Turkey Reportedly Threatened to Open to Migrants Its Border with EU

A Greek website claims that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened last year to open to migrants Turkey’s border with the EU if the bloc didn’t  offer him a better deal to tackle the migrant influx into Europe, Reuters has reported.

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Bulgaria FM: EU 'to Launch Proceedings' against Greece over Border Blockade

The European Commission is to launch infringement proceedings against Greece, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

World » Southeast Europe | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 12:21 | Viewed: 1011

Greece Giving 'No Information' on Border Blockade Hours

Greek authorities have not provided any information as to the timing of the blockade staged by farmers at the border with Bulgaria, according to the governor of Blagoevgrad, a Southeastern Bulgarian region.

World » Southeast Europe | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 11:14 | Viewed: 845

Canada to Stop Bombing IS, Stepping Up Training of Local Troops

Canada will end airstrikes on targets of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq, but will maintain presence in the region as part of the anti-IS efforts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.

World | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 07:48 | Viewed: 628

Russia Detains Suspected IS Cell Plotting Attacks in Moscow, St. Petersburg

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained seven suspected members of the Islamic State group who allegedly planned terrorist attacks in Moscow, St.

World » Russia | February 8, 2016, Monday // 21:43 | Viewed: 887

Ilinden Crossing on Bulgaria-Greece Border Expected to Reopen at 10 p.m. Monday

Traffic at Ilinden-Exochi crossing on Bulgaria’s border with Greece is expected to resume after 10 p.

World » EU | February 8, 2016, Monday // 20:47 | Viewed: 835

IOM: Migrant Arrivals to Europe Likely to Exceed One Million in 2016

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), it is possible for the number of migrants and refugees arriving to Europe to exceed the one million mark this year as it did last year.

World | February 8, 2016, Monday // 13:51 | Viewed: 996

Greece Could Change Pension Reform Plans amid Protests

Greece's government is set to backtrack on some ideas in its proposed pension reform following negotiations with international lenders, daily Kathimerini writes.

World » Southeast Europe | February 8, 2016, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1654

Greek Farmers to Renew Blockade at Border with Bulgaria

Greek farmers are set to close the Ilinden-Exochi crossing and other checkpoints on the border between Bulgaria and Greece on Monday amid continuing protests over their government's plans for reform to the pension system.

World » Southeast Europe | February 8, 2016, Monday // 08:12 | Viewed: 1300

UN Security Council Condems N Korea over Rocket Launch

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned the launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea.

World | February 8, 2016, Monday // 07:43 | Viewed: 786

UN Security Council to Meet over North Korea Rocket Launch

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council following Sunday’s launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea, Fox News has reported.

World | February 7, 2016, Sunday // 14:28 | Viewed: 980

Traffic Resumes at Kulata Crossing on Bulgaria’s Border with Greece

Traffic has resumed at Kulata-Promachonas crossing on Bulgaria’s border with Greece, bTV reported on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 7, 2016, Sunday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1477

Austria Wants EUR 600 M from EU to Cover Extra 2015 Asylum Costs

Austria has asked the European Commission for EUR 600 M to cover the costs related to providing care for a larger-than-expected number of asylum seekers accepted by the country last year.

World » EU | February 7, 2016, Sunday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1114

Key Bulgaria-Greece Border Crossings Remain Closed

Major crossings at Bulgaria’s border with Greece remained fully or partially closed to traffic on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry has announced.

World » Southeast Europe | February 7, 2016, Sunday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1706

Ex-Greek FinMin Varoufakis's Movement 'to Seek Allies in Bulgaria'

DiEM25, the movement due to be launched by former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, is set to look for allies in Bulgaria, a civic activist said on Saturday.

World » EU | February 6, 2016, Saturday // 14:47 | Viewed: 2440

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.

World » Southeast Europe | February 6, 2016, Saturday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1938

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.

World » Southeast Europe | February 6, 2016, Saturday // 08:37 | Viewed: 2663

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: 1251

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: 1553

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: 1299

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: 1839