- Russian embassy in Albania says expulsion of diplomat is groundless
On Thursday, the Albanian television broadcaster Top Channel said the Albanian government had declared a Russian diplomat as persona non-grata for failure to observe anti-epidemic measures taken in connection with the coronavirus pandemic
Tass. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:42:41 +0300.
- Former Bosnian Army Commander Sentenced For War Crimes
A former Bosnian Army commander has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on January 22 for failing to stop killings and torture carried out by Islamist volunteer fighters who joined his troops during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:29:58 +0000.
- Ooh err, Prime Minister! Greece's Kyriakos Mitsotakis causes a stir
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 52, received the second dose of the vaccine at at the Attikon hospital, in Athens, on Monday. But caused a stir with his topless photo.
Daily Mail. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:23:20 GMT.
- 'My good intentions have been misconstrued': Djokovic pens letter to Australia
The Serbian superstar penned a lengthy letter to Australians after becoming public enemy No.1 on Monday.
Sam Phillips. Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:47:20 +1100.
- Oil whistleblower stuck in Croatia 'accused of extortion bid'
Jonathan Taylor, who exposed bribery in the oil industry, is wanted for questioning in Monaco.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 06:12:52 GMT.
- Greece #Metoo: Women ending silence of sport abuse shake Greece
The decision by ex-champion Sofia Bekatorou to describe how she was assaulted leads to a #Metoo moment.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:08:17 GMT.
- Amazon (AMZN) to Scale Up AWS With New Office in Greece
Amazon (AMZN) opens a new office in Greece to expand cloud services therein.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:50:00 GMT.
- Greek president backs Olympic champion after abuse claim
Greece's first female president met Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou on Monday to express her support for the athlete who publicly claimed she had been sexually assaulted 22 years ago by a senior sports official.
Fox News. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:59:08 GMT.
- Many Migrants Still Stranded in Bosnia as Freezing Cold Sets In
Local authorities have refused to reopen an E.U.-funded housing facility for the migrants, bringing criticism that Bosnia has failed to provide basic humanitarian assistance required by international law.
Elian Peltier. New York Times. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:31:11 +0000.
- Greece launches online vaccination registration
- Snow and heavy rain in Balkans cause floods, disrupt traffic
A spate of rainy and snowy weather across the Balkans has left homes and fields flooded, disrupted road and sea traffic and caused power outages
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 12:42:31 GMT.
- Greece, Israel Seal $1.6 Billion Defense Deal
Greece moves to bolster its defenses against Turkey, but Israel says Ankara should not be concerned.
Voice of America. Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:14:05 -0500.
- Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Greek government relented and allowed limited attendance at churches celebrating the feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday, reversing a ban on attendance designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. ...
Demetris Nellas. Washington Times. Wed, 06 Jan 2021 05:23:07 -0500.
- Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened big-bellied glandular bush-crickets
Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, conclude scientists after studying the Eurasian Eagle Owl in southeastern Bulgaria.
Science Daily. Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:46:52 EST.
- Meet The GRAMMY-Nominated Croatian-American Jazz Vocalist Singing The Stories Of Women Everywhere
Thana Alexa reveals her muse, reflects on her journey to the GRAMMYs, and premieres a brand new, women-powered music video.
By Micah Hendler, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0500.
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 2020, the country's estimated population was 2,877,797.
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 2020,
the country's estimated population was 3,280,819.
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 2020, the nation's estimated population was 6,948,445.
The Republic of Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, and its currency
is the Kuna. Croatian is the nation's main language, and in 2020,
Croatia's estimated population was 4,105,267.
The North Macedonia's capital city is Skopje,
and its currency is the Denar. Macedonian and Albanian are the
country's primary languages, and in 2020, the estimated population of
North Macedonia was 2,083,374.
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 2020 was 628,066.
Serbia's capital city is Belgrade, and its national currency is the
Dinar. Serbian is the official language of Serbia, and in 2020,
the country's estimated population was 8,737,371.
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.