- Bear Grylls faces a fine for killing, gutting and cooking a frog in a protected Bulgarian lake
Officials in Bulgaria are considering fining the adventurer, 44, over an episode of his Running Wild series in which he boiled the animal on a camping stove.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:02:32 +0000.
- 90% Of All Croatians Watched One Broadcast Live: What Are The TV Habits In The Balkan Region?
In the countries of the Balkan region, TV is an important part of everyday life, given that an average number of minutes that an individual is spending watching TV content is 262 minutes per day according to Nielsen Audience Measurement.
By Zarko Dimitrioski, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:41:00 -0500.
- Gay partner of Serbian PM Ana Brnabic gives birth in first for a world leader
Same-sex marriages are still not recognised in the conservative Balkan country
Peter Stubley. The Independent. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:23:48 +0000.
- Greek authorities rescue 21 migrants adrift off usual route
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Greek authorities say they have rescued 21 migrants found adrift in a small boat in a section of the northeastern Aegean Sea off the usual illegal immigration route. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:35:48 -0500.
- Serbia Lashes Out at U.S. After Diplomat's Warning on Venezuela
(Bloomberg) -- Serbia rejected a warning from the U.S. over its support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a week after Belgrade hosted a delegation from the Latin American state.
Yahoo. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:12:26 -0500.
- Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote
TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime. ...
Llazar Semini. Washington Times. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:43:52 -0500.
- North Macedonia Arrests Ex-Speaker, Two Others For 2017 Parliament Invasion
Police in North Macedonia have arrested the former parliament speaker and two other ministers in the previous government, alleging they played roles in a violent invasion of the legislature in 2017.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:31:28 +0000.
- Serbian PM's gay partner gives birth to baby boy
The office of Serbia's gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partner has given birth to a baby boy
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:00:13 -0500.
- Ana Brnabic: Gay partner of Serbian PM gives birth
Her partner, a doctor, has a baby boy in what the PM's office says is a first for a world leader.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:45:56 GMT.
- Serbian premier's gay partner gives birth to baby boy
The office of Serbia's openly gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partner has given birth to a baby boy.
Fox News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:20:18 GMT.
- Lavrov slams West for dragging Balkans into NATO, while turning deaf ear to its peoples
Russia had been long and persistently calling on "going back to the basics", the top diplomat reminded
Tass. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:25:40 +0300.
- Top seed Thiem knocked out of Rio Open in first round
Top seed Dominic Thiem was knocked out the Rio Open in the first round on Tuesday, going down 6-3, 6-3 to Laslo Djere, a result that gave the unheralded Serbian his first victory over a top 10 player in his career.
Reuters. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:47:23 -0500.
- Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants
Environmentalists urged EU policymakers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:06:03 -0500.
- Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion: The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran
Members of the Trump administration have been providing support to a political sect that aims to topple the Iranian regime in Tehran. Around 2,000 of its members live in a camp in Albania. ...
Spiegel Online. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:55:00 +0100.
- Sister of woman missing for 18 years held after body found in freezer
A body found in a freezer in a Croatian village is apparently that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago, police said.
Irish Independent. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:21:19 +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 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.