Greece

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.
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.
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.
thumbnailEuropean court's ruling impacts Cyprus-Turkey relations
2014-06-06Experts say the fine imposed upon Turkey could undermine reconciliation efforts on the island.
thumbnailWorld Cup appearance unites BiH football fans
2014-06-04After two challenging post-war decades, the Dragons' appearance in Brazil breaks down barriers between ethnic groups.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
thumbnailCountries expecting fewer tourists from Russia
2014-05-21Bulgaria and Montenegro are expecting a drop in Russian tourists this summer. Also in business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest 500 million euros in Cyprus.
thumbnailCyprus relaxes banking restrictions
2014-05-07Cypriots can now cash cheques and have higher limits on transactions. Also in business news: Switzerland will grant 500 Croatian workers access to the country's labour market.
thumbnailInternational foundation assists the Balkans against organised crime
2014-05-05Macedonia will co-operate with an international non-governmental organisation to prevent and fight organised crime.
thumbnailGreece reinstates passenger train service to Balkan capitals
2014-04-30Train service to Sofia, Belgrade and Skopje will resume on May 10th. Also in business news: Turkey's Veibo Group will invest in a production facility in Macedonia's northeast, creating 5,000 jobs.
thumbnailReforms push Greece to economic recovery
2014-04-28The costs are high, but the government has stuck to implementing the required steps.
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