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Turkey says to weigh Russian natural gas link plan

 

 

 

Turkey's energy minister says his country will weigh a Russian proposal to set up a new natural gas link to Turkey and the possible creation of gas hub on its border with Greece.

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Russia says South Stream project is over

 

 

 

Russia scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe, without crossing Ukraine, on Monday (December 1), citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts.

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Путин: Россия не может продолжать реализацию проекта "Южный поток"

 

 

 

АНКАРА, 1 декабря.2014 /ТАСС/. Россия не может продолжать реализацию проекта "Южный поток", сообщил на пресс-конференции в Анкаре президент России Владимир Путин.

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Российско-турецкое экономическое сотрудничество

 

 

 

В 2013 г. объем двустороннего товарооборота составил около 33 млрд долларов (на 3,8% меньше, чем в 2012 г.). Экспорт из России снизился на 5,9%, а импорт в Россию увеличился на 4,3% За первые 9 месяцев текущего года он вырос на 0,5% по сравнению с показателем аналогичного периода 2013 г., составив 23,7 млрд долларов.

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Germany's Schäuble says ministers to discuss Greek credit line

 

 

 

Eurozone finance ministers will discuss in early December conditions for providing Greece with credit when its current aid programme expires, German Finance Minster Wolfgang Schäuble said on Sunday (30.11.2014).

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Montenegro to Cut Public Sector Wages in 2015

 

 

 

Government and unions are on collision course in Montenegro after the budget bill for 2015 was published, reducing the total size of public sector wage bill.

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Consumption in Bulgaria surprisingly boosts the national economy

 

 

 

Bulgarian economy reports very good results.

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Россия сокращает поставки газа в Сербию

 

 

 

Поставки российского газа в Сербию сократились почти на треть на фоне спора «Газпром нефти» с сербскими властями. Белград заявляет, что это произошло, как и в случае с Украиной, из-за долгов за газ.

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IMF Reminds Romania To Control Spending

 

 

 

 

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has urged Romania not to endanger the progress it has made in recent years, by keeping a tight check on spending.

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Ponta says Romania has no shale gas, Chevron begs to differ

 

 

 

Romania has fought hard to discover shale gas that apparently does not exist, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said late yesterday (9 November, 2014). But US energy giant Chevron was quick to respond that it had yet to finalise an assessment of the country’s shale gas potential.

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Montenegro to Hike Budget Spending in 2015

 

 

 

Montenegro has set a 2015 state budget at around 2 billion euros, a quarter higher than 2014, to cover loans for highway construction and repayments of previous loans.

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Greece: Troika dismisses tax arrears law

 

 

 

Just a day after securing the Eurogroup’s approval for a precautionary credit line to exit the Greek bailout at the end of the year, the government has encountered a new problem with the troika, which has taken exception to a new law increasing the number of installments in which taxpayers can pay off their debts to the state.

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Brussels Warns Romania About Rising Deficit

 

 

 

New European Commission report has warned Romania that is risking a higher than expected budget deficit next year if it does not change course in the meantime.

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Albania Plans to Hike Taxes to Curb Deficit

 

 

 

Albanians will have to pay more in taxes on tobacco and petrol next year, as well as higher income tax, the draft 2015 budget indicates.

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Croatia to explore for oil, gas in Adriatic

 

 

 

Croatia has received six bids in an international tender for oil and gas exploration areas in the Adriatic, and will choose the best ones by the end of the year, Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak said yesterday (3 November, 2014).

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