Tirana, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - Albania will close access to all Internet betting sites abroad in an effort to stop the outflow of money from one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Brussels, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held brief talks on the sidelines of the European Union leaders' summit in Brussels on Thursday but, according to sources, the Greek leader's attempts to discuss the details of his country's fiscal consolidation program received short shrift.
Athens, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras who participates at the meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels, said he would “push” for solutions to the problems of illegal immigration and youth unemployment.
Sarajevo, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Croatia and Serbia are normalising their relations too slowly and these processes should be stepped up, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has said in an interview with Bosnian state television.
Sarajevo, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Preliminary results of the census conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 1-15 show that the country has between 3.7 million and 3.8 million people, but their ethnic breakdown is still unknown, the Sarajevo daily Dnevni Avaz said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources from the national statistical office BHAS.
Ankara, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - The United States is "seriously concerned" about NATO ally Turkey's controversial decision to select a Chinese company for its long-range air and missile defence system, the US ambassador said on Thursday.
Athens, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to meet fellow European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday but preceded this by holding talks with Deputy Premier Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday, which culminated in the two men agreeing on a 12-page policy framework for their coalition, reports daily Kathimerini.
Athens, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Police said on Wednesday that they had smashed a huge pickpocketing racket, with more than 100 members, which is believed to have targeted pedestrians in central Athens and other cities for years, Kathimerini reports.
Sarajevo, 23 October 2013 (MIA) - Forensics experts are excavating what may be the largest mass grave of ethnic cleansing victims in Bosnia, a site whose existence was known for years but exact location covered up by a Serb wall of silence, the state's missing persons office said, Reuters reports.
Tirana, 23 October 2013 (MIA) - After completion of the demining project and weapons destruction from communist period, Albanian will start the project for reduction of the number of its armed forces from the current 12.000 to 8.000 persons.