2019 Western Balkans Summit started in Poland

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Latvia has the fastest broadband internet in CSE

Restoration of Donbas infrastructure to cost over EUR10bn

Poland

A three-day summit of six Western Balkan countries taking part in the pre-accession Berlin Process started in the Polish city of Poznań. Strengthening civil society, the Connectivity Agenda, the EU’s enlargement policy and the development of the Berlin Process will be discussed. The Berlin Process was initiated by Germany to promote regional cooperation of the Western Balkans and to support the EU’s enlargement policy.

Foreign ministers and the ministers of economy from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, as well as two existing EU member states — Croatia and Slovenia — will take part in the summit. On Friday the summit will be attended by 14 prime ministers. “Among those to arrive are the German chancellor, the British and French PM’s,” Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk announced.

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Latvia

Latvia ranks the first among CSE countries for broadband speeds, according to a new worldwide test conducted by Cable.co.uk website. The report is based on 276 million broadband speed tests conducted across 207 countries.

Latvia is the 16th in this year’s global ranking. Estonia is the 18th place, Hungary the 20th, Lithuania the 21st, Slovakia the 23rd, Poland the 28th. Czech Republic is the 31st, while Romania ranks the 37th.

At the global level, Taiwan overtook Singapore and is the world’s fastest country/territory for broadband internet.

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Ukraine

“It will take more than EUR10bn to restore the ruined infrastructure of Donbas,” Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a conference in Toronto. “In autumn, we will host the respective forum in Mariupol; we invite the foreign investors interested in infrastructure and humanitarian projects in Donbas,” Interfax News Agency quoted Mr Zelensky.

“We are moving forward in discussions on the military support for Ukraine. In addition to the military mission, in which Canada is involved, we also added Ukraine to the list for the purchase of Canadian weapons,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8811.26 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 8834.00 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.15 per cent d/d and up 11.2 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40767.00 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 40985.00 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.53 per cent d/d and up 13.2 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1006.36 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 1030.16 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 2.37 per cent d/d and down 1.05 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1256.11 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 1259.89 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.30 per cent d/d and up 0.05 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 669.39 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 668.68 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s down 0.11 per cent d/d and down 5.59 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1040.72 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 1049.29 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.82 per cent d/d and down 2.48 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1398.26 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 1401.52 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.23 per cent d/d and up 22.1 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 339.74 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 337.84 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s down 0.56 per cent d/d and up 2.86 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 582.70 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 581.70 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’ up 0.56 per cent d/d and down 7.20 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1601.35 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 1627.73 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’ up 1.65 per cent d/d and up 2.02 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2341.09 index points Tuesday, July 2nd to 2345.56 index points Wednesday, July 3rd. It’s up 0.19 per cent d/d and up 8.58 per cent y/y.

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