Nearly 27,000 illegal migrants entered EU through W. Balkans

Number of the illegal migrants passing through the so-called West Balkan route on their way to the European Union (EU) has increased ten times in the first two months of 2015, compared with the same time period in 2014, ... More

Bulgaria invests EUR 1.8 bln abroad for the past 10 years

Bulgaria’s direct investments abroad amounted to EUR 162 million in 2014 and EUR 1.8 billion for the past 10 years, estimated based on Bulgarian National Bank’s data, Standart daily reads. Bulgarian ... More

Internet advertising market in Bulgaria increased by 18%

The volume of internet advertising market in Bulgaria amounted to nearly BGN 50 million, it transpired at the annual meeting of digital industry named IAB Forum, Capital Daily reads. Vasilena Topova, Head of Business ... More

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

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

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

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

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

Bulgaria: Google Registers Subsidiary in Bulgaria

Internet giant Google has registered a subsidiary in Bulgaria, Google Bulgaria EOOD. According to Business Register data, as cited by, Google Bulgaria EOOD was registered on March 10 by Google International LLC, a ... More

Statement on prolongation of Autonomous Trade Measures for Western Balkan Countries

Following recent reports in BiH media, the EU Delegation/EUSR Office would like to clarify the following: The European Commission proposed in June 2014 an EU legislative act (COM(2014) 386) to prolong the so-called ... More

200 New Workplaces in Economy Sector opened in Srebrenica

The Chief of the Municipality of Srebrenica, Camil Durakovic, emphasized that a pleasant climate for investments has been created in this municipality, after which new investments of private companies from last year enabled ... More

European Investment Bunk approves EUR 70 million loan to support Montenegro

European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan arrangement amounting to EUR 80 million to Montenegro’s Investment and Development Fund (IDF), the IDF’s Director Zoran Vukčević told the press following ... More