Greece

thumbnailBalkan police co-operation reduces organised car theft
2014-10-27Efforts by the authorities as well as the end of duty tariffs on car imports have had an impact.
thumbnailLighter sentences sought in Greece corruption cases
2014-10-21The efforts coincide with government calls for lesser sentences but bigger fines.
thumbnailGreece and Serbia improve military co-operation
2014-10-16Greece is an important partner to Serbia in developing its capacities for multi-national operations, EU integration and military education.
thumbnailEU, region to work together towards accession
2014-09-08The recent EU conference in Berlin showed that the Union will work to get the Balkans as part of Europe, officials said.
thumbnailGreece defends handling of illegal immigrants
2014-09-08Human rights groups and the opposition criticise light court sentences and a dropped investigation into violence against immigrants.
thumbnailMacedonia, Greek youth NGOs co-operate against prejudices
2014-09-01Initial meetings of youth organisations result in agreements for joint projects.
thumbnailVideo of Greek army creates controversy in region
2014-08-28Greece's ambassador to Macedonia said actions on the video are not consistent with the views of the Greek government or its citizens.
thumbnailGreece prepares trial against Golden Dawn
2014-08-25The trial could be one of the most important in Greece's recent history, analysts say.
thumbnailLaw to slow terrorists in Romania stirs privacy debate
2014-08-22Officials said 13 million pre-paid cards are used in Romania and, apart from terrorism, they can be misused in a wide range of illegal activities.
thumbnailPolice in Greece on alert after terrorist's capture
2014-08-08Nikos Maziotis is the mastermind of Revolutionary Struggle, a group active between 2003 and 2009 and known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the US Embassy and bombing the Athens Stock Exchange.
thumbnailEuropean Parliament encourages Balkans' EU integration
2014-08-07Balkan experts predict that the EU accession process will continue unabated.
thumbnailSerbia considers law to speed up privatisation
2014-07-30The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailGreece offers leniency to corruption convicts
2014-07-08Greek authorities ponder a pay-to-stay-out-of-jail option for individuals convicted of corruption.
thumbnailFlooding in Bulgaria damages tourism, agricultural industries
2014-06-25Authorities say the flooding has damaged important infrastructure that will need to be repaired. In other business news: A research group warns of corruption in the business sector.
thumbnailCultural projects across the Aegean bring Greece, Turkey closer together
2014-06-24Joint programmes boost communal relations and reconciliation among Greek and Turkish communities.
thumbnailGreek cabinet shakeup shakes up bloggers, too
2014-06-20Some bloggers are critical of the government reshuffling and early closing of parliament for the summer period.
thumbnailTurkey and Croatia look to improve business ties
2014-06-17Business leaders seek opportunities for new investment and deeper co-operation.
thumbnailGreece resurrects anti-racism bill
2014-06-10The government seeks stricter penalties for hate crimes.
thumbnailGreece optimistic about World Cup chances
2014-06-06Pundits and predictions say the team could advance past the group stage for the first time.
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