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Bulgaria tops Romanian tourists’ preferences, Montenegro paces up

By   10 months ago

Bucharest, April 29, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Irina Stoica In 2015, over a million Romanian tourists visited Bulgaria, making them the most numerous foreigners in the neighboring country for the 8th year in a row. Each one pent, in average, 600-800 euros. So the revenue these tourists bring to Bulgaria is about 1 […]

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Regional cooperation in economy essential for Western Balkan

By   2 years ago

Sarajevo, May 13, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic “One region-One economy” is the motto of the 6th Sarajevo Business forum which started its works Wednesday in the BiH capital. The event was attended by many economists and high ranked politicians from various countries from region of Western Balkan, Turkey and Islamic countries. […]

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The Czech company Skoda Praha-contracted the job of building power plants in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, May 4, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The Czech company Škoda Praha placed the best offer on the international tender issued by the Montenegrin government and as a result was assigned to build another block of thermal power plant in Pljevlja. The Board of Directors of the national electricity company has […]

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Recovery of the industrial production in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 27, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The recovery of production in the aluminum industry and good results in the production of electrical energy affected the strong growth of the Montenegrin economy during 2015. In the January to March period, the total industrial production grew by 7 percent compared to the […]

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Porto Skadar Lake: A unique concept for a unique place

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 23, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Montenegro will soon have a new, completely unique, eco-tourism complex called Porto – Skadar Lake. In contrast to the all previous large investments in tourism, this is the first large investment which is realized in the continental part of the country. The project is being […]

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Montenegro’s tourism last year contributed over 20% to the gross domestic product

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 20, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Tourism as one of the most important branches of Montenegro economy, last year accounted to 20% of the gross domestic product. In figures that means that the Montenegrin economy benefited more than 730 million euros from tourism. Montenegro every year is recording better results […]

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Government of Montenegro has prepared plan to reduce foreign trade deficit

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 17, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Montenegro is one of the regional countries with large foreign trade deficit. Montenegrin import is five times higher than exports. A large part of imports make agricultural products or food. Although a significant portion of agricultural products is imported within the tourism industry, the […]

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Montenegro’s negotiations with the European Union suspend all trade agreements

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 15, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Due to the opening of a new chapter, chapter 30, in negotiations with the European Union, which relates to the field of foreign policy, Montenegro will have to suspend all commercial agreements with third countries. This primarily relates to trade relations with some countries, […]

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Knez to represent Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

By   2 years ago

  By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica Nenad Knezevic Knez will representat Montenegro at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Vienna, announced today Radio-Television of Montenegro. “I’ll do my best, will give all my professionalism, experience and knowledge. I hope that the composition will present Montenegro in the right way”, explained Knezevic. […]

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Montenegro is participating in the Eurovision Song Contest

By   2 years ago

  By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica Radio Television of Montenegro will announce tomorrow the name of the representative of the country in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held next year in Vienna. At this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Montenegro was represented by Sergej Cetkovic (ON PHOTOGRAPHY) with the song ‘’My world’’. Montenegro […]

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Transformers defend Podgorica in green art exhibit

By   3 years ago

  An innovative art exhibition in the Montenegrin capital has been erected to remind people that they can transform anything, even waste, into something that is useful. The brainchild and creation of 22 year old DaniloBaletic, seven sculptures made from recycled materials and scrapped cars have been erected across the city in an effort to […]

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Famous Albanian-American actress Eliza Dushku films in Montenegro

By   4 years ago

Ulcinj, May 17, 2013 The famous Albanian-American actress, Eliza Dushku is in Montenegro along with her crew to film parts of a documentary which contains images and testimonies from Albanian lands in the Balkan. Eliza Dushku is in Ulcinj, a town with Albanian majority population and has admitted that the filming in Montenegro follows that […]

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The Czech company Skoda Praha-contracted the job of building power plants in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, May 4, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The Czech company Škoda Praha placed the best offer on the international tender issued by the Montenegrin government and as a result was assigned to build another block of thermal power plant in Pljevlja. The Board of Directors of the national electricity company has […]

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Montenegrin Govt introduces new fuel excise tax

