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Macedonia's leadership holds coordination meeting ahead of new round of name talks

07:59 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

A coordination meeting of Macedonia's top state officials, convened by President Gjorge Ivanov ahead of a new round of talks with Matthew Nimetz in UN-mediated negotiations with Greece on resolving the dispute over Macedonia's constitutional name, kicked off Sunday afternoon.

IMF losing confidence in Greece's ability to reform

08:01 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

The International Monetary Fund is losing confidence in Greece's ability to clean up its public finances and work off its mountain of debt, German magazine Der Spiegel reports.

State-run company management dismissed over failure to remove snow from Hemus motorway

08:02 | broj komentara 0 | Focus News Agency

The management of the state-run company Avtomagistrali (Motorways) has been dismissed for its failure to remove the snow from Hemus motorway on Saturday, Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova told a press conference, cited by FOCUS News

Bulgaria 3rd in EU retail drop for 2011 - Eurostat

08:03 | broj komentara 0 | Novinite.com

Bulgaria is in the top tier of EU member states with the most dropped down volume of retail trade for last year, according to a recently released Eurostat study.

Croatia: 20,000 apply to vote outside place of residence in EU referendum

08:05 | broj komentara 0 | tportal.hr

According to data from the Administration Ministry, a total of 20,113 Croatian citizens have applied to vote outside their place of residence in the January 22 referendum on Croatia's accession to the European Union, Administration Minister Arsen Bauk said on his Facebook profile

Greece: Evros region on flood alert

08:07 08:08 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The Eastern Macedonia-Thrace periphery and the municipalities in Evros prefecture were placed on flood alert on Sunday as substantial quantities of water continued to flow over the damns along the shared river in Bulgaria.

Romania: Key rate set at 5.75 pct per annum, down 0.25 pct

08:09 | broj komentara 0 | Agerpres

The BNR will keep on monitoring the domestic economic developments and the developments of the global economic climate so as to ensure the achievement of the price stability on the medium-term and of the financial stability by the proper adjustment of the instruments it has

Greece: Doctors continue strikes over austerity

08:10 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Doctors employed by the country's largest health and pension fund, IKA, will continue labour protests next week, with rolling 24-hour strikes starting on Monday and set to last for five days.

RTL exits Greek broadcasting as crisis crushes ads

08:11 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

Europe's biggest commercial broadcaster RTL Group is giving up on the Greek broadcasting market as the country's debt-induced economic crisis crushes advertising revenue.

Greece: Talks with troika resume on January 16

08:13 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

January 16 will see the restart of negotiations between the Greek government and the representatives of the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund, known as the troika, regarding the new loan contract, while around the same time the talks about the private sector involvement

Legislative act to cut July raises, 14th salary

08:14 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

The government is preparing a legislative act that will suspend businesses' obligation to raise their basic salaries by 2.6 percent as of July 2012, in accordance with the collective labor contract agreed by employers and labor unions.

Zvizdic: Budget of FBiH for 2012 on the agenda of parliament on January 10

08:16 | broj komentara 0 | Fena

 House of Representatives of Parliament of FBiH has been very efficient and worked very seriously this year and there is not a single document on hold at the moment, Chairman of the House Denis Zvizdic said.

Bulgaria, Turkey sign agreement on international transport of passengers and cargo by road

08:18 | broj komentara 0 | BNR

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has met on Friday with Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Communications Binali Yıldırım. Borissov noted the wonderful cooperation between the two countries and stressed that it should be maintained as they continue solving their problems

Bulgarian and Macedonian municipalities to manage jointly cultural sites

08:19 | broj komentara 0 | BNR

Bulgaria’s Bansko Municipality and Macedonia’s Vinitsa are working together on a project for trans-border cultural cooperation and management of cultural sites on their territories, Bansko’s municipal administration announced.

Government approves loan with Abu Dhabi Fund for Development on Tirana–Elbasan Highway

08:21 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs

The Council of Ministers approved today the draft law, “On ratification of loan agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development on financing Tirana–Elbasan Highway project.”

Greece: Winter sales period begins on January 15

11:27 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Storekeepers have started making offers and price reductions of up to 70 percent immediately after New Year's Day, in an effort to attract consumers, while similar reductions are also expected after January 15 when the winter sales period starts officially.

EU Commission approves capital injection for Piraeus bank

11:29 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The European Commission has temporarily approved plans for an additional 380 million euro capital injection for Piraeus Bank, in the framework of Community rules for state subsidies.

State of emergency declared in municipality of Smolyan, S. Bulgaria

22:19 | broj komentara 0 | Focus News Agency

A state of emergency has been declared in the southern municipality of Smolyan as 10 of its settlements do not have water and electricity for third day in a row, mayor Nikolay Melemov told FOCUS – Smolyan Radio.

Stranded tourists being evacuated from Kozuf mountain, many roads still blocked

22:52 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

Several tourists stranded at the ski center on Kozuf mountain due to severe snowstorms are being evacuated Monday with snow groomer vehicles.


09. January - 15. January 2012.