Tag Archives: Western Balkans

Coface: EU accession of Western Balkans likely to happen as it would counterbalance influence of Russia and China in the region

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union – Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists … Read the full press release

EBRD invests in green economy in the Western Balkans

Meat and dairy by-products could make regional economies greener LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach commits the Bank to raising its investment in the green economy to 40 per cent of annual business volume by 2020. This … Read the full press release

EIB, Ascopiave sign for EUR 70 million loan for gas grid in north-east Italy

2-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Ascopiave have signed a EUR 70 million loan in support of investments to improve and expand gas distribution networks in the Veneto and Lombardy regions. This is the first operation between the … Read the full press release

EBRD’s new strategy for FYR Macedonia to help the country integrate into regional and global markets

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EBRD has adopted a new strategy for FYR Macedonia which sets out the Bank’s priorities for the country. The strategy aims at supporting the country’s integration into regional and global markets through the Bank’s investments and other activities, … Read the full press release

EBRD, Borsa Istanbul join forces to develop regional capital markets

20-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Borsa Istanbul are joining forces to develop regional capital markets. To this end EBRD First Vice President Philip Bennett and Borsa Istanbul’s Chairman and CEO Ibrahim Turhan signed a … Read the full press release

Seminar “Welcome to the EU, Croatia” in Prague

Commissioner Štefan Füle – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speaking points of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle at the seminar “Welcome to the EU, Croatia” organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech … Read the full press release

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen: Europe must stop the cuts in defence spending

7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — “Soft power alone is no power at all,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told foreign affairs, security and defence MEPs and national MPs on Monday. Speaking in favour of “holding the line on defence spending” in … Read the full press release

Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This is an historic day for Serbia-Kosovo* relations, for the entire Western Balkans region and for the European Union. I want to congratulate both Prime Ministers and their teams. This ground breaking agreement would not have been … Read the full press release

EBRD invests €3.6m in Croatian producer of pharmaceutical packaging Piramida

The producer of pharmaceutical packaging plans expansion 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EBRD is investing €3.6 million to strengthen the Croatian pharmaceutical packaging producer Piramida d.o.o. and in plans to expand the company’s production. While €2.7 million will be used for … Read the full press release