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Serbia drops in rankings based on business conditions

WASHINGTON - The World Bank has issued a prognosis of business conditions around the world for 2015 and ranked Serbia 91st out of 189 countries, which is drop from last year's rank of 77, leaving only Bosnia-Herzegovina with a worse rank, at 107th spot.

Slovenia plans to invest in SME sector in Serbia

BELGRADE - Slovenia is planning to invest in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector in Serbia, Slovenian Ambassador Franc But said on Monday after receiving the Danube Flower award at the Danube Business Forum.

I consider this award as a recognition of Slovenia's presence in Serbia and the region, But told Tanjug.

Corporate lending in eurozone periphery slumps further in Sept

Lending to companies in the euro zone periphery continued to fall in September, while banks in core countries kept lending more, ECB data showed on Monday, highlighting the divergence in economic strength in the bloc.

Rise on Jobless Rate Worries Montenegro

The unemployment rate in Montenegro has risen by a sixth consecutive month, and is now 2 per cent higher compared to the same period last year, the latest data show.

The Employment Bureau on Tuesday reported that the number of unemployed adults rose to 31,190 in September and to 32,670 this week.

New European Commission To Be Voted Wednesday In Strasbourg

Jean-Claude Juncker's team of European Commissioners is to be voted on Wednesday in Strasbourg.

It is likely that the 28-strong team will win the parliamentary approval of the full assembly and the handover of EU executive power will take place as scheduled on November 1.

Commemoration for those who died in Belgrade's liberation

BELGRADE - A commemoration was held on Monday for the Yugoslav Partisan and Red Army troops who died in the battle for Belgrade's liberation from Nazi occupation, which ended in victory on October 20, 1944, 70 years ago.

Minister for War Veteran Affairs Aleksandar Vulin and Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali laid wreaths at the cemetery dedicated to Belgrade's liberators.

Crvena Zvezda beats Galatasaray

BELGRADE - Crvena Zvezda Belgrade defeated Galatasaray from Istanbul 76-68 in a 2014-2015 Euroleague Basketball Round 1, Group D match in Belgrade late on Thursday.

Could Kristalina Georgieva's Portfolio Be Changed to 'Energy Union'?

European Voice, a Brussels-based outlet, wrote Monday that Kristalina Georgieva, incoming EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, could get Energy Union instead.

The text is about the aftermath of Slovenia's decision to withdraw former PM Alenka Bratusek as candidate to this office after she failed at her hearing in the European Parliament.

Oncologists: Fight against cancer national priority

BELGRADE - According to the number of new cancer cases, Serbia ranks 18th in Europe, and second in terms of cancer deaths, it was stated at the 4th Oncology Symposium, which opened in Belgrade on Friday.

Slovenia’s Bratusek Withdraws Candidacy for EC Post

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday the decision of Alenka Bratusek, former Slovenian Prime Minister, to withdraw her candidacy for a post on the European Commission.

Investment in defense industry Serbia's strategic interest

BELGRADE - OTEH 2014, an international scientific and technical conference dedicated to the development of defense technologies, opened in Belgrade on Thursday, and Serbia's Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic said that investment in the defense industry and armed forces is Serbia's strategic interest.

EU Lawmakers Reject Bratusek’s Nomination for Commission Vice-President

A bid by former Slovenian premier Alenka Bratusek to become EC Vice-President for Energy Union was rejected late on Wednesday by two panels of members of the European Parliament.

Bratusek failed to convince EU parliamentarians during a confirmation hearing on Monday for her role as European Commission vice president for energy union.

Serbian Pensioners are in Worse Position than Albanian

Serbian Pensioners are in Worse Position than Albanian

The Ukraine is the only European country on the list based on quality of life for older people which is ranked worse than Serbia, says the Global movement for the rights of older people "Help Age".