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HAPPY NEW YEAR

By   /  31/12/2015  /  Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Greece, Headlines, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey  /  Comments Off on HAPPY NEW YEAR

Balkans, January 1, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

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BiH Council of Ministers adopts BiH NERP

By   /  31/12/2015  /  BA Business, BA Energy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Business, Energy, Headlines  /  Comments Off on BiH Council of Ministers adopts BiH NERP

Sarajevo, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The Council of Ministers of BIH adopted a National Emission reduction Plan for BiH (BIH NERP) and authorised the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations to provide the Plan to the Energy Community Secretariat by the end 2015. In this way, BiH has fulfilled […]

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Tsipras admits Greek social security system needs urgent reform

By   /  31/12/2015  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Tsipras admits Greek social security system needs urgent reform

Athens, December 31, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Zacharias Petrou The government will be ready for the evaluation by the institutions, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday during a brief talk with reporters. The prime minister noted that February will be a crucial month as “the issues of social security reforms, non-performing loans […]

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A wrap up of the main developments in Albania for 2015

By   /  31/12/2015  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on A wrap up of the main developments in Albania for 2015

Tirana, 31 December 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Edison Kurani The local government elections confirmed the domination of the left wing majority by further deepening the defeat of democrats in opposition. The right wing protests gathered a significant number of citizens. Decriminalization becomes the main topic of the year and its implementation is expected to […]

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Archbishop: We should not lack in vision and hope

By   /  31/12/2015  /  GR Social, Greece, Social  /  Comments Off on Archbishop: We should not lack in vision and hope

Athens, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris “We should not lack in vision and hope” was the urge, and “for each of us to have a vision, hope, spirit of optimism and it would be a great blessing if all visions converged in one direction, the vision of our country, the hope […]

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Op-Ed/Choosing Kosovo’s Path in 2016

By   /  31/12/2015  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on Op-Ed/Choosing Kosovo’s Path in 2016

By Greg Delawie, Ambassador of the United States to The Republic of Kosovo 2015 in Kosovo was a year of both success and challenges. Let me start with the good news. Years of tough negotiations bore fruit in October as Kosovo and the EU signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement, the first contractual arrangement for any state seeking to […]

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Attica Bank successfully completes share capital increase

By   /  31/12/2015  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, Greece  /  Comments Off on Attica Bank successfully completes share capital increase

Athens, December 31, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Zacharias Petrou Small Greek lender Attica Bank announced the successful completion of a share capital increase on Wednesday. The bank managed to cover not only its capital needs under the base scenario but also a significant part under the adverse scenario of the European Stability Mechanism […]

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Greek PM to examine the proposals for Social Insurance

By   /  31/12/2015  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greek PM to examine the proposals for Social Insurance

Athens, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The proposal for changes in Public Insurance filed at noon Wednesday to Alexis Tsipras the labour minister, Giorgos Katrougalos. The bill for Public Insurance, according to what has been agreed with the troika, must be voted within the first 20 days of January. Katrougalos briefed […]

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The woman-symbol in the fight against the ISIS visits the Greek President

By   /  31/12/2015  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on The woman-symbol in the fight against the ISIS visits the Greek President

Athens, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris A call to make her voice heard in Europe, so that the international community would learn of the atrocities committed by the jihadists of the Islamic State, addressed from the Presidential Palace in Athens the woman-symbol in the fight against ISIS, the Yazidi, Nadia Murad […]

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UK Minister for Europe “heartened” by Cyprus talks and “firm believer” in Turkey’s EU accession

By   /  31/12/2015  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UK Minister for Europe “heartened” by Cyprus talks and “firm believer” in Turkey’s EU accession

London, December 31, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Thanasis Gavos The UK Government sees good progress in the ongoing talks in Cyprus over the reunification of the island, according to the Minister for Europe David Lidington. The recently published minutes of the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee’s hearing show that Mr Lidington […]

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