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Greece defends handling of illegal immigrants

08/09/2014

Human rights groups and the opposition criticise light court sentences and a dropped investigation into violence against immigrants.
Macedonia, Greek youth NGOs co-operate against prejudices

01/09/2014

Initial meetings of youth organisations result in agreements for joint projects.
Regional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking

01/09/2014

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.
Serbia, Albania and Kosovo advance security co-operation

27/08/2014

The countries make incremental steps to improving relations.
NATO makes charitable donations in the Balkans

19/08/2014

The Alliance provides funds and equipment to children and adults with special needs.
Balkans take precautions against spread of Ebola

18/08/2014

Experts warn that Ebola is a major threat to the region and could be used as a weapon by terrorists.
Military medicine connects Balkan armies

11/08/2014

Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
New anti-smoking law in Albania creates controversy

08/08/2014

Bloggers are divided whether the government can implement the law and protect public health.
EU accession means a busy summer for Serbia's Parliament

01/08/2014

Lawmakers say they are committed to meeting the EU deadlines to move the accession process along.
EU and the Balkans co-operate against human trafficking

29/07/2014

Germany and France have agreed to establish joint expert working groups with Albania and Serbia.
Group calls for an end to hate speech on internet

28/07/2014

A campaign to raise awareness about hate speech on the internet reaches 15 cities in BiH.
OHR calls for Republika Srpska to solve residency issue

25/07/2014

The entity plans to create its own residency law in advance of the October general elections, although similar legislation is stalled in the state-level parliament.
Economic reforms difficult for both sides in Serbia

21/07/2014

Although unions have launched protests over the adoption of the reformed Labour Law, Finance Minister Lazar Krstic resigned, believing that the reforms should be even swifter and tougher.
Serbia improves position of women in politics

18/07/2014

Bloggers argue on the way to EU membership, women need to join the highest decision-making positons in government.
Islamic NGOs help the poor during Ramadan

15/07/2014

Humanitarian organisations seek assistance from businesses to reach the disadvantaged.

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