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 21, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Citizens of Montenegro will be paying seven euro cents more for each liter of fuel starting midnight tonight. The Montenegrin government attributed the introduction of new excise taxes to the reduction oil prices on global markets. The government expects to collect approximately 9 million […]

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Negotiations on cooperation in Montenegrin Electric Power Industry continue

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 3, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Government of Montenegro and Italian company A2A, as two leading shareholders of the Montenegrin Electric Power Industry, have agreed on the interim agreement for a period of three months in order to regulate mutual relations following the expiry of the contract. According to the […]

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Iplementation of underwater energy cable project between Italy and Montenegro has began

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 1, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic One of the largest regional electric power projects, the underwater cable between Montenegro and Italy has started to be implemented. A specialized Norwegian company, has set the first 140 kilometers of the underwater cable. Over the next few days is expected to set up […]

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No agreement between Government and Italian investors on cooperation in the national energy company

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 17, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Another round of negotiations between representatives of the Montenegrin government and the Italian company A2A ended out without results. Though after the meeting it was announced that discussions would continue until the end of the month, they still do not have consensus on the […]

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Adriatic Oil & Gas Summit in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 5, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The First Adriatic Oil & Gas Summit, which aims to examine the latest opportunities and challenges of the Oil & Gas sector in the Adriatic region, will be held on March 10-11, 2015 in Budva, Montenegro. The summit will be held at a moment […]

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A2A has until April 1 to decide on the construction of the second block of thermal power plant

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, February 2, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Montenegrin government will give a deadline to the Italian company A2A to decide by April 1 whether it will support the development plan of the national energy company. That plan includes building the second block of thermal power plant Pljevlja. If Italians are not […]

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Construction of underwater cable between Italy and Montenegro has began

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, January 23, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic On the beach Porta Nuova south of Pescara began the works on setting up a plant for underwater electrical cable between Italy and  Montenegro. Preparation work will last about 90 days, after which comes the setting of underwater electrical cable to the bottom of […]

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Montenegro to refinance existing debts with loans from the Arab Emirates

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 30, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The deficit in the state budget of Montenegrin Government over the past years has been funded by borrowing on international financial markets. During the next year, Montenegro will have to pay almost 400 million in loans. Montenegrin Minister of Finance Radoje Zugic, announced the […]

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Recovery of the industrial production in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 27, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The recovery of production in the aluminum industry and good results in the production of electrical energy affected the strong growth of the Montenegrin economy during 2015. In the January to March period, the total industrial production grew by 7 percent compared to the […]

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Montenegrin Govt introduces new fuel excise tax

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 21, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Citizens of Montenegro will be paying seven euro cents more for each liter of fuel starting midnight tonight. The Montenegrin government attributed the introduction of new excise taxes to the reduction oil prices on global markets. The government expects to collect approximately 9 million […]

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Turkish Ziraat Bank receives permission to open a branch office in Montenegro

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 7, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The Council of Montenegrin Central Bank has issued a license to turkish ‘Ziraat Bank’ to operate in Montenegro. Ziraat Bank applied for permission in December 2014 and it is expected that the Turkish lender will begin opening its branches in the coming months. The […]

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Public debt of Montenegro is still below the Maastricht Criteria

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, April 2, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The public debt of Montenegro still remains below 60% of the Gross Domestic Product, which is still in the so-called Maastricht Criteria prescribed by the European Union. After last year when the government paid for guarantees in the amount of 100 million euros for […]

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Montenegrin government announces tax reduction

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 27, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic One of the major advantages of the Montenegrin economy in the international market has for a long time now been the generous tax regime. Foreign investors who invested in Montenegro could expect favorable taxes and many other benefits. But, economic crisis, beyond 2009, have […]

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Trade Unions demand the reform of the Montenegrin pension system

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 26, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic The reform of the Montenegrin pension system takes longer than ten years. Although pensions have been paid regularly and is one of the largest in the region, still, nobody is satisfied with the current situation. Trade unions are dissatisfied with higher retirement ages and […]

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Government of Montenegro issue five-year bonds worth 500 million euros

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 16, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic In order to provide liquidity for the purpose of rescheduling a binding obligation and cover the budget deficit, Montenegrin government borrowed 500 million euros. This borrowing was planned for this year’s budget. The borrowing is done through the issuance of bonds that will be […]

