Police in Austria have mounted a huge operation to break up a network of suspected jihadists with links to the former Yugoslavia, according to reports. Several suspects from the Balkans, including two Bosnian men, were among 11 people arrested on Thursday in anti-terrorism raids by police in the Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz, according to local reports. Source Balkan Insight
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At least four MPs were injured when supporters of the former ruling VMRO DPMNE party stormed the legislature after the former opposition elected a parliamentary speaker in a bid to form a government. Source Balkan Insight
Serbian tabloids have been publishing sensationalist reports about the possibility of war with Albania and Kosovo, but analysts said this simply allows the authorities to present themselves as guarantors of security. Source Balkan Insight
Italy’s justice minister said on Thursday it was “a lie” to paint humanitarian ships saving migrants in the Mediterranean as criminals, responding to a Sicilian prosecutor who has repeatedly suggested some are colluding with Libyan smugglers. Source Reuters