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Recent issues show financial markets are relatively poor in predicting political developments

On Dec 14, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A+/A-1' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Slovenia. The outlook remains positive. As the S&P Global claims: "The country's current account is in a substantial surplus, while net government debt is set to fall below 50% of GDP by 2020." What are your thoughts?

"Croatians reselling Serbian wheat in Kosovo"

Serbian officials had promptly warned about a black market springing up, immediately after Pristina (increased by 100 percent) its taxes on Serbian product, Ljajic told Radio-Television Serbia on Wednesday.

And he added, "When you look at the stores in the north and the south of Kosovo, you can seen that there are Serbian goods that appear there via various channels."

˝I believe that both the EIB and EBRD will want to cooperate on a regional project as large as the construction of the Divača-Koper track.˝

Deloitte, the company that developed the Investment Plan, assessed that the investment of EUR 1,194m for the Divača-Koper track is economically and financially feasible. What is the estimated capital injection from Slovenia and does it depend on the extent of financing from other countries? What assurances can Slovenia expect from them?

Europroject Will Improve Air Quality in Six Large Municipalities in Bulgaria

The European Commission has announced an investment of € 116.1 million under the LIFE program for the environment and climate action, its press service announced, quoted by bTV. 

Air pollution from heating and transport is a significant problem in Bulgaria.

FYROM raises NATO flag ahead of name change

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement.

Wine Heroes of New Europe

One of main objectives of 2019 Grand VINART Tasting, taking place 1 - 2nd of March, is to present the potential, variety and quality of wines from New Europe. In the wine world, it unites, in addition to Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia.

Bulgaria Ranks 7th in Road Safety in the EU

The probability of getting into a road crash in Austria is 9 times greater than in Denmark. This is a study by the European Commission, published by the British Daily Mail.

Ilka Štuhec defends downhill title at World Championships

The 22nd World Championship medal for Slovenia marks a dream comeback for the 28-year-old, who returned to competition this season after sitting out the entire previous season due to a knee injury.

Štuhec finished the shortened course - it was cut by almost a quarter due to bad weather - in 1 minute, 1.74 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Sutter of Switzerland.

Russian IT Company with over $ 1 Billion in Revenue is Entering the Bulgarian Market

Russian Softline is expanding its operations in Eastern Europe, including its entry into the Bulgarian market. In 2018 it became clear that the company will start operations in Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. The company is leading in the field of digital transformation processes.

Power Bourse EEX to Focus on Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) expects to expand power trading in Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia this year, having raised power futures volumes in 2018 across Europe by 19 percent, Chief Executive Peter Reitz said, reports Reuters. 

The Minimum Wage in Bulgaria is 286 Euro, in Luxembourg - 2071 Euro

Income inequality in the EU continues to be substantial.

Bulgaria remains the country with the lowest gross minimum wage - 286 euros (560 leva), according to Eurostat data for January 2019. The highest minimum wage in the EU is received by the inhabitants of Luxembourg - 2071 euros.

First Olympic medal winners for Slovenia enter Hall of Fame

The trio was inaugurated into the elite club honoured by the Slovenian Sports Journalists Association as the first winners of Olympic medals for Slovenia.

Jure Košir (46), competed for 15 seasons in the World Cup to earn 3 wins and 20 podium finishes, but his biggest achievement was the bronze medal in the men's slalom at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Opposition DS leaves National, local assemblies

They will also leave the Belgrade and other city and local assemblies.

They decided to leave all city assemblies in which the elementary democratic principle and procedures are not respected, the Beta agency was told by that party.

As stated, the Presidency has decided to support an "agreement with the people", whose is an integral part is to leave parliaments.

EU with New Rules on International Marriages

The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today.

Serbia Opposition MPs Boycott Parliament After Fresh Protests

MPs of parties mainly gathered in the opposition Alliance for Serbia boycotted Monday's session of the Serbian parliament, following mass anti-government protests, marring a visit by the President of Slovenia.

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