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EDITOR'S CHOICE - Top stories of the week

EDITOR'S CHOICE - Top stories of the week wrangler/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 15 (SeeNews) - Following is a selection of top stories and interviews moved by SeeNews over the past week:

 

AURUBIS PLANS TO INVEST 180 MLN EURO IN BULGARIA BY 2018

Hamburg-based copper producer Aurubis plans investments worth 180 million euro ($205 million) in its plant in Pirdop, near Sofia, by 2018, the executive director of the company's Bulgarian unit said on Thursday.

Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/update-1-aurubis-bulgaria-plans-to-invest-180-mln-euro-476526

 

BID DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR DESIGN, PERMITTING CONTRACTOR ON CROATIA'S KRK LNG TERMINAL

Croatia's LNG Hrvatska has extended until May 21 the deadline for filing bids for the preparation of the design and permitting documentation for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Adriatic island of Krk, a public notice showed.

Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/bid-deadline-extended-for-design-permitting-contractor-on-croatias-krk-lng-terminal-476199

 

IMF CUTS SEE GROWTH FCAST TO 1.9% IN 2015, 2.4% IN 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday it has cut its projections for economic growth in Southeastern Europe (SEE) to 1.9% for this year and 2.4% for 2016.

Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/imf-cuts-see-growth-fcast-to-1-9-in-2015-2-4-in-2016-475841

 

EBRD ISSUES REGIONAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS REPORT

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development issued its latest economic forecasts. Read more about the international lender's expectations for the economic development of the countries in the region at: at www.wire.seenews.com

 

MACEDONIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY DECLARES END TO KUMANOVO OPERATION

Macedonia's interior ministry declared the end to an anti-terrorist operation in the northern town of Kumanovo in which eight policemen were killed and more than 37 were wounded. Over the weekend, shootings and explosions broke out in Kumanovo amid a political crisis in the country, raising concerns about possible inter-ethnic violence.

Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/macedonian-police-declare-end-to-kumanovo-operation-475855

 

ROMANIA'S REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MINISTER RESIGNS AFTER CONVICTED OF VOTE-RIGGING

Romania's regional development minister Liviu Dragnea resigned on Friday after a Bucharest court found him guilty of vote rigging during a referendum on the impeachment of the country's president in 2012.

Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/romanias-regional-development-minister-resigns-after-convicted-of-vote-rigging-476685

 

INTERVIEWS

ZAGREB BOURSE EYES POSSIBLE ACQUISITION TARGETS AMONG REGIONAL PEERS

The Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) may consider a possible bid for the acquisition of one or more of its peers in Southeast Europe (SEE), the president of the management board of the ZSE, Ivana Gazic, said.

Read the full text of the interview at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/interview-zagreb-bourse-eyes-possible-acquisition-targets-among-regional-peers-476297

 

EASYJET H1 FY 2015 NUMBERS STABLE IN KOSOVO, DOWN IN BULGARIA, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, UP IN SERBIA

Low-cost carrier easyJet posted stable passenger numbers in Kosovo in the first half of fiscal 2015 started October 1 with traffic down in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia and up in Serbia, a senior company official said.

The carrier boarded just over 120,500 passengers on flights to Bulgaria in the first half of fiscal 2015, down 3% on the year, easyJet manager for Germany and Switzerland Thomas Haagensen told SeeNews in a phone interview.

Read the full text of the interview at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/interview-easyjet-h1-fy-2015-numbers-stable-in-kosovo-down-in-bulgaria-croatia-slovenia-up-in-serbia-476270

 

 

 

 

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