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Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian PM Says 'Turkish Factor' Might Be Involved

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suggested that "a Turkish factor" might also be involved in the recent renewal of clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region controlled by ethnic Armenian separatists and surrounded by Azerbaijan.

World » Russia | April 9, 2016, Saturday // 14:16 | Viewed: 4649

Canada Not to Backtrack as EU Calls for Visa Waiver for Bulgaria, Romania

Canada has told the EU it will not scrap visas for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens despite the EU Commission's suggestions it might reintroduce visa requirement for both Canada and the United States.

World » EU | April 9, 2016, Saturday // 13:33 | Viewed: 5766

Greece to Discuss Migration Crisis with Neighbours at Two April Meetings

Greece will hold two meetings on migration with several of its neighbours in the next two weeks, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has said.

World » Southeast Europe | April 8, 2016, Friday // 21:45 | Viewed: 4354

NATO-Russia Council to Meet on Ukraine Crisis, Afghanistan

The NATO-Russia Council will meet in the next two weeks for the first time since 2014 to duscuss the Ukraine crisis.

World | April 8, 2016, Friday // 21:07 | Viewed: 4194

Greece Bears the Brunt of Migrant Arrivals by Sea

Almost 90% of all migrants who have entered Europe by sea this year have arrived in Greece, the latest estimates of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) showed on Friday.

World » EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1775

Dutch Reject EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in Referendum

The Netherlands has rejected the ratification of Ukraine’s association agreement with EU in a referendum, marking a victory for eurosceptics.

World » EU | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 3902

Macedonian Parliament Dissolved Ahead of Early Elections

The Macedonian parliament was dissolved on Thursday, paving the way for the holding of the early parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on June 5.

World » Southeast Europe | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 3838

General Strike in Greece Cancels All Flights Between Sofia, Athens

All flights between the Bulgarian and Greek capitals are cancelled due to a general strike taking place in Greece on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 09:03 | Viewed: 5199

EU Proposes Entry-Exit System to Boost Border Control Efficiency

The European Commission proposed on Wednesdayto establish an entry-exit system to make faster, easier and stronger the border checksfor non-EU nationals travelling to the bloc.

World » EU | April 6, 2016, Wednesday // 21:22 | Viewed: 4198

Bulgarian, Greek Defence Ministers to Discuss Migration Pressure at EU Borders

The refugee crisis in Europe and migration pressure on EU borders will be on the agenda of talks between the defence ministers of Greece and Bulgaria on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 6, 2016, Wednesday // 18:23 | Viewed: 3977

IntMin: New Migrant Routes Do Not Pass Through Bulgaria

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova assured that the new migrant routes currently being developed do not pass through Bulgaria.

World » Southeast Europe | April 6, 2016, Wednesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 4390

Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh Seems to Have Largely Been Restored

The ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh seems to have largely been restored after Azerbaijan and the Armenian separatists reached an agreement to cease hostilities on Tuesday.

World | April 6, 2016, Wednesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2937

Iceland’s PM Resigns over Panama Papers Revelations

Iceland's prime minister has tendered his resignation two days after his name was linked to the Panama Papers offshore tax revelations, international newswires reported on Tuesday.

World | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 19:38 | Viewed: 3416

Russia Establishing National Guard to Fight Terrorism, Organised Crime

Russia is establishing a National Guard force which will be tasked with fighting terrorism and organized crime, the country’s President Vladimir Putin has announced.

World » Russia | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 4203

EU Points to Wide-ranging Harm to Society from Illicit Drug Trade

Europeans spend at least EUR 24 B a year on illicit drugs, making the activity one of the main sources of cash for organised criminal groups in Europe, according to a new report.

World » EU | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:22 | Viewed: 3710

New Zealand's Ex-PM Also Running for UN Top Job

Helen Clark, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, has officially announced she is running for the UN Secretary-General's office.

World | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 3340

Nagorno-Karabakh Shelling Continues amid Conflicting Reports of Casualties

Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian separatists have continued to exchange fire in the area of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with the Azeri army threatening to shell its capital, Stepanakert.

World | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:39 | Viewed: 3131

IOM Reports Eight-fold Increase in Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea in Q1 2016

A total of 169,846 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in the first three months of 2016 - more than eight times the number recorded in the same period of 2015, according to calculations of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 20:21 | Viewed: 3584

Drop in Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate among Largest in EU in February

Bulgaria has shown one of the largest rates of year-on-year decrease in unemployment among the European Union Member States in February, according to fresh figures from Eurostat.

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 19:55 | Viewed: 3746

EU-Turkey Migrant Swap Starts

The first Syrians arrived in Germany from Turkey and the first group of migrants arrived in Turkey from Greece as a EU-Turkey deal on migration entered into force on Monday, Turkish and Greek media outlets have reported.

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 19:06 | Viewed: 3580

Bulgaria Concerned about Ceasefire Violations in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Bulgaria has expressed deep concern about “massive violations of the ceasefire” in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to renew their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

World | April 4, 2016, Monday // 18:08 | Viewed: 3067