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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.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailCivil society seeks transparency in Romania's parliament immunity vote
2014-06-27Romanian NGOs are asking parliament to strip immunity of lawmakers under investigation for corruption.
thumbnailCommunication may improve voter interest in EU elections, analysts say
2014-06-09Analysts debate what the Union can do to engage Balkan voters.
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.
thumbnailNew judiciary guide sparks censorship accusations in Romania
2014-05-23Journalists and civil society claim new regulations block media access to high-level corruption files.
thumbnailInternational community rallies to support flooded Serbia
2014-05-22International organisations, EU member countries and EULEX are assisting Serbia after the worst flooding to hit the region in 120 years.
thumbnailNeighbours help flooded Serbia and BiH
2014-05-21Regional countries organise humanitarian drives and provide much-needed personnel and equipment, while citizens donate food and other necessities.
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.
thumbnailRomania prepares to join eurozone
2014-05-14The country will switch currencies by January 2019, officials said. Also in business news: A World Bank loan to Croatia will help improve the health care sector.
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.
thumbnailGreece sees increase in tourism
2014-04-23A wave of tourists visited Greece for the Easter holiday. Also in business news: The European Central Bank launched a Eurosystem co-operation programme with Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
thumbnailEU project modernises Albania's civil aviation
2014-04-17Romania and France assist Albania to upgrade its civil aviation based on EU standards.
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.
thumbnailAllies plan military training in Ukraine
2014-04-04While NATO suspends ties with Russia, dissuading it from further aggressive behaviour in Ukraine, Kiev is planning to host joint military drills with European and Alliance countries.
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.
thumbnailEU to take measures against dependency on Russian gas
2014-03-28The European Commission will present an energy plan in June.
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