Premier Convicted of War Profiteering

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:42
Zagreb County Court convicted former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader of war profiteering and sentenced him to two-and-a-half years in jail, but acquitted him of abuse of office in a separate case.
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Albania Stages Major Operations Targeting Crime Gangs

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:25
More than 1,500 Albanian police officers were deployed in several major operations against four suspected organised crime groups, including international drug smugglers.
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Macedonian Police Protect MPs After 'Name' Vote

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:10
Macedonian police are giving protection to MPs who received threats after voting for the implementation of the historic 'name' agreement with Greece, the interior minister said.
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Bosnia Convicts Former Minister of Organised Crime

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:21
The Bosnian court sentenced former Federation entity MP and agriculture minister Jerko Ivankovic Lijanovic to 12 years in prison for organised crime, money laundering and tax fraud.
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Kosovo, Serbia Condemn Attack on Serb Pilgrims

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:30
Leading politicians in Pristina and Belgrade condemned an attack on two buses carrying Serb pilgrims to an Orthodox Christian monastery in eastern Kosovo.
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Croatian Court Rejects Indictment of Serb Paramilitaries

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:23
Zagreb county court has rejected an indictment accusing 29 Serbs of war crimes over dozens of killings in the Croatian village of Vocin in 1991, ruling that it needs to be clarified.
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Albania Arrests Two Socialist Ex-MPs on Graft Charges

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:19
Albanian authorities arrested two former MPs from the governing Socialist Party over accusations of corruption and organised crime amid a major crackdown on alleged drug traffickers.
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Briton’s Assault Highlights Bulgaria’s Hate Crime Issue

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:23
The response of authorities to an attack on a black British man in the Bulgarian capital demonstrates Sofia’s reluctance to tackle hate crime head on.
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Moldova Ignores Military Reform Despite Security Threats

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:23
Having done nothing to implement its new defence strategy, Moldova seems bent on turning a blind eye to growing threats to its security.
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Borders Not Off-limits in Serbia-Kosovo Talks

Balkaninsight.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:22
Former British mediator Robert Cooper says land swaps should not be excluded in the search for a final agreement – while warning that the talks are ‘still not sufficiently detailed’.
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Croatian Unions Protest Against Pension Reforms

Balkaninsight.com - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:00
Thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in the Croatian capital to protest against planned pension reforms raising the age of retirement and making early retirement more difficult.
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Macedonia Starts Name Change Procedure, Amid Praise

Balkaninsight.com - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00
Macedonia’s government will try to speed up the implementation of the historic ‘name’ agreement with Greece after parliament backed starting the procedure to change the country's name, with the opposition expelling its MPs who supported the deal.
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Macedonia’s Parliament Backs 'Name' Agreement with Greece

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:55
Macedonia's parliament has passed the government motion for the constitution to be amended to allow the country's name to be changed - as required under the historic agreement with Greece.
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Former Srebrenica Defendant Sues Bosnia for Compensation

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:20
A former Bosnian Serb army commander, Marko Milosevic – who in January was acquitted of all charges related to the Srebrenica genocide – is demanding compensation for the time he spent in custody and for damage to his health.
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Albania Resists Turkish Call to Hand Over 'Gulenists'

Balkaninsight.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:57
After Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Albania to close down schools linked to Fethullah Gulen and 'extradite the terrorists', Albania's Ditmir Bushati said Tirana had to respect its international obligations on extradition.
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