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Kosovars by and large are not big beer drinkers. They drink 13 litres per person on average per year- compared to roughly 150 litres consumed by Czechs in the same period of time.
But for five nights, concluding on Tuesday, the centre of Pristina was awash in all things beer for the fourth annual Beerfest. Organizers estimated that 10,000 people came through on each night.
BELGRADE - Rock'n'roll icon Billy Idol will be headlining the Belgrade Calling 2014 music festival at Donji Kalemegdan on Wednesday night.
The English superstar, who recently confirmed that his new studio album will be released in October, is on a tour of Europe this summer with his band, which includes guitar legend Steve Stevens.
NATO secretary-general Andres Fogh Rasmussen announced after ministerial meetings in Brussels on Wednesday that Montenegro would not be invited to join at a summit in September.
“On Montenegro, we will open intensified and focused talks, and we will assess at the latest by the end of 2015 whether to invite Montenegro to join the alliance,” Rasmussen said.
Macedonian Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski and Transport Minister Mile Janakieski signed a deal on Tuesday to buy four diesel and two electric trains from the Chinese company CSR Corporation Ltd.
The new trains, which can transport around 200 people each, will be enough to carry some 60 per cent of Macedonia’s existing passenger trafic.
President Rosen Plevneliev will take part in the meeting of the heads of state and government of the South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) countries on June 25.
This is the highest level of political dialogue in the region in this format, according to the President's press office.
The SEECP was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996.
BELGRADE - The short story festival Kikinda Short 09 will take place in five cities and three countries from July 2 to 5, and gather 20 authors from 14 countries who will read their stories to the audiences in Kikinda, Szeged, Timisoara, Zrenjanin and Belgrade, announced the festival organizer, Kikinda Short association.
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.
POZAREVAC - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic announced the start of the 54th cycling race through Serbia in Pozarevac on Thursday, noting that the competition under the slogan "Along the paths of freedom of our ancestors" offers an opportunity to learn more about the tradition of the Serbian army, which made a significant contribution to the Allies' victory in World War One.