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Country Report Bulgaria 2015

Country Report Bulgaria 2015

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Country Report Romania 2015

Country Report Romania 2015

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Deposits in Greek banks fall by 12 bln euros in January (2015), ECB data shows

 

 

 

The level of deposits in Greek banks fell by 12.2 billion euros ($13.8 billion) to 155.4 billion euros in January, data from the European Central Bank showed.

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Croatia Plans to Raise Billion Euro From Bonds

 

 

 

The Croatian government is to raise around one billion euro from a fresh issue of state bonds, having unveiled the plan back in December.

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New South Stream will be Russia’s ‘route of friendship’

 

 

 

Thwarted in one attempt to build a gas pipeline to southeast Europe, the Kremlin is working with a small circle of allies to lay the groundwork for an alternative that would help it maintain leverage in its rivalry with the West, write Krisztina Than and Michael Kahn.

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DEBAT D’ORIENTATION SUR L’UNION DE L;ENERGIE

Note de cadrage  de M. SEF OVI

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Еврокомисията одобри Енергийния съюз

Еврокомисията утвърди стратегията за създаването на Енергиен съюз, съобщи еврокомисарят Марош Шефчович.

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Full letter of Greek government including list of reforms

This is the letter sent yesterday (23.02.2015)  by the Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis to Eurogroup president, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, including the list of reforms the Greek government proposes to it's partners, following theagreement of 20 February.

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Greek reform list on time, on track

 

 

 

The list of reforms drawn by the Greek government as agreed at the Eurogroup meeting, last Friday (20.02.2015), has arrived on time in Brussels and, according to European Commission sources, it “sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point for a successful conclusion of the review.”

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MF Releases 53 million Euro Loan to Albania

 

 

 

The Ministry of Finance says that the IMF has approved the release of the loan after several months of difficult negotiations and increases in tax and electricity prices.

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Bosnia Eyes WTO Membership in 2015

 

 

 

Bosnia expects to sign an agreement with the World Trade Organization by the end of this year, which it hopes will result in more foreign investment as well as more trade.

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ECB extends, increases emergency funding to Greek banks: source

 

 

 

The European Central Bank decided on Wednesday (18.02.2015) to extend by two weeks and increase the amount of emergency liquidity available to Greek banks, a bank source said.

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Greece can survive till summer without EU deal: analysts

 

 

 

Cash-strapped Greece can survive financially until the middle of the year after its EU bailout technically ends on February 28, 2015 ,  analysts believe, despite the abrupt failure of talks with its eurozone partners on Monday (16.02.2015).

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Romania to Cut Taxes to Boost Growth

 

 

 

Centre-left government announces range of tax cuts, some starting next year, in order to boost disposable income and get people spending more.

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Croats Bag Deals at Moscow Trade Forum

 

 

 

The business forum on Tuesday in Moscow brought significant results for Croatian companies, which plan to expand their ties to Russia in spite of Western sanctions

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