Serbia

thumbnailMacedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters
2014-08-29Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
thumbnailSerbia to open regional military training centre
2014-08-29Belgrade will open a regional training centre next year to strengthen its participation in multi-national operations.
thumbnailEU's Creative Europe programme promotes Balkan culture
2014-08-28The Union allocated 1.5 billion euros for cultural and media projects.
thumbnailSerbia, Macedonia police fighting crime in rural areas
2014-08-26A new community policing-based approach improves police access to citizens.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailAlbania and Macedonia inch closer to EU standards
2014-08-11The two countries continue reforms in the judiciary and other key EU accession areas.
thumbnailNew anti-smoking law in Albania creates controversy
2014-08-08Bloggers are divided whether the government can implement the law and protect public health.
thumbnailRegion enjoying profits and growth from tourism
2014-07-30Governments are making investments in the tourism industry, with many seeing immediate results.
thumbnailSerbia considers law to speed up privatisation
2014-07-30The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailMuslims in the Balkans refute ISIL's so-called caliphate
2014-07-09Citizens from different countries in the region said they belong to Europe.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailSecurity experts from Belgrade, Pristina and Tirana work to improve co-operation
2014-07-04Open discussion on security issues and direct contacts among young opinion-makers of the three entities is crucial for regional progress, according to experts and youth.
thumbnailBloggers debate laws to decrease illegal weapons in the Balkans
2014-07-04Some bloggers argue that rigorous penalties are the only way to address the illegal weapons problem.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailSerbia hoping new police leadership will reduce corruption
2014-07-01The government said it is dissatisfied with the results of the fight against organised crime.
thumbnailArmies in the Balkans show co-operation in crisis situations
2014-06-30Co-operation demonstrated by armed forces proves valuable in managing natural disasters, experts and officials agree.
thumbnailBalkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
2014-06-30New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
thumbnailSerbs exert influence by participating in Kosovo election
2014-06-25The possibility of a change in the ruling coalition in Kosovo will not derail the integration of Kosovo Serbs, experts said.
thumbnailFlooding in Bulgaria damages tourism, agricultural industries
2014-06-25Authorities say the flooding has damaged important infrastructure that will need to be repaired. In other business news: A research group warns of corruption in the business sector.
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Regional police increase action against illegal drugs, traffickingRegional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking

Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emerging on the market.

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