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Tadic: South Stream pipeline should go through Dimitrovgrad Scorching heat kills seven people in southeastern Romania OSCE Ambassador: Framework agreement employments not to cause over employment in public administration FYROM: Consumer Price Index decreased by 0.4% in July compared to June Outbreak of a rare virus registered in Greece Number of hotspots in Russia falls to 377 Kosovo police seize illegal arms in Vucitrn, Kosovska Mitrovica RS:Bosnian police arrest 27 in anti-drug operation Serbian police arrest Tomislav Djordjevic Bulgaria’s GDP seen down by 3.2% Q2 2010 Bulgarian firefighting team saves 300-year-old Russian village Simon Peres to visit Bulgaria on Aug 11 The richest people are ruling the corrupt BiH BiH: Iincrease in total deposit , citizens' savings 6.1 bln KM Albania: Vodafone introduces the weekly communication bundle for Vodafone Card subscribers 1.4 million tourists to Albania over June 1- July 31 period Dodik: U.S. cites terrorism as excuse to amend constitution Odalovic: Search of Lake Perucac begins Sreckovic: Irish model for investments for diaspora Lukoil lays off 22 workers in Kraljevo Pristina: KFOR continues to protect Serbian monasteries Foreign investors in Serbia interested in car industry Jeremic: We will do all we can to achieve our goal Bogdanovic, Ivanovic visit Serbian returnees in Kosovo-Metohija Cvetkovic to visit hail-stricken farms in Pranjani New indictment against Saric, another eight persons

News Archive

EP report on Turkey gets tougher over Cyprus

08:43 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday adopted a draft motion for a resolution on Turkey's progress report 2009.

ISPAT’s success recognized by World Bank

08:41 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

According to the “Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking 2009” report of the World Bank Group, the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) secured 15th place amongst 181 national investment agencies worldwide.

Southeastern Anatolia’s first nuclear medicine plant in Gaziantep

08:39 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

A Turkish firm with operations in logistics, construction, automotive marketing and the oil and tourism sectors is establishing Southeastern Anatolia’s first nuclear medicine plant in Gaziantep, the largest province in the region.

Pfizer launches R&D office in Ankara

08:38 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer launched its research and development (R&D) office in the Turkish capital on Tuesday.

Iranian car production plant to be built in Bursa

08:37 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Iranian car maker Khodro’s investment plans for a car manufacturing plant in Turkey are taking shape.

World Bank applauds Turkish economy

08:36 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

The World Bank’s Turkey Director Ulrich Zachau has spoken highly of the Turkish economy’s outlook for 2010, noting that it is undergoing a process of recovery.

Korean firm in nuclear plant talks with Turkey

08:34 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) is in discussions with at least five countries, including Turkey, to build nuclear power plants.

Manchester United, Turkish Airlines in sponsorship deal

08:32 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Manchester United, an English Premier League football club, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Turkey’s national air carrier, said the club.

HP to expand innovation centers in Turkey

08:30 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

HP, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has decided to expand its six-month old software innovation center in Turkey.

Effects of global economic downturn on the Balkans

05:57 | broj komentara 0 | TRT

Global financial crisis not only pushed the Balkans into an economic contraction but also had a negative impact on the bilateral relations of regional countries.Deepening economic cooperation among the Balkan countries may well be a new beginning for the region.

Greece and Turkey should treat all their religious minorities according to European standards, says PACE

09:33 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Both Greece and Turkey should treat all their citizens who are members of religious minorities according to the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights – rather than invoking “reciprocity” under the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne as a basis for refusing

OHR: Referendum that RS Gov't proposed is beyond the constitutional competences of RS

06:20 | broj komentara 0 | Fena

The planned referendum that RS Government, led by SNSD, proposed, with which the element of Dayton Agreement is being questioned, is beyond the scope of constitutional competences of this entity, opposite to its obligations towards BiH Constitution and as HR already said, it violates

EU: 1.2 mln for 13 projects of support to development of democracy in BiH

06:19 | broj komentara 0 | Fena

EU approved 13 new projects for support to development of democracy and human rights in BiH which will be, in the amount of 1.2 million euros, financed through European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

Greece vows to end blockade on Bulgaria border by Weekend

06:09 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, received assurances that Athens will bring an end to the problem with the border blockade by Sunday.

Bulgaria Energy Minister calls for BSEC integrated energy market

06:08 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia News Agency

Traikov, speaking at the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) meeting, said that Bulgaria would work towards the creation of an integrated energy market within the organization for BSEC.

380 000 Bulgarians lose rights to free healthcare

06:03 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia News Agency

380 000 Bulgarians have lost their rights to free healthcare after changes in the health insurance laws, Katya Kashumov, from the National Revenue Agency confirmed Thursday.

