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New EU emergency support to refugees in Greece

The European Union has stepped up funding for refugees migrants and asylum seekers in Greece, with EUR 115 million in new funding for humanitarian organisations operating in the country.

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Греция ведёт «газовую войну» против Азербайджана

 

 

 

Приватизация греческого газового оператора DESFA стала яблоком раздора между Афинами и азербайджанской нефтяной компанией SOCAR. Причина спора связана с пересмотром в одностороннем порядке властями Греции условий тендерной продажи DESFA. Посол Азербайджана в Греции Рахман Мустафаев говорит, что желание греческого правительства извлечь ещё большую выгоду может испортить двусторонние отношения.

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French President and Romanian PM inaugurate EUR 52 mln Airbus Helicopters plant in Romania

French company Airbus Helicopters, part of Airbus Group, inaugurated a new factory in Romania, near Brasov, after a EUR 52 million investment.

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Croatia, Bosnia to Discuss Key Bridge Project

Croatian and Bosnian officials will meet to discuss the construction of a long-delayed new bridge linking the two countries which is important for the development of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

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Russia to sign Turkish Stream deal in October 2016

Russia plans to sign an agreement with Turkey next month on the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas export pipeline project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Sept. 10, 2016.

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Media: Romania’s Government plans to change the Fiscal Code via emergency ordinance

Romania’s Finance Ministry has started  (06.09.2016) the approval process for an emergency ordinance draft that brings important changes to the Fiscal Code, according to local financial publications Ziarul Financiar and Profit.ro.

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Gazprom receives first permits for Turkish Stream

Gazprom has received through diplomatic channels the first permits for the Turkish Stream project from the Turkish authorities after the decision to resume the project this year, it said in a written statement on Sept. 7, 2016.

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Tourism in Bulgaria Set for Record Summer

 

 

 

After 4.5 million tourists visited Bulgaria between January and July, which is 16.9 per cent more than in the same period in 2015, minister predicts best tourism year ever.

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Russians Dominate Foreign Ownership of Montenegrin Companies

Despite Montenegro’s cooling relations with Moscow, every third foreign-run company in the tiny Adriatic country is owned by Russians, the state statistical agency said.

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Bulgarian banks pass asset quality review, central bank governor says

All Bulgarian lenders met minimum regulatory requirements on capital adequacy ratios in the first sector-wide asset quality review concluded earlier this month, Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) governor Dimitar Radev has said.

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Athens is turning to Sofia in an attempt to re-establish its position in the region, top policy expert tells New Europe

Greece and Bulgaria agreed to boost energy security in the Balkans in the framework of the European Union, during Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Sofia on August 1, 2016.

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Bulgaria May Restore Russian Gas Pipeline, Nuclear Power Plant

Bulgaria and Russia agreed to resurrect the canceled South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea and the Belene nuclear power plant as the Balkan country seeks to reduce payments over unfulfilled contracts awarded to Russia by international courts.

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Global Investors Hold Breath as Turkey Sucks Air from Risk Rally

An encouraging week for global investors ended in anxiety as an attempted coup in Turkey thrust geopolitical tensions back to the fore, blindsiding bulls preparing to celebrate rallies from Tokyo to New York.

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Следующим испытанием Эрдогана станет экономический кризис

Попытка военного переворота может обернуться для Турции затяжным экономическим кризисом, оттоком иностранных инвестиций и проблемами в финансовом секторе. Однако многое будет зависеть от президента Эрдогана и турецких властей, у которых еще остался шанс избежать худшего.

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Проект нефтепровода Бургас-Александруполис может быть реализован при трудностях с Босфором

Болгарские партнеры уведомили "Транснефть" что, они против ликвидации управляющей компании, которая создавалась для реализации проекта.

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