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Chief Prosecutors of Bulgaria and Albania Signed Memorandum of Cooperation

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov and Albania's Chief Prosecutor, Arta Marku, signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the two Prosecutor's Offices on 26th of September in Sofia.

The Memorandum provides for cooperation in the area of international legal assistance and mutual exchange of information, the Prosecutor's Office said.

BC Partners Buys Serbia's Biggest Cable Group United Group

A private equity firm, BC Partners, is to take over majority ownership of Serbia's largest cable company, United Group, from the US-based equity firm, KKR, which will downgrade to minority owner, BC Partners and KKR announced jointly on Thursday. 

"BC Partners is the final buyer of KKR's stake," BC Partners told BIRN on Thursday.

China's Biggest Shipping Company Opens in Bosnia

COSCO shipping lines, China's largest state-owned international and domestic container shipping and related services company, is opening its first branch in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

Bulgaria to Launch Campaign to Attract Chinese Tourists, Says Bulgarian Tourism Minister

Sofia. China is very important for the European tourism, we seek to promote Bulgaria as a tourism destination in the Chinese market. We are preparing a marketing campaign to attract visitors from China, which we plan to launch next year. Bulgaria's official tourism portal will be available in Chinese after its upgrade in 2019.

"Brothers and sisters Croats, let's do it this way..."

Dacic on Wednesday also called on what he referred to as "brothers and sisters Croats" to all focus "a little bit on the future."

Dacic said this as a response to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic stating that "Serbia's EU path leads through Croatia," and that there are "many issues have piled up that must be resolved in order for Serbia to join the EU."

Three Seas Initiative Summit to be unfolded in Bucharest, Sept. 17-18

President Klaus Iohannis will host the third Summit of the Three Seas Initiative, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, September 17-18.

According to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration, the summit in Bucharest will provide a political opportunity to validate the strategic guidelines that underlie the future development of the Three Seas Initiative.

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.