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Sweden and Macedonia in the Lonely Planet top 10 list of countries to visit in 2014

Macedonia Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 21:19:55

The Swedes are a travelling lot but most of us have our favorite destinations in Thailand, Spain and a few other countries. Our curiousity, however, is now taking us to new interesting places, one of them Macedonia in the Balkans, as we reported not long ago here. Now Macedonia has climbed the ladder of popularity amongst international travellers even further and joins Sweden and some other spectacular destinations in Lonely Planet´s top ten list of countries one should not miss to visit in 2014.
Furthermore Macedonia has also managed to get in to the top ten of the Rough Guide together with Bulgaria.
Picture from Lake Ohrid in Macedonia.

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Hungary launch Facebook page for Sweden

Hungary Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 20:29:07

The Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm has just informed us that they have launched a new Facebook page. The page is aimed to be an interactive, up-to-date, informative and prompt communication channel between the people of Hungary and Sweden or anyone else who is interested in the bilateral relations of the two countries. Follow Hungary on Facebook here.



Romania rockets to the top of CEE’s thrusting recovery

Romania Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 17:06:45

Central and Eastern Europe took a huge
stride in its economic recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to
flash estimates on growth released on February 14. Amid a raft of strong data, including an impressive acceleration in the Czech Republic, Romania
stood out with GDP growth of 5.2%.

It was Romania’s strongest quarter in five
years, and pushed the country towards a full year expansion of 3.5%. The Czech
Republic meanwhile swung from a 1.2% decline in the third quarter to expansion
of 0.8%. It wasn’t all plain sailing; Poland disappointed slightly at 2.7% year
on year.
Romania however stood head and shoulders above the rest of the EU, with the
Baltics – who have dominated the bloc’s top spots for GDP growth over the past
couple of years.
Read the full article in East Capital web page here.



Stockholm – Bucharest now nonstop

Romania Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 16:56:28

TAROM, the Romanian Airlines will resume service to Sweden,
after 13 years of absence. Starting with 2nd of June 2014, TAROM (a Sky Team member) will operate direct flights between Bucharest and Stockholm and return.

“TAROM’s analysis shows that the route has an important
traffic potential”, according to Christian Heinzmann, the company’s General Manager.

The flights will have the following schedule, displayed in
local times:
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday (on board Boeing 737-300
aircraft):
RO 331 08:40 Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) → 10:30 Stockholm
Arlanda (ARN)
RO 332 11:15 Stockholm Arlanda → 15:00 Bucharest Otopeni

Tickets for the new destination are already on sale, for
prices starting with EUR 155 for a return trip (with limited seats at this fare),
available on the airline’s website www.tarom.ro, in TAROM offices and/or through TAROM travel
agents.

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Take a Balkan cruise – on the Baltic

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 16:40:19

17-18 May it´s time again for everyone who loves good Balkan
music and wants to enjoy a real Balkan party. That´s when the next
Balkan Cruise is taking off from Stockholm on board the Tallink Silja Line´s cruise
ship Galaxy
to the tunes of the hottest band in the Balkans, the Lexington Band and Milica Todorovic and many more. The previous cruise on November 16 last year made the waves go high between Stockholm and Helsinki and this time we´re sure
the ship aint gonna roll less. More info and bookings here.


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