- Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal
Libya's visiting interim prime minister and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed their commitment to a controversial maritime demarcation agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:55:28 GMT.
- UEFA Calls On Serbia To Investigate Alleged Match-Fixing
UEFA, the governing body of soccer in Europe, has asked the Serbian Football Association (FSS) to investigate alleged match-fixing.
Radio Liberty. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:22:58 +0000.
- Princess Elizabeth, 13, catches her first glimpse of dashing young naval cadet
Elizabeth had just turned 13 when, in July 1939, she had a meeting with destiny in the form of a young naval cadet, Prince Philip of Greece.
Daily Mail. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:01:44 +0100.
- Giorgos Karaivaz: Veteran crime journalist shot dead in Greece
Giorgos Karaivaz was shot with a silenced weapon by two men on a moped outside his home in Athens.
BBC News. Sat, 10 Apr 2021 18:15:39 GMT.
- Montenegro extends visa-free travel for Russian nationals
Under the document, between April 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021, citizens of the Russian Federation may enter Montenegro, cross its territory or stay in the country up to 90 days without a visa, with a valid document identifying the person
Tass. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:17:13 +0300.
- Norwegian Cruise (NCLH) Unveils Cruise Resumption Plan Outside US
Norwegian Cruise (NCLH) outlines its phased cruise resumption plan for voyages boarding outside of the United States with sailings originating in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Greece.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:38:00 GMT.
- Greece: Stores open amid virus surge to help rescue economy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Retail stores across most of Greece were allowed to reopen Monday despite an ongoing surge in COVID-19 infections, as the country battled to emerge from deep recession. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:05:47 -0400.
- Covid Greece: Waiting for the tourists to come back
As Europeans wait to see if foreign holidays are possible this summer, Greece hopes to open up soon.
BBC News. Sun, 04 Apr 2021 23:08:06 GMT.
- Training opens 'a window of hope' for Albanian rug-weavers
KUKES, Albania (AP) - Hate Ora has been weaving carpets and rugs for more than half a century, since learning the craft as a child by sneaking into her aunt's workshop. ...
Llazar Semini. Washington Times. Sun, 04 Apr 2021 02:58:54 -0400.
- Fiction: Asylum Road by Olivia Sudjic, and three other titles
Olivia Sudjic revisits Sarajevo after the Balkans war and the ongoing trauma for a young woman
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +1100.
- Osaka's 23-match win streak ends against Sakkari in Miami
No. 2 Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning streak ended Wednesday when she lost to Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, 6-0, 6-4.
Fox News. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:40:57 GMT.
- Samra Morris, Alma Rosa Winemaker, On Her Bosnian Roots And California Future
Morris plans to continue making boutique style wines that explore Sta. Rita Hills terroir from the estate and other partner vineyards.
By Jill Barth, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:13:00 -0400.
- Serbia Hails Chinese Companies as Saviors, but Locals Chafe at Costs
While the government is welcoming Chinese investors to save moribund businesses and bring much-needed capital, many Serbians are complaining of environmental and political impacts.
Andrew Higgins. New York Times. Sat, 27 Mar 2021 16:37:38 +0000.
- Analysis of 6,200-Year-Old Grave Raises New Questions About Neolithic Massacre
Researchers in Croatia extracted DNA from 38 victims of a fifth-millennium B.C. mass killing
Smithsonian. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000.
- Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans
One man was injured by falling debris but there were no other immediate reports of serious injury.
Ap. ABC News. Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:21:07 +0000.
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
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