(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 22 - 54% of Serbs are in favor of their country's accession to the EU, compared to 24% against. Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic said, reporting on the results of the latest periodic survey conducted by the ministry. If a referendum on joining the European…
(ANSA-AFP) - FRANKFURT, 22 JAN - German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal. Frankfurt prosecutors said they had opened a fraud investigation against…
(ANSA-AFP) - ATHENS, 22 JAN - Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law. A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 21 - "The EU supports the recommendations of the Council of Europe relating to press freedom in Albania," since the concerns about the situation of the sector in the country "are still relevant and should be addressed." EU spokeswoman Ana Pisonero launched this appeal regarding…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 21 - The resumption of "commercial flights" between Belgrade and Pristina "is a positive sign which we support, it is a way to move towards the normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo in different sectors and improve regional cooperation," That is what EU spokesman…
(ANSA-AFP) - WARSAW, 21 JAN - Poland's president will skip a high-profile Holocaust forum in Jerusalem on Thursday after being denied the chance to make a speech there as Warsaw struggles to counter false Russian claims about Poland's role in World War II. The forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 21 - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed his satisfaction at the end of a meeting today in Davos with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb remain tense due to the events of the Second World War and the consequences of the…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 21 JAN - Latvia, Hungary and Slovakia are the European countries that registered the highest growth in the concentration of 'brain business jobs' between 2014 and 2019, a new study said. According to recently released study 'The Geography of Europe's Brain Business Jobs', produced…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 21 JAN - The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has again risen sharply at the beginning of 2020, with the indicator standing at 26.7 points in January, the ZEW Institute said in a statement today. The index is 16.0 points higher than in the previous month and at its…
(ANSA-AFP) - TEHRAN, 21 JAN - Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests. The country's civil aviation authority said it has yet to receive a positive response after…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 21 - The intention of Eurowings and the Lufthansa group to "re-establish direct flights between Belgrade and Pristina is an important step, which will make the movement of people and goods easier and faster in the western Balkan region," said the Nato Secretary-General Jens…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 20 - Nato's Kosovo Force (KFOR) commander, Italian general Michele Risi, met today the Italian ambassador to Pristina, Nicola Orlando. Risi presented an update on the Kfor mission and the situation in Kosovo in terms of security, as well as politics, society, and economy.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 20 - The authorities of the Serbian capital Belgrade have signed an agreement with the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for the realization of a waste water treatment plant for the city of approximately two million inhabitants, local media reported. The initial…
(ANSA) - PRISTINA, JANUARY 20 - Self-determination (nationalist left), the party that won the early election held on October 6 in Kosovo, proposed today its leader Albin Kurti for the task of forming the new government, local media reported in Pristina. The party thus responded to the repeated calls…
(ANSA-AFP) - PRISTINA, 20 GEN - Serbia and Kosovo have taken steps to restore a direct flight between their capitals in a deal brokered by the US, officials said Monday, signalling a rare act of goodwill and cooperation between the former war foes. The air link between Belgrade and Pristina -- a connection…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 JAN - Lithuania is the EU country with the highest rate of people detained in jail per 100,000 inhabitants, new data from Eurostat show. According to the EU statistical office, in the EU in 2017 there were on average 116 prisoners per 100,000 people, the lowest rate since 2000.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 JAN - Bulgaria and the Chinese companies ACN Worldwide and Jiangsu Alfa Bus have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperating on the construction of a new plant for electric buses in the EU country, local media reported. The project, based on 25 million euro investment,…
(ANSA-AFP) - PRAGUE - At least eight people died and seven were injured after a fire broke out at a home for the elderly in western Czech Republic in the early hours of Sunday morning, rescuers said. "I can confirm a tragic fire with eight dead and seven injured people," emergency services spokesman…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 17 - The number of irregular border crossings detected on the EU's external borders last year fell to the lowest level since 2013 due to a drop in the number of people reaching European shores via the Central and Western Mediterranean routes, Frontex said in a statement today.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY - Authorities in Romania have started preparatory and design works that will lead to the consolidation and restauration of the historical Constanta casino, one of the most important examples of Art Nouveau in Romania and in Europe, local media reported. Activities related…
(ANSA-AFP) - KIEV, JANUARY 17 - Ukraine's prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him reportedly criticising President Volodomyr Zelensky's understanding of the economy. "To remove any doubts about our respect for and trust in the president, I have written a resignation…
(ANSA) - TIRANA, JANUARY 16 - The European Commission is aiming to start negotiations on accession to the European Union with Albania and North Macedonia, before the Zagreb summit, focusing on the Western Balkans, scheduled for May: the new EU enlargement commissioner, Hungarian Oliver Varhelyi said…
(ANSA) - STRASBOURG, JANUARY 16 - The rule of law in Poland and Hungary has deteriorated. This is what MEPs wrote in a resolution calling for necessary, objective and transparent hearings, with concrete recommendations to the Member States, and the formal inclusion of Parliament in hearings before national…
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, JANUARY 16 - Germany could end electricity generation from coal in 2035, three years earlier than previously planned, under a pact sealed Thursday between Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of affected states. Merkel and premiers from Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, JAN 15 - EU High Representative, Josep Borrell, will travel to Belgrade and Pristina in the coming weeks to reiterate "personal determination and commitment" to carry out his role as EU mediator in dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, helping the two countries to resume negotiations…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 15 - Croatia has invited seven countries to submit offers for the delivery of fighter jets, the Croatian government said on Wednesday. The request for offers was sent to the United States for F-16 planes, to Sweden, for JAS Gripen, to France (Rafale), to Italy (Eurofighter)…
(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 15 - SIMEST, one of the two companies that along with SACE is the internationalization hub of the CDP Group, has grown a lot in the last 12 months. In 2019 the loans given to almost 700 companies, mainly SMEs, rose to 275 million euros (up 13% compared to 2018). Regarding the destinations…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JANUARY 15 - A show on images from the 'Book of dreams' by legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini was inaugurated on Tuesday night in Belgrade to mark the 100th anniversary of the his birth. The exhibit runs until January 26. A retrospective of 17 Fellini movie will also…
(ANSA) - MILAN, JANUARY 15 - The European Investment Fund (EIF) and UniCredit have decided to extend the InnovFin Guarantee for small and medium-sized enterprises, a program that aims to facilitate access to financial sources for SMEs and small businesses-innovative caps in nine countries. The new agreement…
(ANSA-AFP) - KIEV, 15 GEN - Ukraine has asked Iran to hand over the black box flight recorders of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The Office of the General Prosecutor said it would take "all measures" to properly decode the…