- EU, US urge Albania's opposition to keep protests peaceful
The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock
ABC News. Sat, 25 May 2019 12:24:15 -0400.
- EU urges Albania's opposition to hold peaceful protests
The European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock.
Fox News. Sat, 25 May 2019 16:03:18 GMT.
- Businessman Rohan Arnold pleads guilty to conspiracy to import 1.28 tonnes of cocaine
More than one year after his dramatic arrest in a Serbian hotel, steel importer Rohan Arnold has pleaded guilty to conspiring to import the second largest cocaine seizure in Australian history.
Lucy Cormack. Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 26 May 2019 00:00:00 +1000.
- Speeding car overturns and lands on its side before SEVEN men clamber through windows and walk away
The accident took place in the Zemun Polje neighbourhood of the Serbian capital city Belgrade and was captured by a CCTV camera.
Daily Mail. Fri, 24 May 2019 09:55:14 GMT.
- EU high court rejects compensation bid on Greek bond losses
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - An EU high court has rejected a bid for compensation from the European Central Bank by some private owners of Greek bonds who suffered losses at the height of Greece's debt crisis seven years ago. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 23 May 2019 06:05:23 -0400.
- Republika Srpska determined to join TurkStream project
Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik said that "we want to construct the pipeline from Bijeljina to Banja Luka"
Tass. Wed, 22 May 2019 19:44:43 +0300.
- Bulgaria, Greece start work on gas pipeline from Azerbaijan
Bulgaria and Greece are launching the construction of a pipeline to transport Azeri gas to Bulgaria to ease its almost total dependence on Russian gas supplies. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 22 May 2019 05:44:42 -0400.
- Tamara Todevska Made North Macedonia Proud--'The Right Person With The Right Message Of Equality'
For Macedonians, watching the Eurovision Song Contest this year was truly an emotional rollercoaster. With its message of empowerment, the song clearly "hit the spot" and was the favourite of many, including Boy George.
By Nina Angelovska, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 21 May 2019 15:25:00 +0000.
- Saudi mother-of-three seeking asylum in Greece begs for help on Twitter saying her life is 'in danger'
Ghada al-Fadl's plea follows several cases where women fleeing the Kingdom have turned to social media for help
Bel Trew. The Independent. Mon, 20 May 2019 16:35:26 GMT.
- Kosovo 'War Rape' Photo From Porn Site Prompts Uproar
As Kosovo's parliament debated Serbian war crimes, a lawmaker presented a graphic image that she claimed showed Serbian soldiers raping an Albanian woman who, she said, currently lives in Kosovo. ...
Radio Liberty. Fri, 17 May 2019 17:12:08 +0000.
- Orphaned bear cub Aida finds refuge in Bosnian village
In a mountain village in Bosnia, the Becars are making friends with a new addition to their family - an orphaned baby bear who fled nearby woods in search of food and shelter.
Reuters. Fri, 17 May 2019 09:14:17 -0400.
- Migrants on the island of Lesbos find refuge on soccer field
LESBOS, Greece (AP) - A 10-minute walk from Europe's largest refugee camp, across olive groves and open land scattered with thorns and wildflowers, sits a nondescript yet remarkable soccer field. ...
Derek Gatopoulos and Thanassis Stavrakis. Washington Times. Fri, 17 May 2019 05:44:09 -0400.
- Heads Up: Be Among the First to Visit North Macedonia
It is an ancient land, but as of February it has a new name, giving travelers seeking a cool passport stamp a novel reason to visit.
Alex Crevar. New York Times. Fri, 17 May 2019 09:00:10 GMT.
- Serbia to form new mountain and special units
Serbia will intensify the modernisation of the Serbian Armed Forces (Vojska Srbije: VS), President Aleksandar Vucic told Belgrade-based TV station Pink on 5 May. ...
Igor Bozinovski, Skopje. Janes 360. Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT.
- Anti-government protesters clash with police in Albania
Anti-government protesters in Albania hurl firebombs and flares at riot officers standing in front of the main government building and national police headquarters, hours after the U.S. and European Union lawmakers called for restraint.
CBC News. Mon, 13 May 2019 16:32:39 EDT.
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.