Three Russians buy half of Montenegrin coastline
Three Russian businessmen have bought more than half a million square kilometers of land in Montenegro. Most of the area is situated along the Adriatic coast, where the three businessmen plan to start building hotels and apartment complexes.
Bulgarian folklore in Cyprus
At the initiative of the Bulgarian embassy in Nicosia, a Bulgarian folklore concert was organised in the capital city of Cyprus. The concert was took place in the Kasteliotisa Hall and was dedicated to the Cyprus EU Presidency. Under the motto “Bulgaria sends its greetings to the Cypriot presidency”, the concert featured a number of popular folklore songs performed by Bulgarian and Cypriot musicians.
Population of Greece reducing due to the crisis
The population of Greece has been decreasing due to the economic crisis, statistics show. For the past two years the Greek population has decreased by 500,000 people due to less births and the big number of emigrants. If the trend continued, by the end of the decade Greece would have a population of about 8 million people, like during the 1970s.
Macedonia joins South Stream gas pipeline project
Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has already prepared a treaty for the joining of Macedonia in the South Stream gas pipeline project. Next week the Russian government will hold discussions on the document before offering it to Macedonia for signing. The news was announced after the meeting of Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski with Gazprom chief Alexei Miller in Saint Petersburg. Minister Gruevski said the agreement was of great importance to Macedonia and would help boosting its energy security.
Romanians losing patience with politicians
Romanians have been losing patience with their politicians, who seem to spend their time in political battles rather than solving the major problems of the second poorest EU Member State, Reuters informs. This could push the electorate towards populist parties during the next elections. The agency points out the fact that Romanians get averagely 350 euro a month while political leaders enjoy luxurious lives and expensive cars.
EU has recognized first 73 diplomas from Kosovo universities
The Association of European Universities has recognized the first 73 diplomas, issued by universities in Kosovo. Belgrade would also recognize the diplomas under a previously reached agreement with the EU. This way young people who graduate from Kosovo universities will be able to apply for jobs in Serbia and other European countries.
Prague evacuates Czech tourists after incident in Croatia
The Czech authorities sent a plane to take home most of the injured tourists after an incident with a Czech bus on Croatian highway. 8 people died and 43 were injured when the bus hit the crash barriers in the middle of the highway. The reasons behind the incident are still unknown. Croatia welcomes about 10 million tourists annually.
Greek criminal network busted
A criminal group specialized in bank robberies, was arrested in Greece. The Greek police have arrested a total of 23 people and are searching for 7 more. Authorities say the group was responsible for 5 bank robberies. The criminals have also managed to steal some 450,000 euro. A policeman was also part of the criminal network.
English version: Alexander Markov