- Kosovo Lifts All Trade Barriers Against Serbia
The new government of Kosovo announced on June 6 that it is lifting all trade barriers imposed on Serbia in a bid to reopen EU-brokered talks on normalizing ties with Belgrade.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 10:01:08 +0000.
- LA Galaxy part with midfielder Katai after wife's racist posts
The LA Galaxy has parted company with Serbian midfielder Aleksandar Katai after his wife published "a series of racist and violent social media posts," the Major League Soccer (MLS) team said on Friday.
Reuters. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:13:44 -0400.
- Neanderthals' low genetic diversity may have caused their extinction, study suggests
Experts studied variations in the upper neck bone of Neanderthals found in Spain and Croatia - the proliferation of which is associated with low genetic diversity.
Daily Mail. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:10:48 GMT.
- Attack on New York police officers may have terror links, officials say, reports say
According to NBC, the suspected attacker, a man of Balkan descent, consistently conveyed belligerent about the police on social networks
Tass. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:53:49 +0300.
- Tributes for the artist who wrapped Sydney's coast
The Bulgarian-born artist Christo changed the course of Australian art history with his installation Wrapped Coast in 1969.
Melanie Kembrey. Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:33:16 +1000.
- Christo: Bulgarian-born artist who famously wrapped landmarks dies at 84
The Bulgarian-born artist, known for his monumental projects, dies at his home in New York.
BBC News. Sun, 31 May 2020 23:52:53 GMT.
- Coronavirus: Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK
Tourists from 29 countries will be able to visit Greece from 15 June, but not travellers from the UK.
BBC News. Fri, 29 May 2020 21:02:09 GMT.
- Greece to open airports to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15
Greece said Friday it would reopen its airports in Athens and Thessaloniki to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15, the start of the tourist season. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 29 May 2020 10:42:10 -0400.
- Was Philip of Macedon Even Greater Than His Son Alexander?
Archaeologists in Greece are showing how the murdered king paved the way for his scion to become a legend
Smithsonian. Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:00 +0000.
- A Car Salesman, a Macedonian Ex-Minister and a $45 Million Mask Scheme
Prosecutors charged a New Jersey man who was part of an unlikely crew that sought a lucrative deal to provide desperately needed protective equipment.
William K. Rashbaum. New York Times. Wed, 27 May 2020 15:35:19 +0000.
- In race for tourism, Greece reopens cafes, island ferries
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. ...
Derek Gatopoulos. Washington Times. Mon, 25 May 2020 03:14:23 -0400.
- Greece Complains to Turkey Over Border Riverbed Dispute
Greece says Turkish troops on its side of the border.
Voice of America. Sat, 23 May 2020 02:11:14 -0400.
- Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe COVID-19
A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Science Daily. Thu, 14 May 2020 13:17:26 EDT.
- Research Infrastructures - European Research Infrastructures for a smarter future
The event is open to all participants, and is hosted by the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
European Commission. Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT.
- Asylum seekers fly from Greece to UK for relocation
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A group of 16 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and 34 adults left Greece Monday morning on a flight to the United Kingdom, where they will be reunited with family members who are already there. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 11 May 2020 06:57:28 -0400.
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.
The Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, is also one of the
Baltic States. Please visit the
page for more extensive news about the nation of Greece.