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Serbia respects Montenegro’s decision on NATO

By   3 weeks ago

Unlike Serbia, Montenegro is on the path towards NATO membership, but Belgrade will respect the decision of its neighbor country, prime minister Alekasandar Vucic said after meeting his Montenegrin homologue Dusko Markovic in Belgrade today. “We do respect the sovereign decisions of Montenegro, just like Montenegro respects Serbia’s decision to be military neutral. This is […]

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Pristina and Podgorica hold talks in Shkoder about the issue of demarcation

By   2 months ago

Governments of Kosovo and Montenegro are holding fresh talks about the border demarcation between the two countries. Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa met on Sunday at noon in Shkoder (Albania) with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dushko Markovic. The meeting had not been announced officially, therefore the presence of the cars of the two […]

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High-Ranking Defence Officials Discuss Terrorist Threat in the Region

By   3 months ago

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Michael Carpenter (photo) said on Friday at Trakošćan that, due to intensified attacks on the fighters of the Islamic State in Mosul and the attack on Aleppo, there is a growing risk of terrorists coming to the region. Carpenter took part in a meeting of defence ministers of the […]

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Montenegro’s NATO membership is in Croatia’s interest, MPs say

By   3 months ago

Most political groups in the Croatian parliament on Wednesday endorsed ratification of Montenegro’s NATO accession treaty saying that the alliance’s further expansion was of great importance to long-term stability in Southeast Europe and that it would also strengthen the security of Croatia. “Support for Montenegro’s accession to the NATO alliance is in the national interest […]

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“Russians, Serbians, and Montenegrins planned attack”

By   4 months ago

The organizers of an attempted terrorist attack in Montenegro on election day, October 16 included “two nationalists from Russia.” The goal of the operation was “to topple the current Montenegrin authorities, liquidate PM Milo Djukanovic (photo) and prevent Montenegro from joining NATO.” This is what Montenegro’s chief special prosecutor, Milivoje Katnic, told an extraordinary news […]

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EU supports cross border cooperation

By   4 months ago

The Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers of BiH (DEI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro in cooperation with the Delegation of the EU to BiH organised a kick-off meeting on the occasion of announcing the first call for proposals under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) II Cross-border […]

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Montenegrin PM Milo Djukanovic steps down

By   4 months ago

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has announced that he is “leaving all state roles,” the Beta agency is reporting. Djukanovic also said that if his DPS party gets a mandate to form a government, he will be replaced at the cabinet’s helm by Dusko Markovic, currently the party’s deputy president. The party is set to […]

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Russia wants do dissociate Serbia from EU, Jovanovic says

By   4 months ago

Cedomir Jovanovic (photo), leader of opposition Liberal-Democratic Party, demanded calling of special session of Serbian parliament dedicated to security situation in the country. At the session which may be closed for media, members of parliament should be informed who were Serbian nationals arrested in Montenegro because of terrorism, Jovanovic told journalists today. He alluded on […]

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EU supports cross border cooperation

By   4 months ago

The Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers of BiH (DEI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro in cooperation with the Delegation of the EU to BiH organised a kick-off meeting on the occasion of announcing the first call for proposals under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) II Cross-border […]

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The Holy and Great Council concludes its work.

By   8 months ago

Crete, June 26, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Holy and Great Council held its concluding session on the 25th of June 2016, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete.  The work of the Council had commenced with the Patriarchal Concelebration on the Sunday of Pentecost, the 19th of June 2016, when the […]

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1,000 Orthodox Scholars Urge the Council to be Held in June 2016

By   9 months ago

Athens, June 13, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate received a notification this morning. An Open Letter of the Orthodox Scholars around the World To the most venerable Primates of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches Your All-Holiness and Your Beatitudes, We, the undersigned international group of Orthodox […]

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Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity

By   9 months ago

Kolymvari, June 12, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris Despite Tough Conditions Messaging Committee Convenes in Communion The budding fruits of the upcoming Holy and Great Council began forming when the “Messaging Committee” convened. Τhe Messaging Committee is a gathering that expresses faith in collective roots despite a rocky history, which stretches across […]

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Amnesty International report highlights human rights concerns in the Balkans

