Draft Resolution: Serbia Should Match Foreign Policy To EU's

The European Parliament is calling on Serbia to harmonize its foreign and security policy with European Union policy regarding Russia, and believes that chapters 23, 24 and 35 should be opened in the early stages of accession ... More

Two opinion polls give SYRIZA narrow lead over ND

Two opinion polls show that the gap between New Democracy, the leading party in Greece's ruling coalition, and main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) has narrowed to 2 pct and 3.3 pct respectively. According to a ... More

Greek economy's recovery could be knocked back in case of protracted political uncertainty, FinMin tells WSJ

Greece's economy could be knocked back if the country enters a period of protracted political uncertainty and breaks with its international creditors, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis told Wall Street Journal in an interview. ... More

George Papandreou's interview to ANA-MPA

-Democratic Socialists Movement leader and former Prime Minister George Papandreou in an interview to ANA-MPA on Saturday referred to everything and everyone and shed light to a number of questions and speculations ... More

Bulgaria 'Postpones Turkish PM Visit'

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will not be visiting Bulgaria in January as previously planned, Turkish media reports suggest. The reason is that Sofia is not willing to receive him before June's general election in ... More

Over 8000 Bulgarian Soldiers Served in NATO's Afghanistan Mission

Over 8000 Bulgarian soldiers have served in the longest mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to date – that in Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was in operation from ... More

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Meets Bulgaria's IntMin, FM

The EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, who is on a visit to Bulgaria, met Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov on Friday. Kerchove and Vuchkov condemned the terrorist attack ... More

US Secretary of State to Visit Bulgaria to Discuss Security, Energy, Bilateral Trade

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, will visit Bulgaria on January 15, according to a media statement of Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki. Kerry will travel to Sofia to discuss security cooperation, energy diversification, ... More

Euro Hits Nine-Year Low Vs. US Dollar

The euro hit a nine-year low against the dollar on Thursday as bearish German manufacturing data suggested the European Central Bank may soon move to expand its bond-buying programme to bolster economic recovery. The common ... More

Third trimester improves economic growth. 1.38% for first 9 months 2014

The Institution of Statistics reported that the economic growth was accelerated in the third trimester of 2014, compared to the first two trimesters. “The gross value added for this trimester is 3.3% bigger than the ... More

President Pahor: 2015 First Opportunity to Finally Exit the Crisis

President Borut Pahor has told that 2015 will be the first year in which Slovenia has the opportunity to finally exit the crisis. In addition to political stability and a government that will implement structural reforms, having ... More

Dacic: OSCE Chairmanship is major recognition

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said that the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office is a major recognition and an opportunity for Serbia to prove itself as a serious political ... More

Vucic: Key word in 2015 - responsibility

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in his New Year message to the citizens of Serbia that nobody will do anything instead of them, or instead of the government, noting that “the sooner we reach towards our goals, ... More

Rama makes balance of 2014, promises

Rama makes balance of 2014, promises a faster pace in 2015 “I wish you a happy New Year 2015. This was a difficult year for Albania, full of challenges, but with plenty of good conclusions and good encouraging signs for ... More

PM Vucic: Belgrade a place where East, West meet

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic opened the Fourth Economic Forum of China and 16 Central and Eastern European nations in Belgrade on Tuesday afternoon. Welcoming the participants, Vucic noted that it is an honour to ... More

China, CEECs sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding on the joint promotion of the newly-established Business Council of China and countries of the Central and Eastern Europe was signed on Tuesday at the Economic Forum in Belgrade. The MoU was ... More

Prime Minister Li: New USD 3 billion fund for CEEC

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang has said in Belgrade that China will establish a new investment fund worth USD 3 billion that will be available to the Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC). The fund will be used in ... More

China ready to up investments in CEE countries

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang underscored late on Tuesday that China is ready to increase its investments in countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and contribute to the development of infrastructure and creation of ... More

Failure of South Stream doesn't mean end for Russian interests in the Balkans

Speaking for Welt am Sonntag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin that he is trying to make Western Balkan countries dependent on Russia in the economic and political sense. Merkel said that ... More

The Economist: South Stream's demise gives new impetus to other gas projects

The Economist writes that Russia's decision to cancel its planned South Stream gas pipeline to Europe via the Balkans gives fresh impetus to build the European energy partnership. European Commission Vice-President Maros ... More