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17 Jan 08

Croatian Film "Armin" Awarded at Palm Springs Festival

Zagreb _ 'Armin', an intimate drama about a small-town father and son from war-ravaged Bosnia trying to maintain their dignity in a big city has been awarded the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 19th Palm Springs International Film Festival.

15 Jan 08

Montenegro to Host Beer Festival

Podgorica _ Montenegro is to hold its first-ever beer festival in July this year, modelled on Munich’s internationally-famous Oktoberfest.
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07 Jan 08

Romanian Film Wins US Award

Bucharest _ The Romanian film "Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days" won the prize for best foreign language film from the US National Society of Film Critics on Sunday.
26 Dec 07

Winter Festival Kicks Off in Montenegro

Podgorica _ Montenegro's winter season of cultural, entertainment and sports events got underway Wednesday with the annual 'Hot Winter in the Mountains' festival.
24 Dec 07

New Project to Nurture Young Film-Makers

Sarajevo _ Young, budding film-makers in the Balkans have been given a helping hand by the launch of a new project on Monday designed to nurture upcoming talent.
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03 Dec 07

Romanian Drama Gets Top European Film Award

Bucharest _ Romanian movie "4 Months, 3 weeks and 2 days" (reffered also as "432") won on Saturday the top prize at the European Film Awards in Berlin.

06 Nov 07

Serbia to Host Biggest Shopping Mall in Balkans

Belgrade _ Delta City 67, a new shopping mall in Serbia, costing 75 million euros, is nearing the end of construction and will open in Belgrade on November 1, Delta Invest said on Monday.
06 Nov 07

13th Sarajevo Film Festival Kicks Off

The 13th annual Sarajevo film festival kicked off with 175 films, 17 world premieres from some 40 countries and rewards for competition winners, Bosnian media reported Friday.

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26 Oct 07

Bosnia Artists Slam Cultural Isolation

Sarajevo_ The 47th International Theatre Festival MESS opened on Tuesday evening in Sarajevo. The festival was inaugurated at the National Theatre by a performance of Orestia by the Deutsches Theater from Berlin.
07 Aug 07

Film Festival Opens in Prizren, Kosovo

Pristina _ The sixth international documentary and short film festival in Kosovo, Dokufest, opened on Monday night in Prizren.
11 Jul 07

EXIT 2007 Festival Kicks Off In Serbia

Novi Sad _ One of the top music festivals in Europe is under way in Serbia, with organizers campaigning for easier access to European Union countries by members of Balkan nations.
04 Jul 07

Kosovo: Pristina Starts Exterminating Street Dogs

Pristina _ Local officials in Kosovo’s capital have hired exterminators to eliminate stray dogs that have been threatening the safety of the city’s residents, municipal spokesman Muhamet Gashi told Balkan Insight on Wednesday.
14 Jun 07

Film Indicates Bulgaria Not Involved in Pope Assassination Attempt

Sofia_ Bulgaria was not involved in the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John-Paul II, according to US intelligence and a former CIA agent featured in a documentary film aired on the French TV Canal+, reported international and national media on Thursday.
13 Jun 07

Director Mancevski is Macedonia's First Culture Ambassador

Skopje_ Macedonian film director Milcho Mancevski will be the country’s honorary culture ambassador in New York, the government said.
28 May 07

Romanian Film Wins Top Prize at Cannes

Bucharest __ Some eight months ago, a young Romanian director, Cristian Mungiu, was not even sure that he would ever finish his second film on account of lack of money.

Culture Policy Focus

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12 Sep 17

Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Museum Faces Uncertain Future

The Nikola Tesla Museum’s building must be handed over to the heirs of its pre-war owners, but it’s unclear when plans to rehouse it in a derelict power plant will be realised.

23 Jun 17

Romanian Top Filmmakers Fight for Reform

05 May 17

Bosnian Savours Success on Europe's Catwalks

22 Mar 17

Vanished Mural Sparks Protests in Novi Sad

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Politics and Society

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21 Jan 18

Greek Rightists Protest Against Macedonia ‘Name’ Deal

Tens of thousands of people on Sunday rallied in northern Greece's biggest city, Thessaloniki, against a ‘name’ compromise with neighboring Macedonia which they say would hurt their national interests.

20 Jan 18

Romanians Resume Anti-Corruption Protests

19 Jan 18

Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples

Business

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Russia Slaps New Ban on Bosnian Apples

Russia has again suspended imports of apples from Bosnia Herzegovina, suspecting a consignment of ‘Bosnian’ apples originated in Poland.