SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 11 (SeeNews) - Following is a selection of top stories and interviews moved by SeeNews over the past week:
EU to relocate further 7,900 refugees to four EU-member states in SEE - table
The European Commission said on Wednesday it plans to relocate more than 7,900 refugees from Italy, Greece and Hungary to Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia as part of a strategy to solve the refugee crisis in Europe.
ROMANIA'S HIDROELECTRICA PLANS TO INVEST 1.3 BLN EURO THROUGH 2020
Romanian insolvent hydropower producer Hidroelectrica said on Wednesday it has allocated 1.3 billion euro ($1.45 billion) to investments in the 2015-2020 period, including to an expansion of its capacity via new projects and acquisitions.
FESTO BULGARIA OPENS 9.8 MLN EURO PLANT, TO INVEST 12.8 MLN EURO IN NEXT 3 YEARS
The Bulgarian unit of German pneumatic and electrical automation company Festo opened on Friday a 19 million levs ($11 million/9.8 million euro) plant in Sofia.
SERBIA'S EPS, ATOS WG SAGEMCOM TIE-UP SIGN IT, METERING INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL
Serbian state-owned energy utility EPS said on Thursday it has signed a 26.6 million euro ($29.8 million) agreement with the Atos WG Sagemcom consortium for the procurement of IT and metering infrastructure.
ATLANTIC GRUPA TAKES OVER DISTRIBUTION OF PHILIPS LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS IN CROATIA
Croatia's Atlantic Grupa [ZSE:ATGR-R-A] said on Tuesday it has agreed with Philips to take over the distribution of its consumer lifestyle products on the Croatian market.
SLOVENIA'S JUB OPENS 5.6 MLN EURO STYROFOAM FACTORY IN SERBIA
Slovenian paints and insulation systems maker JUB said on Wednesday it has opened a 5.6 million euro ($6.3 million) styrofoam factory in Serbia.
CROATIA’S NEW RENEWABLES BILL A GAME-CHANGER – INVESTOR
The new bill on renewable energy sources (RES) adopted by the government in Zagreb will lead to important regulatory changes, resulting in a comprehensive reshuffle of rules in this field, the country manager for Croatia of Austrian privately-held power producer RP Global said.