- Thirty five injured as Croatian police open fire in clash with football fans in Zagreb
Police have detained 43 people who are facing charges of inciting unrest
Maryam Zakir-hussain. The Independent. Sun, 22 May 2022 17:50:50 GMT.
- Serbian president expects to discuss gas purchases with Putin on May 25-26
Vucic had come to terms with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about storing Serbian gas in Hungarian gas storage facilities
Tass. Sun, 22 May 2022 02:02:57 +0300.
- Montenegro's $1 Billion Highway Faces Uncertain Future After Years Of Delays
As a new government settles into office in Podgorica, questions are once again being raised about the troubled Chinese project that has only resulted in a 41-kilometer section of road in eight years.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 21 May 2022 18:40:11 +0000.
- British aid worker is stuck in Poland with 167 refugees as officials 'reject paperwork'
Sally Becker, who helped rescue hundreds of people from war-torn Bosnia, says she has 'grave concerns' for the desperate women and children after their paperwork was rejected by British officials.
Daily Mail. Sat, 21 May 2022 09:01:51 +0100.
- Can Greece and the U.K. Finally Broker a Deal to Return the Elgin Marbles to Athens?
New talks raise old questions about the ancient Parthenon sculptures
Smithsonian. Fri, 20 May 2022 15:58:26 +0000.
- Greece killing: Pilot murdered Caroline Crouch, court rules
A helicopter pilot is found guilty of suffocating his British wife - a case that shocked Greece.
BBC News. Mon, 16 May 2022 16:25:12 GMT.
- NATO Talks for Finland, Sweden on 'Good Track'
Talks to overcome Turkey's misgivings about the expected NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden were on a "good track," Croatia said Sunday, as several members of the alliance eye swift accession for the Nordic states. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 15 May 2022 05:51:59 -0400.
- Croatia abortion: Thousands protest against termination
A fierce debate about reproductive rights has been reignited in the strongly Catholic country.
BBC News. Sun, 15 May 2022 01:47:28 GMT.
- Bulgaria Takes Unusual Stand Against Russia With Sanctions
Bulgaria has imposed economic sanctions on Russia, offered to repair broken military equipment for Ukraine and expelled Russian diplomats.
Andrew Higgins, Boryana Dzhambazova and Nanna Heitmann. New York Times. Thu, 12 May 2022 03:07:23 +0000.
- Once best friends, Bulgaria takes a stand against Russia
The souring ties underscore how far off-script Russia's invasion of Ukraine has veered.
Straits Times. Thu, 12 May 2022 06:35:17 +0800.
- Big Opportunity For Greece At World Economic Forum
One of the recurring conversations that keeps coming up is the global economy and how Europe and the rest of the world replace Russian energy.
By Rhett Power, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 05 May 2022 15:28:12 -0400.
- Tourists, rejoice! Italy, Greece relax COVID-19 restrictions
For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier.
Nicole Winfield. Washington Times. Sun, 01 May 2022 08:18:16 -0400.
- Serbia Shows Off New Chinese Missiles in Display of Military Power
Serbia on Saturday showed off its new Chinese-made surface-to-air missiles and other military hardware purchased from both Russia and the West, as the country seeks to perform a delicate balancing act over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 30 Apr 2022 12:16:20 -0400.
- Russia-Ukraine war: Gas supplies cut to Poland and Bulgaria
Russia has cut off natural gas to Nato members Poland and Bulgaria and threatened to do the same to other countries, dramatically escalating its standoff with the West over the war in Ukraine. European leaders decried the move ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 28 Apr 2022 06:37:34 +1200.
- Russia accused of dragging parts of Moldova into war with Ukraine
Russia has been accused of dragging parts of Moldova into its war with Ukraine, and has said it will switch off its gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:56:56 +1000.
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.