SKOPJE -- Three persons died in Macedonia during the past month as a consequence of infection with the Listeria bacteria.
BANJA LUKA -- RS Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović welcomed the initiative for Belgrade, Banja Luka and Sarajevo to prepare joint projects for the upcoming summit in Berlin.
SARAJEVO -- In an unusually strongly worded statement, Japanese Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Hideo Yamazaki has criticized the host country's politicians.
BUDVA -- A total of over EUR 140,000 was raised for flood victims in the region at a humanitarian event held during the two-day Sea Dance festival.
ŠAMAC -- Serbia earmarked EUR 1 million in aid for Šamac and Doboj that were hit by the severe floods in May, said Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has announced.
SKOPJE -- The Macedonian Appellate Court confirmed the first instance ruling against Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan Vraniskovski.
VIENNA -- The OSCE representative on media freedom welcomed the readiness of the media community in Montenegro to launch a process to improve media self-regulation.
BRUSSELS -- The European Union will allocate a total of EUR 195 million for the rehabilitation of flood affected regions in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
THE HAGUE -- A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands was responsible for the deaths of more than 300 people in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995.
"NATO's Article 5 offers little protection against Vladimir Putin's Russia," Iulian Fota, Romania's presidential national security adviser, told me on a recent visit to Bucharest. "
"This visit is a signal that the government's efforts since 2012 have been rewarded, especially in the context of the dialogue with Kosovo, which was the decisive step. There is also the fight against corruption and an ambitious reform agenda,"
Over 16,8B RSD (145,3M EUR) in donations was recorded as of July 1, with companies and individual donations going hand in hand with their contributions: individuals have donated 1,005BRSD (8,7M EUR) vs corporations and SMEs contributions of 1,018B RSD