EU Gives Green Light to European Border and Coast Guard

The European Parliament and Council have backed the Commission's proposal to set up a European Border and Coast Guard, building on the foundations laid by Frontex.

World » EU | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 19:10 | Viewed: 1339

Greece Detains Three Bulgarian Smugglers Near Border with Macedonia

Greek authorities detained three Bulgarian and one Slovenian traffickers as they attempted to smuggle illegal migrants across the border with Macedonia.

World » Southeast Europe | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1750

Bulgaria Ratifies Protocol on EU's Readmission Agreement with Turkey

The Bulgarian government on Wednesday ratified the readmission agreement protocol that allows for irregular migrants who cross into Europe to be sent back to Turkey.

World » Southeast Europe | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1292

Macedonian Parliament Rejects Motion for Impeachment of President Gjorge Ivanov

Macedonia’s parliament has rejected a motion to launch a procedure for the impeachment of President Gjorge Ivanov over his decision to revoke the amnesty he granted to politicians involved in a massive wiretapping scandal in April.

World » Southeast Europe | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 22:35 | Viewed: 1223

Sweden Tightens Asylum Rules

Sweden’s Parliament approved changes to asylum and residency legislation aimed to curb the number of people seeking asylum in the Nordic country, thelocal.

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 22:11 | Viewed: 1355

EU Sends Firefighting Aircraft to Help Cyprus Battle Forest Blaze

The European Commission said on Tuesday that it had taken immediate action to provide coordinated European support to Cyprus in response to the forest fire which broke out on the island on 19 June.

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 1293

Latest Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea Take 2016 Total to 214,691

An estimated 1,110 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea from June 16 through June 19, according to data from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1383

EU Expects Turkey to Take Final Decision on Implementing Migrant Readmission Deal

The European Commission expects Turkey to take a final decision on the implementation of its agreement with the EU for the readmission of irregular migrants, Bulgarian public broadcaster BNR reported on Tuesday.

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 1297

IntMin Reports 47 % Drop in Illegal Crossings of Bulgarian-Turkish Border

In the fist five months of this year, Bulgarian border police officers detained 1858 illegal immigrants who have crossed into the country from Turkey.

World » Southeast Europe | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1186

Mandate of EU's Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo Renewed for Two More Years

The mandate of the EU's rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) has been extended for another two years until 14 June 2018.

World » Southeast Europe | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1153

EU Prolongs Anti-Smugglers Operation in Mediterranean

The foreign ministers of the EU member states agreed on Monday to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia by another year and to add two more tasks to its mandate.

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1202

Brussels Bomb Alert: No Explosives Found on Suspect

Brussels authorities have said the belt of a man arrested in a shopping mall do not contain explosives.

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 1465

Thousands Protest against Macedonia's Govt as 'Reform Deadline' Expires

Thousands of Macedonians took to the streets of the capital Skopje on Monday as a deadline protesters had set for the government to react to the current political crisis expired.

World » Southeast Europe | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 2399

Cyprus Asks EU for Help to Fight Forest Fire

Cyprus has appealed to the EU for help in fighting a forest fire raging on the island since midday Sunday.

World » EU | June 20, 2016, Monday // 21:27 | Viewed: 1418

France Calls on EU Leaders to Consider Potential Relaxation of Russia Sanctions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday called on  EU leaders  to discuss possible offers for relaxation of the economic sanctions imposed by the Union on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there was significant progress in the implementation o

World » EU | June 20, 2016, Monday // 21:05 | Viewed: 1245

Donald Tusk Calls on Britons Not to Vote for Brexit on Thursday

The European Council President Donald Tusk urged Britain to stay in the European Union on Monday – just three days before the British voters decide in a referendum whether the UK will leave the bloc or remain part of it.

World | June 20, 2016, Monday // 19:11 | Viewed: 1187

Serbian Tycoon Miroslav Miskovic Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Tax Evasion

The Belgrade High Court sentenced Serbian tycoon Miroslav Miskovic to five years in prison for helping his son evade tax payments worth about RSD 320 M (EUR 3 M), Tanjug reported on Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | June 20, 2016, Monday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1341

Croatian Parliament Dissolves Itself, Paving Way for Early Elections

The Croatian parliament voted on Monday to dissolve itself, paving the way for the holding of early parliamentary elections, which are most likely to take place in early September.

World » Southeast Europe | June 20, 2016, Monday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1269

Number of Forcibly Displaced People Hit Record 65.3 Million in 2015

According to the latest Global Trends report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released on Monday, 65.

World | June 20, 2016, Monday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1064

At Least Eleven Children Die in Storm in Russian Lake

At least eleven children and an adult have died after their boat was caught in a strong storm in Syamozero lake in the northwestern Russian region of Karelia on Sunday.

World » Russia | June 19, 2016, Sunday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1408

Poland Has Readiness to Deploy More Officers to Bulgarian-Turkish Border

The Polish government has the readiness to deploy additional police officers to the Bulgarian-Turkish border.

World » Southeast Europe | June 19, 2016, Sunday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1966