(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - Law enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom and in Romania, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled an organised crime group involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, Europol said in a statement today. The criminal group, active since 2017, recruited…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS - NOV 20 - The EU Commission cleared the cooperation agreement between Serbia and Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, to cope with migration and crime along the EU's external borders. The deal was signed today in Skopje, on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Forum…
(ANSA-AP) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - Serbian authorities say they are investigating reports of an alleged spying affair involving Russia, sparked by a video posted on social media. Officials said Wednesday that the military intelligence agency has been instructed to look into claims that an alleged Russian…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - The European People's Party (EPP) Congress is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, from 20 to 21 November. Donald Tusk is tipped to take charge of the EPP, the largest EU centre-right political group. Among the topics of discussion in Zagreb, climate, work, youth, enlargement…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - National Geographic Traveler has included various places in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans in its new "25 most exciting destinations" for 2020 list, published online. At the top of the list of the best places to visit next year, the Bosnian town of Mostar,…
(ANSA) - BRUXELLES, 20 NOV - EU welcomed the agreement on the appointment of a new prime minister, Zoran Tegeltija, reached by the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina thirteen months after the political elections. The appointment of the serb Tegeltija "is a welcomed and important step toward…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, 19 NOV - German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad. German news agency dpa reports that some 850 officers, including tax fraud investigators, raided 63 buildings across the country and in the Netherlands.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 19 NOV - The Bosnian tripartite presidency has decided today to nominate the Bosnian Serb politician Zoran Tegeltija as the new president of the Council of ministers of the Balkan country, the central government in Bosnia and Herzegovina, breaking a deadlock that was lasting since…
(ANSA-XINHUA) - BAR/ULCINJ - 19 NOV - The Mozura Wind Park in southern Montenegro, a joint project within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was inaugurated Monday. he wind farm, constructed by a consortium of the Shanghai Electric Power Company (SEP) and Malta state…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 19 NOV - Romania registered the highest increase year-on-year in production in the construction sector in September 2019. According to Eurostat data released today, in September 2019, compared with September 2018, the highest increases in production in construction were observed in…
(ANSA) - BERLIN, NOVEMBER 18 - The German economy remains sluggish, according to Bundesbank, which predicts a confirmation of the current trend also for the end of the year. "This phase of weakness in the German economy will presumably continue ahead, even in the last quarter of 2019", reads the central…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, 18 NOV - The coordinators of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs recommended today to approve the Hungarian Commissioner-designate Oliver Varhelyi, based on his answers to their additional written questions, said on Twitter Jaume Duch, Director General for Communication…
(ANSA-AP) - BELGRADE, 18 NOV - Serbia's president has been released from the hospital where he was treated for cardiovascular problems over the weekend. State TV broadcaster RTS quoted officials as saying Aleksandar Vucic is feeling better after being admitted to the military ho spital in Belgrade on…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 18 NOV - A large factory for assembling bicycles will be built in the Romanian city of Timisoara, said the town's mayor Nicolae Robu, local media reported. The factory will be the largest of this type in Southeastern Europe and will employ up to 3,000 people. The forecasted production…
(ANSA) - WARSAW, 15 NOV - Poland's state gas company PGNiG says it has notified Russia's Gazprom that will not extend a long-term deal on gas imports when that deal expires in three years. The announcement on Friday comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian energy sources.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 15 NOV - The German automaker Volkswagen plans to spend nearly 60 billion euros on hybridization, electric mobility and digitalization in the next five years, Volkswagen Group announced today. In comparison with the "Group's last Planning Round", this represents "an increase of around…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 15 - Romania has registered the highest annual inflation rate in the European Union in October, according to Eurostat data released today. According to the EU statistical office, the highest inflation rates were recorded in Romania (3.2%), Hungary (3.0%) and Slovakia (2.9%),…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 15 - The gross domestic product in Hungary grew 5.0% according to raw data and by 4.8% according to adjusted data in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. The main contributors…
(ANSA) - PESCARA, NOVEMBER 15 - The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the President of Montenegro, Milo Dukanovic, inaugurated the first 'electric bridge' between Europe and the Balkans today. This is the Italy-Montenegro power line built by Terna, between Cepagatti (Pescara) and Lastva,…
(ANSA-AP) - ZAGREB, NOVEMBER 14 - Croatia's government says the European Union nation will hold a presidential election on Dec. 22. The government formally set the date Thursday for the vote seen as a test of popularity for the ruling conservatives. President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic is seeking a second…
(ANSA) - ZAGABRIA, 14 NOV - In Croazia le elezioni presidenziali si terranno il 22 dicembre prossimo. Lo ha deciso oggi il governo di Zagabria, ricordando che ogni candidatura, per essere valida, deve avere l'appoggio di almeno diecimila firme di elettori. Se nessuno dei candidati otterrà' il cinquanta…
(ANSA-AP) - ZAGREB, NOVEMBER - Croatia's government says the European Union nation will hold a presidential election on Dec. 22. The government formally set the date Thursday for the vote seen as a test of popularity for the ruling conservatives. President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic is seeking a second…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 14 - The German and the Romanian police, supported by Europol, have dismantled a "massive" criminal network that was using also trucks to illegally smuggle migrants to western Europe, the EU law enforcement agency Europol informed today. Europol said that the police in Romania…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 14 - The highest increase at EU level of agricultural output was recorded in 2018 in Slovenia, the EU statistical office Eurostat said today. According to Eurostat, the rise in relative terms of the agricultural output in Slovenia was 17.9% in 2018, ahead of Romania (+8.0%)…
(ANSA-AP) - CHISINAU, 14 NOV - Moldova's parliament has voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister. Over 60 of 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ian Chicu's government, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed by Maia Sandu,…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, 14 NOV - Germany's gross domestic product returned to modest growth in the third quarter, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday, staving off a widely-feared recession in Europe's largest economy. The Wiesbaden-based agency said the economy grew 0.1% in the July-September…
(ANSA) - VENICE, 12 NOVEMBER - A statutory change to be introduced today will allow the Istrian Region of Croatia to join as an "active observer" the "Euregio without borders" network, announced Peter Kaiser, governor of the Austrian Land of Carinthia and chairman of the cross-border cooperation group,…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, NOVEMBER 12 - This week Trieste will host, as part of the pro-ESOF initiatives, an international event focusing on nuclear power and its potential contribution to the fight against climate change and the achievement of the global objectives of decarbonizing the energy sector. Promoted…
(ANSA-AP) ATHENS, NOVEMBER 12 - China and Greece signed 16 bilateral agreements on Monday outlining cooperation in a broad range of sectors during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at furthering a major global investment initiative inside the European Union. China's state-owned shipping…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 12 NOV - Ukraine aims at cutting its debt to GDP ratio from the current 52 per cent "below 40 per cent in two years," said Ukraine's finance minister, Oksana Markarova, the specialized portal Emerging Europe reported today, quoting information from local media. "We rapidly increased…

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