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# balkans - Friday 11 January, 2019

Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption
# Storms
# Storms

Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption

Jan 11th 2019, 1:17 PM 51,625 Views 25 Comments

Snow in parts of Austria and southern Germany has been causing widespread issues in recent days.

# balkans - Monday 1 October, 2018

Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country
# Balkan Ballot
# Balkan Ballot

Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country

Oct 1st 2018, 9:09 AM 41,656 Views 41 Comments

The country will be called North Macedonia if the plan passes through parliament.

# balkans - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary
# Bear Dancing
# Bear Dancing

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

May 12th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,190 Views 14 Comments

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# balkans - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia
# Balkans
# Balkans

Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia

May 10th 2015, 7:44 PM 22,950 Views 25 Comments

A shoot-out left 22 people dead today.

# balkans - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia
# Explainer
# Explainer

Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia

Feb 3rd 2015, 10:50 AM 13,998 Views 73 Comments

The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.

# balkans - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
# Crisis
# Crisis

If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?

Jun 24th 2014, 5:52 PM 10,153 Views 43 Comments

Not very.

# balkans - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Ireland to send supplies including tents and blankets to flood victims in the Balkans
# Flood Relief
# Flood Relief

Ireland to send supplies including tents and blankets to flood victims in the Balkans

May 29th 2014, 3:44 PM 7,482 Views 36 Comments

Over 600,000 people could be affected by the floods after the heaviest rains the region has witnessed in over a hundred years.

# balkans - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Ireland provides €50k to Balkans after worst flooding in living memory
# Flood Relief
# Flood Relief

Ireland provides €50k to Balkans after worst flooding in living memory

May 25th 2014, 12:20 PM 6,390 Views 31 Comments

The funding will be used solely in Bosnia and Herzegovina for vaccines and psychological support.

# balkans - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

"This is Armageddon": Thousands flee Balkans floods in Bosnia's worst exodus since war
# Sava River
# Sava River

"This is Armageddon": Thousands flee Balkans floods in Bosnia's worst exodus since war

May 20th 2014, 9:15 AM 10,994 Views 47 Comments

Fears are growing of dislodged landmines causing injury and animal carcasses spreading disease.

# balkans - Monday 19 May, 2014

More flooding expected in the Balkans as rivers reach new peaks
# Rainfall
# Rainfall

More flooding expected in the Balkans as rivers reach new peaks

May 19th 2014, 1:49 PM 4,703 Views 11 Comments

Some 50,000 people have been evacuated in Bosnia and Serbia, with an additional 15,000 in Croatia.

# balkans - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Belgrade braced for massive "flooding wave" as disaster death toll tops 44
# Balkans
# Balkans

Belgrade braced for massive "flooding wave" as disaster death toll tops 44

May 18th 2014, 2:28 PM 11,194 Views 32 Comments

The flooding disaster has claimed at least 44 lives and forced thousands of people from their homes in Serbia and neighbouring Bosnia.

Worst flooding in 100 years kills 30 across Bosnia and Serbia
# Balkans
# Balkans

Worst flooding in 100 years kills 30 across Bosnia and Serbia

May 18th 2014, 7:53 AM 6,001 Views 5 Comments

16,000 people have been evacuated from their villages amid rising waters…

# balkans - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Heaviest rainfall in a century leads to flooding and deaths across Balkans
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Heaviest rainfall in a century leads to flooding and deaths across Balkans

May 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 7,400 Views 13 Comments

Six bodies were found in one town alone, while one victim drowned after falling from the stairs.

# balkans - Monday 22 April, 2013

Commission recommends that talks start on Serbian entry to EU
# Serbia
# Serbia

Commission recommends that talks start on Serbian entry to EU

Apr 22nd 2013, 1:36 PM 3,320 Views 24 Comments

An accord to normalise relations with Kosovo is seen as the final step to beginning negotiations on Serbia becoming the 29th EU member state after Croatia joins later this year.

# balkans - Friday 22 March, 2013

Croatia and Serbia meet for the first time since Balkans war tonight
# Balkans
From The42
# Balkans

Croatia and Serbia meet for the first time since Balkans war tonight

Mar 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 1,344 Views 1 Comment

There’s lots at stake tonight in Zagreb.

# balkans - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Dinamo v Red Star - the match that heralded war
# Balkans
From The42
# Balkans

Dinamo v Red Star - the match that heralded war

Mar 21st 2013, 9:00 PM 4,511 Views 0 Comments

Croatia play Serbia for the first time as independent nations in a World Cup qualifying tie tomorrow

# balkans - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
# The Hague
# The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

Nov 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,017 Views 4 Comments

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

# balkans - Friday 16 November, 2012

Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions
# UN
# UN

Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions

Nov 16th 2012, 8:23 PM 5,555 Views 20 Comments

Tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals for murdering and expelling Serb civilians during a 1995 military blitz.

# balkans - Monday 23 January, 2012

Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU

Jan 23rd 2012, 9:10 AM 1,036 Views 14 Comments

Two-thirds of voters voted in favour of joining the EU. However turnout was much lower than expected.

# balkans - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Croatia votes on whether to join the EU
# Croatia
# Croatia

Croatia votes on whether to join the EU

Jan 22nd 2012, 2:32 PM 1,555 Views 24 Comments

Opinion polls suggest the referendum will probably pass – but it could be close.

# balkans - Thursday 19 January, 2012

LIVE: Paddy Ashdown addresses the Oireachtas EU Affairs committee
# Serbia
# Serbia

LIVE: Paddy Ashdown addresses the Oireachtas EU Affairs committee

Jan 19th 2012, 11:37 AM 782 Views 1 Comment

Lord Ashdown briefs the committees on EU and Foreign Affairs on issues facing the Western Balkan region.

# balkans - Monday 5 December, 2011

Angelina Jolie sued in plagiarism claim over upcoming movie
# Angelina Jolie
From The Daily Edge
# Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie sued in plagiarism claim over upcoming movie

Dec 5th 2011, 9:41 PM 5,035 Views 4 Comments

A Croatian journalist is suing the star, claiming that she took the plot of her directorial debut from his book.

# balkans - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Serbia captures last war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic
# Serbia
# Serbia

Serbia captures last war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic

Jul 20th 2011, 9:05 AM 429 Views 0 Comments

Hadzic has been on the run for eight years and is sought for atrocities stemming from the Balkan’s War in the 90s.

# balkans - Friday 10 June, 2011

Croatia given green light to join EU
# EU
# EU

Croatia given green light to join EU

Jun 10th 2011, 5:09 PM 669 Views 16 Comments

After almost six years of negotiations, Croatia has passed an important milestone on the road to EU membership – accession could happen as early as 2013.

# balkans - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Bosnian Serbs given ultimatum to call off referendum
# Bosnia And Herzegovina
# Bosnia And Herzegovina

Bosnian Serbs given ultimatum to call off referendum

May 5th 2011, 10:06 PM 889 Views 0 Comments

Bosnian Serbs have been given a week to call off a referendum on whether to reject the jurisdiction of the federal court – with many fearing it will throw an already volatile country into further turmoil.

# balkans - Friday 15 April, 2011

UN court convicts Croatian hero General Gotovina of war crimes
Live Apr 15th 2011, 7:11 PM

UN court convicts Croatian hero General Gotovina of war crimes

# balkans - Thursday 22 July, 2010

Kosovo's independence ruled 'lawful'
# Kosovo
# Kosovo

Kosovo's independence ruled 'lawful'

Jul 22nd 2010, 4:21 PM 182 Views 0 Comments

But not everyone’s pleased with the UN’s decision.