Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

By Lorne Cook Stay or go? The time is approaching for momentous decisions for Greece and the nations using the euro currency. Athens must pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) off its debts at the end of the month to ... More


McAllister: WB countries not likely to join EU at same time

European Parliament rapporteur on Serbia David McAllister said Monday that the regional cooperation between countries in the Western Balkans is equally important as their European path, adding that he does not believe that all ... More


Dacic: EU membership key strategic orientation

EU membership is a key strategic orientation for Serbia and the government is fully committed to it, but Serbia is also ready to continue economic reforms, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic ... More


Gligorov:Fiscal adjustment to take between five and 10 years

Fiscal adjustment in Serbia and the Balkan countries will take between five and 10 years to complete and that is why the countries cannot expect high rates of economic growth, which will move in the range between two and 2.5 ... More


Kirby: Vucic''s visit to USA very successful

US Ambassador in Belgrade Michael Kirby stated that the visit of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to the United States was very successful, in both political and business terms. Kirby told Radio and Television of Serbia ... More


Victoria Nuland to visit Belgrade in July

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Serbia on July 14, Tanjug has learned unofficially from the Defense Ministry. Nuland should come to Serbia accompanied by Deputy ... More


Serbian companies invited by German importers

Representatives of 109 companies from Serbia and other Western Balkan states will next week meet at a one-day B2B event in Munich with German importers interested in cooperating with manufacturers from the region. Twenty ... More


DPM Marković, Minister Konjević at 2BS Forum: Foreign fighters issue require strong democratic response, multilateral, bilateral and regional cooperation

Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister Duško Marković and Interior Minister Raško Konjević attended earlier a panel debate titled “Foreign fighters – a growing threat to the region”, organised ... More


Ivanov: It is time for NATO and the EU to make brave decisions

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called on the European Union to have enlargement returned as a priority item on the agenda of the Commission and the European Council. Speaking at the Brdo – Brioni process summit in ... More


Bulgaria''s President Proposes to Hold Local Elections on 25 October

Plevneliev also sumbitted to parliament a proposal to hold a national referendum on amendments to voting rules alongisde the local elections. Plevneliev proposed to ask voters whether they support the idea to elect part of ... More


Greece''s decision on IMF repayment is not an issue, EU Commission spokesman says

Greece's decision to "bundle" its repayments to the IMF and pay them all together later is compatible with the IMF's regulations and does not undermine the country's ability to service its loan obligations, European Commission ... More


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ statement after his meeting with the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker

“We had a friendly and constructive discussion with President Juncker, and later with his staff as well. Jeroen Dijsselbloem also joined us later on in the evening. Our conclusion regarding the discussion is that the ... More


Fiat and Zelezara Smederevo are leading exporters in Serbia

The top 15 exporters in Serbia exported a total of EUR 1.2 billion of merchandise in the first 4 months of 2015, with Fiat from Kragujevac leading the way with EUR 485.4 million in exports, followed by Zelezara Smederevo with EUR ... More


Cabinet Complete as Parliament Appoints New Ministers

The National Assembly confirmed Wednesday Andreja Katič as the new defence minister and Maja Makovec Brenčič as the minister of education, science and sport. In the 90-member legislature 47 deputies voted in ... More


Turkish Business Urged to Participate in Privatisation

Business links between Slovenia and Turkey are getting stronger but are far below the potential, especially in investment, so Turkish investors were invited on Friday to participate in privatisations in Slovenia. The ... More


As Turks begin voting in more countries, general election turnout increases on weekend

Turkish citizens living in Italy, UK, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia have begun casting their votes to participate in Turkey's general election that officially starts on June 7, boosting turnout with more votes ... More


SEECP summit concluded: Balkan will preserve peace

The summit of the of the SEECP governments concluded with a declaration for continuing the communication, cooperation and promotion of good neighboring relations. Bulgaria, Moldova and Kosovo were represented by their ... More


EU Enlargement Commissioner to Attend Next Political Leaders’ Meeting in Skopje

The EU Enlargement and Neighboring Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia – VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, DUI and DPA, will meet on Tuesday in the Macedonian ... More


Erdogan: To improve trade exchange between BiH and Turkey that currently stands at 500 mln USD

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today after the meeting with members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina that the trade volume between the two countries is at about500 million USD, but that ... More


Erdogan in Tirana: We will double Turkish investment. Macedonia must implement Ochrid agreement

Six days after his last visit as Prime Minister, Recep Taip Erdogan is returning for an official visit in Albania, this time as President of Turkey. He gave two messages during the meeting with the Albanian counterpart, Bujar ... More