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Slovenia’s economy expands by 2.7% y/y in 2nd quarter

By   /  31/08/2016  /  Finance, SI Finance, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Slovenia’s economy expands by 2.7% y/y in 2nd quarter

Ljubljana, August 31, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Slovenia’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.7% in the second quarter of the year, while working days and seasonally adjusted growth was 1.9%, show the first estimates from the Statistics Office. Adjusted to season and working days, the country’s GDP was up in the second quarter […]

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BiH Security Ministry and Europol reach agreement for better security

By   /  31/08/2016  /  BA Social, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on BiH Security Ministry and Europol reach agreement for better security

Sarajevo, August 31, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH Minister of Security, Dragan Mektić, and Europol’s Director, Rob Wainwright, signed on Wednesday in Sarajevo an agreement to expand cooperation between these institutions in combating cross-border criminal activities. The cooperation will be implemented through exchange of information, including personal data of suspected criminals, and […]

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Nikos Kotzias to travel to Potsdam and Bratislava

By   /  31/08/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nikos Kotzias to travel to Potsdam and Bratislava

Athens, August 31, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to Potsdam to participate Thursday, September 1, to the special ministerial meeting of OSCE. The summit was convened by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as chairman of the presiding country Germany. The issues to be discussed at the […]

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Consensus ruined, vetting approved without the votes of opposition in parliament

By   /  31/08/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Consensus ruined, vetting approved without the votes of opposition in parliament

Tirana, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Political consensus in Albania has been ruined after the vetting bill on judges and prosecutors was approved with the votes of the majority MPs alone, although the opposition had many arguments against. The bill in question aims at making an interim reassessment of judges and prosecutors in Albania. […]

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EU calls for a change of the political class in Kosovo

By   /  31/08/2016  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on EU calls for a change of the political class in Kosovo

Pristina, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota A bold declaration has been made by the EU Special Representative to Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar, who has called for a change of the political class in Kosovo. Zbogar, who is ending his term in office, has demanded for “politicians involved in corruption affairs to leave”. The […]

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister: PM Borissov cannot be criticised for dialogue with Turkey

By   /  31/08/2016  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian Foreign Minister: PM Borissov cannot be criticised for dialogue with Turkey

Sofia, August 31, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria has done nothing but defend the common EU migration policy in its talks with Turkey, and Prime Minister Boiko Borissov cannot be criticised for conducting active bilateral dialogue with that country, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on August 31. […]

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IBNA Interview/Daniel Serwer: Demarcation can cause instability in Kosovo

By   /  31/08/2016  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on IBNA Interview/Daniel Serwer: Demarcation can cause instability in Kosovo

IBNA: What priority would you like Kosovo to have in the new EU strategy being developed, in terms of foreign policy and security? Serwer: I’d like Kosovo to be making such vigorous and rapid progress in implementing the acquis commautaire that it becomes an inevitable candidate for accession and therefore a real priority for the EU. It […]

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FYROM’s foreign debt increases by 1,8% to 6,7 billion euros

By   /  31/08/2016  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Finance, MK Finance  /  Comments Off on FYROM’s foreign debt increases by 1,8% to 6,7 billion euros

Skopje, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti In the first four months of the current year, gross foreign debt in FYROM was 6,7 billion euros or 70,9% of GDP. This has been made public by the Central Bank in Skopje. Compared to the first four months of 2015, foreign debt has increased […]

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FYROM’s national team prepares for the match against Albania for Russia World Cup 2018

By   /  31/08/2016  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Sports, Sports  /  Comments Off on FYROM’s national team prepares for the match against Albania for Russia World Cup 2018

Skopje, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti FYROM’s national football team continues its preparations for the first match against Albania, a match valid for the Russia World Cup 2018 qualifiers. This match will be played on 5 September in Shkoder (Albania). The Macedonian players say that they want to make a good […]

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Dragasakis: For the first time there are the conditions for an effective recovery

By   /  31/08/2016  /  Business, GR Business, Greece, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Dragasakis: For the first time there are the conditions for an effective recovery

Athens, August 31, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris After a long period of deep recession and uncertainty, the economy is in a stabilization phase and for the first time there are the conditions for an effective recovery, said Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis at yesterday’s meeting with the president of the Hellenic Confederation […]

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