Council of Ministers of BiH appointed!

Nearly six months after General elections in October, the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed at yesterday’s session appointment of new Council of Minister of BiH, that ... More

Serbia, Turkey's Halkbank seal deal for Cacanska Banka

Serbia has agreed a deal with Turkey's state-run Halkbank for the sale of a 76.76 percent stake in local lender Cacanska Banka and they will ink the deal on Friday, Serbia's finance ministry said. Serbia's daily Blic reported ... More

Three int'l banks ready to build Turkish Stream in Serbia

Three international banks are ready to fund the construction of the Turkish Stream section through Serbia, Srbijagas officials said Thursday. A feasibility study for the proposed natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey is ... More

FAS only major exporter in Serbia

Serbia has no major exporter except Fiat Automobiles Serbia (FAS), surveys carried out by the Business Info Group show, noting that FAS is the only company whose exports exceed EUR 1 billion annually. Serbia has no exporters ... More

Number of Chinese in Serbia halved in comparison to 2014

The number of Chinese nationals in Serbia has halved in comparison to last year, as they are leaving because of the difficult economic situation, President of the Association of Chinese Businessmen in Serbia Guo Xiao has ... More

BIA: Preventive action against Islamic extremism

Director of the Security Information Agency (BIA) Aleksandar Djordjevic stated on Wednesday that Serbia invested considerable efforts in the fight against terrorism and Islamic extremism in the previous period. Addressing ... More

President Iohannis's 100-day activity report: I won't take Opposition's job

In his report on his first 100 days in office on Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis said his greatest discontentment was the response of the Parliament to the requests of the Judiciary and the still lengthy procedures for lifting ... More

PM Ponta, Turkish President Erdogan attend signing of bilateral agreements

Prime Minister Victor Ponta met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday; their meeting at the Government's Victoria Palace lasted more than one hour, instead of the 15 minutes scheduled. Several bilateral ... More

EU allocated €500,000 to the programme from its Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance

The European Central Bank (ECB), together with national central banks of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Commission today completed a cooperation programme with Bank of Albania (BoA), the Central Bank ... More

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement with BiH: A Big Step Forward

Edward Ferguson On Monday, the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council agreed to bring into force the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina, seven years after it was originally signed. This is a ... More

Rama: EU has isolated Kosovo with the visa regime

Both governnments are advancing in what is considered as the strategic partnership between the two countries, which was reiterated once again by the joint meeting of both governments in the Albanian capital. Both ... More

World Bank, 32 million EUR for improving health system

The Minister of Finances Shkelqim Cani, signed an agreement with the World Bank. An agreement that guarantees the necessary funding for the Health Improvement Project in Albania, through a 32.1 million EUR loan. Sources at ... More

EP, political climate in Balkan is deteriorated

The European Parliament notes a deterioration of the political climate in Balkan countries, which is followed by interventions in the media and the judiciary, by damaging the freedom of speech. The European Parliament Members ... More

Joint Declaration on the Strengthening of Energy Cooperation (Budapest, April 7, 2015)

Joint Declaration on the Strengthening of Energy Cooperation (Budapest, April 7, 2015)We the Representatives of the Participating States: Volkan Bozkır, Ivica Dačić, Nikos Kotzias, Nikola Poposki and Péter ... More

Eastern Europe – The World’s Last Underachiever

Written by Anis H. Bajrektarevic 25 years ago, the Russian historical empire melted down. Although often underreported, this also marked the end of alternative society in Europe. Collapse of the II world, made the 3rd way ... More

Pitsiorlas to be the new head of TAIPED

Corporate executive Stergios Pitsiorlas is expected to be appointed the new head of state sell-off fund TAIPED next week as the first changes to the fund’s board are about to be implemented. Pitsiorlas currently ... More

Technical talks to resume with lenders

Greece embarks on a second week of technical discussions with its lenders from Monday with the aim of agreeing on a first batch of reforms but also securing a concession, possibly from the European Central Bank, that would help ... More

Gov't says household gas to be 7-10% cheaper as of April 1

The price of natural gas for households could go down by 0.15 - 0.25 kuna per cubic metre in early April, or an average of 7-10%, shows a projection presented by Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak at a government session on Thursday. ... More

Bulgaria's GERB to Contest Local Elections on Its Own

The executive committee of Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has decided that the party will compete in the forthcoming local elections on its own. The chairperson of GERB's parliamentary group Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced ... More

Turkish Stream May Be Delayed Until ‘At Least 2017’, Officials Say

The timeframe for the construction of Gazprom’s Turkish Stream gas pipeline project seems unrealistic, according to government and industry officials in Turkey, Reuters has reported. “The issue is not Turkish ... More