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thumbnailMother appeals for the return of her child taken to Syria
2014-08-29Jihadists from the region going to fight with ISIL are taking children with them, creating fear and condemnation at home.
thumbnailLaw to slow terrorists in Romania stirs privacy debate
2014-08-22Officials said 13 million pre-paid cards are used in Romania and, apart from terrorism, they can be misused in a wide range of illegal activities.
thumbnailISIL's focus on women criticised in Turkey and the Balkans
2014-08-22Citizens and experts urge states to react decisively against ISIL and its propaganda.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailKosovo citizens condemn ISIL execution by their own citizen
2014-08-11Such images go against the human feelings of everyone, except for the extremists, a Kosovo analyst said.
thumbnailIslamic community disavows terrorism, extremist organisations
2014-07-30Muslims increasingly perceive ISIL and Boko Haram as criminal rather than religious organisations.
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.
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.
thumbnailBiH's monuments from Ottoman era returning to their old glow
2014-06-25With assistance from Turkey, the reconstruction of historic and religious landmarks is under way in BiH.
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.
thumbnailCultural projects across the Aegean bring Greece, Turkey closer together
2014-06-24Joint programmes boost communal relations and reconciliation among Greek and Turkish communities.
thumbnailThe reality of Syria jihad, as told by young returnee
2014-06-23A Moroccan just back from fighting in Syria has a message for other young men seeking foreign jihad: don't go.
thumbnailTurkey and Croatia look to improve business ties
2014-06-17Business leaders seek opportunities for new investment and deeper co-operation.
thumbnailTurkey hosts Balkan youth to boost interaction
2014-06-10A new initiative would tell Turkey's story to future leaders of Balkan countries.
thumbnailEU announces a new civil society approach in the Balkans
2014-06-06The Union seeks better results by encouraging greater citizen involvement in EU-funded projects.
thumbnailEuropean court's ruling impacts Cyprus-Turkey relations
2014-06-06Experts say the fine imposed upon Turkey could undermine reconciliation efforts on the island.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
thumbnailEU integration, co-operation expected to improve mining industry
2014-06-02Regional co-operation and the implementation of EU standards in the western Balkans could result in thousands of new mining jobs and billions of euros in capital, experts say.
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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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