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IEP: Serbia is a safe country

NEW YORK - Serbia ranks 52nd in the Global Peace Index (GPI), produced by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and is in the top 30 percent of the safest countries in the world.

Famed trumpet festival kicks off in Guča

Famed trumpet festival kicks off in Guča

GUČA -- The traditional Trumpet Festival in Guča opened on Wednesday "with a flag-raising ceremony and the festival anthem," Tanjug is reporting.

Writer Radomir Andrić, the host of the biggest trumpet festival in the Balkans, proposed a toast to visitors.

54th Guca trumpet festival opens

GUCA - The traditional Trumpet Festival in Guca, central Serbia, opened on Wednesday with a flag-raising ceremony and the festival anthem, while writer Radomir Andric, the host of the biggest trumpet festival in the Balkans, proposed a toast to visitors.

Brass Bands Tune up for Guca Festival

Serbia's "ethno-tourist" equivalent to the Exit pop festival,the Guca Brass Band Festival, gets going for the 54th time in the town of Guca on August 6.

Serbia will use only two of promised loans

BELGRADE - Serbia intends to use as soon as possible only two loans to the total value of EUR 267 million out of the EUR 889 million worth of assistance offered as loans at the recently held donor conference in Brussels, the Belgrade-based daily Danas reported.

Serbia plans to use two donor conference loans

Serbia plans to use two donor conference loans

BELGRADE -- Out of EUR 889 million offered to Serbia in the form of loans during a recent donor conference in Brussels, the country intends to use two, a daily writes.

Jankovic gets off to winning start in Rogers Cup doubles

MONTREAL - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic and Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic got off to a winning start in the Rogers Cup women's doubles in Montreal early Wednesday by beating the Georgian-Ukrainian pair of Oksana Kalashnikova and Olga Savchuk 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-0.

No rivals for Intralot as it bags racing bet permit

By Vangelis Mandravelis

Intralot confirmed previous reports on Thursday by appearing as the sole bidder in a tender for the license to operate Greek horse-race betting held by state privatization fund TAIPED.

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.

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