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Victor Ponta Set to Win First Round of Romanian Presidential Race

Romania’s Social Democrat Prime Minister Victor Ponta leads in opinion polls ahead of the first round of presidential elections on November 2.

World » Southeast Europe | October 31, 2014, Friday // 16:26 | Viewed: 524

Germany Introduces Road Toll of up to EUR 130 for Foreign Drivers

Germany has introduced a road toll which requires foreign car drivers to pay up to EUR 130 a year for using the country’s motorways.

World | October 31, 2014, Friday // 15:49 | Viewed: 583

Hungary Drops Draft Internet Tax Bill After Protests

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said a controversial draft bill to tax Internet traffic will be scrapped following mass protests.

World » EU | October 31, 2014, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 380

Bulgaria Drops in Anti-Bribery Enforcement Ranking - Report

Bulgaria has  regressed in the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention  enforcement, a new report by Transparency International has shown.

World | October 31, 2014, Friday // 10:40 | Viewed: 450

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

Sweden on Thursday became the first EU member state in Western Europe to recognise the Palestinian state.

World » EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 21:34 | Viewed: 686

Turkey’s Q3 Tourism Revenue Rises 11% Y/Y

Turkey’s tourism revenue increased 11% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, reaching USD 12.85B, the Turkish Statistical Institute said on Thursday.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 18:27 | Viewed: 455

NATO Reports 'Unusual' Increase Of Russian Warplanes Over Europe

NATO headquarters said on Wednesday the alliance had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days, reports AFP.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:22 | Viewed: 674

Military Plane Crashes in California, Killing Pilot

A military plane crashed into a field near a navy air base in Southern California, killing the pilot.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 07:42 | Viewed: 402

Hungary Rocked by Huge Protest over Controversial Internet Tax

Tens of thousands of Hungarians flocked to the streets of the capital Budapest to protest plans of the government to levy the Internet.

World » EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1299

Poland Denies Deploying Troops Near Ukraine

Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has dismissed Tuesday's media reports suggesting Warsaw was sending troops to the east of the country, close to its border with Ukraine.

World » EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 11:48 | Viewed: 543

40% of Serbians Optimistic About Economic Situation

Some 40% of Serbian citizens expect the economic situation to improve, while in Croatia such hopes have only 11% of the people, 26% in Montenegro, and 37% in Macedonia.

World | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 20:28 | Viewed: 540

Iraqi Kurdish Forces Head to Turkey to Join Kobane Battle

Iraqi Kurdish forces are traveling to Turkey on their way to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State militants besieging the town of Kobane, the BBC reports.

World | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 18:22 | Viewed: 514

Poland to Deploy Thousands of Troops Near Border with Ukraine

Poland is to implement the most significant realignment of soldiers since the Cold War, Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said.

World » EU | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 647

Russia To Send Fourth “Humanitarian Aid” Convoy In Eastern Ukraine

Russia is sending a fourth “humanitarian aid” convoy to rebel eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, reports RBK.

World » Ukraine | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 13:09 | Viewed: 652

Hungary's Parliament Partially Backtracks on Internet Tax

The Hungarian legislature is expected to have its say on the idea of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to charge the use of Internet which sparked thousands-strong protests in the capital Budapest.

World » EU | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 11:42 | Viewed: 497

Romanian Presidential Candidate Urges 'Bulgarian' Tax Collection Rate

Teodor Meleşcanu, an independent candidate running to become Romania's President, said Monday his country should aspire to achieve the tax collection rate of Bulgaria.

World » Southeast Europe | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 09:56 | Viewed: 625

Saab, Brazil Seal USD 5.4 B Deal for 36 Gripen Jets

Swedish defense group Saab AB has signed a deal with Brazil for development and production of thirty-six Gripen NG fighters, the manufacturer itself said in a statement.

World » International Business | October 27, 2014, Monday // 21:20 | Viewed: 688

Petrom, ExxonMobil Start Drilling at New Romanian Offshore Prospect  

Romania’s OMV Petrom and US oil giant ExxonMobil have started drilling at a third exploration well in the Neptun Block off the Romanian Black Sea coast, Petrom said on Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | October 27, 2014, Monday // 14:08 | Viewed: 640

Southeast Europe Stock Exchanges Launch Procurement for IT Platform

SEE Link, a joint-stock company established by the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), the Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE), and the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE), is to launcha procurement procedure for an IT platform (ITP) which would facilitate order-routing.

World » Southeast Europe | October 27, 2014, Monday // 14:00 | Viewed: 624

Merkel Opposes Cameron’s Plans to Cap Immigration from EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is opposed to plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron to increase control over the number of EU migrants entering the UK.

World » EU | October 27, 2014, Monday // 13:06 | Viewed: 613

Hungarians Protest Against Planned Internet Tax

Thousands protested in Budapest on Sunday against Hingarian government’s plans to impose tax on Internet data traffic.

World » EU | October 27, 2014, Monday // 11:11 | Viewed: 747