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Kraljevo - town of hungry people

Kraljevo - town of hungry people

In a town with 15,000 unemployed people, the goods on green markets and in butcher shops are being purchased ins grams.

Tanja Ribic for Blic: I adore creative people

Tanja Ribic for Blic: I adore creative people

Pretty Slovenian actress plays in Srdjan Dragojevic's film a wife of a man who sells time sharing apartments to people from former Yugoslavia, but has a secret relationship with his colleague played by Srdjan Todorovic.

Our children are increasingly immature

Our children are increasingly immature

The children starting going to school are every year heavier in weight. They read, write and know numbers better, but in spite of that they are emotionally increasingly immature.

NATO investing in Balkan countries

NATO investing in Balkan countries

The Alliance is restoring bridges and improving the infrastructure to assist regional countries.

EUFOR troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina demine a strip of land to enable infrastructure development. [Bedrana Kaletovic/SETimes]

Euroleague challengers challenged in the league

By George Georgakopoulos

A few days after sealing their entry to the quarterfinals of the Euroleague, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had a relatively hard time beating their opponents in the Greek league as they brace for their clash on Thursday for the last round of Euroleague games.

Best March on record in flow of labor

Employment flows continued in positive territory in March, though the number of new jobs was smaller than that in February, the Labor Ministry’s Ergani database showed on Monday. The net flow last month was the highest recorded for the month of March since 2001.

Bond issue on track this week

 Despite more relaxed official statements, the Finance Ministry is gearing up for return to the markets

By Sotiris Nikas

Athens will issue its first bonds in four years later this week and will only sell them to foreign investors, sources have suggested.

Greek exports feel the pinch from crisis in Ukraine

By Dimitra Manifava

Greek exports declined for a fifth consecutive month in February, data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) have shown, creating serious concerns about the sustainability of production in the country’s primary and secondary sectors.

Samaras announces VAT debt relief for enterprises

By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited on Monday the General State Accounting Office and announced measures to provide some debt relief for thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises that will boost their cash flow.

Nigrita jail guards face magistrate over torture death

Eight guards from Nigrita Prison in northern Greece are due to appear before a magistrate Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the death of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli, believed to be a victim of torture.

Bulgarian Risk Engineering AD to Consult N-plant Project in Vietnam

Bulgarian company Risk Engineering AD will consult the government of Vietnam on a project for the construction of a nuclear power plant.

The cooperation was negotiated during the visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski to Hanoi.

BoC gets revised offer to offload Ukraine unit

Bank of Cyprus said on Monday that it is looking “positively” at a revised offer to sell its loss-making PJSC Ukrainian unit to Russia’s Alfa Group as part of a restructuring drive.

Greek shipper concerned over delays at Chinese yard

China Rongsheng, the country’s largest private shipyard, reported a $1.4 billion loss for 2013 and some customers are worried about Rongsheng’s $4.6 billion worth outstanding orders.

Ministers Discuss Cooperation between Bulgarian, Vietnamese IT Firms

Transport Minister Danail Papazov and Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong discussed cooperation between Bulgarian and Vietnamese firms.

Papazov is part of a delegation headed by Prime Minister Oresharski which is on an official visit to Vietnam.