Southeastern European countries

ARB: 11 financial institutions sign agreement to consolidate Romanian business environment

The Collaboration Agreement for the setting up of the Financial Platform, a project that aims to promote, in cooperation with stakeholder institutions, the principles of sustainable economic development and social progress, was signed by 11 representative institutions of Romania's financial industry, according to a release of the Romanian Association of Banks (ARB) sent to AGERPRES on Wednesday

"Russia wants disorder"; "Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina is possible"

He added that United States would back the Government in Pristina as it is devoted to dialogue, while Russian wants the region based on disorder and mistrust.
"One of our primary goals is to support the formation of Kosovo Government that is devoted to dialogue, which means suspending tariffs and returning to the negotiations table", he said in an interview for RTCG.

President Iohannis says Romania has always supported EU enlargement policy toward Balkans

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday delivered a message to the opening of a conference on defence co-operation of the Chiefs of Defence/General Staffs of the Balkan Countries - CHODs Balkans in which he says dialogue in this format adds value to regional co-operation and helps strengthen stability and security in the Balkans.

Strong message to Serbia: If you want to move on EU path, this is not the way to go

Miroslav Lajk, Slovakia's Diplomacy, reacted to the announced Serbia's signing of the free trade agreement with Eurasian Union (EAEU), supported by Russia.
"If you are sure in your European orientation, don't make decisions which are not in line with it, as this one isn't", Lajk concluded.

Kosovo Entrepreneurs Benefit from Albanian Seaside Tourism

"At first we were prejudiced because we were newcomers, but we soon got used to the place," he added.

Hasani said that his business has seen a decline in revenue in recent years, but he remains satisfied, although he wants local and central government in Albania to invest more in improving utility services.

Bulgaria will Provide BGN 148,395 in Grants to Serbia, Montenegro, Armenia and Georgia

Bulgaria will provide BGN 148,395 in grants to countries from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership for the financing of projects for the development of education, social integration, and civil society, the government press office said.

North Macedonia Frees Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Wanted by Serbia

Former KLA fighter Tomor Morina was released from detention and returned to Kosovo on Wednesday afternoon after North Macedonia's Supreme Court earlier the same day ruled that there were no legal grounds for his extradition to Serbia.

Kosovo's Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli welcomed the release.