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Edi Rama: 99% of MEPs don’t know what the EU candidate status is

By   /  30/05/2014  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Edi Rama: 99% of MEPs don’t know what the EU candidate status is

Tirana, May 30, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency Prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama, publicly declares that 99% of MEPs and MPs of the EU member countries, don’t have a clue as to what the EU candidate status. Mr. Rama confirmed this declaration, following a claim made by a former socialist MP, Kastriot Islami, who is […]

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“Strong Party” portrays the Kosovar reality with its sarcasm

By   /  30/05/2014  /  Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  Comments Off on “Strong Party” portrays the Kosovar reality with its sarcasm

Pristina, May 30, 2014 By Elton Tota/Independent Balkan News Agency Electoral campaign for the June 8 parliamentary elections in Kosovo is becoming more and more interesting. For the first time, the performance of political parties is not measured by the size of their promises, but by their refinement and electoral promises in Kosovo are changing […]

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Bulgarian regulator asks for lower electricity price from US-owned power plants

By   /  30/05/2014  /  BG Business, BG Energy, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Energy, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian regulator asks for lower electricity price from US-owned power plants

  By Clive Leviev – Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria’s State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC) has asked state-owned electricity utility NEK to begin talks with two coal-powered plants, owned by US private investors, to renegotiate the terms of long-term electricity purchase contracts. The regulator said late on May 29 that NEK should […]

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Gruevski demands 500 thousand Euros in compensation by Zaev

By   /  30/05/2014  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gruevski demands 500 thousand Euros in compensation by Zaev

Skopje, May 30, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Prime minister of the country and leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, demands 500 thousand Euros in compensation by the leader of opposition party LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic League), Zoran Zaev. This amount is demanded by Gruevski for what he considers “lies relating to the case […]

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Tirana demands progress in the implementation of Ohrid Agreement

By   /  30/05/2014  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tirana demands progress in the implementation of Ohrid Agreement

Skopje, May 30, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Tirana is interested to see progress in the full implementation of the Ohrid Agreement and improvement in the rights of Albanians in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This was the request addressed by the new ambassador of Albania, Petrit Bushati while submitting the diplomatic […]

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Former Finance Minister reports Prime Minister for abuse of Intelligence?

By   /  30/05/2014  /  Croatia, Headlines, HR Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Former Finance Minister reports Prime Minister for abuse of Intelligence?

  By Marija Avramovic – Zagreb Ex-minister Slavko Linic will report, no later than Monday, the Prime Minister of Croatia Zoran Milanovic to the Parliamentary Committee for Internal Affairs and National Security requesting for an investigation into possible misuse of the intelligence services, says Novi list. He announced this at yesterday’s press conference in Rijeka, […]

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Privatisations commissioner begins work…

By   /  30/05/2014  /  CY Finance, CY Politics, Cyprus, Finance, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Privatisations commissioner begins work…

  By Kyriacos Kyriacou-Nicosia The government yesterday formally informed parliament of its selection of a commissioner for privatisations. The choice for the job is Constantinos Herodotou, a graduate of the London Business School. The privatisations commissioner will serve a four-year term. Herodotou had been confirmed by the cabinet as commissioner in late April following a […]

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Romanian economy in slow recovery, IMF says

By   /  30/05/2014  /  Finance, Headlines, RO Finance, Romania  /  Comments Off on Romanian economy in slow recovery, IMF says

  By Daniel Stroe – Bucharest Romania’s economy will this year reach its pre-crisis growth level but its recovery is slower than other countries’ economies more affected by the recession due to poor absorption of EU funds, old infrastructure and debts of state companies, IMF revealed yesterday, recommending a closer integration in the EU’s commercial […]

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First quarter brings mixed bag of results for Greek banks

By   /  30/05/2014  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, Greece, Headlines  /  Comments Off on First quarter brings mixed bag of results for Greek banks

  By Lefteris Yallouros – Athens Greece’s fourth-largest lender Alpha Bank was the latest of the country’s four systemic banks to report first quarter 2014 results Thursday. Alpha Bank posted a loss of 94.1 million euros for the first quarter. Provisions for non-performing loans fell 22 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to 395 million […]

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