Thu, Jun 20 2013
The union representing the country’s doctors has called on members to join a five-day strike starting on July 19 to protest government plans to overhaul national health service.
There are reports of damaged property and dead farm animals and that the flames are approaching a village.
Industrial production rose in all member states for which information was made available, with the exception of Greece where it declined by about 6.3 per cent and in Bulgaria by 1.7 per cent.
16 000 companies have declared bankruptcy in Greece since the turmoil around the country's budget began, while by the end of 2010, a total of 60 000 firms are expected to go under, with 110 000 people losing their jobs.
Bulgaria drawn into controversy about religious symbols
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.