Estimated 188,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe across Mediterranean Jan 1-May 11 - IOM

An estimated 188,075 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea between January 1 and May 11, compared with 91,860 in the first five months of last year, the International Organsiation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

World » EU | May 13, 2016, Friday // 23:30 | Viewed: 1512

MEPs Adopt New Powers for Europol

The European Parliament has approved updated powers for Europol that will enable the EU’s law enforcement agency to step up its fight against terrorism, cybercrime and other forms of serious and organised crime.

World » EU | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1501

No Agreement on Lifting Visas for Turkish Citizens by July – EP’s Schulz

There will be no agreement on visa free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July, the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has said.

World » EU | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 15:47 | Viewed: 1935

UN Committee to Review Children’s Rights in Bulgaria on 30 May

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will review children’s rights in Bulgaria later this month as part of monitoring of compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 20:53 | Viewed: 1339

ICIJ Publishes Panama Papers Online

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) said on Monday it provided free access to millions of files that lift the veil of secrecy from more than 200,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions.

World | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 00:06 | Viewed: 1668

Romania’s Health Minister Resigns over Disinfectants Scandal

Romania's health minister Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu has resigned in a dispute over the use of sub-standard disinfectants in hospitals.

World » Southeast Europe | May 9, 2016, Monday // 19:25 | Viewed: 1626

EU Membership Remains Strategic Goal for Turkey, President Erdogan Says

European Union membership is a strategic objective for Ankara and the proposed lifting of visa requirements for Turkish citizens travelling to the EU will speed up Turkey's accession to the bloc, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

World » Southeast Europe | May 9, 2016, Monday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1425

Serbia's President Sees Europe as 'Necessary Evil'

Serbian head of state Tomislav Nikolic has described Europe as "a necessary evil" in an interview with Serbian-language Sputniknews.

World » Southeast Europe | May 9, 2016, Monday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2839

Greece Approves Changes to Tax, Pension Systems

Greek lawmakers passed late on Sunday a reform package reforming the country's tax and pension system.

World » Southeast Europe | May 9, 2016, Monday // 07:38 | Viewed: 1679

Bulgarians Stuck on Greek Islands to be Transported to Mainland on Sunday

The foreign ministry informed that the majority of Bulgarian tourists, who have been stuck on Greek islands due to the three-day general strike in the country, will be transported to the mainland on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1705

73 People Killed as Two Buses, Fuel Tanker Crash in Afghanistan

A crash between two buses and a fuel tanker claimed the lives of 73 people in Afghanistan on Sunday.

World | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1625

Belarus Flag Carrier Sees Rise in Demand for Bulgarian Routes

Demand for holiday flights to Bulgaria and Montenegro has increased in 2016, Belarus flag carrier Belavia has said.

World | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1978

Turkey Won’t Amend Anti-terror Laws in Return for Visa Deal, Erdogan Tells EU

Turkey won’t change its anti-terrorism laws to win visa-free travel to the EU for its citizens, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

World » Southeast Europe | May 6, 2016, Friday // 18:43 | Viewed: 2017

Ján Figeľ to Serve as EU Commission Envoy on Freedom of Religion

Former Education and Culture Commissioner Ján Figeľ was appointed as the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Friday.

World » EU | May 6, 2016, Friday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1892

Almost 185,000 Migrants Entered Europe by Sea so far in 2016: IOM

An estimated 184,887 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea between January 1 and May 5 this year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said in Friday.

World | May 6, 2016, Friday // 14:09 | Viewed: 1712

Stagnant Eurozone Economy to Hamper Growth in CESEE Region, IMF Says

The strongest impediment to growth of the economies of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) this year and next would be stagnation in the euro zone, which is the largest trading partner for many of them, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

World » Southeast Europe | May 6, 2016, Friday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1638

Russia Still Ready to Build Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe, Lavrov Says

Moscow hasn’t given up on its plans to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe across the Black Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed.

World » Russia | May 6, 2016, Friday // 12:39 | Viewed: 2049

Bulgaria Signs Protocol on EU’s Readmission Agreement with Turkey

Bulgaria has become the first EU Member State to sign a protocol for implementing an agreement for readmission of irregular migrants by Turkey, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala has said.

World » Southeast Europe | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 17:16 | Viewed: 2442

Turkey PM to Stand Down after Party Congress in May

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will not run for his Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s leadership at a congress due on May 22, party officials have announced.

World » Southeast Europe | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 13:42 | Viewed: 1704

Davutoglu's Future as Turkey PM Unclear As AKP Congress Scheduled

An extraordinary congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey is to be held over the next weeks.

World » Southeast Europe | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1725

ECB to Stop Producing EUR 500 Note

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to stop production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote.

World » EU | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 21:59 | Viewed: 1968