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croatian-taxi-drivers-stage-anti-uber-protest-06-21-2017 21 Jun 17 Croatian Taxi Drivers Stage Anti-Uber Protest

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers have blocked one of the main boulevards in capital, Zagreb, with their cars in protest of Uber operating in the country, demanding that the transportation company's application be banned because it has allegedly been operating illegally since it launched in Croatia two years ago. 

the-ancient-mosques-of-bosnia-s-south-06-20-2017 21 Jun 17 The Ancient Mosques of Bosnia’s South

Scattered around the Nevesinje and Bileca municipalities in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina are numerous ancient mosques - some which were built more than 500 years ago - featuring Ottoman architecture and unusual minarets, their beauty ravaged by war but still defying time. Both the 15th century Celebica mosque in Lower Bijenja, which was destroyed during the war in 1992 and restored 12 years ago, and the Old Mosque in the nearby village of Krusevljani, boast rare minarets that look like clock towers. Two other mosques - Hasan Pasha Predojevica in Bileca and Telarevica near Fatnica – are soon to undergo renovations to restore them to their former glory.

firefighters-battle-blaze-on-croatia-s-dalmatia-coast-06-19-2017 19 Jun 17 Firefighters Battle Blaze on Croatia’s Dalmatia Coast

A major fire that broke out near the Croatian coastal town of Podgora in the Split-Dalmatia County early on Sunday morning has burned through around 250 acres of vegetation and spread towards the Biokovo Nature Park. Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from the surrounding area, but firefighters called in to tackle the blaze have been able to stop it from heading towards Podgora itself and the neighbouring town of Tucepi.

tourist-friendly-makeover-starts-in-bosnia-s-cazin-region-06-11-2017 15 Jun 17 Tourist-Friendly Makeover Starts in Bosnia’s Cazin Region

Extensive renovations of numerous cultural and historical sites in the Cazin area in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina have begun, as well as the construction of brand new facilities, all aimed at improving the tourist offering in the region and beyond. 

serbian-family-of-six-crams-into-one-bed-apartment-in-nis-06-13-2017 13 Jun 17 Serbian Family of Seven Crams into One-Bed Apartment in Nis

Tamara Novakovic (30) and her six children has been forced to live in an apartment with only one bed in Nis, southern Serbia, after she failed to be able to find a home with enough furnishings for her whole family. Novakovic moved her family from the nearby village of Mezgraja so her three eldest children could attend school in Nis.

kosovo-s-war-wing-and-vetevendosje-celebrate-election-outcome-06-12-2017 12 Jun 17 Kosovo’s ‘War Wing’ and Vetevendosje Celebrate Election Outcome

As vote counting continued into the early hours of Monday morning following Sunday’s snap elections in Kosovo, celebrations were already underway in central Pristina by the broad coalition between former KLA fighters, which came first in the polls, and Vetevendosje, which came a surprising second.

sofia-pride-celebrates-10th-anniversary-06-11-2017 11 Jun 17 Sofia Pride Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Sofia Pride Parade in support of LGBTI rights celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with thousands of people taking to the streets of Bulgaria’s capital for the event under the slogan of “Let’s Chase the Prejudice Away”. Despite threats from nationalist groups, who had organised a parallel event, pledging to “clean Sofia from the trash”, Sofia Pride went ahead peacefully and the organisers reported that a record number of people – over 3,000 – joined the march.

thousands-march-for-gay-rights-at-zagreb-pride-06-11-2017 11 Jun 17 Thousands March for Gay Rights at Zagreb Pride

Around 10,000 people gathered for the 16th Zagreb Pride parade on Saturday in the Croatian capital, according to estimates from the organisers, with foreign diplomats, MPs and government officials among the crowd showing support for the LGBT community.

croat-nationalists-rally-for-concert-in-bosnia-s-mostar-06-09-2017 09 Jun 17 Croat Nationalists Rally for Concert in Bosnia’s Mostar

Eight thousand people chanted fascist slogans as Croatian nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’ played a concert in Bosnia’s ethnically-divided town of Mostar on Thursday to support former Bosnian Croat officials on trial for war crimes.

montenegro-s-flag-raised-at-nato-s-headquarters-06-07-2017 07 Jun 17 Montenegro's Flag Raised at NATO's Headquarters

Montenegro's flag has been raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday after the tiny Adriatic country officially became the 29th member of the Western military alliance

macedonia-govt-hq-opens-doors-after-revamp-06-06-2017 06 Jun 17 Macedonia Govt HQ Opens Doors After Revamp

Following the change in power in Macedonia, reporters were able to see for the first time the luxurious, faux-baroque revamp of the interior of the government headquarters commissioned by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The overall revamp of the originally modern building, completed in 2014, has cost over 20 million euros, drawing a lot of flak for the chosen artistic style and alleged irrational spending by the former regime.

macedonia-celebrates-handball-champions-league-triumph-06-05-2017 05 Jun 17 Macedonia Celebrates Handball Champions League Triumph

Thousands of fans celebrated on Sunday night in the capital Skopje after Macedonian male handball team Vardar became European title-winners by defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the nail-biting final of the EHF Champions League.

20-000-call-for-education-reform-at-zagreb-protest-06-02-2017 02 Jun 17 20,000 Call for Education Reform at Zagreb Protest

Some 20,000 people gathered in the centre of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, on Thursday for a mass protest against the stalled comprehensive national curriculum reform, which they claim the government has stopped the implementation of.

vucic-sworn-in-as-serbia-s-next-president-05-31-2017 31 May 17 Vucic Sworn In as Serbia’s Next President

Serbia’s former Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, was sworn in as the country’s next president on May 31, taking the oath at the parliament building in central Belgrade over the constitution and a replica of the Miroslav Gospel, a 12th century document in Old Church Slavonic that is registered on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

belgrade-celebrates-ascension-day-05-25-2017 25 May 17 Belgrade Celebrates Ascension Day

Christians around the world celebrated the Feast of Ascension on Thursday, which marks the day that they believe Jesus ascended to heaven, with Serbian Orthodox worshippers attending a special liturgy at the Church of Ascension in the capital, Belgrade, for the occasion.

bulgarians-dance-on-fire-in-downtown-sofia-05-22-2017 24 May 17 Bulgarians Dance on Fire in Downtown Sofia

Bulgaria’s first ever Festival of Fire, featuring “Nestinarstvo” – аn ancient pagan ritual in which people dance on burning coals, took place in front of the Soviet Army monument in the capital, Sofia, on Saturday evening. Hundreds gathered to watch the dances - popular in some areas of the Strandzha mountain region in south-east Bulgaria and the north-east Greece - performed to the sounds of Bulgarian folk singing and bagpipes.