By   12 months ago

London, March 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Thanasis gavos A wide array of concerns regarding violations of human rights in the Balkan countries are detailed in the Amnesty International report on the state of the world’s human rights during 2015, which was presented in London. As far as Albania is concerned, the report notes […]

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BiH cooperation with Montenegro

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, December 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH and Montenegro signed on Monday in Sarajevo the Protocol on cross-border supervision, which paves the way for the establishment of the appropriate mechanism to combat cross-border crime. Protocol was signed by BiH minister of security, Dragan mektic, and Montenegro minister of interior affairs, Rasko […]

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Protected witness seeks asylum to testify for the murder of journalist

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, May 16, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Eleven years after the unresolved murder of the chief editor of the daily newspaper “Dan”, appeared a witness who claims to have information about the perpetrators of the murder. This person is located outside of Montenegro and seeks asylum in the country where he […]

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World Bank to provide EUR 15 mln for improving Montenegrin health system

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, May 13, 2015/ Independent Balkan news Agency By Adnan Prekic Montenegro’s delegation, headed by Health Minister Budimir Segrt, and the World Bank representatives agreed in Vienna on the financial support worth 15 million euros aimed at advancing Montenegro’s health care system under very favourable conditions, as it has to do with development, not a […]

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Romania draw Montenegro 1-1 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

By   6 months ago

Bucharest, September 5, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romania and Montenegro on Sunday evening ended their first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in a tie, 1-1 (0-0). They played at Cluj Arena of Cluj-Napoca. Romania were very close to getting a win in their first match coached by German Christoph Daum, but Nicolae Stanciu failed to […]

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Embarrassment in Podgorica – Montenegro-Russia qualifications match interrupted

By   2 years ago

Podgorica, March 28, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Adnan Prekic Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit on the head by a flare in the first minute of the Euro 2016 Group G qualifier between Russia and Montenegro that took place in Podgorica. The referee stopped the match, but it was resumed after 35 miniutes. […]

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EURO 2016: Montenegro – Sweden 1-1

By   2 years ago

  By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica Group G match between Montenegro and Sweden ended without a winner. Sweden took the lead in the first half after a mistake of the Montenegrin defence. Montenegro was the better team in the second half, with Jovetic equalising from the penalty spot. Montenegro started with passion, pushedon by their […]

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EURO 2016:  Montenegro – Sweden

By   2 years ago

  By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica Montenegro national football team will play the match, which may be crucial for the further course of qualification for the European Championship “France 2016”, without its captain Mirko Vucinic. National team coach Branko Brnovic is optimistic before tomorrow’s match against Sweden. “We’re going for a win. Sweden is a […]

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Volleyball European League: Greece – Montenegro 2-3

By   3 years ago

  Review Hari Stefanatos The Men’s Volleyball Greek National Team lost to Montenegro with 2-3 (18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 23-25​​, 6-15) in the first final of the European League, held in the packed with 2,500 fans “Evosmos” stadium in Thessaloniki. The rematch will take place on Saturday, July 26 in the city of Budva and to […]

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FIFA world ranking for Balkan countries

By   3 years ago

  By Spiros Sideris These are the FIFA world rankings last updated on January 16 2014. 12. Greece – 1055 Pts 16. Croatia – 971 Pts 19. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 899 Pts 29. Slovenia – 762 Pts 30. Serbia – 752 Pts 33. Romania – 734 Pts 45. Turkey – 677 Pts 52. Montenegro […]

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Preliminary Round of Eurobasket 2013 ends – all results and fixtures

By   3 years ago

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos Group A United Kingdom – Ukraine 68-87 Ukraine capped their EuroBasket preliminary round campaign in style. They knocked down Great Britain to enter the second stage of the competition. Great Britain fell at 2-3 record in Group A and lost a chance to advance into the next stage of […]

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Day 5 of Eurobasket 2013 begins – all fixtures and results

By   3 years ago

Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos The fifth and last day of the Eurobasket’s preliminary round begins on Monday with the following matches: Group A United Kingdom vs. Ukraine Germany vs. Israel Belgium vs. France Group B Montenegro vs. Serbia Lithuania vs. Bosnia Latvia vs. FYROM Group C Georgia vs. Spain Croatia vs. Czech R. Slovenia […]

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