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Croatia Press Review – December 18, 2014

World Bank urges Croatia to cut public sector; lower gas prices cause problems for state finances; over 700 families have sued Croatia for flood damage.

Romania Press Review – December 18, 2014

Romania could negotiate a new type of arrangement with the IMF; the Liberal Party, PNL, is to name a new leader; most Romanians go to work by car.

Bosnia Press Review - December 18, 2014

Zoran Mikulic is hiding the list of pardoned criminals; months after the 'Meat' police action, investigation still ongoing; Sefik Dzaferovic says the German-UK initiative has given Bosnia a chance.

Croatia Press Review – December 17, 2014

Psychiatrist resigned after criticizing protesting war veterans. Croatian state spent 365,000 euro for MPs’ apartments. First findings of Washington arbitration panel revealed.

Montenegro Press Review - December 17, 2014

Montenegro opens four more negotiation chapters with EU. Montenegro and Serbia set to improve bilateral cooperation in economy and regional infrastructure projects. Montenegro and China to boost economic cooperation.

Bosnia Press Review - December 17, 2014

DF demands the head police position. Tuzla Prosecutor focused on business crime and corruption. Bosnian diplomat to be sanctioned

Romania Press Review – December 17, 2014

Doctors to declare sponsorships from drug companies, Mediafax Group enters insolvency, New gas field discovered

Romania Press Review – December 16, 2014

Four people died in helicopter accident, New Ponta cabinet wins confidence vote in Parliament, EC presents its investment plan

Bosnia Press Review - December 16, 2014

SIPA arrested ten persons suspected of war crimes. Damir Becirovic said the government to be formed by February. Croatia does not have the money to build roads towards Banja Luka.

Croatia Press Review – December 16, 2014

Prices going down on Croatian gas stations. Croatian scientist explains her questionnaire for Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic . 60 per cent of citizens do not want the highway monetization.

Romania Press Review – December 15, 2014

Parliament to approve government resuffle, CIA transit centers in Romania, Banks to resume lending in 2015

Bosnia Press Review - December 15, 2014

Radoncic spoke in a television interview. Former Tuzla prison director charged with bribery. Dodik said there are no obstacles for Croats to return to Republika Srpska.

Croatia Press Review – December 15, 2014

Details on monetization bids in the media. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic organizes a donator dinner in Split. MOL wins the first battle for INA?

Montenegro Press Review - December 15, 2014

The Venice Commission criticizes the new law on the special prosecutor's office. Government does not care what people think about NATO membership. The highway is the most important project in the history of Montenegro, PM says.

Bosnia Press Review - December 12, 2014

Brammertz demands Seselj's return the Hague; union of left-wing parties discussed; Huseinovic resigned.

Montenegro Press Review - December 12, 2014

Joining NATO does not mean a break with Russia; Chinese ready to employ own company for the construction of highway; French Senate strongly supports Montenegro’s NATO bid.

Croatia Press Review – December 12, 2014

Three potential bidders for highway tender; Slovenia interested in gas terminal on the island of Krk; Croatia on the bottom of EU purchasing power ratings.

Romania Press Review – December 12, 2014

The 2015 budget to be announced; media company allegedly involved in tax evasion case; inflation slowed to 1.3 per cent per year in November.

Montenegro Press Review - December 11, 2014

The Supreme State Prosecutor urges the authorities to back prosecutorial independence; Social Democrats ready for early elections; Montenegro is the most advanced country in the Western Balkans, PM says.

Romania Press Review – December 11, 2014

Romania among countries known for hosting CIA secret prisons; almost 2,000 people convicted of corruption; two extra days off for winter holidays,

Croatia Press Review – December 11, 2014

Constitutional court rejects preferential voting referendum; Brussels calls out Croatia for incompetence; people from flooded areas still receiving electricity bills.

Bosnia Press Review - December 11, 2014

Number of abused children higher than recorded; Republika Srpska chooses delegates to state parliament; Diana Kajmakovic case being investigated.

Bosnia Press Review - December 10, 2014

Special German envoy in Bosnia; experimental phase with electronic prescriptions; distribution of state companies among the ruling parties.

Croatia Press Review – December 10, 2014

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s election rally ends with an incident; first TV presidential campaign without two main candidates; EU Commission states that Croatia’s project proposals are not elaborated enough.

Montenegro Press Review - December 10, 2014

Prominent Montenegrin artist Dzoni Hodzic dies; only 29 citizens reported corruption in the police in 2014; corruption threatens Montenegro's economy.

Romania Press Review – December 10, 2014

Banca Transilvania buys Volksbank Romania; Romania proposes 250m euro budget for stimulating investment; Romanians to spend 340 euro on average over Christmas period.

Montenegro Press Review - December 9, 2014

The trial in 'Informer' case to begin soon; government will prevent abuse of social benefits; joining NATO is the best solution for small countries, NATO coordinator says.

Croatia Press Review – December 9, 2014

Weekly 'Nacional' is back after two-and-a-half years; Minister Mirando Mrsic says SDP cannot form the next government without ORaH; scientific surveys predict close win by Josipovic in second round of elections.

Romania Press Review – December 09, 2014

New president names his spokeperson; IMF mission ends on Tuesday; average salaries up by 5.6 per cent.

Bosnia Press Review - December 8, 2014

Winter Olympic Games '84 workers are waiting to be fired. Zarko Korac spoke about Bosnia politics. Republika Srpska lawmakers to decide on delegates for the state-level parliament.

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