News: Documents, Books and Water at the Balkans

23 May 2014

Floods Destroy Judicial Documents in Bosnia


The extensive floods in Bosnia-Herzegovina have destroyed key files of local courts and the Prosecution.

“We are doing all we can to save the flooded documents on the ground floor, which was worst hit by the surge. We took the files outside to dry them, and we took parts upstairs, because they are extremely important”, the President of the District Court in Doboj Dusko Ninkovic told BIRN.

Water has completely flooded the ground floor, the basement and parts of the first floor of the Doboj court. Employees are working on clearing up the damage to the building, which is now covered in mud.

Other judicial buildings were damaged in Prijedor, Bijeljina, Kakanj, Gradacac, and Sanski Most, Balkan Insight added. As a result, some of the ongoing trials will need to be suspended temporarily. The most important files concerning war crimes, however, have been stored on the upper floors of the courts.

The floods in Bosnia-Herzegovina have claimed 21 lives so far, while thousands of homes are damaged.

24 May 2014

Bulgaria’s Black Sea Resort Albena Opens Beach Library


For the second consecutive year, Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort Albena has opened the season of reading with the first EU beach library.

The library is located on the beach and on its shelves are arranged over 6000 volumes in more than 15 languages. It is completely free and offers world classics, thrillers, mysteries, romantic readings, memoirs.

The beach library is the first of its kind in Bulgaria and in Europe, as well. Two new libraries on the beach will be opened in June, Bulgarian National Radio informs.



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I'm studying archival science (include records management). My studies bring me to Bulgaria for six months.

I have been to Bulgaria on vacation but I don't know the language, Cyrillic alphabet or anybody. So I´ll be encountering many new situations and hopefully gain some insights from them. Some of it may end up on my blog. But even blogging is new to me sooo we´ll see...

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