Greek startup environment is world’s 37th friendliest

According to the ranking of StartupBlink ("Top 100 Countries for Startup-Business Friendliness 2023"), an organization that evaluates and maps the startup ecosystems of 1,000 cities in 100 countries worldwide, Greece is among the countries with the friendliest business environment for startups, coming in at 37th place and moving up six places compared to the previous count. 

Norway sovereign fund loses $34 bln in third quarter


Norway's sovereign wealth fund saw a negative return of 2.2 percent in the third quarter, the country's central bank said yesterday, losing the equivalent of nearly $34 billion.

The Norway Government Pension Fund Global lost 374 billion kroner during the three-month period, with its value falling to the equivalent of $1.34 trillion at the end of September.

Dacic receives Norwegian ambassador

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic received Norway's newly-appointed Ambassador to Belgrade Kristin Melsom on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation and the security situation in Kosovo-Metohija.

Welcoming Melsom, Dacic wished her success in her ambassadorial tenure in Serbia, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Vucevic: EU membership Serbia's foreign policy priority

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy PM and Defence Minister Milos Vucevic received Norway's newly-appointed Ambassador to Belgrade Kristin Melsom on Tuesday.

He noted that EU membership was Serbia's foreign policy priority and that military neutrality was its strategic commitment, which he said was no obstacle to cooperation and forging good relations with all interested parties.

Vucic to receive credentials of three new ambassadors

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will receive the credentials of the newly-appointed ambassadors of Norway, Finland and Cambodia on Wednesday.

The president will receive the credentials of Ambassadors Kristin Melsom of Norway, Niklas Lindqvist of Finland and Bunpa Tan of Cambodia, an official statement said.