Two Bulgaria-Greece Border Crossings Sealed to All Traffic

The major border checkpoints of Ilinden-Exochi and Makaza-Nymphaea, connecting Bulgaria and Greece, are closed to all traffic as of 13:00 local time (EET), Bulgarian police authorities have said in a statement.

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Greek Farmers Warn of 'More Intense' Blockade on Bulgaria-Greece Border

A more intense blockade is due from Saturday across Greece unless farmers' demands to scrap some austerity measures are heard, a Greek daily reports.

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Merkel to Discuss Migrant Crisis with Davutoglu in Ankara Monday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Ankara on Monday to meet with Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as she tries to curb the migrant flow into Europe, international newswires have reported.

World » EU | February 5, 2016, Friday // 17:45 | Viewed: 611

Bulgaria Agrees Joint Action to Curb Organised Begging in Sweden

There are about 5,000 beggars in Sweden, of which about 1,000 have come from Bulgaria, according to estimates of the Swedish authorities, Bulgaria’s Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said on Friday.

World » EU | February 5, 2016, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 854

Bulgarian Transport Minister to Hold Talks with Protesting Greek Farmers

Bulgarian Transport Minister is traveling towards the Kulata checkpoint at the border with Greece in order to hold talks with the protesting Greek farmers.

World » Southeast Europe | February 5, 2016, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 761

EU's Unanimous Recognition of Kosovo to Normalise Relations with Serbia – MEPs

According to MEPs, the recognition of Kosovo by all member states of the EU will be helpful in normalising the relations between Pristina and Belgrade and in bringing more stability to the region.

World » EU | February 5, 2016, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1062

More Blockades at Bulgarian-Greek Checkpoints Expected as Farmers' Protests Continue

The protests of Greek farmers are expected to continue obstructing passage through checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Greek border on Friday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 5, 2016, Friday // 09:05 | Viewed: 839

German Police Arrest 3 Algerians Suspected of Plotting Terror Attack

German police have arrested three Algerians suspected of ties to the Islamic State group who allegedly planned a terrorist attack in Berlin, Deutsche Welle reported on Thursday.

World | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 21:21 | Viewed: 931

General Strike Paralyzes Greece

A massive general strike against unpopular pension reforms gripped Greece on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 20:37 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgaria Pledges EUR 400,000 to Help War-affected Syrians in 2016

Bulgaria’s immediate contribution into the global effort to alleviate the plight of the Syrian people affected by the civil war in their country will reach EUR 400,000 in 2016, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

World | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 18:11 | Viewed: 996

EU Trebles Assistance Pledge for Syrians in 2016

The European Union has pledged over EUR 3 B to help the Syrians living inside the country as well as the refugees and the neighbouring countries hosting them in 2016.

World » EU | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 860

UN Envoy Suspends Intra-Syrian Talks for Three Weeks

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura suspended on Wednesday the intra-Syrian peace talks for three weeks due to differences between the government and opposition delegations.

World | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 10:57 | Viewed: 777

Queues Remain at Bulgaria-Greece Border amid Greek General Strike

Two key border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece are expected to remain closed to traffic on February 04 as Greek farmers are taking part in Thursday's general strike.

World » Southeast Europe | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1824

Bulgaria Urges EU to Act to End Border Blockade by Greek Farmers  

Bulgaria has asked the European Commission to step in to help restore the free movement of goods across the country’s border with Greece blocked by Greek farmers.

World » EU | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1443

UNICEF: Share Rises of Women, Children in Migration Flow to Europe

There are more children and women than adult males travelling along the so-called Balkan Route at present - for the first time since the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe started last year, UNICEF has said.

World | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 1215

EU Commission 'Not Informed' of Blockade at Bulgaria-Greece Border

The European Commission said on Wednesday morning it had not received any notice from Sofia on the developments at border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece.

World » EU | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1406

Romania Prosecutor General Steps Down

Romania's top prosecutor Tiberiu Nitu deposited his resignation on Tuesday, with President Klaus Iohannis expected to nominate a successor.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1250

Greek Employers' Union Warns of Mass Exodus of Businesses to Bulgaria

Some 6000 Greek firms have relocated to Bulgaria over the last two years alone, English-language Kathimerini quotes a business representative as saying.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1786

Blockade at Bulgaria-Greece Border Enters Third Day

Protesting Greek farmers are set to continue their strike action at the common border with Bulgaria, the Kulata-Promachonas crossing having been severely affected since Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1783

Southeast Europe Urges Strict Control of EU External Borders at Sofia Meeting

In a joint statement, Southeastern European countries have callef for stricter border controls at the EU's external frontiers, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 22:31 | Viewed: 1156

Bulgaria Transport Min Summons Greek Envoy as Border Blockade Continues

Greece's Ambassador to Bulgaria has been informed by the country's Transport Ministry of its concerns over the situation at the common border, officials say.

World » Southeast Europe | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1630