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Turkish Medium-Term Economic Scenarios: The Costs of Policy Stasis

The majority of the analysis on Turkey’s general elections, to be held on June 7, has focused on the domestic political ramifications of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bid to forge a presidential system that would enable him to consolidate power. But the outcome of this election will also be hugely consequential for the Turkish economy.

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Греции обещают кредиты банка БРИКС

Министр производственной реформы, окружающей среды и энергетики Греции Панайотис Лафазанис на встрече с замминистра финансов России Сергеем Сторчаком подтвердил интерес Греции принять участие в качестве члена (не учредителя) в новом банке развития БРИКС.

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EU Stumps up Cash For Romanian Countryside

 

 

 

The EU has set aside over 8 billion euro for the development of agriculture and life in villages in Romania up to 2020.

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Greece will not make June IMF repayment: interior minister

 

 

 

Greece will not make a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due next month as it does not have the money, the country's interior minister said.

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Romania, Bulgaria Back New Gas Pipeline

 

 

 

Four ex-communist countries have signed a declaration of support for the construction of a gas pipeline across all four states that will ease dependence on energy coming from Russia.

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Россия, Германия и Китай вступили в гонку за греческие активы

 

 

 

Одним из пунктов программы по выходу Греции из кризиса является приватизация государственных активов, т.е. их распродажа.

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Власти Греции: переговоры с Россией по "Турецкому потоку" завершаются

 

 

 

Благодаря газопроводу Греция "станет плюралистическим энергетическим узлом, получит разного рода выгоду от низких цен на газ и бюджетную выгоду, заявил министр производственной реформы, окружающей среды и энергетики этой европейской страны Панайотис Лафазанис.

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Romania Doubles Child Benefit to Boost Population

 

 

 

Romania's parliament has approved a 100-per-cent rise in the monthly child allowance in the hope of encouraging families to have more children.

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Turkey to double coal capacity in four years

 

 

 

Turkey is planning to double its coal power capacity in four years, the third largest investment in the polluting fossil fuel in the world, health campaigners have warned.

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Bulgarian power producers cut output due to low demand

 

 

 

Bulgaria's power grid operator has ordered some electricity producers to cut output in an attempt to balance production and consumption, the state-owned company said today (15 May, 2015).

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Greek bonds tumble as deal remains elusive

 

 

 

Greek bonds plunged, pushing 10-year yields to the highest this month, as speculation grew that the nation’s financial system may be just weeks from running out of cash.

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Qatar is interested in investment in Bulgarian transport infrastructure, energy and agriculture

 

 

 

Sheikh Faisal bin Saud Al Thani, Head of Business Development - Qatar Holding at Qatar Investment Authority declared interest in investment in transport infrastructure, energy and agriculture. Representatives of the Holding met with Bulgarian Prime minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian ministers who pay an official visit (18.05.2015) to Doha, the governmental information service announced.

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Greece offers concession with sale of Piraeus port

 

 

 

Greece on Thursday (14 May, 2015) offered a concession to its international lenders by pushing ahead with the sale of its biggest port, Piraeus.

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EU, Turkey to update customs union

 

 

 

The EU and Turkey agreed to update a 20-year-old customs union on Tuesday (12.05.2015), while Brussels promised to address Ankara's concerns about a huge European trade deal with the United States.

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Greece avoids default with IMF payment but warns of imminent crisis

 

 

 

Greece narrowly averted a default Tuesday (12.05.2015) that could have seen it crashing out of the euro, but warned it faced another cash crunch within two weeks without a bailout deal with its EU financiers.

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