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OSCE publishes the report on Albania: The elections marked progress

By   /  31/10/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on OSCE publishes the report on Albania: The elections marked progress

Vienna, October 31, 2013 OSCE ambassador to Albania, Florian Raunig has presented at the Permanent Council of OSCE in Vienna the report on the situation in Albania and the activity of the presence for the period from September 2012 until October 2013. The report states that the general elections of June 23 in Albania marked […]

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Premier Djukanovic says that light will be shed upon “Bugging” affair

By   /  31/10/2013  /  ME Politics, Montenegro, Politics  /  Comments Off on Premier Djukanovic says that light will be shed upon “Bugging” affair

Podgorica, October 31, 2013 Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic has responded to lawmakers’ questions today in parliament. As far as the question of the leader of PSP Srgjan Milic as to why the government has not implemented parliament’s conclusions about the Aluminum Plant, the premier said that privatization has been considered as the best […]

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Premier Rama launches accusations against the former PM and Minister of Interior for allowing criminal activities

By   /  31/10/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Premier Rama launches accusations against the former PM and Minister of Interior for allowing criminal activities

Tirana, October 31, 2013 During his speech in parliament, following that of the former Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, Edi Rama declared that there will be a war without compromise against economic crime. The head of the government declared that the gambling industry thrived because it was protected by the Minister of Interior and the Prime […]

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Operation against the gambling industry was a total failure, says former Prime Minister Berisha

By   /  31/10/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Operation against the gambling industry was a total failure, says former Prime Minister Berisha

Tirana, October 31, 2013 Former Prime Minister, Sali Berisha declared today from parliament that the situation in the country is degrading faster than ever before. He said that parliament has turned into the parliament of amoral attacks against businesses. “How is it possible that this podium is used to take pride about laws and investments […]

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Turkish exports increase 1.3% in September

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Finance, TR Finance, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish exports increase 1.3% in September

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Turkish exports hit $13 million with a 1.3% increase while imports reached $20 million with a 3.5% increase in September compared to the same period last year. The Turkish Statistical Insititute (TurkStat) released on Thursday the foreign trade statistics for September 2013. According to the provisional data, produced […]

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Association of journalists calls upon foreign diplomats to visit the imprisoned journalist Kezharovski

By   /  31/10/2013  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Social, Social  /  Comments Off on Association of journalists calls upon foreign diplomats to visit the imprisoned journalist Kezharovski

Skopje, October 31, 2013 Association of Journalists in FYROM sent a letter to all diplomatic centers in FYROM where they express their concern about the case of journalist Tomislav Kezharovski, sentenced to 4 and a half years of imprisonment for revealing the identity of a witness under protection. In this letter, the association asks foreign […]

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Djokovic proceeds in second round of the Paris Masters

By   /  31/10/2013  /  RS Sports, Serbia, Sports  /  Comments Off on Djokovic proceeds in second round of the Paris Masters

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Serbia’s best tennis player, Novak Djokovic, advanced yesterday to the round of 16 of the season’s final masters event in Paris, after beating Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 2-0 (7-6 (7-3), 6-3) in the second round match Tuesday evening. As second seed, Djokovic received a bye in the first round […]

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EBRD to fund energy projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By   /  31/10/2013  /  BA Energy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Energy  /  Comments Off on EBRD to fund energy projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the capacity of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as a major player in the renewable energy sector with a €35 million, non-sovereign loan to “Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine” (EPBiH), the largest power and energy utility in the country. Of […]

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Cyprus government optimistic on outcome of Troika visit

By   /  31/10/2013  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cyprus government optimistic on outcome of Troika visit

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Deputy Cypriot Government spokesman, Victoras Papadopoulos, expressed on Thursday his hope that the outcome of the second Troika assessment on the island will be positive. Speaking to the press, following a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace, Papadopoulos said that the consultations with the international lenders continue on […]

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Greek retail sales decreased by 7.8% in August

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Finance, GR Finance, Greece  /  Comments Off on Greek retail sales decreased by 7.8% in August

  By Christos T. Panagopoulos – The Volume Index in Retail Trade, including fuels, fell by 7.8% in August 2013 compared with last year’s counting, when a decline of 9.3% was recorded in the corresponding comparison of 2012 to 2011, according to the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT). The Volume Index, excluding fuels, retreated by 9.1% […]

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