Thu, May 23 2013
Greece's prime minister George Papandreou addresses an economic conference in Athens, May 17 2011. Greece believes that a restructuring of its debt would do more harm than good, Papandreou said.
Amid reports Greece is in the final stages of reaching a deal with the IMF-EU-ECB ‘troika’, prime minister George Papandreou sees a series of protests in central Athens as positive because they could help engender solutions, government spokesman says.
The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, issued on May 25 a 4.75 billion euro bond with a five-year maturity to fund a further disbursement of the assistance package to Portugal.
According to the BAS report however, only about 10 per cent actually "commit" themselves and do leave the country.
Ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro currency call it an ambitious deal that safeguards the most vulnerable citizens.
A European Union delegation will be in Athens this week reassessing the country's progress on dealing with its debt.
Sales hit by increasing commodity prices, late Easter.
The Greek authorities believe that with the entry of Bulgaria into the Schengen Zone, there will be an increase of pressure on the Greek-Turkish border.
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.