Wed, Jun 19 2013
People walk on the bank of the Danube River with piles of broken ice in Belgrade, February 20 2012. Meltdown of ice on the Danube in Serbia's capital completely destroyed dozens of boats, pontoons and floating restaurants.
Owners of vessels say that fuel and crew costs add up to about 1000 euro a day while a ship is iced-up in port.
Bulgaria’s EU funds minister Donchev tells European Commission it is ‘completely realistic’ that the bridge could be finished by the end of 2012, just days after a similar message after a meeting of top Bulgarian and Romanian officials.
In the Bulgarian stretch of the river, ice cover was reported on February 7 to have reached 80 per cent.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.