- Greece: 3 convicted in videotaped beating of mayor
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Three men have been convicted over the videotaped assault of the mayor of Greece's second-largest city, which had touched off ...
Daily Mail. Wed, 23 May 2018 18:45:41 +0100.
- Macedonia ex-PM Gruevski jailed over luxury Mercedes purchase
Nikola Gruevski was found guilty of unlawfully influencing officials in the purchase of a luxury car.
BBC News. Wed, 23 May 2018 16:53:28 GMT.
- Rescued pelican enjoys growing fame at Albanian wetlands park
DIVJAKE-KARAVASTA, Albania (Reuters) - Birdwatchers from around the world come to Albania's Divjake-Karavasta park for its wetlands and rich array of wildlife. ...
Reuters. Wed, 23 May 2018 11:20:01 -0400.
- Macedonian Court Sentences Former PM Gruevski to 2 Years
A Macedonian criminal court has sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to two years in prison for unlawfully influencing officials at the interior ministry over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof car. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 23 May 2018 10:11:33 -0400.
- Macedonian Ex-PM Sentenced In Corruption Case
A Macedonian court has sentenced former conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to two years in jail for unlawfully influencing officials over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof vehicle.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 23 May 2018 12:58:16 +0000.
- National Scoliosis Center Founder Named President of Scoliosis Society
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The international Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT) elected Luke Stikeleather, CO, as president at its annual meeting held this spring in Dubrovnik, Croatia. ... ...
Business Wire. Tue, 22 May 2018 16:43:00 UTC.
- Putin, Bulgarian president discuss economic cooperation
Vladimir Putin and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev have discussed ways to boost economic cooperation
Tass. Tue, 22 May 2018 14:38:05 +0300.
- 75-Year-Old Mayor Is Attacked in Greece, and Nationalists Rejoice
Yiannis Boutaris, known for his outspoken views against far-right violence and racism, was assaulted at a ceremony commemorating victims of a World War I genocide.
Niki Kitsantonis. New York Times. Tue, 22 May 2018 09:04:57 GMT.
- Japanese and Macedonian Climbers Die on Mount Everest
Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 21 May 2018 11:38:27 -0400.
- Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge
A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica.
Fox News. Mon, 21 May 2018 14:01:39 GMT.
- French police arrest alleged terror suspect at major railway station
French authorities on Sunday May 20th identified the man arrested in Marseille with electrical equipment that could be used to make an explosive device as a 48-year-old Bulgarian.
The Local. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:15:21 +0200.
- Suspect arrested with electrical equipment is Bulgarian: Prosecutor
MARSEILLE (AFP) - French authorities on Sunday (May 20) identified the man arrested in Marseille with electrical equipment that could be used to make an explosive device as a 48-year-old Bulgarian.
Straits Times. Mon, 21 May 2018 03:27:49 +0800.
- Tyson Fury will fight Sefer Seferi when he makes his boxing comeback on 9 June
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight Albania's Sefer Seferi when he makes his boxing comeback on 9 June.
BBC News. Sun, 20 May 2018 14:07:50 GMT.
- Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece
A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 19 May 2018 17:02:56 -0400.
- Eight men jailed for plotting to attack Israeli team at World Cup qualifier
A court in Kosovo jailed eight men on Friday for plotting to attack the Israeli national soccer team in Albania in a World Cup qualifying match in 2016.
Irish Independent. Fri, 18 May 2018 15:53:35 +0100.
The Balkan States consist of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and Croatia
as well as Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional
news and information about these Balkan countries can be found on the
official government websites highlighted below.
The Republic of Albania's
capital city is Tirana, and its currency
is the Lek. Albanian is the primary language used in Albania,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 3,601,000.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city is Sarajevo, and its currency
is the Konvertible Marka. Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian are
the primary languages used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,552,000.
The Republic of Bulgaria's capital city is Sofia, and its currency
is the Lev. Bulgarian is the primary language used in Bulgaria,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 7,323,000.
The Republic of Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, and its currency
is the Kuna. Croatian is the nation's main language, and in 2007,
Croatia's estimated population was 4,493,000.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's capital city is Skopje,
and its currency is the Denar. Macedonian and Albanian are the
country's primary languages, and in 2007, the estimated population of
Macedonia was 2,056,000.
The Republic of Montenegro's capital cities are Podgorica and Cetinje,
and its currency is the Euro. Montenegrin is the official language
of Montenegro, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 685,000.
Serbia's capital city is Belgrade, and its national currency is the
Dinar. Serbian is the official language of Serbia, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 10,150,000.
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