EU Trebles Assistance Pledge for Syrians in 2016

The European Union has pledged over EUR 3 B to help the Syrians living inside the country as well as the refugees and the neighbouring countries hosting them in 2016.

World » EU | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1168

UN Envoy Suspends Intra-Syrian Talks for Three Weeks

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura suspended on Wednesday the intra-Syrian peace talks for three weeks due to differences between the government and opposition delegations.

World | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 10:57 | Viewed: 937

Queues Remain at Bulgaria-Greece Border amid Greek General Strike

Two key border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece are expected to remain closed to traffic on February 04 as Greek farmers are taking part in Thursday's general strike.

World » Southeast Europe | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 07:56 | Viewed: 2191

Bulgaria Urges EU to Act to End Border Blockade by Greek Farmers  

Bulgaria has asked the European Commission to step in to help restore the free movement of goods across the country’s border with Greece blocked by Greek farmers.

World » EU | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1742

UNICEF: Share Rises of Women, Children in Migration Flow to Europe

There are more children and women than adult males travelling along the so-called Balkan Route at present - for the first time since the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe started last year, UNICEF has said.

World | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 1360

EU Commission 'Not Informed' of Blockade at Bulgaria-Greece Border

The European Commission said on Wednesday morning it had not received any notice from Sofia on the developments at border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece.

World » EU | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1626

Romania Prosecutor General Steps Down

Romania's top prosecutor Tiberiu Nitu deposited his resignation on Tuesday, with President Klaus Iohannis expected to nominate a successor.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1449

Greek Employers' Union Warns of Mass Exodus of Businesses to Bulgaria

Some 6000 Greek firms have relocated to Bulgaria over the last two years alone, English-language Kathimerini quotes a business representative as saying.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 10:56 | Viewed: 2261

Blockade at Bulgaria-Greece Border Enters Third Day

Protesting Greek farmers are set to continue their strike action at the common border with Bulgaria, the Kulata-Promachonas crossing having been severely affected since Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1995

Southeast Europe Urges Strict Control of EU External Borders at Sofia Meeting

In a joint statement, Southeastern European countries have callef for stricter border controls at the EU's external frontiers, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 22:31 | Viewed: 2854

Bulgaria Transport Min Summons Greek Envoy as Border Blockade Continues

Greece's Ambassador to Bulgaria has been informed by the country's Transport Ministry of its concerns over the situation at the common border, officials say.

World » Southeast Europe | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 3495

More Migrant Deaths Recorded in January 2016, IOM Reports

Four times more deaths in the Mediterranean in January 2016 and thirteen times more arrivals in Greece and Italy have been recorded compared to the same month of 2015, the latest data of the international Organisation for Migration (IOM) shows.

World » EU | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 17:40 | Viewed: 2978

UK's Cameron Secures Ban on In-Work Benefits for EU Migrant Workers

British Prime Minister David Cameron has secured allowance to a ban on in-work benefits for EU migrant workers, at a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk.

World » EU | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1633

Protesting Greek Farmers Continue to Block Checkpoints Along Border with Bulgaria

The continuing protests of Greek farmers are expected to affect three checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Greek border on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1697

WHO Declares Zika Virus as Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan declared on Monday that the Zika virus constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

World | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 11:02 | Viewed: 3042

Protest of Greek Farmers Closes Checkpoint at Border with Bulgaria

A protest of Greek farmers closed the Ilinden-Exochi checkpoint located along the Bulgarian-Greek border on Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | February 1, 2016, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 3674

Schengen: MEPs to Discuss Options to Preserve Area without Border Control

The EU Parliament is set to discuss migration and to explore options to preserve the Schengen area amidst tensions among member states over the influx of migrants.

World » EU | February 1, 2016, Monday // 07:52 | Viewed: 1447

Explosions Near Shia Shrine in Syria Kill at Least 45 People

Three explosions occurring near the Shia Shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in Syria on Sunday claimed the lives of at least 45 people and injured scores of others.

World | January 31, 2016, Sunday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1038

Turkey Claims Russian Fighter Jet Violated Its Airspace

Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed on Saturday that a Russian Su-34 fighter bomber had violated Turkish airspace on Friday.

World | January 31, 2016, Sunday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1549

Some 2,000 Migrants Cross Mediterranean into Europe Daily in January

A total of 55,528 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe during the first 28 days of the year, according to estimates of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

World | January 29, 2016, Friday // 18:18 | Viewed: 1314

IS Group Plans Attacks in Russia, Europe – Russia Anti-terror Body

Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee has said that a faction of the Islamic State group led by a Chechen national is plotting terrorist attacks in Russia and Europe, has reported.

World | January 29, 2016, Friday // 16:05 | Viewed: 1409