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Conference in Berlin to focus on stronger cooperation of Western Balkan countries
Macedonia in June mostly visited by Turkish, Dutch and Serbian tourists
Ukrainian tourists changing Europe for Georgia
Albania's PM plans to visit Serbia this fall
Georgia, Azerbaijan to hold agricultural forum

Armenia

Armenia to sign document on joining Eurasian Economic Union this year
Armenian, Kyrgyzstani premiers discuss accession to EEU
Armenia to try to build up volumes of its exports to Russia and to widen their range
Investments in hotel business in Armenia prove profitable – ministry of economy
Sixth ‘Areni’ wine festival to open in Vayots Dzor of Armenia on October 1
Armenia records over million tourist arrivals in 2013 – Ministry of Economy
40-44% percent of tourists visiting Armenia are from Russia

Azerbaijan

E-commerce market growing continuously
WB to allocate loan to Azerbaijan's higher education
Azerbaijan prepares bill on public information systems, resources
Azerbaijan to simplify visa regime for Iranian businessmen
Azerbaijan to allocate 25.8 mln manats to farmers
Azerbaijan increases car production by 5 times

Bosnia and Herzegovina

FAO UN approved aid for BiH in amount of 476,000 US dollars
Sarajevo: Golden BAM award ceremony to be held

Georgia

What is the country’s economic development strategy?
Double taxation avoidance entered in force between Georgia and Sweden
Demand for domestic flights increased in Georgia
Experts expect cheaper services and prosperity of mass tourism
In 6 months, 454 objects were handed over to local self-governments in order to put state-owned property in economic activity
Companies buying grapes for not less than GEL 1 per kg to benefit from subsidy program
A sharp increase in the number of hotels in Batumi
3 Million to be spent on development of Bakuriani resort
Rehabilitation of 54 melioration  systems and objects is underway or planned for 2014-2015
Annual plan of privatization revenues fulfilled by 64%, while semiannual one - by 162%
Grape harvest of 2014 forecasted at 126,000T
4 000 Tons of peaches exported from Georgia
IMF approves $140 mln loan to Georgia
Batumi to host EES congress
Agriculture ministry: demand on grape exceeds offer
Pilot program on agriculture insurance to start on September 1

Kosovo

Approval of IBAN format of the bank account numbers of Kosovo
UNDP launches analyses of priority trade policies and human development topics
Kosovo July consumer prices edge up 0.8% y/y – table

Macedonia

 

Macedonian textile companies making inroads in Scandinavian markets
Finance Ministry pays EUR 1,22 million in agriculture subsidies
Macedonian airports 7-mo passenger traffic up 17%
Financial assistance for students interested in opening businesses
Employment agency to present business start-up credit lines
10,000 jobs in tourism this year, Pesevski and Neziri announce
Tax evasion to be reduced by 25% with online cash payment monitoring system
Irrigation investments worth 200 million EUR over the next 10 years
National Bank: Continuing positive trends in economy
Cheese&Wine festival in Ohrid

Moldova

Moldovan producers informed about ways of exporting goods to EU market
Moldovan wine pavilion opened in China
First table grapes packing house in Moldova will be ready in 2015
Moldovan air company to back native producers
Moldovan fruits, vegetables producers to benefit from financial support
Producers, processors of fruits and vegetables may submit commercial offers to Moldovan Chamber of Commerce
New line for production of concentrated juice launched in Moldova
Moldova H1 industrial output rises 4.4% - table
Moldovan importers to be able to use electronic declaration in few weeks

Serbia

Talks with IMF will be continued
Banks will supply client account data to US tax authorities
Coordinating center to aid exports to Russia to be set up
Possibility of increasing exports of fruit, vegetables to Russian market
Belgrade airport among fastest growing in Europe
July brings 0.1 percent deflation - Statistical Office
Invitation for privatisation of 502 companies on August 15
Central bank: Inflation lowest in 50 years
Cooperation with UN in preparation of new sustainable development strategy

Ukraine

Valeriia Gontareva: World Bank allocated USD 500 million for the rehabilitation of Ukraine’s banking system
NBU develops action plan for year - NBU head
National Bank repeals the requirement obliging banks to keep a portion of the mandatory reserves on a special account
Rada may allow Ukrainian stockbreeders to European market Thursday
Rada passes law on economic activity in Crimea
President calls on government to simplify conditions for doing business
Ukraine completing program on implementation of Association Agreement with EU
USDA improves forecast for 2014 grain harvest in Ukraine by 2.5%
Hroisman: Ukraine keeps preparing for International Donors and Investors' Conference
International financial institutions allowed on Ukrainian stock market
Parliament ratifies agreement with Japan on loan of up to $100 mln
Agriculture Ministry expects 2014 grain harvest to be higher than last year
Promising IT companies boost Ukraine's image

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AuthorKaris McGill