Bulgaria: The cost of living increased by 1.5% on-year

06:02 | broj komentara 0 | BTA

The cost of living at the end of 2009 was 480.68 leva per member in a family of two adults and two children, said the Institute of Social and Trade Union Studies with the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian PM pays official visit to Turkey

08:24 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is scheduled to arrive in Turkey for an official two-day visit on Friday at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart.Borisov will also have talks with President Abdullah Gül and will meet with officials from the İstanbul Governor’s

Albanian court to overturn maritime border agreement with Greece

06:12 | broj komentara 0 | SEtimes.com

The agreement, delineating maritime borders in the Ionian Sea, was signed in April 2009 during a high-profile meeting between Prime Minister Sali Berisha and his then Greek counterpart, Costas Karamanlis.

Slovenia will build second unit in Krsko NPP on Sava river

06:11 | broj komentara 0 | Focus

The state-managed energy company GEN Energy in Slovenia, which owns half of Krsko NPP, has filed an application with the Economy Ministry in Ljubljana for a permit to build a second unit in the nuclear power plant, Serbian Politika daily writes.

FYROM: Government announces fourth package of anti-crisis measures

05:59 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski announced a fourth package of anti-crisis measures at Thursday's Parliament session dedicated to MPs questions.

Islamic nations need 'united stance' to become a global force

10:25 11:23 | broj komentara 0 | Hürriyet Daily News

The three-day meeting, titled “Peaceful Civilization and Cooperation,” opened with a strong call to forge a common stance in the new world order. The forum has been organized by the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies, or TACSS, an Ankara-based think-tank.

Ankara criticizes European Parliament over Cyprus vote

10:29 | broj komentara 0 | Hürriyet Daily News

While Ankara slams a Council of Europe report on Cyprus that comes amid ongoing intensified talks for reunification of the divided island, it welcomes another European report calling on both Turkey and Greece to fulfill responsibilities toward their minorities

Reactions grow against Sledgehammer military plot

10:39 | broj komentara 0 | Zaman

Since last week, the Taraf daily, which broke the story, has been publishing details about the plot, which includes such plans as bombing heavily frequented mosques in İstanbul and downing a Turkish jet after a skirmish with Greece.

Ankara, İstanbul blanketed by snow, eastern Turkey suffers freezing cold

10:42 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal, Zaman

Snow covered İstanbul and Ankara again as chilly weather continues to disrupt daily life. İstanbul was covered by snow on Wednesday night. The districts of Şişli, Avcılar, Halkalı and Bağcılar were badly affected by the heavy snowfall while 10 centimeters fell on the Anatolian

SEE Wind 2010

05:57 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

This year's conference will assess the potential of the entire SEE Wind Energy market and whether the region is set to become an area of huge opportunity for investors and banks alike. This event is designed to bring together the most influential players in the developing SEE Wind

Turkish tourism income rises 11.6 percent in fourth quarter

09:04 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Turkish tourism revenue rose 11.6 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, the Turkish Statistical Institute, or TurkStat, said.

Iraqi trade minister calls on Turkish companies

09:03 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Safaa Al Deen Al Safi, Iraqi trade minister, has called on Turkish companies to expand their interest, which is mostly focused in northern Iraq, to all other Iraqi zones.

Çilek, kids furniture brand determined on global expansion

09:01 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Çilek, a Turkish children's furniture producer, plans to make the brand more export-focused during the next decade. The ratio of exports of all production is likely to increase from the current 54 percent to 95 percent by 2020, Muzaffer Çilek, general manager of the firm, says

Imports, exports decline at two Turkish ports

08:59 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Imports at the Zonguldak and Ereğli ports declined more than $904.23 million last year compared to a year earlier. Exports at the ports followed a similar trend declining $469.6 million during the same period.

Avea, THY launch new campaign

08:57 08:58 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Turkish Airlines, or THY, and Avea, a Turkish mobile phone operator, announced a new campaign through which they will offer miles to fly and call minutes to members.

Banking sector in Turkey to offer over 10,000 jobs

11:08 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal, hurriyetdailynews.com

Turkey’s banking sector is expected to add more than 400 new branches this year, supplying new jobs for over 10,000 people with the impact of the growth in general directorate staff.Within the last quarter, the average number of branches per deposit bank was 281. The figure

“Turkish and US economies are expected to grow this year”

08:50 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

US Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffery said that Turkish and American economies are expected to grow this year following the global financial crisis. He added that they should utilize this opportunity and remove obstacles in commerce.

US Gates to visit Turkey for NATO meeting

08:49 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will pay a visit to Turkey next week to attend a NATO meeting.


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