(ANSA) - BELGRADE, DECEMBER 10 - The gross domestic product (GDP) in Romania expressed in real terms increased by 4.3% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, the portal Romania Insider reported today. The annual growth rate accelerated from the 4.2% year-on-year registered…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, DECEMBER 10 - The Budapest Airport, the operator of the Hungarian Liszt Ferenc International, aims at convincing Chinese partners to choose the Hungarian hub as a new Central and Eastern European logistic base, the specialized portal Budapest Business Journal reported today, quoting…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, DECEMBER 10 -The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will provide a 30-million-euro loan to Croatian car company Rimac Automobili, one of the leaders in the production of electric cars. The loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and…
(ANSA) - UDINE, DEC 9 - Thousands of yellow lights cover the bell tower of the Cathedral turning it into a 'big candle', whereas the white lights of the ice rink set up in the town hall square create the illusion of a heavy snowfall. Among the stalls of the Christmas markets, you can smell the aromas…
(AP-ANSA) - TIRANA - Public university students are continuing to protest in the Albanian capital, turning down offers to negotiate with the government unless their demands are met. Students on Saturday defied the rain and increased their demands, also turning down support from the political opposition.…
(AP-ANSA) - BUDAPEST - Hungarian trade unions are protesting a government plan to raise workers' allowable overtime from 250 to 400 hours a year and the relaxing of other labor rules to offset Hungary's growing labor shortage. The government says labor flexibility is needed to satisfy investors' needs,…
(AP-ANSA) - HAMBURG, DECEMBER 7 - Angela Merkel's center-right party elected an ally of the longtime German chancellor as its new leader on Friday, opting for continuity and experience as it handed her the challenge of opening a new chapter and improving the party's electoral fortunes. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer,…
(ANSA) - WARSAW, DECEMBER 7- Poland's air is the most polluted in the EU, according to Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, president of thePolishSupreme Audit Office, , who spoke today in Katowice, at the UN COP24 climate conference. Krakow has been listed as one of the most polluted cities in the country. ''From…
(ANSA) - MOSCOW, DEC 7- Kosovo's plan to create its own regular army is ''a provocation'', Russian Foreign Minister Serghiei Lavrov said in an interview with Greece's Efimerida ton Syntakton daily cited by Tass. ''Pristina - said the head of Russian diplomacy - is not only openly sabotaging the implementation…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 06 DIC - Romanian companies will be able to hire with a permanent labour contract up to 13.500 foreign workers from outside the EU in 2019, according to a government draft order, the portal Romania Insider reported today. The new quota represents an increase compared to the previous…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 06 DIC - The number of air passengers carried in 2017 rose in all Member States of the European Union, compared with 2016, up by 7% at the EU level compared with 2016 and by 39% compared with 2009, Eurostat said today. The increase was significant higher in several countries in Central-…
(AP-ANSA) - BERLIN - German factory orders edged up 0.3 percent in October as a large increase in demand from other countries in the eurozone outweighed a fall in domestic orders. The month-on-month rise reported Thursday by the Economy Ministry was the third consecutive increase in orders, an important…
(ANSA) - UDINE, DEC 6 - The first "German Peace Prize for Photography" will be open for entries from January 1, 2019. The new international award for professional photographers has been created by the 'City of Peace Osnabrück' and Felix Schoeller Group. The Osnabrück-based company has been producing…
(ANSA) - ZAGREB, DECEMBER 5 - It is likely that Brussels will open accession negotiations with Albania after the next European elections, perhaps as early as next summer or autumn, said Croatia's PM Andrej Plenkovic, after the meeting with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama, on the sidelines of the summit…
(ANSA) - SIRACUSA, 05 DIC - Da oggi a Siracusa sono riuniti oltre 100 rappresentanti di 12 Paesi sul tema del traffico illecito in Europa sudorientale: droga, contraffazione, traffico di esseri umani, contrabbando di oro e diamanti. Ministri e funzionari nazionali e alti funzionari di organizzazioni…
(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, DECEMBER 5 - There was no flag of Republika Srpska (Rs, the Serbian majority entity of Bonsia-Herzegovina) in the hall, therefore Milorad Dodik, Serbian member of the Bosnian tripartite presidency and current chairman of the institution, abandoned today an official meeting in Sarajevo,…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 04 DIC - In 2017, households in the European Union spent 12.2 % of their total consumption expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages, but the percentage is twice higher in Romania, data from the EU statistical office Eurostat show. Eurostat informed today that Romanians spent…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 04 DIC - The World Bank (WB) plans to invest up to 300 million euro in four projects in Serbia in 2019, said Stephen Ndegwa, the WB country manager in the country, the specialized portal SeeNews reported. "We have some investment projects that we are preparing. One is about regional…
(ANSA) - UDINE, 4 DEC - The recent investment made by the Nassfeld Pramollo ski resort in Hermagor, Austria, amounts to 7m euros, with the aim of expanding, improving and speeding up snowmaking systems, guaranteeing wider slopes. ''45 million euros have been invested in the last two years'', Nassfeld…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, DECEMBER 4 - Trade between Italy and Serbia is growing and could reach a record value of 4bn euros at the end of 2018, said Italy's ambassador to Belgrade Carlo Lo Cascio. ''The economic and commercial relations between Serbia and Italy are excellent'', said the ambassador on the…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, DECEMBER 4 - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has urged countries in the Western Balkans to reduce the production of energy from coal and to invest more in hydro power, renewable energy sources and gas. In a new paper, 'How can the Western Balkans electricity…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 4 - After night-long negotiations and two years of discussions, an agreement has been achieved between EU transport ministers on the new regulations on road transport, with the aim of improving working conditions for truck drivers and eradicate 'dumping' among the EU-28.…
(ANSA-AP) - TRIESTE, DECEMBER 4 - Poland's President Andrzej Duda says the coal-reliant nation has no plans to totally remove this fossil fuel, which it has in abundance, from its energy mix. Duda spoke at a news conference at the start of a U.N. climate conference aimed at curbing global warming yesterday.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 03 DIC - Romania is the EU country with the lowest expenditure as percentage of gross domestic product in terms of health care, recent data from Eurostat show. In 2016, Romania invested only 5.0% of its GDP for health care, followed by Luxembourg (6.2%) and by other Central- and Eastern…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 03 DIC - The GKI Economic Research institute has raised to 4.5 per cent the GDP forecast for Hungary in 2018, up from the 4.2% previously foreseen, the Institute said in a note today. In the forecast, GKI said that the new forecasts is based on the fact that Hungary witnessed one…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 03 DIC - "Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the opening of the climate summit…
(ANSA) - ZAGREB, DEC 3 - The annual summit of the Central European Initiative (CEI) is scheduled to begin in Zagreb this evening and will be attended by heads of government or high-level political representatives of the 18 member states that take part in the multilateral forum. The Croatian CEI presidency…
(ANSA) - ROME - The CiakPolska Film Festival kicked off in Rome and will feature till the 7th of December the best Polish cinema, allowing the audience to discover one of the most dynamic and renowned cinema industries in Europe. The 6th edition of the festival organized by the Polish Institute of Rome,…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN - Thousands are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from using coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring Poland. Saturday's march through Berlin's government district and a simultaneous event in the western city of Cologne were…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, NOVEMBER 30 - EU's project INTER-CONNECT, which was presented at the CEI in Trieste, aims to enhance intermodal passenger transport and rail transport in the Ionian Adriatic region. ''INTER-CONNECT - Intermodality Promotion and Rail Renaissance in the Adriatic - Ionian Region'', which…

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