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Greek Deputy Minister of Finances claims primary deficit within budget targets

The Deputy Minister of Finances Christos Staikouras announced that the primary balance during the first four months of 2013 is within targets.

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IMF Nods Through €39 Million For Bosnia

The International Monetary Fund approved a tranche of 39 million euro for Bosnia under a two-year stand-by arrangement which aims to bolster fiscal stability in the country.

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Romania Invests Hopes in Black Sea Gas

Romania hopes to become energy independent in less than ten years, following exploitation of its Black Sea resources.

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Romania drops target date for euro adoption: report

Romania has dropped setting a target date for adopting the euro, a report said, although officials insisted that joining the single currency remains a fundamental objective for the country.

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Greece only EU member with negative inflation

According to latest Eurostat data, consumer price index in Greece is - 0.2%

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Turkey's unemployment rate increases to 10.6 percent in January

Marking a 0.4 percent increase over January 2012, Turkey's unemployment rate reached 10.6 percent in January 2013, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) announced on Monday (15.04.2013).

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Samaras: “No time for complacency, we must move faster”

Government comes to agreement with troika in order to collect 2.8 billion euro loan installment.

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Romania Plans New Sale of State Assets

After series of failed privatisation attempts, the Romanian government is hoping for greater success with sales of new companies.

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Bulgaria to Review South Stream Project

Bulgaria's caretaker-Prime Minister, Martin Raykov, called for an in-depth analysis of the Russian-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline project.

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Dacia Threatens to Move Production From Romania

Managers of car-maker Dacia say they may transfer some production to Morocco if a dispute over pay is not resolved soon.

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Croatia to Axe 10,000 Public Sector Workers

Minister warns that more jobs will have to go in railways, the national airline and the post office, among others.

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Coca Cola to Transfer Europe HQ to Bulgaria

Asen Vasilev, Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, hailed Coca Cola's decision to move its European headquarters to Bulgaria.

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Bulgarians to Buy Bosnian Serb Tobacco Factory

The Republika Srpska authorities have given a green light for the sale of the indebted Banja Luka tobacco factory to Bugartabak of Bulgaria.

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Romania to Slap 'Solidarity Tax' on Civil Servants

Victor Ponta's centre-left government plans new tax of 10 per cent on public servants earning more than 1,000 euro a month.

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Сърбия скоро ще получи първия транш от руския заем

Министърът на финансите на Русия Антон Силуанов е цитиран от РИА "Новости" да казва, че в най-скоро време на Сърбия ще бъде предоставен първия транш на стойност 300 млн. щ.д. от договорения в края на 2012 г. заем от Русия за покриване на бюджетния дефицит на Сърбия.

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