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ECB Vice-President praises Cyprus economic progress

European Central Bank (ECB) Vice-President Luis de Guindos commended Cyprus’ remarkable economic improvement and the recent upgrade of Cyprus’ economy by two rating agencies, speaking after a meeting with Cyprus Central Bank Governor, Constatinos Herodotou in Nicosia. The two officials…

Government introduces plastic bag ban

The Government has passed the Bill on Waste Management that bans use of lightweight plastic bags, said Minister of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism Ana Novakovic Djurovic. She underscored that it was the most important law in the environmental protection…

Italian mothers getting older, 1st child after 32 on average

Italian mothers are getting older and older and the average age of having their first child is over 32, the health ministry said in a report on birth rate Tuesday. It said “the phenomenon of childlessness is continuing too”. Some…

EP President Metsola: The EU is not complete without the region of the Western Balkans

The European future of the Western Balkans is imperative as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and reunited Europe based on common values, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said in a statement to FENA. Metsola believes that the European…

Kumbaro: Best year of tourism with 8.3 million foreign visitors up to September

Minister of Tourism and Environment Mirela Kumbaro stated today that 8.3 million tourists visited Albania from January to September, surpassing the figures of 2022 while 2023 is being confirmed as the best year of tourism. The minister shared in social…

BiH CoM passes a decision on displaying the EU flag on the buildings of the state institutions

The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the proposal of the Office of the Chairperson Krišto, unanimously adopted the Decision on displaying the flag of the European Union (EU) in ministries, administrative organizations and other bodies of the…

Forestry Department to get three more firefighting aircraft

The Forestry Department will be reinforced with three more firefighting aircraft, following a decision on Tuesday by the inter-ministerial committee that met at the Presidential Palace, to discuss the handling of fires and other extreme natural phenomena, such as floods. The…

Culture minister: Bookstar festival dares people to transform reality

Gathering ten European authors, 40 Macedonian participants, and publishers and festival organizers from the region, the 9th Bookstar European Literature Festival opened Monday evening at MKC. The festival’s slogan this year is “Please do disturb!” and it was opened by…

Türkiye is ‘most valuable candidate country’ for EU membership: Official

– It is ‘lack of vision and populism’ to ignore reality about matter, says permanent representative of Türkiye to EU – ‘Ankara is committed to its membership goal’ – ‘Türkiye should be treated with justice and equality among the candidate…

Arctic and Borsec lead the 2023 ranking of the most powerful Romanian brands

Home appliance maker Arctic and mineral water company Borsec top the list of the most powerful Romanian brands in 2023, while Tazz, Laptaria cu Caimac and 5toGo are the leaders in the category of brands younger than ten years, reveals…

September sees rise in tourist stats, Croatia set to become year-round destination

This September, Croatia registered  2.5 million tourist arrivals and 13.5 million overnight stays, which was 15% and 4% more respectively than in September 2022, according to the data collected by the e-visitor registration system. The number of travellers and their…

Bulgaria’s Machinery and Equipment Industry Continues Developing on Global Scale

Bulgaria exported machinery and equipment worth EUR 2.4 billion in 2022 and EUR 1.4 billion in the first half of 2023, up by about 9% on an annual basis, according to data of the Bulgarian National Bank cited on Tuesday…