Migrant Arrivals by Sea in Europe Top 204,000 in 2016

An estimated 204,311 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through May 30, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

World | May 31, 2016, Tuesday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister

Diversification of sources and routes of natural gas supply is among the top priorities of Bulgaria’s government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said at a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

World » Southeast Europe | May 31, 2016, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1823

Serbia Prevents Attempt to Smuggle Migrants to Hungary, Budapest Reinforcing Border Fence

Serbian police have thwarted a people trafficker’s attempt to smuggle 44 migrants across the border to Hungary, AP reported on Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | May 30, 2016, Monday // 21:02 | Viewed: 2284

Over 10 000 Rescued from Drowning in Mediterranean Sea in Past Week

More than 10 000 people have been rescued from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of this week.

World | May 29, 2016, Sunday // 16:00 | Viewed: 1578

Bulgarian PM: Migrants Have Not Breached Border with Greece

Bulgarian Prime Miniser Boyko Borisov assured on Sunday that the border with Greece has not been breached by migrants, as had been implied by some media, adding that the country managed to carry out one of the quickest readmission of refugees ever achieve

World » Southeast Europe | May 29, 2016, Sunday // 13:38 | Viewed: 2286

Bulgaria Deploys Army to Border with Greece After Two Migrant Groups Detained

Bulgaria has deployed military personnel to the border with Greece after two groups of illegal immigrants, each consisting of more than thirty people, attempted to cross into the country late on Friday night and early on Saturday morning.

World » Southeast Europe | May 29, 2016, Sunday // 10:45 | Viewed: 3981

Macedonia's President Partially Revokes Amnesty in Wiretapping Affair

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov on Friday moved to scrap the amnesty of nearly half of the 56 people who had been facing proceedings in a wiretapping affair.

World » Southeast Europe | May 28, 2016, Saturday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1629

Bulgaria's IntMin Reports Slight Increase in Migrant Pressure on Border with Turkey

Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said that there has been slight increase in the migrant pressure exerted on the country's border with Turkey in the past few days.

World » Southeast Europe | May 27, 2016, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1717

Western Experts Consider Irina Bokova Among Most Suitable Candidates for UN Chief

A discussion held in the British Parliament on Tuesday identified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova as one of the most suitable candidates for being selected as the next United Nations (UN) Secretary-General.

World | May 27, 2016, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 2447

EC Proposes Measures to Improve E-Commerce, Increase Customer Trust

The European Commissi on Wednesday proposed measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

World » EU | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 16:28 | Viewed: 1629

Eurogroup Agrees to Release Next Tranche of Greek Bailout

The finance ministers of the countries from the eurozone approved the disbursement of the next tranche of the EUR 86 B bailout to Greece, which had been agreed between Athens and the international creditors last year.

World » EU | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 08:53 | Viewed: 2426

Leader of Turkey's Ruling Party Announces New Cabinet

The newly elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Binali Yildirim, announced the new Turkish government on Tuesday after a meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

World » Southeast Europe | May 24, 2016, Tuesday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1671

Greece Begins Relocation of Migrants from Idomeni Refugee Camp

Greek authorities began on Tuesday morning to gradually evacuate people from the country's largest informal refugee camp which has sprung up near the village of Idomeni located at the border with Macedonia.

World » Southeast Europe | May 24, 2016, Tuesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 2147

Former Green Leader Achieves Narrow Victory in Austria's Presidential Election

The former leader of the Austrian Green Party, Alexander Van der Bellen, won the presidential elections held in Austria on Sunday.

World » EU | May 24, 2016, Tuesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 1607

New AKP Leader Binali Yildirim Working to Form Turkey’s New Government

Turkey’s incoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said he is preparing a list of cabinet ministers after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked him to form the country’s new government.

World | May 23, 2016, Monday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1711

Bulgarian PM Borisov Calls for Political Solutions to Humanitarian Crises at Istanbul Summit

The efficient use of resources for delivering humanitarian aid is crucial in view of increasing need of humanitarian assistance around the world but aid can't replace political solutions, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

World | May 23, 2016, Monday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1806

Outcome of Austria’s Presidential Election Hinges on Postal Ballots

The outcome of Sunday’s presidential elections in Austria looks is set to be determined by the postal votes which are still being counted on Monday morning.

World » EU | May 23, 2016, Monday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1806

Austria's Presidential Vote 'Too Close to Call'

The two candidates in Austria's presidential elections are running neck and neck in the second round of the vote held on Sunday.

World » EU | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 23:38 | Viewed: 5794

Far-Right Candidate Faces Ex-Greens Leader in Austrian Presidential Run-off Vote

Austria votes in the second round of presidential elections on Sunday which could bring to power the first far-right head of state in the European Union since 1945.

World » EU | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 13:26 | Viewed: 2113

Total Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea Top 190,000 in 2016 - IOM  

An estimated 190,973 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 May, compared with 91,860 in the first five months of last year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported.

World | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1730

EU Awards EUR 56 M to Help Improve Conditions for Migrants in Greece

The European Commission has awarded EUR 56 M in emergency funding to help improve conditions for migrants in Greece.

World » EU | May 20, 2016, Friday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1504