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Oettinger Pledges Full Support for Bulgaria's Energy Board

EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has told Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva he entirely supports the establishment of an energy board in the country.

Oettinger commented on the latest developments in Bulgaria's energy sector while meeting Zaharieva and interim Economy Minister Vasil Shtonov in Brussels.

Despite two straight quarters of decline, Romania's economic trend still positive, EcoMin says

Although Romania's economy recorded two straight quarters of decline, it stays on a positive trend with a seasonally adjusted economic growth of 2.6 percent in the first half of 2014 compared to the similar period of 2013, Economy Minister Constantin Nita said in a press release to AGERPRES on Monday.

IEP: Serbia is safe country

IEP: Serbia is safe country

NEW YORK -- Serbia ranks 52nd in the Global Peace Index (GPI), produced by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

This index ranks it among the top 30 percent of the safest countries in the world.