All News from Balkans
By Dimitris Rigopoulos
As architect Nikos Kazeros was walking through Monastiraki Square in central Athens recently, he noticed a group of workers repositioning the colored tiles that pave the western side of the square. In what order are you repositioning the tiles? he asked. It's all random, the men replied. Their answer came as no surprise.
The Government will earmark 50 million lei for removing the effects of floods in the Gorj, Valcea, Arges, Olt, Teleorman and Prahova counties, Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced on Thursday.
Victor Ponta also added that, if necessary, funds will also be approved for Timis and Caras-Severin counties, after some assessments are carried out first.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the former shareholders of the former oil concern Yukos are to receive a EUR 1.9 B compensation from Russia.
This is the second sentence Russia has faced over the nationalization of Yukos in just a few days.
Moscow has seriously pushed down the value of the enterprise with fantasy taxes and a manipulated auction, the court found.
Mircea Basescu will be kept under preventive detention as the Constanta Court of Appeal on Thursday defeated his request to be prosecuted under house arrest.
The court take the same decision for co-defendant Marian Capatana.
The court's decision to keep Mircea Basescu and Marian Capatana under preventive detention is final.
BELGRADE - Air Serbia has introduced a new service between Belgrade and Tirana that will run three times a week from September 23 and promotional airfares will be offered to passengers on these flights, the company said in a release on Thursday.
Planes will be departing from Belgrade at 1.20 p.m. and from Tirana at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Bulgaria's government announced Thursday a shareholders' agreement was signed with US-based company Westinghouse on the construction of Kozloduy NPP's Unit 7.
The document is due to be approved on by the next elected government after the early general vote on October 5, according to the Council of Ministers' press office, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.