Power cuts and damage to buildings in Tirana and Durres after quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, but no deaths reported.
The increase in the retirement age was part of Zagreb’s plans to reform the pension system in response to the country’s ageing population, but sparked an angry backlash from thousands of Croatians.
Saimir Tahiri was found not guilty of drug trafficking but sentenced for abuse of office, in verdict announced as Tirana seeks a date to open EU accession talks next month.
Top lenders under pressure from watchdog after order to convert $8bn of loans to non-performing status.
Constitutional Court ruling gives PM Viorica Danicla time to put together a new majority after the ruling coalition split — but opposition leaders are still preparing for a no-confidence vote.
Saudi Arabia has already restored 2mn barrels per day (bpd) of oil production from the 5.7mnbpd that were knocked out by last weekend’s drone and missile attack on its largest production facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais.
Contract signed after Supreme Court ruling reinstates Arkad as winner in the tender to build the Bulgarian leg of the second line of the Turkish Stream pipeline.
Officials make big move against fallout from currency crisis.
The Albanian authorities renewed their efforts for the project after negotiations with a Turkish tie-up of Cengiz, Kolin and Kalyon failed in April this year due to disagreements with the government over the project.
The decision to suspend Silvia Velikova caused a storm in Bulgaria as it was seen as yet another attempt to silence journalists critical of those in power.
Largest Turkish mobile operator says shareholders Telia, Cukurova Holding and Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne have agreed to vote for profit distribution.
“Overly loose monetary policy risks exacerbating Turkey’s age-old vulnerabilities by fueling twin dynamics of inflation and attendant currency weakness,” adds Societe Generale strategist.
Energy companies left up to their necks in debt by lira crisis.
Ex-economic czar Ali Babacan says the condition in which Turkey is currently in is “truly saddening”. Takes aim at state of economy, human rights and rule of law.
Fears of a move rose after three Kurdish mayors were kicked out of office. Istanbullers, meanwhile, invited by opposition administration to see exhibit of hundreds of ‘AKP’ official cars as example of squandering of public money by predecessors.
Reports suggest, meanwhile, private lenders in Turkey “pushing hard” for tighter margins in autumn term syndicated loan renewal season.
Moldovan central bank says move is in line with international regulations against money laundering and terrorism financing, but officials in the breakaway republic suspect a political motive too.
Bosnia's first pride parade was attended by thousands, going beyond the organisers’ expectations that only around 500 people would participate.
Bosnia has been without a government since the October 2018 elections, as deep divisions over its relationship with Nato have kept party leaders from forming a coalition.
Flagship carrier cuts revenue forecast by $0.6bn and passenger volume expectation by 4mn. Difficulties include serious teething problems at Turkey’s new mega airport.