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Slovenia Re-Launches Privatization of 15 State-Owned Companies

Slovenia has announced it is re-launching the privatization of 15 state-owned enterprises before the new government assumes office.

The plan was temporarily frozen due to the parliamentary elections, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.

Final donor conference donations figure: EUR 106mn

Final donor conference donations figure: EUR 106mn

BELGRADE -- The recent donor conference in Brussels, organized to help Serbia recover from the May floods, raised slightly over EUR 106 million in donations.

EUR 106 million donated to Serbia

BELGRADE - The recent donor conference in Brussels, organised to help Serbia recover from the May floods, raised slightly over EUR 106 million in donations.

A list of donations to Serbia has been published on the website of the Serbian Government Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief, which said that a total of EUR 106,867,611 was raised.

IKEA Opens its Doors in Croatia

Popularity Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, a byword for design and practicality throughout the Western hemisphere, is opening near Zagreb, Croatia, on 21 August.

The IKEA centre in Zagreb is the result of an investment of 91 million euro and is the first such store in the Western Balkans, where it is expected to act as a regional hub.

Bulgaria's Troubled Corpbank No Longer A Bidder for Hypo Alpe Adria

Advent International and a Bulgarian-Russian consortium headed by businessman Denis Barekov are reportedly the key bidders for nationalized Austrian bank Hypo Alpe Adria.

The bank, which Austria nationalized in 2009 to prevent its collapse, is to sell its Balkan network by mid-2015 at the behest of the EU Commission.

Bursaspor to face Chikhura in Georgia

Bursaspor will need a victory or at least a draw against Chikhura Sachkhere to advance to the third qualifying round of the Europa League tonight, a week after a goalless draw in Bursa.

Putin Visit to Serbia to Focus on Gas

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has confirmed that he will visit Serbia on October 19 for the 70th anniversary celebration of the Soviet Red Army's liberation of Belgrade at the end of the Second World War.

Bulgaria with Second Lowest Debt-to-GDP Ratio in EU in Q1, 2014

At the end of the first quarter of 2014, Bulgaria's government debt increased by 1.4 percentage points from the last quarter of 2013 and by 2.3 pp from the first quarter of 2013, to 20.3% of the GDP, according to Eurostat.

In the last quarter of 2013 the government debt amounted to 18.9% of the GDP and in the first quarter of 2013 it stood at 18.0% of the GDP.

Serbia Pledges to Use Donors' Floods Aid Wisely

Marko Blagojevic, head of the Serbian Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief, said Serbia will use the funds raised at the donors' conference in Brussels primarily for the reconstruction of its energy system and for agricultural recovery.

Strasbourg Rules Against Ljubljana Bank and Slovenia

The European Court for Human Rights, ECHR, on Wednesday ruled in favour of two citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina who sued the Ljubljana Bank and the state of Slovenia for not returning their foreign currency savings lost in the early 1990s.

Top Treasury official to represent Turkey in IMF’s top board

Turkish Treasury Undersecretary İbrahim Çanakçı has been appointed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Director, marking the first time Turkey earning the right to be directly be represented in the main governing body of the international lender.

Germany takes leading role in promoting EU integration for Balkans

Germany takes leading role in promoting EU integration for Balkans

Germany is taking a leadership role in the Balkans' integration to the European Union.

Leaders of western Balkan countries are invited to a high-profile conference next month in Germany to support their integration prospects into the European Union.

Volleyball national team reaches Euro final

By George Georgakopoulos

The national team proved there is some pulse in the long-suffering sport of volleyball, as it secured its entry to the final of the European League on Wednesday by upsetting the odds and Slovenia.

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