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in-the-name-of-love-kosovo-holds-first-pride-event-10-12-2017 10 Oct 17 'In the name of love': Kosovo holds first Pride event

Hundreds participated in Kosovo's first ever Pride parade in the capital, Pristina on Tuesday, despite a wave of threats and derogatory language on social media after the event was first announced. The celebration, "In the name of love", was marked by music, short speeches, and the usual exuberant waving of rainbow flags. Only a few people opposed the event aimed at promoting gay rights in the Muslim-majority country. Young people held anti-LGBT signs as supporters of the parade marched through Mother Theresa Square. The event was backed by Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaci, Minister of European Integration Dhurata Hoxha, and several other ambassadors and civil society leaders. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who opened the Week of Pride, did not participate in the event.

autumn-adorns-bosnia-in-kaleidoscope-of-orange-10-09-2017 09 Oct 17 Autumn Adorns Bosnia in Kaleidoscope of Orange

The change in season has already brought a significant drop in temperatures to Bosnia and Herzegovina, but it hasn’t stopped people from heading outdoors to enjoy the natural surrounds now covered in autumn’s orange and yellow hues.

balkan-insight-s-week-in-pictures-09-29-2017 29 Sep 17 Balkan Insight's Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.

russian-youth-camp-teaches-serbs-military-patriotism--09-26-2017 26 Sep 17 Russian Youth Camp Teaches Serbs ‘Military Patriotism’

For at least the second time this year, a group of Serbian teens attended a Russian ‘military patriotic’ camp run by Russian war veterans, to learn Russia’s “spiritual and national history and culture” as well as weapons training. The camp was held from September 15 to 22 in Pavlovsky Posad, some 70 kilometres east of Moscow.

thousands-of-bosnian-pensioners-protest-low-pensions-10-26-2017 25 Sep 17 Thousands of Bosnian Pensioners Protest Low Pensions

Pensioners in Bosnia’s Federation entity gathered in their thousands in front of the government building in the capital, Sarajevo, on Wednesday for a mass protest on to express their dissatisfaction with low pensions and what they perceive as inadequate health and social protection.

bosnia-nato-exercise-on-helping-handle-floods-and-quakes-09-25-2017 25 Sep 17 Bosnia-NATO Exercise on Helping Handle Floods and Quakes

Bosnia’s Security Ministry and NATO’s mechanism for helping civilians on Monday started an exercise in Tuzla, northern Bosnia, training in the provision of help in situations of floods and earthquakes.

balkan-insight-s-week-in-pictures-09-25-2017 22 Sep 17 Balkan Insight's Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.

slovenia-nabs-gold-from-serbia-in-eurobasket-championship-09-18-2017 18 Sep 17 Slovenia Nabs Gold from Serbia in EuroBasket Championship

Slovenia has taken home the trophy as the champions of the EuroBasket 2017 final, beating Serbia 93-85 to secure themselves a fairytale end to the tournament and becoming the first team since 1995 to go undefeated in every game.

balkan-insight-s-week-in-pictures-09-15-2017 15 Sep 17 Balkan Insight's Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.

record-rainfall-leaves-croatian-towns-in-need-of-repair-09-14-2017 14 Sep 17 Record Rainfall Leaves Croatian Towns In Need of Repair

Flood waters have subsided in the region around the Croatian coastal town of Zadar after a deluge earlier in the week, exposing the full scale of the damage.

croatian-coastal-towns-hit-by-heavy-floods-09-12-2017 12 Sep 17 Croatian Coastal Towns Hit by Heavy Floods

Record rainfall on Monday left the region around the Croatian coastal town of Zadar under water, depriving local people of electricity, safe drinking water and transport.

balkan-insight-s-week-in-pictures-09-08-2017 08 Sep 17 Balkan Insight's Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.

yugoslav-army-s-croatian-playground-awaits-makeover-09-08-2017 08 Sep 17 Yugoslav Army's Croatian Playground Awaits Makeover

A luxury hotel chain is expected to renovate the once magnificent but now ruined hotel complex near Dubrovnik, Croatia, which once mainly catered to members of the Yugoslav People's Army.

tirana-activists-protest-violence-against-women-09-05-2017 05 Sep 17 Tirana Activists Protest Violence Against Women

Tens of activists gathered in front of the Ministry of Justice in Albania’s capital, Tirana, on Monday to demand more protection for women who have been victims of violence following the murder of Fildeze Hafizi, a judge from Shkoder, who was killed by her ex-husband on August 31 after years of threats. During the protest, demonstrators threw red paint on the façade of the ministry before embarking on a march towards the Parliament. 

bulgarians-romanians-celebrate-free-movement-with-a-cross-border-run-09-05-2017 05 Sep 17 Bulgarians, Romanians Celebrate Free Movement with a Cross-Border Run

The only cross-border marathon between Bulgaria and Romania, Via Pontica, took place on Sunday, 10 years after both countries joined the EU.

balkan-insight-s-week-in-pictures-09-01-2017 01 Sep 17 Balkan Insight's Week in Pictures

A round-up of Balkan Insight's favourite photographs of the week.