The economies of countries in the region will gradually recover from the economic crisis, the EU said in its latest forecasts for 2013. Bulgaria is expected to register a positive growth of 1.4 percent this year. In Romania, Greece and Cyprus the indicator will be negative at -1.6 percent, -4.4 percent and -3.5 percent, respectively. Among EU candidate countries, Turkey has expected economic growth of 3 percent, followed by Montenegro with 2.2 percent, Serbia with 1.7 percent, Macedonia with 1.5 percent and Croatia with -0.4 percent.
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