Cyprus

thumbnailNew sewage plant contributes to peace in Cyprus
2014-04-22Development of a new sewage treatment plant in Nicosia brought the Turkish and Greek communities together with a new hope of peace and tolerance.
thumbnailKremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe
2014-04-16Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
thumbnailEU supporting water treatment effort in Cyprus
2014-04-09A new water treatment plant will serve both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In other business news: The European Commission may simplify the rules for Schengen visas in an effort to boost tourism, and air travel in the region is about to become easier.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
thumbnailMontenegro tops tourism growth list
2014-03-26Tourism revenue in Montenegro is expected to grow more than 17 percent from last year. Also in business news: Turkey will begin to renegotiate its Customs Union Agreement with the EU by June.
thumbnailReligious leaders stand united for peace in Cyprus
2014-03-25With the resumption of Cyprus negotiations, clerics from both sides of the island gave fresh momentum to the process with a new joint declaration to pursue reconciliation.
thumbnailBusiness leaders back Cyprus negotiation process
2014-03-21Turkish and Greek chamber of commerce officials discuss the co-operation and opportunities that could come with an end to the division of Cyprus.
thumbnailFive Serbian cities make list of Europe's top 10
2014-03-19The cities were chosen based on categories including human resources and life and business environment. Also in business news: Cyprus appoints Georghadji as new central bank governor.
thumbnailEU nudges western Balkans toward economic reform
2014-02-26Improving the financial climate will attract investment, the Union said. In other business news: Bulgaria and Macedonia seek more funding for Corridor 8.
thumbnailRomania's GDP growth leads the EU
2014-02-19Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.
thumbnailRegional developments push Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders toward peace
2014-02-11The on-and-off Cyprus reunification talks may be revived soon, according to statements from Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials.
thumbnailThe region's Olympic delegations, at a glance
2014-01-31A country-by-country review of athletes to watch from southeast Europe at the Sochi Olympic Games.
thumbnailBulgaria, Turkey to link gas networks
2014-01-29Details of the 191-kilometre pipeline will be discussed in March. Also in business news: Albania is introducing new measures to reduce the time it takes to register a new business.
thumbnailRegion expected to see economic growth
2014-01-22Many regional countries are poised to see GDP growth this year, compared to 2013. In other business news: Syrians were the biggest foreign investors in Turkish start-ups in 2013, and Bulgaria and Albania are seeking a new business partnership.
thumbnailEconomic freedom on the rise in many Balkan countries
2014-01-17Bulgaria registered the highest improvement in freedom from corruption, though reforms are still necessary to increase transparency and establish a real competitive market environment.
thumbnailResorts struggling with a lack of snow
2014-01-15Tourism in the mountains is down by 70 percent, according to a study. In other business news: groups call for a solution to the Cypriot issue.
thumbnailEU integration, corruption, refugees remain key challenges for the region in 2014
2013-12-30Southeast Europe needs to strengthen anti-corruption efforts to reach progress in EU integration process, officials and analysts say.
thumbnailCyprus leads Forbes list of Balkan business environments
2013-12-24The island ranks in the world’s top 30 business environments, according to a recent review. In other business news: The IMF gives initial approval for a loan to Albania.
thumbnailAlbania changing tax rates to increase revenues
2013-12-18Personal tax levels will increase from 10 percent to as much as 23 percent, the government announced. In other business news: The European Commission approves a financial aid package for Greek highways.
thumbnailEU financial aid to support Cyprus reunification
2013-12-12New financial assistance for Cyprus will help Turkish Cypriots to get "closer to the EU" and boost the reunification process, EU officials say.

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