(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 16 AUG - The Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) will kick off in the Bosnian capital today, with thousands of film professionals, guests and visitors ready to attend the events in program. The international festival, under the patronage of UNESCO, will mark this year its 25th edition. The…
(ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 16 - The wildfire that started blazing on the Greek island of Evia four days ago, destroying some 2,800 hectares of protested forest in what authorities have called an ''ecological disaster'', could have been caused by arson. Firefighters found objects that could have been used…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 15 AUG - Thousands of Croats are expected to flock towards Marian shrines in the country to celebrate the 'Velika Gospa', the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, a major feast day on August 15. The festivity, also a public holiday, is very much part of the local culture in Croatia, a country…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 15 AUG - The Czech economy grew by 0.6% on a quarterly basis and by 2.7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019 according to a preliminary estimate, the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) informed. "Final consumption expenditure supported mainly by household consumption was the dominant…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 15 AUG - The American band Metallica has donated 250,000 euros for the construction of the first oncology and radiotherapy hospital for children in Romania. The donation was made to the association building the clinic, Daruieste Viata (Gift Life), through the Metallica's non-profit…
(ANSA-AP) - ATHENS, 14 AUG - Greek firefighters backed by water-dropping planes and helicopters were battling a wildfire burning through a protected nature reserve on the island of Evia for a second day Wednesday, where hundreds of people had been evacuated from four villages and a monastery. The six…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, 14 AUG - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests. Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that "everything must be done to prevent violence and to find possibilities…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 14 AUG - Croatia is one of the EU countries that registered the largest decreases in industrial production in June 2019, compared with June 2018, show data made public by Eurostat today. The largest decreases in industrial production year-on-year were registered in Germany (-6.2%),…
(ANSA-AP) - FRANKFURT, AUGUST 14 - The German economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry weighed on Europe's largest economy. The state statistics agency Destatis said Wednesday that falling exports had weighed on output while demand…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, AUGUST 13 - Serbia and Kosovo should resume "with urgency" their dialogue on the normalization of relations and work to reach a "comprehensive, politically sustainable, and legally binding agreement that contributes to regional stability," the so-called 'Quint' countries - France,…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, AUGUST 13 - "We too, like other realities, we find very difficult to get graduate students in science with experience and young graduates. There is a huge basic demographic problem. This is why, we need to mobilize resources and to be attractive, both for people coming from other regions…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 13 AUG - Serbia tops in terms of inbound greenfield investment in 2018 relative to the size of country's economy, according to the Greenfield FDI Performance Index 2019. The Index is an annual study by fDi Intelligence, a Financial Times data division. Serbia, up one position from…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 13 AUG - The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany decreased sharply in August, reaching now a minus 44.1 point level, down by 19.6 points compared to the previous month, the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research said in a statement today. The indicator's long-term…
(by Stefano Giantin) (ANSA) - BELGRADE, 12 AUG - The Western Balkans is the area in Europe with the highest concentration of returned foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, where they fought for the Islamic state, and Europe should help the region to cope with this long-term challenge, Adrian Shtuni,…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 12 AUG - The Western Balkans is the region with the highest concentration of returning foreign terrorist fighters in Europe, according to the new study "Western Balkans Foreign Fighters and Homegrown Jihadis: Trends and Implications," published by the "CTC Sentinel", an academic magazine…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN — Online food delivery service Deliveroo says it's pulling out of Germany to concentrate on other markets, but is holding out the possibility of returning at a later date. London-based Deliveroo said Monday it will shut down its service in Europe's biggest economy on Aug. 16. In…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLINO — La catena di consegna a domicilio di cibo Deliveroo ha annunciato che abbandonerà il mercato tedesco per concentrarsi su altri mercati, lasciando aperta però la possibilità che in futuro possa tornare in Germania. Deliveroo, che ha la base a Londra, fermerà la propria attività…
(ANSA) - BERLIN, AUGUST 12 - German Christian Democrats continue to debate on climate change and on the most effective measures to tackle it. "What I have in mind is a national climate consensus," said the president of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, in an interview with the public broadcaster…
(ANSA-AP) - ATHENS, Greece — A tourist camp and nearby houses on the island of Elafonisos, in southern Greece, have been evacuated for the second day in a row as a wildfire at a nearby landfill intensified because of strong winds. Authorities had pronounced the fire "under control" Saturday night,…
(ANSA-AP) - WARSAW, Poland — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German force toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, AUGUST 10 - A lightning strike in southern Germany has injured 15 soccer players, while thousands were asked to leave a concert early and a circus tent collapsed as storms hit across northern Europe. German news agency dpa reported Saturday that the lightning struck the field in…
by Adam Hanzelewicz (ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 10 - The debate on the future of the Old Continent will be at the center of the 29th edition of the Economic Forum of Krynica Zdròj (Poland), renamed the "Davos for Eastern Europe" by experts, scheduled from 3 to 5 September, with the participation of over…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 09 AUG - Bratislava and Ljubljana are among the ten European cities that have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. The other cities selected among 35 applications are Breda (The Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Karlsruhe…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, Aug 9 - Stumbling stones will become part of Serbia's historical monuments. In addition to Berlin, Rome, Hamburg, Cologne, The Hague and Maastricht, the commemorative stones will soon remember the victims of the Shoah also in the Serbian city of Zrenjanin. Therefore, Serbia will be…
(ANSA-AP) - BERLIN, AUGUST 9 - German exports were a little lower in June than the previous month and dropped 8% in year-on-year terms, reinforcing expectations that data due next week may show the economy shrank slightly in the second quarter. The Federal Statistical Office said Friday that exports…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, AUGUST 8 - The EU Council appointed today Johann Sattler as EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Sattler will also assume the role of head of the EU delegation to Sarajevo. Sattler will replace Lars-Gunnar Wigemark and will take over his duties on September 1,…
(by Elena Viotto) (ANSA) - TRIESTE, AUGUST 8 - The shop windows are darkened, hidden behind the artisan booths where you can find original knitwear, swords or helmets of medieval knights. The street lights remain switched off. After sunset, the torches and the braziers light up the city. Every two years…
(ANSA-AP) - WARSAW, AUGUST 8 - The speaker of the Polish parliament says he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's private use of a government plane. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of parliamentary elections…
(ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 8 - Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, is currently on a mission to Greece, in Athens. He will meet the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopīos Pavlopoulos, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias. The last…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, AUGUST 8 - The number of journeys of foreign cruise ships to Croatia increased by 10.6% in the first six months of 2019, with the number of passengers onboard up 14.8%, according to new data made public by the Croatian statistical office (Dzs) today. In the first six months of the…

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