Geography of Europe

Jovanovic: 99 pct of Serbian households to have high-speed Internet access by end-2025

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Information and Telecommunications Mihailo Jovanovic said on Wednesday 99 pct of Serbian households would have high-speed landline Internet access by the end of 2025.

Opening the Technobank conference in Belgrade, Jovanovic also said he expected the value of Serbia's IT exports to rise from the present 2.7 bln euros to 10 bln euros by 2030.

Vesic: Serbia, Hungary to have joint projects on Danube

BUDAPEST - Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic met with the president of the Western Balkans committee of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Attila Galambos, in Budapest on Wednesday.

They discussed a bilateral agreement under which Hungary has secured 80 mln euros for projects in Serbia.

Montenegro Signs Contract With Chinese Company to Build Coastal Highway

Montenegrin government and Shandong International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group representatives in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

According to the government, the company will build 16 kilometers of a new highway between the coastal towns of Budva and Tivat, and the 53-million-euros' worth project should be finished in two years.

Greece raises $2.7 billion as new 5-year bond sees strong demand

Greece raised 2.5 billion euros ($2.7 billion) on Wednesday with strong demand for a new 5-year bond, the day after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called elections in late May.

Traders said Greece's debt agency was aiming to cover most of the annual borrowing needs before the country entered to a protracted pre-election period.

Petkovic: Concrete steps to be discussed in Brussels, our red lines to stay

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said an April 4 round of the Brussels dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina would address concrete steps to implement a recent agreement from Ohrid, North Macedonia, and noted that Belgrade's red lines would remain in place.

Luxury assets woo foreigners

The demand for luxury homes in various regions of Greece last year recorded by Sotheby's International Realty reached 10.4 billion euros. This is an impressive increase over previous years, which has created optimism for further growth in the luxury housing market both this year and in the years to come.