Society

thumbnailNew animal law threatens pre-accession funds for BiH
2014-02-04A change to the law on animal welfare in BiH draws criticism from citizens and international officials and could jeopardise EU funding.
thumbnailUrban gardening spreads through Croatia's cities
2013-12-12Major Croatian cities are starting to see an expansion of the urban gardening movement, as people want to enrich their social lives and improve their family's diet.
thumbnailCeremony honours courageous Greeks in WWII
2013-05-16Yad Vashem recognises the rescue of Jews during the Nazi-occupied Greece.
thumbnailCremation under debate in Greece
2013-05-01The Greek Orthodox Church refuses to allow the practice, but analysts said the church should be more compassionate.
thumbnailAnti-hate-speech initiative spreading to the Balkans
2013-04-05The Council of Europe's new programme seeks to raise youths' awareness of online hate speech.
thumbnailBelgrade to honour a modern day hero
2013-02-28A campaign to name a Belgrade street after wartime hero Srdjan Aleksic has the support of city authorities.
thumbnailSports promote social solidarity in Turkey and the Balkans
2012-11-28Sports are increasingly becoming a tool to promote charities and social development within the Balkans and Turkey.
thumbnailRegion makes efforts to prevent traffic accidents
2012-10-24Drunken driving and speeding cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year in the region, and prevention efforts need to be strengthened.
thumbnailOfficials: Nobel Prize is a 'tremendous honour' for EU
2012-10-15While European officials are proud of the Nobel Committee's decision on Friday to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the EU, the award drew criticism from some.
thumbnailTose Proeski's star keeps shining
2012-10-10For the fourth consecutive year, fans of the legendary Balkan pop star gather to mark the anniversary of his last concert.
thumbnailBulgarian pipers take part in international competition
2012-05-24Bulgaria hopes to make it into the Guinness Book with a spectacular gathering of 333 bagpipe players who performed in front of an ecstatic audience.
thumbnailSolving stray dog problem proves difficult in Balkan countries
2012-04-25Efforts to resolve the problem of huge armies of stray dogs roaming the streets of Athens, Bucharest and Sofia have failed to yield results.
thumbnailJolie attends Sarajevo movie premiere
2012-02-15Angelina Jolie said her directorial debut, set during the 1990s conflict in BiH, is intended to draw attention to global atrocities.
thumbnailJolie's new film draws fire in RS
2012-02-14Officials say that the film was not banned, while citizens are divided.
thumbnailFootball legend Kucukandonyadis' legacy lives on
2012-01-19"The Professor" was more than a great player scoring 832 career goals, in subtle ways he also helped build bridges between the Turks and Greeks.
thumbnailInternational book fair held in Istanbul
2011-12-22The recent TUYAP fair hosted nearly 600 publishers at a book fair in Istanbul.
thumbnailBulgarian film industry makes forward strides
2011-11-03The Bulgarian film industry makes progress, despite obstacles.
thumbnailRomania's King Michael: trust democracy
2011-10-28King Michael I's historic moment was also a call for a mature and responsible political class.
thumbnailMacedonians celebrate Ilinden
2011-08-18For the last 33 years, the Ilinden horseback march has commemorated the Krusevo republic's achievement.

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