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Dacic receives Slovenian ambassador in farewell visit

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic has received Slovenian Ambassador to Serbia Franc But in a farewell visit.

Hungary plans to start building S. Stream next year

Hungary plans to start building S. Stream next year

BUDAPEST -- Hungary "aims to start building its stretch of the Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline next year," Reuters is reporting.

Serbian woman entrepreneur- first IWEC awardee from Balkans

BELGRADE - Biljana Jovanovic, the owner and director of the Luna fashion company, is the first woman to receive the prestigious International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) award for development of international business in the Balkans.

Ig Nobel Prize winners at Belgrade Science Festival

BELGRADE - This year's Science Festival will be held in Belgrade December 4-7, the organisers have announced.

The festival will bring together scientists from all over Europe, including winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, an increasingly popular parody of the Novel Prize that awards unusual scientific achievements.

Strong cooperation in fight against crime

BELGRADE - Members of 17 special police units from 12 South-East European countries staged a hostage rescue demonstration exercise within the international seminar on the fight against terrorism in 2014in Batajnica on the outskirts of Belgrade on Friday.

Sofia Hosts 7th International Triennial of Graphic Arts

The Seventh International Triennial of Graphic Arts "Sofia 2014" opens at 6 pm on Monday in the exhibition halls of the gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA), located on 6 Shipka Street.

The Triennial, which has a 20-year history, gathers the latest achievements of artists from more than 30 countries.

Thales International wants cooperation with Serbian Railways

BELGRADE - Representatives of the multinational company Thales International talked with the Serbian Railways management about the prospects for the company's engagement in the Serbian railway projects.

This company, based in France, supplies transport management systems, while the Thales branch in Austria offers rail signaling solutions, Serbian Railways said in a statement.

Ambassador But backs soonest possible opening of Chapter 32

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister without portfolio for European Integrations Jadranka Joksimovic on Wednesday received a farewell call from outgoing Slovenian Ambassador Franc But, who said that Slovenia supports Serbia's European path and the soonest possible opening of negotiation chapter 32.

Serbia ranks 77th according to Legatum Prosperity Index

BELGRADE - Serbia ranks 77th according to the Legatum Prosperity Index, while Norway claimed the first place on the list of 142 countries.

The Prosperity Index released by Legatum Group on Tuesday evaluates countries according to a number of parameters in sectors of economy, entrepreneurship, administration, education, healthcare, security, individual freedoms and social capital.

Serbia ranks 77th on Legatum Prosperity Index

Serbia ranks 77th on Legatum Prosperity Index

BELGRADE -- Serbia ranks 77th according to the Legatum Prosperity Index, while Norway claimed the first place on the list of 142 countries.

Istanbul hosts first int’l Levantine conference

The first international conference focused on the Levantine communities of the Eastern Mediterranean is kicking off in Istanbul today and will remain in the city until Nov. 5.

Titled “The Levantines: Commerce and Diplomacy,” the conference features keynote speeches by prominent scholars

Ministers from China, CEE discuss agricultural cooperation

BUCHAREST - Ministers of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries met in Bucharest Wednesday to discuss agriculture cooperation and topics for an upcoming summit that they will attend in Belgrade in December.

Serbian army takes part in exercise in Germany

BELGRADE - Over 4,000 members of armed forces from 18 countries, including troops of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Serbia, are participating in an exercise in German municipality of Hohenfels.

The aim of the exercise is to improve inter-operability and mutual understanding between members of Ground Forces of partners in tactical operations in a multinational environment.

PM's counsellor Socol: World Bank report shows gov't support for business, economy stable

Romania has advanced to the 48th position among 189 countries ranked by the World Bank on the easiness of doing business, prime minister's counsellor Cristian Socol told AGERPRES on Wednesday. He mentioned a methodology change giving a higher weight to the quality of regulations and thus showing it was easier to do business in Romania than in Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey or Italy.

Serbia drops in WB business conditions ranking

Serbia drops in WB business conditions ranking

WASHINGTON -- The World Bank has issued a prognosis of business conditions around the world for 2015 and ranked Serbia 91st out of 189 countries.

This represents a downgrade from last year's 77th spot, leaving only Bosnia-Herzegovina with a worse rank, at 107.