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Croatian citizens and businesses express support for Ukraine in various ways

Several dozens of citizens, mostly parents with children, held an antiwar protest on Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb on Saturday, March 18, expressing support for the Ukrainian fight for freedom under the motto #StandWithUkraine. At the protest, the organizers read an announcement condemning the war crimes perpetrated by Russian aggressors in Ukraine, while several local Ukrainians expressed personal concern for the...

Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans expresses support for Croatian fact-checkers Faktograf.hr, after receiving death threats and cyber-аttacks

The Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans (ADN-Balkans) issued a statement of support for the Croatian fact-checking outlet Faktograf.hr whose staff had been subject to death threats, while their website has suffered massive cyber-attack hampering its basic functionality. This latest wave of attacks against the fact-checkers, that started on December 10, expands the continuous smear campaign aimed at defaming both the...

Legendary Italian comics series Zagor turns 60

Comics fans from Italy, a large portion of the Balkans and Turkey have been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of Zagor comics series, which for decades has been one of the most popular in the region. The first episode featuring Zagor was published on June 15, 1961 by the Italian publishing company Sergio Bonelli Editore. The comics was...

Truthmeter: Photograph of car hood standing on Kalashnikov rifle not taken in Tetovo, North Macedonia

The photograph of an Audi car whose car hood is propped with a rifle resembling a Kalashnikov (AK-47) is claimed to be taken in Tetovo, and as such is shared on social networks, and was published by some of the media, informs Truthmeter.mk in its latest analysis of a Facebook post. But the photograph was not taken in Tetovo....

Media manipulation during electoral silence with a shady video clip that cost Macedonian taxpayers 1.1 million euros

A video clip paid from the Republic of North Macedonia state budget in 2016, through a shady deal which is currently investigated for corruption, has been used to mobilize ethnic Macedonian voters via Facebook ads during the electoral silence between July 13 and 15, 2020. The clip titled "Pour, pour - Macedonia is a love story" („Налеј, налеј - Македонија...

Twenty thousand Covid-19 cases have been registered in the Balkans, more than one third of them are in Serbia

Two months since the first case of COVID-19 was registered in Croatia, as the first Balkan nation to have officially confirmed the presence of the virus, there almost 20,000 inhabitants of 10 Balkan nations that have been infected with the virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB8HhRy16kM What's most striking about the official statistics published by the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins University and Worldometer,...

Fact-checking service blames Croatian government for using EU money to fund online portal that spreads disinformation

The fact-checking service Faktograf has reported on October 31 that the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia has given around 14.5 thousand dollars in subsidies from EU structural funds to the portal Dnevno.hr, “one of the leading producers of disinformation in  the Croatian media space.”  The money from the European fund for Regional Development  was granted for  redesign of their website...

Damira Gregoret: We don’t have major problems with the false news in Croatia, but with the twisting of the facts

RTL Croatia's journalist, Damira Gregoret, whose specialty is politics, is a reporter, news anchor and hosts political shows. Not long ago the Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic, apologized to her for saying "You are so sweet Damira" instead of replying to her question he didn't like. What followed was a public apology to Gregoret. We talked with her about...

Plenković: We will do all we can for North Macedonia to receive a date in June

In a statement to MIA, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia will do everything it can to help North Macedonia receive a date for negotiations in June, reports a correspondent from MIA from Brussels. Plenković, who visited Brussels on Friday afternoon and whose country is taking over the helms of the EU presidency next year, reminded that enlargement...

There is no “Pact against Serbia” even though Serbian tabloid “Alo” insists there is

Serbian tabloid "Alo", announcing the start of the Central European Initiative Summit in Zagreb, said that there will also be some discussions concerning the establishment of a pact which became the main topic in the Balkan media, following statements by Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj for the Croatian newspaper "Vecernji List". This comes only one day after Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran...

Brussels will soon express their position on the trade crisis triggered by Croatia

Europe is seriously reviewing the crisis caused by the Croatian authorities with their decision to increase the phytosanitary control fees by 22 times, for the imports of fruits and vegetables from third world countries, among which is Macedonia. The Serbian news portal "Novosti" says, that very soon, it is expected that Brussels will express its stance and try to resolve...

MFA: For now we will not close borders, but financial aid from the EU has still not arrived

For now, Macedonia has no intention of closing close the southern border with Greece for the migrants said from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They say that Afghan nationals who are stranded at Tabanovce, are likely to remain in the country until Serbia and Croatia resolve their dispute over the treatment of migrants from Afghanistan. Macedonia, says the Foreign Ministry, at...

Macedonia, Austria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia will meet tomorrow to discuss the migrant crisis

The Directors of the Police Forces of Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia are coming to Macedonia tomorrow to meet with the Director of the Public Security Bureau, Goranco Savovski, where the main topic of discussion will be the current situation surrounding the migrant crisis. As announced by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), the meeting will also be attended by the Secretary...

More than 4,000 refugees have entered Slovenia after Hungary closed its border

Thousands of migrants in the past day and night, entered Slovenia at night between Friday and Saturday because Hungarian authorities closed their border with Croatia to stop the flow of refugees into their territory. The Refugee agency of the United Nations (UNHCR), stated that from Croatia approximately 4,000 migrants entered Slovenia. Most of them intend to continue their way to...

Serbia have blocked Macedonian transporters taking goods to Croatia

Macedonian transporters and carriers on the Croatian-Serbian and Hungarian-Serbian border are blocked after Belgrade officially decided to block all goods being carried to Croatia or somehow linked to the neighbouring country, which has strained relations because of the refugee crisis. Namely, truck drivers returning from European countries have to use alternative border entry points in Serbia, because they can not...

Grabar-Kitarovik officially assumed presidency

The newly elected president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovik, today took over the function by giving a solemn oath. At the inauguration on Zagreb square "St. Marko", Grabar-Kitarovik swore to respect the Constitution and laws of Croatia, and after the oath, 10 honorary cannon shots were fired. 88 foreign delegations led by heads of states, parliaments, government officials and ambassadors, including the...

Prime Minister Gruevski met with Croatian Defense Minister Kotromanovik

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski met with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, Ante Kotromanovik. At the meeting, the excellent relations between the two countries, which are developed in the spirit of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect, were welcomed. The interlocutors exchanged views on several topics from different areas of interest for further improvement of relations, emphasizing cooperation on...