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Power blackout hits Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania and Croatia’s Adriatic coast

Montenegro, Bosnia and most of Croatia's Adriatic coast where temperatures approached 40 degrees Celcius, experienced a major power blackout on Friday, according to Montenegro power distributor CEDIS and local media.

"Almost the entire area of Montenegro is without power due to network outages," CEDIS said on its Facebook page.

Energean sells portfolio in three countries to Carlyle

Greek energy company Energean on Thursday announced an agreement to sell its portfolio in Egypt, Italy and Croatia to Carlyle International Energy Partners for a price of up to $945 million (880 million euros) and not less than $820 million (€763 million).

Serbia Threatens to Quit Euro 2024 After Scandalous Fan Behavior

Serbia's football federation has threatened to withdraw from Euro 2024 following scandalous fan behavior during the match between Croatia and Albania. During the Group B match in Hamburg on Wednesday, chants of "Kill, kill, kill the Serb" were heard.

Energean to sell portfolio in Egypt, Italy, Croatia to Carlyle International Energy Partners

Energean announced an agreement to sell its portfolio in Egypt, Italy and Croatia to Carlyle International Energy Partners for a price of up to 945 million dollars and not less than 820 million dollars.

The price according to Energean is more than three times the cost of acquiring the specific assets from Edison which was 284 million dollars in 2020.

Bulgaria's Economy Plummets: Ranked Among World's Least Competitive

Bulgaria ranks near the bottom in global competitiveness, placing 58th out of 67 countries in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2024 by the Swiss business school IMD, as reported by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). This ranking indicates no progress since 2021 and a decline of 10 positions since 2020 and 20 since 2009.

Bulgaria Leads EU in Wage Cost Growth for Q1 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, labor costs per hour worked in the European Union have shown significant increases, according to the latest data from Eurostat. Across the EU, these costs rose by 5.5% compared to the same period the previous year, while in the euro area, the increase was slightly lower at 5.1%.

EU leaders see top jobs deal returning von der Leyen by end June

From right, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Luc Frieden, Portugal's Prime Minister Luis Montenegro, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Finland's Prime Minister Petteri Orpo, Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, June 17, 2024.

Türkiye set for strong support at Euros from diaspora

Türkiye can expect a wave of support from the Turkish-German community at Euro 2024, reflecting the deep-rooted connections between the two nations.

This comes as many Turkish-origin residents in Germany are descendants of "guest workers" who arrived during the Cold War to alleviate West Germany's labor shortage amid a post-World War II economic boom.

EURO 2024: England Leads the Pack as Tournament Favorites

The European Football Championship in Germany is about to begin, with matches set in 10 German cities. The tournament starts on June 14 and concludes on July 14, marking Germany's third time as host in the last seven editions.

Austrian Tourists Find Top Value in Bulgaria

According to a report from the Austrian news agency APA, Austrians will find their money stretching further abroad this summer compared to staying within Austria. This assessment is based on the "holiday euro" index calculated annually by UniCredit Bank Austria, which measures the purchasing power of Austrians' money in various destinations.

Bulgaria's Tomova Secures Victory, Moves to Valencia Round of 16

Viktoriya Tomova, Bulgaria's top female tennis player, secured a spot in the round of 16 at the WTA 125 tournament on clay courts in Valencia. Despite multiple rain delays pushing the start from noon to late evening, Tomova defeated Croatia's Lea Boskovic with a score of 6:0, 4:6, 6:2 after an hour and 53 minutes of play.

Mosquito-borne diseases on upward trend in EU

Τhe European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has highlighted the danger posed by the increase in Europe of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, as a result of climate change. 

Danilovic through to Roland Garros fourth round

PARIS - Serbian tennis player Olga Danilovic is through to the fourth round at Roland Garros after coming from behind to defeat world number 40 Dona Vekic of Croatia 0-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) in the third round on Friday afternoon.

This is the highest career achievement for Danilovic and her first-ever qualification for the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament.

Eye-Opening Comparison: Sofia's Restaurant Costs vs. Europe's

A recent comparison by the Bulgarian daily "Telegraph" reveals that indulging in a coffee and a beer in Sofia's city center can leave a considerable dent in your wallet, surpassing the prices found in many European capitals.