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2014-02-12Islamic extremists try to recruit the most economically devastated prisoners by offering assistance.
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2013-10-15Prison vacations and other benefits can lead to breakouts, officials say.
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2012-01-05A new 39m euro prison expected to be completed in early 2014 has been plagued by delays and rising costs.
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2011-11-22The Council of Europe's watchdog panel gave Kosovo's prison system a mixed review.
Two inmates escape Macedonian prison
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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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