BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Massive Exodus Of Street Children Into Western Europe


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

ae011BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Key non-governmental groups and officials have urged the European Union to urgently tackle the "growing problem" of street children moving from Eastern to Western Europe, by improving cross-border cooperation and child protection.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Remembers 9/11 Attacks Amid Heightened Security


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Europe is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States amid heightened security after police in Sweden detained four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack there. Four former Communist nations that joined the EU in the last decade are among the Union's member states commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia Pledges Cooperation As Karadzic Trial Adjourns


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

icty1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A stand-off was expected Monday, October 26, between former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and the U.N. court in The Netherlands after the war crimes suspect said he would boycott the start of the long-awaited trial. Ahead of the proceedings, Serbia's Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, told BosNewsLife his country would do "its utmost" to cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Marks Anniversary of Beginning of Collapse of Iron Curtain (Feature)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta, Hungary

ap_hungary_iron_curtain_210_27jun891SORPONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary is marking the 20th anniversary of itsdecision to allow tens of thousands East Germans to cross the Hungarian border and flee to the West. It was a risky decision that contributed to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former refugees from then-communist East Germany and aid workers still recall the often traumatic experiences that preceded the mass exodus to freedom.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary’s Far Right Party Enters European Parliament (UPDATE)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

jobBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's main far-right party, accused by rights groups of spreading anti-semitic views and hatred towards the country's up to 800,000 Gypsies, known as Roma, has received three seats in the European Parliament, official results showed.