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"Citizens must reject another year of hardship"

19:30 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Obstacles on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s path to Europe can be removed before October, the High Representative and EU Special Representative told a conference today.The HR/EUSR said the reform process “has been brought to a dead stop” because the political elite

Albania: EU mediates politics

08:27 | broj komentara 0 | Tirana Times

The European Union last week issued a strong warning that political crises may have a negative impact on Albania's integration efforts into the bloc.

Montenegro drawing closer to NATO

08:30 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

On 22 February 2010, the Defence Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Boro Vucinic, paid a working visit to NATO HQ, where he met with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.

NATO is unlikely to extend a MAP to Bosnia

08:31 | broj komentara 0 | Dnevni Avaz

Bosnia's efforts to get MAP, an essential stepping stone on the road toward full membership in the alliance, are strongly opposed by Germany, United States, Holland and France.

Olympic, Aegean to create "national airline champion"

08:48 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Olympic Air , Aegean Airlines yesterday announced a merger designed to create "a national airline champion with enlarged presence in the European market as well as seamless coverage of even the most remote islands of our country."

US Embassy Consular Section closed last Wednesday of month

08:54 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

The US Embassy's Consular Section in Athens will remain closed to the public on every last Wednesday of each month for internal reasons, according to an embassy press release.

Lufthansa: Croatia airlines rumors false

08:56 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal, bhnews

German airline Lufthansa has dismissed media allegations it may take over Croatian national air carrier Croatia Airlines. Croatian web site Tportal has been informed by Lufthansa that the company has not been negotiating the purchase of Croatia Airlines.

Nearly 40 Romanian localities get under water

08:59 | broj komentara 0 | Agerpres

Minister of Administration and Interior Vasile Blaga on Sunday evening urged the prefects and officials of the local committees having attended a meeting of the National Emergency Committee that the citizens be made a top priority in the current context of high risk for flooding.

Former force commanders detained in largest Ergenekon wave

09:05 | broj komentara 0 | Zaman

Eleven retired generals and several retired colonels were detained yesterday as part of the investigation into the Sledgehammer and Cage alleged coup plots, devised by military members of Ergenekon, a clandestine gang charged with plotting to overthrow the government.

'It's a Question of Survival for Greece'

09:06 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

Prime minister George Papandreou expressed his determination to implement tough economic reforms, despite labor strikes in protest of the measures, which he admitted "will be very painful", in an interview with the German magazine Spiegel to appear in Monday's edition.

Greece misses EU budget inquiry deadline

09:09 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal, EUbusiness.com, ANSAmed

Greece has missed a deadline from the European Commission to give a full account of financial operations allegedly used by Athens to hide the true extent of its budget deficit, officials said on Monday.

IMF, WB schedule meeting with political leaders

09:15 | broj komentara 0 | limun.hr

The leaders of four political parties in Federation are expected to decide on the future of veteran reform laws and conditions set by the WB and the IMF in a meeting scheduled for February 23.

HAC pleading with EIB and EBRD for billions needed for debts and construction

09:17 | broj komentara 0 | limun.hr

The delegations of the EBRD and EIB arrived in Zagreb on Monday to the final negotiations with the Croatian Motorways (HAC), so that the company would try to provide billions of kunas in favorable loans required for settling the due debts and possibly construction projects.

Djukanovic, Kosor to plea for bank guarantees

09:18 | broj komentara 0 | SEEbiz, Infobiro.tv

Instead of precise information, two PMs, Milo Djukanovic and Jadranka Kosor, agreed to jointly plea for bank guarantees from the international institutions. According to Djukanovic , the guarantees of Konstruktor Split are the only ones which remain uncertain.

PIC SB Ambassadors : "Time for action is very short and the cost of inaction would be high"

10:12 | broj komentara 0 | EMportal

The Ambassadors of the Peace Implementation Council’s Steering Board note with concern that the financial situation in the Federation is grave and continues to deteriorate.The PIC Steering Board Ambassadors call on Federation authorities to support the reforms advocated by


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