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Bulgaria and Romania: Mixed progress on judicial reform and fighting corruption

07:42 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

While Bulgaria has embraced reform efforts and achieved important results Romania has lost momentum with the report showing important shortcomings in its efforts to achieve progress. In both countries, the leadership of the judiciary need to take more responsibility for the

Turkish court accepts Sledgehammer indictment

07:47 | broj komentara 0 | SEtimes.com

Istanbul's 10th Criminal Court accepted the indictment stemming from an alleged coup plan, the so-called Sledgehammer security operation.

BiH: Business cutting jobs, administration recruiting

07:48 | broj komentara 0 | Limun.hr/Nezavisne novine

In the last three years, the economy of Federation shed 12,613 jobs, while public administration employed 5,543, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of FBiH Jago Lasic said yesterday.

Kumanovo-based Zitomel faces collapse

07:49 | broj komentara 0 | Limun.hr/Dnevnik

Rumours have it that all drivers of Zitomel have been sent on forced vacation and the new distributor will take over their job of distributing bread.

FYROM: Consultants for airports hired

07:51 | broj komentara 0 | limun.hr

Macedonian Ministry of Transport has hired a Dutch company to provide legal advice on contracts on concessions of Macedonian airports. The company will be paid EUR 500 per hour for its service.

Emir of Qatar arrives to Slovenia

07:53 | broj komentara 0 | Limun.hr/Dnevnik.si

Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Kalifa al Tani will arrive on a two-day visit to Slovenia, where it will be welcomed by the Slovenian President Danilo Turk.

Petersburg opens first stage of special economic zone

07:55 | broj komentara 0 | Itar-Tass

St. Petersburg launches on Tuesday the first stage of a special economic zone (SEZ) of the technology development type, “Neudorf”, Itar-Tass learnt at the press service of the local economic development committee.

In Sofia destroy all the barriers and concrete barricades near foreign embassies

07:56 | broj komentara 0 | Ukrinform

All barriers, metal barriers, concrete barricades near the building of the Embassy of Turkey, Spain, Britain and Germany, the Turkish ambassador's residence in Sofia should be dismantled.

World Bank launches new partnership strategy with Albania

08:18 | broj komentara 0 | NOA

The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors today discussed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Albania, which provides the framework for the World Bank Group’s assistance to Albania for 2011-2014.

Bulgaria can attract more US investors

08:22 | broj komentara 0 | BTA

Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) Chairman Bozhidar Danev met with Bulgarian Ambassador to the US Elena Poptodorova ahead of the Ambassador's new term, the BIA said on Tuesday.

73 illegal emigrants found in a truck at Kulata checkpoint

08:24 | broj komentara 0 | Focus

After a scanner check of a truck customs officers at Kulata border checkpoint have found 73 illegal emigrants including women and children, travelling to Europe, press centre of the National Customs Agency announced.

Storm claims victim in Varna

08:25 | broj komentara 0 | Focus

Heavy rain accompanied by lightning fell in coastal Varna, a reporter of Radio Focus – Varna announced. For seconds the weather in the seaside town has changed - from sunny and warm to cool and rainy.

70 per cent of Croatians would like an extra job

08:28 | broj komentara 0 | Croatian Times

Seventy per cent of Croatians would like to find an additional job in order to cover their basic expenses, a survey by job portal posao.hr shows.

Ballistic tests indicate terror group gunned down slain journalist

08:30 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

According to a statement to police by Giolias' wife, an unknown man rang the doorbell of their second-floor apartment at about 5:20 a.m. and when Giolias opened the door the man told him that the alarm of his car, parked outside the apartment building, had gone off.

Greek PM to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

08:31 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

Prime minister George Papandreou will make an official two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday and Thursday.

Greece: Hospitals begin five-day strike

08:32 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

Directors and managers of national health system hospitals and health centres will henceforth be asked to submit annual statements of their wealth and assets, based on an amendment tabled in Parliament by Health Minister Mariliza Xenoyiannakopoulou on Monday.

Greek gov't announces package of measures to support SMEs

08:34 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

Greek Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli on Monday announced a package of measures worth more than 1.5 billion euros over the next three years, aimed at boosting liquidity in the market as part of a plan to support small- and medium-sized enterprises in

Bank stress tests to be released July 23

08:35 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

European Union finance ministers and officials from the European Commission and the European Central Bank will discuss the final details of European banks’ stress tests during a teleconference in July 22, before the results were published in July 23.

First annual conference of emigrant organizations

08:37 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

The Macedonian Emigration Agency organizes July 20-21 in Skopje the first annual conference of emigrant organizations.

Channel 5 TV crew, eqipment not allowed to enter Greece

08:39 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

 Greek customs authorities late Monday banned a journalists team of Skopje TV Channel 5 to enter Greece in order to cover an observation of the Ilinden Holiday in the Ovcarani village.

USPPFT director Cvetanov resigns

08:40 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

Director of the Administration for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention (USPPFT) Vane Cvetanov has resigned from the post he held since 2006.

Turkey shines in plastic surgery tourism

08:43 | broj komentara 0 | Hurriyet

Thanks to policies implemented over the last 10 years, Turkey’s reputation in plastic surgery standards is increasingly improving as the country looks to become the shining star within the sector, according to plastic surgeons.


19. July - 25. July 2010.