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RCC presents SEE 2020 Strategy

BUCHAREST - The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has prepared a South East Europe 2020 strategy (SEE 2020) to help governments improve economies and create new jobs, participants of the First meeting of the Governing Board of the RCC SEE 2020 Strategy in Bucharest have said.

Time for Serbia to join EU

BELGRADE - The Italian government will continue its efforts aimed at making the Serbia-EU talks increasingly profitable and progressive, Italy's Secretary of State for European Affairs Sandro Gozi has told the Danas daily.

Deutsche Telekom to by Serbia Telekom

Germans are already in Croatia and Montenegro, they are offering deal to Slovenia and Serbia Deutsche Telekom to by Serbia Telekom

The German telecommunication company the Deutsche Telekom is interested in takeover of the Serbia Telekom.

Serbia cheers for neighbours in World Cup

Serbia cheers for neighbours in World Cup

While their team isn't playing in the World Cup, Serbian citizens are supporting their neighbours from BiH and Croatia.

For Lidija Cvetic, an attorney from Belgrade, supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the 2014 World Cup feels natural.

Montenegro could be next EU member - German ambassador

Montenegro could be next EU member - German ambassador

PODGORICA -- Outgoing German Ambassador in Podgorica Pius Fischer says Montenegro could be the next member of the European Union.

He explained that the country had made "significant progress in this direction."

Serbia's consumption per capita at 43% of EU average

BELGRADE - Consumption expenditure per capita in Serbia totalled 43 percent of the EU average in 2013, the assessments of the European Statistical Office of the EU Eurostat show.

Bulgaria Records Lowest Price Levels in EU – Eurostat

The lowest price levels in the European Union for 2013 for consumer goods and services were found in Bulgaria - 48% of the EU average, according to Eurostat latest data.

Consumption in Bulgaria, Romania Was 50% of EU Average in 2013

Bulgaria registered in 2013 levels of consumption equaling 50% of the EU's average values, Eurostat data has shown.

Actual individual consumption (AIC) was the lowest in Bulgaria, which is closely followed by Romania, while Luxembourg topped the ranking with 38% above the medium rate, data from the EU's statistical body cited by the Daily Luxemburger Wort reveals.

Croatia’s Embattled Govt Woos Church Over Schools

Croatia’s centre-left government is striving to end quarrels with the powerful Catholic Church over education in what is seen as a move to boost its tumbling ratings.

Vedran Molnar, the new Minister of Education, is to meet the Catholic primates of both Croatia and Bosnia - and assure them that the government has no intention of pushing religion out of the classroom.

Remains of 18 war victims exhumed at Slunj

BELGRADE - The remains of 18 persons, including two women, were exhumed from a mass grave at the location "Groblje" in Slunj between 16 and 18 of June this year.

The victims are Serbs from Kordun, killed in the aggression of Croatian armed forces in August 1995 (Operation Storm) on a UN protected area known as Sector North.

EC: Serbia to have major role in Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled an action plan of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) that hands Serbia a major role and includes a phased reconstruction of the railway line from Belgrade to Bar.

"Art in Dark Times" exhibition opens in Belgrade

"Art in Dark Times" exhibition opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE -- An exhibition entitled "Art in Dark Times" opened on June 17 at Belgrade's Mikser House venue.

According to announcements, 34 cartoonists and illustrators from former Yugoslavia will show their artwork.

Serbia "lucky to avoid red card" over meat export scandal

Serbia "lucky to avoid red card" over meat export scandal

BELGRADE -- "We were lucky to avoid being shown a'“red card' by Russia, as it could easily have happened," Minister of Trade and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajić says.

Brazil held by feisty Mexico as Ochoa stands firm

World Cup favourites Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico on June 18 as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa produced an inspired performance to deny the Brazilians their 11th victory in a row.

In an absorbing Group A match in the deafening cauldron of Fortaleza's Castelao arena, Brazil failed time and again to break down a stubborn Mexican defence.

Croatia Seeks to Boost Oil and Gas Extraction

Vrdoljak told an energy conference in Zagreb on Tuesday that Croatia was preparing an international tender for onshore gas and oil exploration in addition to its current open tender for offshore exploration in the Adriatic Sea.

“There are 40 companies interested in the Adriatic seabed. By September, a lot of other prominent oil companies will come to Croatia,” he said.