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Three bids submitted for Smederevo steel mill Geox shoes to open factory in Nis Rastello: Greek economic crisis, chance to solve name issue Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced CoE awards three Croatian coastal towns His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with His Holiness Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria and members of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Russian Church prepared to send monk envoys to Kosovo Russian Partriarch Kirill meets with Bulgaria's highest state officials Government to encourage Chinese investors to invest in Montenegro, PM Jiabao says New York Times: Greece preoccupied with crisis to devote to Macedonia issue Turkish-Americans: Inclusion of Macedonia in NATO well overdue PM Gruevski: Macedonia open to new Chinese investments First group of Dutch tourists arrives in Ohrid Carrefour-Marinopoulos group under investigation for dodging VAT through fake invoices Twenty-six people arrested in Attica prefecture in two days for debts to the state National Bank to set up subsidiary for SE European units EU says Greece's special rights in OTE-DT deal incompatible Athens condemns exploratory drilling in occupied part of Cyprus KYSEA cancels buying of four C 27 aircraft Moscow ready to help Ukraine investigate terrorist attack Greece: EIB to delete drachma clauses Tadic: Morava Airport for economic development EBRD and Bulgarian government launch Green Economy Programme EBRD invests in first wind power project in Ukraine EBRD lays foundation for road PPP in Western Balkans Southern Europe needs balance between austerity and growth, he says in a speech EBRD: Boosting Turkish wind energy generation US deploys stealth jets to air base in Southwest Asia PM says Chinese investments, hiring to be done by rules Croatia: Gas and electricity prices to go up by double-digit percentage Italians want to buy all of Slavonias hazelnuts Croatia behind European household internet access average Croatian Telecom profits up 76.5% of citizens support BiH's integration into EU Tadic, Dodik and Kusturica visit Visegrad Prvi Partizan to build new factory in Uzice Improving utility infrastructure in five Serbian municipalities Calzedonia starts construction of EUR 20 million factory in June Petroleum Industry of Serbia reports strong quarterly revenue growth - Net profit dropped International tender for hot spring resort and battery factory Homen: Confiscated property worth over EUR 350mln IMF approves EUR 106.6 million for Pristina Deal inked on Turkish donation for Morava airport NBS sells EUR 20 million "Arena 2012": Strong police, army precondition of strong state

Joint Statement EU – Rio Group

18:27 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

The 14th Ministerial meeting of the European Union (EU) and the Rio Group was held in Prague on 13 May 2009 under the co presidency of Mexico for the Rio Group and the Czech Republic for the Council of the EU.

Glavas arrested in Sarajevo

19:19 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

In an interview to the DNEVNI AVAZ daily from Sarajevo, Glavas has stated he wishes to be tried in Bosnia-Herzegovina, because according to him, that process would be fair.

Eurovision 2009 organisers disclose some secrets of final show

08:34 | broj komentara 0 | Itar Tass

Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan of Russia will be one of the key figures in the final show of this year's song contest in Moscow.Eurovision-2009 has already gone down in history as the most expensive show in its history. Forty-two countries will participate. The costs are so

CoE adopts new decisions, Slovenia takes over Chairmanship

08:22 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Ministers for Foreign Affairs and representatives of the 47 Council of Europe member states yesterday adopted Protocol No. 14bis to the European Convention on Human Rights, which will increase the European Court of Human Rights’ short-term capacity to process applications.

EC: Balkan Visa Regime Report soon

10:37 | broj komentara 0 | Beta

The European Commission will soon send the governments of the European Union member-countries an assessment of progress made by West Balkan countries in meeting the terms for abolishing visas for the EU, but that for now there could be no speculations as to when this will be put

OMV: Early response to deteriorating environment bears fruit in Q1/09

11:23 11:52 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

OMV has quickly adjusted to the changing economic environment, gaining competitive advantage through its strong liquidity position as a result of the hedging strategy in E&P started in Q4/08 and a reprioritized capital budget

D&B lowers Slovenia's rating to DB2c

12:44 12:54 | broj komentara 0 | SEEbiz

Bonity house Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) lowered Slovenia's credit rating from DB2b to DB2c in the May report.

Bomb blast rocks Eurobank branch in Athens

12:48 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal, SEtimes.com

Police said 20kg of explosives in a suitcase at the entrance of the bank constituted the bomb.

Albanian ruling coalition rejects OSCE/ODIHR appointee

12:51 | broj komentara 0 | SEtimes.com

The ruling coalition led by the Democratic Party on Monday (May 11th) opposed the appointment of Audrey Glover as head of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) mission

FDIs fall in Montenegro

12:57 | broj komentara 0 | ANSAmed

According to data published by the Central Bank, foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Montenegrin economy fell in January by 54.6% in comparison to January 2008.

FBiH: 12 largest state-owned companies to be sold

09:54 | broj komentara 0 | Fena

An official decision of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to propose for selling 12 largest state-owned companies is expected by mid of May 2009.

Greece: Electrical equipment sector grew 3.0% in 2008, survey

09:55 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

The survey said that imports in the Greek market totaled 1.23 billion euros last year, up 13.2 pct from 2007, while exports fell by 4.3 pct to 547.36 million euros, leading to a widened trade deficit in the sector (682.42 million euros).

Greek Foreign ministry carrying out business mission to Azerbaijan

16:17 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

The total volume of trade, as was recorded in 2008 by the Greek statistical service, amounted to about 100 million dollars, 10 of which were exports to Azerbaijan and 90 imports to Greece. The share of petroleum products accounts for over 98 percent of the country's imports from

Croatia: No classes in schools and universities

16:25 | broj komentara 0 | RadioNET

The public sector strike will be accompanied by a protest rally on Jelacic Square in Zagreb on Saturday, May 16, which will symbolically start at six minutes to noon, which symbolizes the 6% wage slash that pushed the unions to strike.

"I want to clearly say: I am the President, one and equal for all citizens."

17:34 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

Gjorge Ivanov is the fourth Macedonian President. Ivanov voiced his willingness to cooperate with all institutions - Parliament, Government, municipalities - but also intellectuals, businessmen and primarily young people, so that the country responds appropriately to the greatness


11. May - 17. May 2009.