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Athens stock market huge annual gains point to 2014 economic recovery

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Finance, GR Finance, Greece, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Athens stock market huge annual gains point to 2014 economic recovery

  By Lefteris Yallouros – Athens Economists will tell you that a recovery of the economy is always preceded by a rise in the stock market. Greece has much to celebrate if this is the case, as 2013 marked a great year for the Athens stock market after losing 91% of its value between its […]

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Sale of the shares of Kosovo’s Post Telecom fails once again

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Business, Headlines, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Sale of the shares of Kosovo’s Post Telecom fails once again

Pristina, December 31, 2013 / Balkan Independent News Agency Kosovo’s Post Telecom (PTK) will continue to remain in the hands of the state because the shares of the largest company in the country has failed. The news is confirmed for balkaneu.com by official sources of the Ministry of Economic Development of Kosovo. They said that government committee on the […]

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Area of Arable Land in B&H Continues to Reduce

By   /  31/12/2013  /  BA Business, BA Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Business, Politics  /  Comments Off on Area of Arable Land in B&H Continues to Reduce

  By Maja Tuljković – Sarajevo In relation to the total area of agricultural land in B&H, the area of arable land is decreasing, while the surface of unused and uncultivated land increased between 45 and 49 percent compared to the total area of arable land. In B&H, only one percent of arable land is […]

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Why have media turned into an object of attacks in Montenegro?

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Headlines, ME Social, Montenegro, Social  /  Comments Off on Why have media turned into an object of attacks in Montenegro?

Podgorica, December 31, 2013 / Balkan Independent News Agency While the editor in chief of “Vijesti” was closing the first page of the newspaper to send it for printing, a powerful explosion trembled the sorroundings around his office. It was a bomb that an unidentified person had activated half an hour before Saturday midnight under the window of the […]

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End of year finds Slovenia’s government deficit to 15% of GDP

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Finance, SI Finance, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on End of year finds Slovenia’s government deficit to 15% of GDP

  Review Hari Stefanatos The government deficit in Slovenia was in the region of 5.5% of GDP at the end of the third quarter of 2013, which represented one point increase compared to the previous year. However, the recent bank bailout is expected to cause it to surge by about another 10%, according to figures […]

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Over 300 doctors in bribery and corruption scandal in Slovenia

By   /  31/12/2013  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Over 300 doctors in bribery and corruption scandal in Slovenia

  Review Hari Stefanatos Over 300 doctors were charged with bribery and corruption in Croatia. The local media report that the pharmaceutical company Farmal, which is based in the Northern town of Ludbreg near the croatian capital Zagreb was in the center of the scandal. The company allegedly bribed family doctors and pharmacists in order […]

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2013 review in Romania: tough talk in politics precedes year of electoral all-out war

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, Romania  /  Comments Off on 2013 review in Romania: tough talk in politics precedes year of electoral all-out war

  By Daniel Stroe – Bucharest The closing year stood out as a period of increased political confrontations between the two rival camps of President Traian Basescu and PM Victor Ponta, setting the tone for what many expect a genuine political war in 2014 when Romania, other than holding Euro-elections, votes for a new president […]

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Cyprus problem: A view from London

By   /  31/12/2013  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cyprus problem: A view from London

  By Thanasis Gavos – London The new year will be the 40th since the Turkish invasion in Cyprus that led to the continuing occupation of the northern part of the island. This is a landmark that hasn’t gone unnoticed in London, especially as the UK government pays close attention to the developments over the […]

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Davutoglu sends a message of peace to Gulen.

By   /  31/12/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Davutoglu sends a message of peace to Gulen.

  By Manolis Kostidis An attempt to defuse the tension in Turkey – Erdogan gives away money – No tax for families with three or more children Ahmet Davutoglu is trying to create a “bridge” of friendship with the movement “Hizmet”, of the powerful imam Fetullah Gulen, who the government claims to be behind the […]

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