Amid criticism, Macedonia takes legal and public education steps to retain its visa-free regime.
Professors and students said the low standard in higher education in some regional countries will have dire consequences.
The 400 million-euro bridge on the Peljesac Peninsula, which would connect Croatia's landmass, is reviving dormant issues about sea access and the borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The two countries will build two new bridges over the Maritsa River. Also in business news: Standard & Poor's lowers Cyprus' long-term rating, citing ongoing talks with international creditors.
The ongoing economic crisis and a surge of the neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn has targeted immigrants.
Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to struggle with widespread corruption.