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Vujanovic: Relations between Serbia and Montenegro must be better

09:55 09:57 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Although there are still issues on which Serbia and Montenegro hold divergent views, the relations between Serbia and Montenegro could and must be better and the two countries should be the closest allies not only in the region, Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic said.

World Bank publishes report on doing business in Southeast Europe

21:01 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Tanjug, MIA

The 2011 report showed that the region of South-East Europe continues to improve business regulations for entrepreneurs, and that all 19 cities measured for the second time show improvements in comparison with the first report that was published in 2008.

Construction works on Andricgrad start in Visegrad

10:42 10:43 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Andricgrad will be built in three stages which should be completed in 2014. The Andricgrad project is based on the novel The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric, the winner of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Bulgarian Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent to open joint center at Captain Andreevo border checkpoint

10:57 | broj komentara 0 | BNR

The Bulgarian Red Cross and the Turkish Red Crescent have united their efforts and will cooperate in the opening of a joint aid center close to the border checkpoint between Bulgaria and Turkey at Captain Andreevo-Kapakule.

National Statistical Institute reports minimum improvement in Bulgaria’s business climate in June in services sector

10:59 | broj komentara 0 | BNR

In June, the general indicator of Bulgaria’s business climate has dropped by 0.4 percent compared to the previous month, with a certain improvement seen in the services sector only.

Bulgaria and Croatia recognise Libya's Transitional National Council

11:01 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia Echo News

Bulgaria and Croatia have officially recognised the Transitional National Council as legitimate representatives of the Libyan people, Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said in a media statement on June 28 2011.

Gas, electricity and heating prices in Bulgaria to rise in July

11:02 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia Echo News

Householders will face increasing fuel and energy prices in the months ahead. Natural gas will rise by 4.7 per cent from July and heating rates in Sofia will rise by about four per cent, according the the preliminary assessment by the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission

288 internationally wanted suspects free in Croatia

11:04 | broj komentara 0 | Croatian Times

There are 288 people in Croatia with international warrants against them issued by third countries, who cannot be extradited because they have Croatian citizenship.

Adria Design closes 29 stores

11:06 | broj komentara 0 | Croatian Times

Adria Design company, owner and distributor of children’s brand Turbo Limac and a number of brands acquired late last year from Magma, has made a decision to immediately close its 29 stores and send more than 200 of its employees home.

Gruevski receives mandate from President Ivanov to form new government

11:09 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

President Gjorge Ivanov presented Tuesday a mandate to VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski to form the new government of the Republic of Macedonia.

Bank of England has "Greek default contingency plan"

11:10 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

The Bank of England has a contingency plan in place in case Greece defaults on its debt payments, its governor Sir Mervyn King has said, BBC reports.

Ohrid to host Festival of French Film

11:12 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

The 4. Festival of French Film, held July 2-5 in Ohrid, will open with screening of "Romantics Anonymous", directed by Jean-Pierre Ameris.

"Freedom House" rates FYRMacedonia's democratic development with 3.82 on scale of 1 to 7

11:14 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

 "Freedom House", an international non-governmental organisation, in its latest report entitled "Nations in Transit 2011" assesses the democratic development in Macedonia with an average score of 3.82.

President Karolos Papoulias visiting Romania

11:18 | broj komentara 0 | ANA, Hotenews.ro

Romanian President Traian Basescu gave a vote of confidence to the Greek banks that are active in his country, after his meeting with President Karolos Papoulias, who is carrying out a two-day visit to Bucharest as of Tuesday.

Foreign minister Lambrinidis to make two-day visit to Montenegro

11:20 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis will pay a two-day visit to Montenegro on Wednesday and Thursday, representing Greece at the ministerial session and summit of the Southeastern Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) that will be held in the city of Bundva.

Balkan banks stand up to Greece so far

11:22 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr, Reuters

The Balkan banking system should be able to stand up to the gradual withdrawal of credit lines from Greek banks to their subsidiaries but a Greek default might send neighbouring governments searching for extra help.

EU leaders: There is no "Plan B" for Greece

11:25 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

The only way to avoid an immediate default is for Greece's Parliament to approve a revised economic programme, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said here on Tuesday.

Crucial vote on Mid-Term programme

11:27 11:31 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, ANA

The Greek parliament votes on Wednesday on a crucial Medium-Term fiscal programme, amidst a general labor strike and severe criticism by the opposition, but also bickering within the government and ruling party themselves.

15 arrests in Athens violence

11:28 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, ANA

A total of 15 people were arrested and 22 others were taken in for questioning late Tuesday night during violence outside parliament in central Syntagma Square between riot police and protestors.

Athens Metro running normally

11:31 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

The Athens Metro will operate as normal on Wednesday, following the decision taken by the metro rail operators' union to suspend their industrial actions.

Greece: Tension at Syntagma, one serious injured

11:34 11:45 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Violent incidents between the riot police and demonstrators in the centre of Athens, early Wednesday, marked the second day of the 48-hour strike, as the plenum is voting on the medium-term fiscal strategy programme.

SEECP foreign ministers meeting begins in Becici

14:19 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Tanjug

The foreign ministers meeting of the South East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP), attended by Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, has began in Becici (Montenegro) on Wednesday.This will be the last time Montenegro will preside over SEECP, as the country is due to hand over

Hundreds injured in Athens clashes as Greek parliament passes key austerity bill

15:16 19:00 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Athensnews.gr, ANA, The Guardian, news.it

Roughly 1,000 mostly youthful rioters on Wednesday again clashed with riot police outside Parliament, on the second day of a nationwide 48-hour strike called by Greece's two main trade unions against the government's austerity measures -- which were nevertheless passed by majority

FYROM:MFA warns citizens not to travel to Athens and other larger cities in Greece

17:18 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

Due to recent developments in Greece and the outbreak of violence in the capital, FYRMacedonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises the citizens of Macedonia planning to visit Greece or are already staying there to avoid to travel to Athens or other larger cities and to attend

Peaceful protests in Thessaloniki

19:04 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

Demonstrators in Thessaloniki gathered outside the Water Supply and Sewerage (Eyath) building and marched to the Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA S.A.) facilities, protesting peacefully against the planned privatisation of the two state-run utilities.

PM, ND leader address Parliament before mid-term programme vote

19:09 | broj komentara 0 | ANA

Papandreou expressed certainty that the ruling Pasok Parliamentary group will rise to the occasion and vote in favour of the medium-term programme -- hours before the 155. He stressed that main opposition New Democracy (ND) also relies on the same certainty, clarifying that

Large crowds at border crossings with Greece

21:39 | broj komentara 0 | Tanjug

Serbia's Consul General in Thessaloníki Milan Dimitrijevic told Tanjug on Wednesday that the second day of the general strike in Greece, the border crossings are still very crowded.

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