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Istanbul hosts first int’l Levantine conference

The first international conference focused on the Levantine communities of the Eastern Mediterranean is kicking off in Istanbul today and will remain in the city until Nov. 5.

Titled “The Levantines: Commerce and Diplomacy,” the conference features keynote speeches by prominent scholars

Ministers from China, CEE discuss agricultural cooperation

BUCHAREST - Ministers of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries met in Bucharest Wednesday to discuss agriculture cooperation and topics for an upcoming summit that they will attend in Belgrade in December.

Serbian army takes part in exercise in Germany

BELGRADE - Over 4,000 members of armed forces from 18 countries, including troops of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Serbia, are participating in an exercise in German municipality of Hohenfels.

The aim of the exercise is to improve inter-operability and mutual understanding between members of Ground Forces of partners in tactical operations in a multinational environment.

PM's counsellor Socol: World Bank report shows gov't support for business, economy stable

Romania has advanced to the 48th position among 189 countries ranked by the World Bank on the easiness of doing business, prime minister's counsellor Cristian Socol told AGERPRES on Wednesday. He mentioned a methodology change giving a higher weight to the quality of regulations and thus showing it was easier to do business in Romania than in Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey or Italy.

Serbia drops in WB business conditions ranking

Serbia drops in WB business conditions ranking

WASHINGTON -- The World Bank has issued a prognosis of business conditions around the world for 2015 and ranked Serbia 91st out of 189 countries.

This represents a downgrade from last year's 77th spot, leaving only Bosnia-Herzegovina with a worse rank, at 107.

Serbia drops in rankings based on business conditions

WASHINGTON - The World Bank has issued a prognosis of business conditions around the world for 2015 and ranked Serbia 91st out of 189 countries, which is drop from last year's rank of 77, leaving only Bosnia-Herzegovina with a worse rank, at 107th spot.

Slovenia plans to invest in SME sector in Serbia

BELGRADE - Slovenia is planning to invest in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector in Serbia, Slovenian Ambassador Franc But said on Monday after receiving the Danube Flower award at the Danube Business Forum.

I consider this award as a recognition of Slovenia's presence in Serbia and the region, But told Tanjug.

Corporate lending in eurozone periphery slumps further in Sept

Lending to companies in the euro zone periphery continued to fall in September, while banks in core countries kept lending more, ECB data showed on Monday, highlighting the divergence in economic strength in the bloc.

Rise on Jobless Rate Worries Montenegro

The unemployment rate in Montenegro has risen by a sixth consecutive month, and is now 2 per cent higher compared to the same period last year, the latest data show.

The Employment Bureau on Tuesday reported that the number of unemployed adults rose to 31,190 in September and to 32,670 this week.

New European Commission To Be Voted Wednesday In Strasbourg

Jean-Claude Juncker's team of European Commissioners is to be voted on Wednesday in Strasbourg.

It is likely that the 28-strong team will win the parliamentary approval of the full assembly and the handover of EU executive power will take place as scheduled on November 1.

Commemoration for those who died in Belgrade's liberation

BELGRADE - A commemoration was held on Monday for the Yugoslav Partisan and Red Army troops who died in the battle for Belgrade's liberation from Nazi occupation, which ended in victory on October 20, 1944, 70 years ago.

Minister for War Veteran Affairs Aleksandar Vulin and Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali laid wreaths at the cemetery dedicated to Belgrade's liberators.

Crvena Zvezda beats Galatasaray

BELGRADE - Crvena Zvezda Belgrade defeated Galatasaray from Istanbul 76-68 in a 2014-2015 Euroleague Basketball Round 1, Group D match in Belgrade late on Thursday.

Could Kristalina Georgieva's Portfolio Be Changed to 'Energy Union'?

European Voice, a Brussels-based outlet, wrote Monday that Kristalina Georgieva, incoming EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, could get Energy Union instead.

The text is about the aftermath of Slovenia's decision to withdraw former PM Alenka Bratusek as candidate to this office after she failed at her hearing in the European Parliament.