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: 1685

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: 1718

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: 1913

EU Recommends Visa-Free Travel for Turkish Citizens

The European Commission has proposed to the European Parliament and EU governments to scrap visa requirements for Turkish citizens provided that Turkey will fulfil the outstanding benchmarks of its Visa Liberalisation Roadmap.

World » EU | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1619

EU Proposes to Extend Border Controls inside Schengen Area

The European Commission has proposed to extend for up to six months temporary controls at internal Schengen borders in five Member States which attract the majority of refugees and migrants streaming into Europe.

World » EU | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 16:43 | Viewed: 1836

EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel to Schengen Zone for Kosovo Citizens

The European Commission has proposed to lift visa requirements for citizens of Kosovo for short-term travel to the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone.

World » EU | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1990

Turkey's Davutoglu Reportedly Mulls Resignation

Local Turkish media have been running stories about Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's intention to step down.

World » Southeast Europe | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1812

Bulgaria's IntMin in Turkey to Sign Readmission Agreement

Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova is heading to Turkey to sign a readmission agreement on behalf of the country.

World » Southeast Europe | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 11:58 | Viewed: 1872

Turkey Waives Visas for EU Citizens, Awaits Visa-Free Travel Decision for Its Nationals

Turkey has decided to lift visa requirements for all EU citizens in a move aimed at ensuring visa-free travel to Europe for its own nationals.

World » EU | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 21:31 | Viewed: 1774

Merkel 'Proposed NATO Membership to Japan'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly told Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe last year that his country could joint NATO counting on her support.

World | May 2, 2016, Monday // 14:15 | Viewed: 2339

Die Welt: Six EU States Urge Extension of Schengen Internal Border Controls  

Austria, Belgium, Denmark France, Germany and Sweden have proposed to the European Commission to extend temporary controls at the internal borders of the Schengen Area to tackle migration flows more efficiently, Die Welt reported on Saturday.

World » EU | April 30, 2016, Saturday // 16:10 | Viewed: 2257

Roaming Charges in EU Fall as of Saturday

Roaming charges in the EU for making calls, sending SMS or surfing online fall on Saturday as a prelude to their abolition from the middle of next year.

World » EU | April 30, 2016, Saturday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2245

Helicopter with Thirteen People on Board Crashes off Norway

A helicopter carrying eleven passengers and two crew members crashed off the western coast of Norway on Friday.

World | April 29, 2016, Friday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1870

Austria Adopts New Tougher Asylum Law

Austria will be able to declare a state of emergency, if migrant arrivals suddenly rise, and reject most asylum-seekers directly at the border under a new bill adopted on Wednesday, newswires reported.

World » EU | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 22:06 | Viewed: 1954

Suicide Bombing in Turkey’s Bursa Injures at least 13 People

At least 13 people were injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up near the Grand Mosque in Bursa, in northwestern Turkey, local media reported on Wednesday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 21:15 | Viewed: 1943

Spain to Hold Early Election in June amid Political Deadlock

Spanish King Felipe VI has announced no new candidate will be put forward as Prime Minister, paving the way for early elections.

World » EU | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1882

Almost 182,000 Migrants Enter Europe by Sea since Start of 2016

An estimated 181,476 migrants and refugees have entered Europe this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on April 26.

World | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 16:11 | Viewed: 3896

Bulgaria President Dismisses Attacks over Joint Brigade with Ukraine

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has not made any official steps on behalf of Bulgaria set up a joint army brigade with Ukraine and Romania, his press office has indicated, according to the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).

World » Ukraine | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 07:36 | Viewed: 4989

Austria Re-introduces Checks on Border with Hungary

Austria has re-introduced checks on its border with Hungary to curb the flow of irregular migrants, AP reported on Monday.

World » EU | April 25, 2016, Monday // 20:05 | Viewed: 4491

Preliminary Results Show Serbia's Incumbent PM Winning About Half of Votes

According to the latest preliminary results, the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won about half of the votes in the early parliamentary elections held on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 25, 2016, Monday // 09:02 | Viewed: 2804

Serbia Holds Early General Elections

Early parliamentary elections along with elections for the assembly of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and for most local assemblies are taking place in Serbia on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 12:14 | Viewed: 3954