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Little hopes for citizens of Kosovo to benefit free visa regime in 2014

By   /  30/12/2013  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  Comments Off on Little hopes for citizens of Kosovo to benefit free visa regime in 2014

IBNA Special Report/Although 6 years ago, after the proclamation of independence, citizens of Kosovo expected integration to be a faster process and especially for the visa regime to be lifted easier, so far this has been an “impossible mission”. The government has not managed to convince European Union that the lifting of visas would not […]

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Terrorists attack home of Germany’s ambassador to Athens

By   /  30/12/2013  /  GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Terrorists attack home of Germany’s ambassador to Athens

  By Lefteris Yallouros – Athens Unknown assailants fired gunshots at the home of German Ambassador Wolfgang Dold’s residence in Athens at 3:40 AM on Monday. Police said nearly 60 shots were fired with a Kalashnikov rifle with at least four bullets lodged in the walls of the house. Thankfully nobody was hurt by the […]

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State of Serbia behind assassination of journalist

By   /  30/12/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on State of Serbia behind assassination of journalist

  By Milos Mitrovic “The state was behind the assassination of journalist Slavko Curuvija”, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said with regard to 1999 murder in Belgrade which is still unsolved, adding that his claim would be “soon explained and proven”. Vucic also said that “actors of the assassination are still alive”. Talking […]

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B&H’s Unfulfilled Promises and Obligations in 2013

By   /  30/12/2013  /  BA Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on B&H’s Unfulfilled Promises and Obligations in 2013

  By Medina Malagić – Sarajevo Yesterday, Chairman of the B&H Presidency Željko Komšić held a press conference for the end of 2013, where he spoke of the missed chances that B&H in making strides towards EU and NATO integration. In his address, Chairman Komšić said that these are chances that arise in certain ”historical […]

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EXCLUSIVE/ Relations with Greece and Turkey, positioning of the Albanian PM

By   /  30/12/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE/ Relations with Greece and Turkey, positioning of the Albanian PM

Tirana, December 30, 2013/ Balkan Independent News Agency By Edison Kurani Speaking to Independent Balkan News Agency (photo), prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama says that the issue of the sea border with Greece will not affect the process of integration in the European Union. Initiator of the quashing of the sea pact with Greece, on Monday, Mr. […]

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Inflation drops to 0.7% in Slovenia

By   /  30/12/2013  /  Finance, SI Finance, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Inflation drops to 0.7% in Slovenia

  By Hari Stefanatos Slovenia’s annual inflation rate dropped by 0.6% to reach 0.7% in December. The prices had a 0.9% decrease in December compared to November according to the Statistics Office. There prices of clothing and footwear dropped by 7% and 4% respectively. December discounts accounts to 0.5% of the drop with another 0.3% […]

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Bulgaria in 2013: An ‘Annus Horribilis’ in pictures

By   /  30/12/2013  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria in 2013: An ‘Annus Horribilis’ in pictures

By Clive Leviev-Sawyer Arguably the first indication that Bulgaria was set for a year both bizarre and beset with turbulence was the strange episode on January 19 in which Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan had a pistol pointed at him on stage by Oktai Enimehmedov. Like so many aspects of the troubled year […]

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Skopje remains open for new incentives and offers to solve the name dispute

By   /  30/12/2013  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Skopje remains open for new incentives and offers to solve the name dispute

Skopje, December 30, 2013/ Balkan Independent News Agency In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, authorities say that they are willing for the name dispute issue of this country to receive a final solution. For this, diplomacy in Skopje promises that it’s open to be involved in talks for new incentives and offers over the solution of the […]

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Most tourists this year preferred Jahorina, Andricgrad, Trebinje and Banja Luka

By   /  30/12/2013  /  BA Business, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Business  /  Comments Off on Most tourists this year preferred Jahorina, Andricgrad, Trebinje and Banja Luka

  Review Hari Stefanatos According to the Minister of Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Srpska Maida Ibrišagić-Hrstić, one of the most significant projects in the area of tourism this year was the continued construction of Andrićgrad. Hrstić told Fena that “most interest this year has been shown for Jahorina, Višegrad, or Andrićgrad, Trebinje […]

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New tax package in Albania, all the details

By   /  30/12/2013  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on New tax package in Albania, all the details

IBNA Analysis/State budget and new tax package were voted by the left wing majority without the votes of the opposition, they come into effect on January 1, 2014 Tirana, December 30, 2013/ Balkan Independent News Agency By Edison Kurani In Albania, the majority voted in paraliement without the votes of the opposition, the state budget for 2014 and […]

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