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Albania: Voting ended, minor incidents reported,exit polls released

23:52 07:53 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Balkaninsight, Alsat, Reuters

The participation figure, released by the Central Electoral Commission, reflects the number registered at 7:00pm when voting officially ended, though people were still casting ballots at that time and polling hours were extended.Albania parties released two exit polls on Sunday

Inzko: Moves of RS leadership violate Dayton Accords

08:03 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Valentin Inzko assessed that Republika Srpska (RS) clearly violates the Dayton Accords, particularly Annexes 4 and 10, adding that the recent moves of RS leadership represent the most serious violation of the Dayton Accords ever

Botsan-Kharchenko says Russia will not support Inzko's report

08:14 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Russian Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko said Friday he was surprised that High Representative for BiH Valentin Inzko's regular report to the UN Security Council, which is to be presented Monday, is going to be accompanied by a special report

Dodik says Republika Srpska referendum not about secession

08:15 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in which he states that the coming RS referendum is not about secession from Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) or RS status and does not violate the Dayton peace agreement that ended

Ryanair carries out first Milano-Plovdiv flight

09:12 | broj komentara 0 | Echo Sofia News

Until now, Ryanair performed flights from Plovdiv Airport to Stansted Airport in London twice a week - on Tuesday and on Saturday. One-way fares start from GBP 32.99 including taxes. The flights provide easy access for Britons to the ski slopes of Bansko and Pamporovo.

Sofia Platform: Avoiding Eastern Europe's pitfalls in political institutions reform

09:15 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia Echo News

Arab countries now embarking on transition to a more open, democratic system, had a blueprint of mistakes to avoid when reforming political institutions by drawing on the history of transition in Eastern Europe, panellists at an international conference on transitions in Central

Seven Central European countries sign airspace deal

09:16 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia Echo News

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia signed on May 5 2011 an agreement to create the "Functional Airspace Block – Central Europe" (FAB CE) an important step towards achieving the Single European Sky,

Croatia´s top 50 firms register huge increase in profits

09:18 | broj komentara 0 | Croatian Times

Croatia’s 50 largest firms have grossed 11 per cent more revenue and 449 per cent more profits last year, the portal Monitor writes.

Greece: Troika targets private sector

09:22 | broj komentara 0 | ANSAmed

The Greek private sector, where wages already fell by 20% with the implementation of flexible working hours and the replacement of collective contracts by personal contracts between company and worker, is now targeted by the ''troika'' (EU, IMF and ECB) which is on a mission

Montenegro tops WTTC report in growth of tourism contribution to GDP

09:27 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs

Over the next ten years, Montenegro is expected to experience the world’s fastest growth of total contribution of travel and tourism to GDP at 12.4 per cent a year, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced in its latest report.

Romanian state remains main shareholder of transport, energy key companies

09:29 | broj komentara 0 | Agerpres

The state will remain the main shareholder of the key companies operating in the transport and energy sectors, Romania's representative with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mihai Tanasescu told Radio Romania Actualitati (News) public radio station.

Romania: Average net wages, down 1.1pct in March 2011 from March 2010

09:31 | broj komentara 0 | Agerpres

Average net wages in Romania declined 1.1 percent in March 2011 from March 2010, in nominal terms, with the real wage index in March 2011 being 91.6 percent of the March 2010 figures, the National Statistics Institute (INS) reports in a press release.

Yahoo! brings developers from across the world at the Open Hack Day event on May 14-15

09:32 | broj komentara 0 | Hotnews.ro

Yahoo! Uses the hacker word in the presentation of the event to describe enthusiastic programmers that come with fresh ideas meant to improve things not destroy them.

Dodik says Rapublika Srpska will not call off referendum under any circumstances

10:48 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik said Sunday that RS would not call off its referendum on the laws imposed by High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Valentin Inzko under any circumstances, but that it was willing to postpone it under certain conditions.

Austria approves Sanader's extradition to Croatia

14:53 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

The provincial court of Salzburg, Austria, approved Monday the extradition to Croatia of former Croatian prime minister and leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Ivo Sanader.

New trends in organised crime: Europol reports on Europe and the Balkans

15:42 | broj komentara 0 | Pioneer-Investors.com

This year's report includes findings from three perspectives: criminal commodities, criminal groups, and their geographical areas of operation. It confirms the prevalence of five criminal hubs in the EU, highlighting the particular impact of the South-East hub and the Western

Albania: First results published

15:51 15:56 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Alsat

 The first surprising preliminary result came from the municipality of Himara, in southern Albania, where the controversial ethnic Greek Mayor Vasil Bollano lost to the Socialist Party candidate Gjergji Goro.In the rest of the country, the contest was divided between the


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