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Turkish PM promises to ban Facebook and YouTube

Turkish PM promises to ban Facebook and YouTube

ANKARA -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would ban the use of Facebook and YouTube in Turkey after the March 30 elections in that country.

"There are new measures that will be taken after March 30, including a ban on Facebook and YouTube," Erdogan told private Turkish television ATV.

Bulgarians Among Most Frequently Expelled from Belgium in 2012

The Bulgarians were among the foreign nationals who were expelled from Belgium most frequently in 2012. 

The five countries, topping the list, according to frequency of expulsions are Albania, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria and Brazil. 

Dacic: South Stream, Kostolac power plant key projects

KOSTOLAC - The construction of a new 350 MW unit at the Kostolac thermoelectric power plant is the most significant project in Serbia, second only to the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has said.

"Nothing is holding back South Stream project"

"Nothing is holding back South Stream project"

BELGRADE -- There are no misunderstandings between the Serbian and Russian partners regarding the South Stream gas pipeline project, says Dušan Bajatović.

Serbia investment conference in Paris on May 23

KOPAONIK - Serbia investment conference will be held in Paris on May 23 and attended by representatives of 50 large French companies that are potential investors in Serbia, Chairman of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce Zeljko Sertic has announced.

Tabakovic: Control of loan from UAE

BELGRADE - National Bank of Serbia (NBS) Governor Jorgovanka Tabakovic said Friday that it is vital for the one-billion-dollar loan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be channeled into areas where it can be controlled and used most effectively.

SNS leader expects his party to win "more than 40%"

SNS leader expects his party to win "more than 40%"

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that he expects his ruling Serb Progressive Party (SNS) to win "more than 40 percent of the vote."

He at the same time added that "the number is not important, but what can be done after elections."

Macedonia to Put Child Beggars Into Care

The Ministry of Social affairs said a new law will significantly up the fight against child labour by making it easier to place child beggars in care.

If a child is caught begging on the strets, social workers will first put the parents under monitoring, the new law says.

Bosnia Protesters Reject Officials' Complaints

One month after the escalation of the largest protests seen in Bosnia in two decades, hundreds of people are still taking to the streets of Sarajevo, Mostar, Zenica and other towns each day.

Heavy police forces in Sarajevo secured the streets and prevented the protesters of blocking the main crossroads on Friday.

Wheat Prices Could Soar if EU Approves Ukraine Loan

Ukraine's wheat production, which is the 11th largest in the world, may suffer due to the EUR 11 B aid from the EU.

The reason is that the money will come with strings attached, such as drastically raising electricity and fuel prices in the country, as Bulgarian website has warned.

Bulgaria Scores Among Top High Growth Locations

Bulgaria is among the top 15 countries worldwide in terms of greatest manufacturing growth potential.

Bulgaria was ranked 7th in the 'High Growth Locations' category based on Costs, Risks and Conditions parameters, in a Manufacturing Index report by Cushman&Wakefield (C&W) commercial real estate services company.

Krstic: Favorable loan sign of trust in Serbian economy

ABU DHABI - The USD 1 billion loan that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) granted to Serbia is very favorable, but it is also a sign of trust in the Serbian economy, Serbian Minister of Finance Lazar Krstic has said.