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France ties development "with respect to mutual interests"

They spoke about bilateral relations between the two states and the upcoming visit of that countrys president Emmanuel Macron to Serbia, the Serbian government announced.

The two officials agreed that Serbia and France are reliable partners and that this year political dialogue has reached the level and dynamics that have not existed in many years.

Chinese move Gorenje production from Slovenia to Serbia

"With the (Chinese) Hisense Group as the majority owner, it is expected to expand production capacities to up to one million additional refrigerators, which opens space for employing 200 to 300 new workers," the eKapija website quoted an interlocutor from Gorenje.

EU decides to get rid of daylight saving time

According to a statement, the proposed bill seeks to ensure that any changes are made in a coordinated manner between neighboring countries in order to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market and avoid fragmentation that would occur if some member states retain seasonal changes of time, while others abolished it.

29 people dead in Serbia so far from West Nile fever

Serbia's Instute for Public Health, named after Dr. Milan Jovanovic Batut, has confirmed 141 cases in Belgrade, 46 in the South Backa District, 40 in the South Banat, 15 in the Podunavlje, 13 in the Branicevski, 6 in the Western Backa, 7 in the Sremska, , 5 in Northern Banat, 4 in the Middle Banat, one in the Macva, 1 in the Zlatibor, one in the Pomoravlje, and 2 in the Raska districs.

EU is weak, can't expand to W. Balkans - Slovenian president

According to the British Express, Pahor said the EU "could not hope to take on the likes of Serbia, Montenegro and Albania as new members in its current state."

"A weak EU will not be able to expand to the Western Balkans," he told during a forum in Bled on Tuesday, in the presence of European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Balkan Women Have Shortest Lives in EU, Report

Women from the Balkans have shorter lives than women in other EU states, according to the UK Guardian, comparing women's health in the bloc, and drawing on a new report issued by Public Health England and data from the EU statistics agency Eurostat.

Bled Strategic Forum wraps up

The event featured around 1,200 participants from 60 countries, numbers that Logar said showed that it was "the largest and content-wise the strongest forum so far, exceeding the frameworks of the location in Slovenia and significantly expanding to areas in the region as well as the immediate and distant neighbourhood".

Čeferin says financial gap between clubs biggest challenge for potential next term

"We cannot stop it, but we can slow it down a little bit," he said at a one-on-one interview at the Bled Strategic Forum on Monday evening.

He admitted that in the new elections for UEFA president will be much easier, as people know him. "You cannot force them to give you support, but it is much easier now when you have the position."

Which are the 17 Largest Bulgarian Companies in 2018?

17 Bulgarian companies rank among the 500 largest companies in Central and Eastern Europe in 2017. Compared to last year, their number decreased by one, and "Energo-Pro Varna" is the company that debuted for the first time in the Coface ranking.

Slovenia Open Nations League with Home Loss to Bulgaria

Ljubljana, 6 September - Slovenia opened their campaign in the UEFA Nations League, the new international competition which replaces international friendly matches, by losing to Bulgaria in Ljubljana's Stožice Stadium 1:2 on Thursday, with both goals for the guests scored by the winger Bozhidar Kraev.

Coalition committed to upgrading pension system

One of the coalition's priorities will be trying to build a consensus as soon as possible on how to amend the pension system to ensure its long-term financial sustainability. They also want to transform the Pension Fund Management (KAD) into an independent Demographic Fund.

Coalition agenda involves more funds for security, balanced foreign policy

The five parties in coalition talks plan to overhaul the systems of national security and adopt a new national security resolution. They intend to update the intelligence system and adopt an umbrella act on intelligence and security services.

Bulgaria is 21st in Europe Thanks to Demireva

Mirela Demireva's silver medal in high jump gave Bulgaria's 21st place in Euro 2018 athletics staging in Berlin. With one vice-champion are also Azerbaijan and Slovenia, while the Olympic stadium gave awards to 27 countries.

Cable Operator United Group to Meet Potential Buyers

Dutch-based cable and pay-TV operator United Group is to conduct meetings over the coming week with potential buyers, two sources familiar with the matter told BIRN, ahead of a reported auction in September.

Passenger Traffic up at European Airports as Freight Growth Fades

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for June, Q2 & H1, revealing that during the first half of this year (H1), passenger traffic at Europe's airports grew by an average +6.7%, whilst freight traffic only rose by +3.3% during H1.