Erdoğan becomes 12th president after first public vote

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan clinched Turkey’s presidency in the first round Aug. 10, winning the election in the first-ever popular poll for the country’s head of state with 51.8 percent of the ... More

Kathimerini: Next six to eight months will be crucial

Greece may have obtained partial market access and the economy may have stopped contracting in the second or current quarter, but living standards for a sizeable portion of the population continue to deteriorate. Unless this ... More

18th Economist Roundtable - Conclusions by Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist

The Economist's 18th Roundtable with the Government of Greece, held in Athens on July 9th-10th, brought together Greek ministers (including the prime minister), two former Italian prime ministers, the opposition leader and many ... More

Why the run on banks?

In A country struggling with rampant corruption, a weak judiciary and unstable government, the Bulgarian banking system has consistently won praise for its stable institutions, high liquidity and low risk. In the past few weeks ... More

The big rethink for Europe - The big turning point for Greece

The aftermath of the recently held European elections, the direction of reforms in the Eurozone and the pace of recovery in Greece are the main topics of the 18th Economist Roundtable with the Government of Greece, scheduled to ... More

The European Energy Policy for 2020 and beyond

Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy The European Energy Policy for 2020 and beyond Erasmus Energy Forum, Rotterdam School of Management Rotterdam, 19 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen Europe ... More

The Brussels G7 Summit Declaration

1. We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, met in Brussels on 4 and 5 June 2014. This ... More

Kosovo votes in snap parliamentary elections

A total of 1,782,454 voters will be able to exercise the right to elect 120 members of the Kosovo parliament, which is about 40,000 people more than the number of citizens registers in Kosovo's population census in 2011. Out ... More

EU assistance to flooded areas throughout Serbia continues

France has doubled its rescue team, so it currently has 89 people deployed on two sites. At the moment, a 49-member French rescue team, including eight newly arrived members, and alongside the current equipment now equipped ... More

Elections night is over: what follows?

New Commission president The Conference of Presidents, which consists of the leaders of parliamentary groups and the EP president, meets early on Tuesday 27 May, to discuss what the results of the European elections mean ... More

EU steps up assistance for flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as Commissioner Georgieva visits the region

The number of Member States which have offered assistance to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has risen to nineteen in response to record-breaking floods which have caused widespread devastation. The European Commission is ... More

Around 25,070 evacuated from areas threatened by floods

So far 25,070 people have been evacuated from areas threatened by floods in Serbia, including 7,800 people from Obrenovac, a town near Belgrade that was completely flooded and where the situation is the worst, the Ministry of ... More

Gratitude to all who helped Serbia

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic expressed gratitude to individuals, companies and foreign governments whose help made it possible for Serbia to react in the best possible way in the flood defence actions. At the ... More

Floods in Serbia: Most critical in Obrenovac, Ub, Krupanj

The intense fight to save human lives in the floods in Serbia continues on Saturday, and the most critical situation still remains in the Belgrade municipality of Obrenovac which is completely flooded. According to the latest ... More

Serbia battles floods, more than 7,600 people evacuated

Two people have died, several are missing and 7,618 have been evacuated during the floods in Serbia in the past two days and the battle against the rising waters still rages. The most critical situation is in four counties, ... More

EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference

An EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference was hosted by the Greek Presidency of the Council on 8 May, in Thessaloniki. Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, Ministers for ... More

Serbia gets new gov't, PM Aleksandar Vucic

Serbia got a new government led by Aleksandar Vucic, after 198 MPs voted in favor of it on Sunday evening. Earlier on Sunday, Vucic said in his expose that the three most important tasks of the new government will be an ... More

VMRO- DPMNE coalition “For Better Macedonia” won 61 seats , Gjorge Ivanov Ivanov won 534,154 votes

200,000 votes difference between VMRO – DPMNE and SDSM According to processed 99.97 percent of the votes, information published on SEC website show that VMRO – DPMNE coalition have won 481,289 votes, while SDSM ... More

FYRMacedonia prepares to vote for new president, parliament

The campaign for the presidential and early parliamentary elections in FYROM ended at the end of the day Friday. However, the issues that have been raised over the past thirty days, the manner in which the battle was fought ... More

Mediterranean Diet: For successful living

Southern Europeans share a common secret, so genuine, that even scientists attest to its veracity: good food for better living! The Mediterranean diet, which encapsulates this essence, is worth promoting. The Greek Presidency has ... More