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Serbia to Start Talks on New IMF Loan

 

 

 

Ahead of a fresh round of talks with the International Monetary Fund, Serbia's finance minister said the country needs to cut subsidies and the number of state employees.

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Kosovo Faces Budget Crisis Over Political Logjam

 

 

 

While Kosovo remains stuck in political deadlock, economists warn that the failure to form a government that can approve the budget risks pushing Kosovo into a fiscal limbo.

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Macedonia Registers Record Industrial Output

 

 

 

Macedonian industrial output rose continuously this year, reaching a record rate of growth in September, new data show.

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Romanian Rail Company Axes Third of Staff

 

 

 

Around a third of the employees at the Romanian railway freight company, CFR Marfa, will have been made redundant by December, following radical restructuring plans.

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Россия из-за долгов сократила подачу газа Сербии на 28%

 

 

 

Россия сократила подачу газа Сербии на 28% из-за долгов, которые по данным на 30 октября составляют 224 миллиона долларов, сообщил «РИА Новости» министр горнорудной промышленности и энергетики Сербии Александр Антич.

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Западнобалканский фонд сотрудничества будет создан в Тиране

 

 

 

Представитель дипведомства Словакии Петер Суско заявил, что Западнобалканский международный фонд трансграничного сотрудничества будет действовать на тех же принципах, что и Международный Вышеградский фонд в Братиславе.

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Clean bill of health for Greek banks from stress tests

 

 

 

Greek banks received what amounts to a virtually clean bill of health from the European Central Bank, as the results of the stress tests Frankfurt performed on the four systemic lenders of this country showed on Sunday (26.10.2014) that Alpha and Piraeus have completed the exercise successfully through their dynamic picture, and only Eurobank and National need to cover the negligible amount of 291 million euros in total.

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Атомная энергетика Турции под ударом

 

 

 

Премьер-министр Турции Ахмет Давутоглу по итогам встречи с министром энергетики и природных ресурсов Танером Йылдызом выступил с важным заявлением.

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Brussels to Monitor Balkan Economies Each Year

 

 

 

Balkan countries pledged to send their annual economic plans to the EU at a conference in Belgrade - which also marked the first time that the Serbian capital hosted Kosovo officials.

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Romania Makes More Use of EU Funding

 

 

 

Romania is now using about half of the money it is entitled to access from Brussels - well up on previous years, but still behind other Eastern European states.

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Dodik Party Stakes Claim to Run Republika Srpska

 

 

 

Milorad Dodik says his governing Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, intends to form the next government in Bosnia's predominantly Serbian entity.

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Macedonia ups Tempo on Rail Link to Bulgaria

 

 

 

With work on the first section now in progress, Macedonia has issued a project call for the third and final stretch of its long-awaited rail spur to Bulgaria.

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Serbia MPs to Debate Revised Austerity Budget

 

 

 

Serbia's Finance Minister on Wednesday announced that parliament will shortly debate a draft revised budget and accompanying bills on cutting spending.

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Rise on Jobless Rate Worries Montenegro

 

 

 

The number of unemployed in Monenegro has risen for the sixth month in a row - although the jobles rate remains low by regional standards.

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Romania, Bulgaria Mull Two New Danube Bridges

 

 

 

The two neighbouring countries plan to start work on feasibility studies for two new bridges over the Danube.

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