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World Bank forecasts lower growth in W. Balkans countries compared to EU predictions

16.11.2017

dtt-net.com – World Bank (WB) growth forecast for Western Balkans countries is different to the European Commission’s one published earlier this month. According to the bank growth in the six countries of the region (Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia) is estimated to 2.6 percent in 2017 and region’s projected growth is less optimistic than the 3.2 percent expected when the Spring issue of this report was published. The WB also forecasted lower growth for the two years to come for the region.
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Macedonia best in W. Balkans for doing business, World Bank says

31.10.2017

dtt-net.com – A new report by the World Bank says that Macedonia is the best country in the Western Balkans region for doing business environment.
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Kosovo and Serbia enter into trade dispute

28.10.2017

Pristina/Belgrade, dtt-net.com - Kosovan government announced introduction of a special fee to flour imports from Serbia saying that the measure aims at protecting local production from Serbian dumping which Belgrade denies.
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Turkey eyes to boost trade ties with Bosnia and Kosovo

28.10.2017

Sarajevo/Ankara, dtt-net.com – After signing some 12 cooperation deals with Serbia earlier this month, Turkey is showing increasing interest to further boost trade relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo.
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Serbia and Turkey vow to boost economic ties

10.10.2017

Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Turkish President Recep Erdogan is in Serbian capital Belgrade today in a visit aimed at boosting economic and trade relations between the, what the first calls, “two key countries in the Balkan” region.
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Albania’s PM defends W. Balkans ‘economic area’ project sponsored by EU

14.07.2017

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian Prime Minister today responded to critics of the ‘economic area’ plan agreed by Western Balkans countries on Wednesday in Italy saying that the idea behind the project is to increase trade cooperation within the region and prepare the countries to join the EU market.
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The EU and Japan reach free trade deal

06.07.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – The European bloc and Japan today reached “Economic Partnership Agreement” in principle subject to approval by EU member countries and the European Parliament.
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EU calls on W. Balkans, Turkey to focus on economic reforms

23.05.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Western Balkans countries and Turkey today were called by the European Union to focus on economic reforms aimed at better preparing their economies for the EU path.
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Kosovo politician suggests suspension of trade deal with EU

17.05.2017

Prishtina, dtt-net.com - A Kosovan politician has criticized the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Kosovo and the EU saying that the deal is harmful to local production.
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Albanian authorities block tons of poultry imported from Brazil

15.05.2017

Tirana, 15 May 2017, dtt-net.com – Albanian food security authorities said today they have blocked a total of 26 tons of poultry imported from Brazil because of containing salmonella.

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EU candidate countries in Balkans to have positive growth, EC says

11.05.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – The four EU candidate countries from the Western Balkans region (Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro) are set to have positive economic growth this and next year, according to a forecast by the European Commission (EC).
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EU expected to have ‘steady’ growth in 2017 and 2018

11.05.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – GDP in the EU is expected to be at 1.9 percent this and next year, while in the Euro area to 1.7 percent in 2017 and 1.8 percent in 2018, according to the European Commission (EC).
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Albania to launch new airliner in cooperation with Turkish Airlines

08.05.2017

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania is planning to open an new civilian transport airliner this year in cooperation with Turkish Airlines, country’s prime minister said.
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European bank to help Kosovo’s private sector, industrial zones

05.05.2017

London, dtt-net.com – Kosovan government signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aimed at helping country’s private sector development and also construction of new industrial zones.
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Unemployment in euro area at record low since April 2009

03.05.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Unemployment in the euro area (EA19) decreased to 9.5% in March 2017, thus the lowest rate recorded since April 2009, according to Eurostat.
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