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World Bank Introduces New Country Manager For Bulgaria

The World Bank appoints Antony Thomspon as new country manager for Bulgaria, said the bank in a statement. 

"The recent appointment of a new World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria is further illustration of the institutional commitment to work for ending poverty and promote shared prosperity in the country", the statement reads.

New EU Commission gives key economic posts to France, Britain

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the team on Wednesday that will run key areas of the European Union's policy-making over the next five years with a focus on economic growth, energy reforms, competition and trade.

Turkey outshot by Lithuania, ousted in World Cup quarterfinals

Renaldas Seibutis scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Lithuania outshot Turkey from behind the 3-point line to win 73-61 on Sept. 9 and earn a spot in the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Sharpshooting Lithuania sends Turkey out of Basketball World Cup

Renaldas Seibutis scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Lithuania outshot Turkey from behind the 3-point line to win 73-61 on Sept. 9 and earn a spot in the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Basketball: Team Romania wins men's 3x3 European Championship in Bucharest

Team Romania - Angel Santana, Bogdan Popescu, Catalin Vlaicu and Vasile Stefan - won the men's European Championship of 3x3 Basketball in Universitatii Square of Bucharest on Sunday night, by defeating Slovenia 18-16 in the final game.

The three-colour team played sensationally and managed to come back in the latest minutes.

Bulgaria Records 0.5% GDP Growth in Q2 2014 – Eurostat

Seasonally adjusted GDP remained stable in the euro area and rose by 0.2% in the EU in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the previous quarter, according to second estimates published by Eurostat.

Turkey beats Dominican Republic, set to face Australia in last 16

Turkey took second in Group C at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup after a 77-64 win over third placed Dominican Republic with Oğuz Savaş leading the way with 15 points. 

The Turkish national team will face Australia in the last 16, who were beaten by Angola 91-83 but gave a rest to two of their top players, Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes.        

Turkey to meet Aussies in World Cup round of 16

Turkey has advanced to the Round of 16 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup after seeing off the Dominican Republic 77-64 on Sept. 4 to finish second in Group C behind the unbeaten United States and set up a date with Australia on Sept. 7.

Deloitte: Ten companies from Serbia among CE Top 500

BELGRADE - Ten companies from Serbia appeared on this year's list of Top 500 companies from Central Europe (CE), based on their sales revenues in 2013, the best ranked companies being the Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS), Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and Fiat Automobiles of Serbia, the audit and consulting company Deloitte announced on Wednesday.

See You In Montevideo producers making basketball film

BELGRADE - The production company behind See You in Montevideo, Serbia's nominee for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, has started shooting another sports film based on a true story - this time about basketball.

"EU integration key to cooperation in Balkans"

"EU integration key to cooperation in Balkans"

BLED -- EU integration of the Western Balkans has had a crucial influence on improving regional cooperation and settling issues through dialogue, Ivica Dačić says

The Serbian foreign minister took part in the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia.

Bulgaria Ranks 54th in 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Report of World Economic Forum

Bulgaria ranks 54th out of a total of 144 countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 of the World Economic Forum.

For a third year in a row, Bulgaria has improved its score.

In the 2014-2015 edition of the report, Bulgaria outperforms a number of EU countries, including Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia and Greece.

Dacic: EU integration is key to cooperation in Balkans

BELGRADE - The EU integration of the Western Balkans has had a crucial influence on improving regional cooperation and settling issues through dialogue, Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in Bled, Slovenia, on Tuesday.

"Smugglers charge Kurdish migrants up to EUR 4,000"

"Smugglers charge Kurdish migrants up to EUR 4,000"

PODGORICA -- Turkish citizens are enlisting the help of transportation firms and taxi drivers from Montenegro to smuggle illegal migrants, mostly Kurds.

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