"Improving dynamic of development of relations with US"

According to the Serbian government, they "exchanged views on the recently held 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly."

The interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the successful meetings of the officials of the Republic of Serbia and the United States of America on that occasion.

Serbia abolishes visa-free regime with Iran

According to the announcement in the Official Gazette, the government brought the decision when the Decision on abolishing visas for entering the Republic of Serbia ceased to have effect for citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The government reached the decision on October 8 and it will come into effect on the eighth day after the announcement in the Official Gazette.

NSI: Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Fall 22.9% YoY in January-August 2018

Sofia. In January-August 2018, Bulgaria's exports to third countries dropped 22.9% year-on-year to BGN 10.17 billion, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. The main trade partners, representing 52.7% of Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries, were Turkey, China, Serbia, the US, Macedonia and Russia.

Members of Belgian-Serbian "football mafia" arrested

Among them are two Belgian football referees, and several club managers.

They are suspected of fraud related to transfer of players to Belgian football clubs Brugge, Anderlecht, Lokeren, Ghent, and others.

Organized crime prosecutors are currently taking statements from the suspects, the Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime announced on Wednesday.

"Higher growth allows for capital investments"

Vucic recalled that it is now difficult to get investments from Turkey because of the high inflation rate and the minimum wage of 210 euros in that country - much lower than in Serbia. "Why should somebody come to us from Turkey, when they can pay their workers less in their own country, and find as well-trained a workforce as we have.

Kammenos proposes alternative to Prespes accord

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Tuesday predicted that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will fail to push through a name deal with Greece, while suggesting an alternative plan which, as he said, will serve the same geostrategic objectives as the Prespes accord without touching upon the name dispute between the two Balkan neighbors.

#DiplomaticCentennial Ion Galea, Romania's Ambassador to Bulgaria: Current bilateral relations, "in-depth partnership"

Romania and Bulgaria, which are not just neighbours but also friends, share a past that "has contributed to an enhanced degree of empathy" between the two countries, a present characterised by "an in-depth deepened partnership" and "a common European future", Romania's Ambassador to Romania Ion Galea told an interview granted to AGERPRES.