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Romania Press Review – April 27, 2015

CE official asks Bucharest to investigate CIA prison presence in Romania, Romania wants new agreement with the IMF, Simona Halep returns to nr. 2 in WTA ranking

Bosnia Press Review - April 27, 2015

New cases of food poisoning in kindergartens. There will be protests in Banja Luka on May 1. HDZ and DF oppose each other in Federation government.

Montenegro Press Review - April 27, 2015

Montenegro to share the embassy premises with Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. NATO could not promise an invitation for membership by the end of 2015. Montenegro is an ideal political partner, analyst says.

Anti-Russian Remarks Land Montenegro Minister in Trouble

The opposition in Montenegro has demanded resignation of Foreign Minister Igor Luksic for allegedly bad-mouthing Russia in talks with German officials.

Romania Press Review – April 23, 2015

Canada eases visa requirements for Romanians, Ford B-Max car sales in Europe goes down, Bulgaria to link gas grids with Romania and Greece

Croatia Press Review – April 23, 2015

Mirela Holy will explain the criminal charges filed against environment protection minister. Dubrovnik airport is one of projects in Juncker’s plan. Oppositional HDZ will not attend the military parade in Zagreb.

Bosnia Press Review - April 23, 2015

Hard decisions await Bosnian authorities. Covic does not have an opponent. Banja Luka to be connected to Sarajevo by highway.

Montenegro Press Review - April 23, 2015

Police ban gay rally in Niksic due to security reasons. Opposition demands resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Membership in NATO represents definitive choice of Montenegro's state politics, PM says.

Montenegro Press Review - April 22, 2015

PM Djukanovic takes part in Western Balkan Six meeting in Brussels. Russia tends to destabilize Montenegro through the church, the opposition and some NGOs. Montenegro and Albania to boost infrastructural cooperation.

Bosnia Press Review - April 22, 2015

Ombudsman warns of high prices of food. All Bosnian laws to harmonize with EU laws. Cvijanovic said RS will conduct reforms even without international financial support.

Romania Press Review – April 22, 2015

Presidency spokesperson resigns, IMF mission comes to Romania next month, Romania records third lowest budget deficit in EU

Montenegro Press Review - April 21, 2015

Minimum consumer basket rose up to 805 euros. PM Djukanovic to participate in meeting of heads of government of Western Balkan Six in Brussels. Montenegro’s economic policy largely coincides with World Bank's priorities.

Croatia Press Review – April 21, 2015

Head of agency for protection of environment changed his opinion on moving the ministry through years. Zagreb deserves its military parade for ‘Storm’ anniversary. Croatian finance minister presents austerity measures in Brussels.

Bosnia Press Review - April 21, 2015

Ivanic said Bosnia will get a new chance for EU. Trial over Energopetrol tackled work of recapitalization commission. Budget of town of Doboj damaged over buying office spaces.

Romania Press Review – April 21, 2015

Central bank governor warns over lack of structural reforms, Romania received last year 350 million euro worth of royalties from oil&gas companies, Fondul Proprietatea aims for new listing on LSE

Bosnia Press Review - April 20, 2015

Plane with Bosnian politicians had technical damage. In case of Bobar Bank, Special Prosecutor cannot work against Dodik. 'Creators of RS' supported entity lawmakers.

Montenegro Press Review - April 20, 2015

Montenegro gets another opposition party. Lobbyists for the Montenegrin regime threaten the credibility of the EU, opposition leader claims. "Light Oil" found from the first wells in the Adriatic Sea.

Romania Press Review – April 20, 2015

Canada loses Fed Cup tie to Romania, Hidroelectrica gets 1 mln euro, The unemployment rate stood at 6.8 per cent in 2011

Romania Press Review – April 14, 2015

First edition of new Fiscal Lottery, Syrian immigrants found hidden in a truck crossing Romania, Annual inflation stands at 0.8 per cent in March

Montenegro Press Review - April 14, 2015

PISA testing begins for 6,000 Montenegrin pupils. Montenegrin presiden has no plans to be active in DPS rulling party. Opposition leader will attend the V Day parade in Moscow.

Bosnia Press Review - April 14, 2015

Italian ambassador said threats from jihadists are real in Bosnia. Devastating earthquakes are not impossible in Bosnia. Highway construction could be halted.

Croatia Press Review – April 14, 2015

Milan Bandic’s first three moves. Transport minister Sinisa Hajdas Doncic increased the state deficit. Index website founder will serve a community work sentence.

Romania Press Review – April 10, 2015

Romania to get money from EU Solidarity Fund; new program to help the young; trade deficit fell by 0.9 per cent over the year

Croatia Press Review – April 9, 2015

Government says there is no basis to adopt a constitutional law on war veterans; government takes out loan with no specified use; USKOK demands two more months of custody for Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic.

Bosnia Press Review - April 9, 2015

Veterans want Sarajevo Cantonal premier to resign; Arrests after a fight and injuries in student dorm in Sarajevo; agencies refuse to move to new offices, complaining of small space.

Romania Press Review – April 09, 2015

Prosecutors investigate national lottery; police seize large quantity of cocaine; Chinese invest in residential neighborhood in Craiova

Bosnia Press Review - April 8, 2015

Dozens of car tires pierced in Sarajevo again. Opposition claims SNSD is afraid of European standards. Roads company in Republika Srpska in financial problems.

Montenegro Press Review - Apri 8, 2015

Prosecution probes alleged arms smuggling.  Deputies who left the opposition NOVA to return their mandates. Montenegro hails outcome of negotiations on Iranian nuclear programme.

Romania Press Review – April 08, 2015

George Copos released from prison, TVR reports losses for last year, Royal Family to support education in Romania

Montenegro Press Review - April 7, 2015

Montenegro agrees licence to Turkish bank. Inspectors found a number of irregularities in the schools.  Montenegro trade deficit widens.

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