Serbia Ready to Follow Suit if Others on Balkan Migrant Route Close Borders

If some countries on the so-called Balkan route close their borders to asylum seekers, Serbia will have to do the same on its border with Macedonia, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said.

World » Southeast Europe | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 17:52 | Viewed: 1736

Macedonia Calls for EU-wide Solution to Migrant Crisis

Macedonia won’t allow to be turned into a refugee camp, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki has stated, referring to the influx of asylum seekers transiting the Balkan country from Greece on their way to the EU.

World » Southeast Europe | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1403

France's Foreign Minister 'Steps Down'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said he is leaving office, AFP news agency says.

World » EU | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1234

Syria Kurds' First Foreign Office to Be Opened in Moscow

A representative office of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syria is to be opened in the Russian capital Moscow on Wednesday.

World » Russia | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 09:58 | Viewed: 1490

Blockade at Bulgarian-Greek Border Checkpoint Temporary Lifted

The blockade at the Kulata checkpoint located on the Bulgarian-Greek border was temporary lifted on Tuesday evening to allow for the passage of the vehicles that have piled up on both sides of the border over the past days.

World » Southeast Europe | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1635

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.

World | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1400

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: 1752

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: 1519

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: 1133

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: 1223

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: 1184

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: 1733

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: 2013

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: 1621

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: 988

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: 1047

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: 1612

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: 1387

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: 1935

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: 2657

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: 2061