Obama Hopes Military Talks with Russia on Syria Will Start Very Soon

Russia said on Friday that it is open for dialogue with the United States on all issues of mutual concern, including the crisis in Syria.

World | September 18, 2015, Friday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1602

Migrants Start Walking from Turkey's Edirne to Border with Greece

Thousands of migrants have set off on foot to the border with Greece after spending the past three days in makeshift camps in the fileds near the Turkish city of Edirne, Bulgaria’s bTV station reported on Friday.

World » Southeast Europe | September 18, 2015, Friday // 18:28 | Viewed: 2463

Greece: Syriza, New Democracy Neck-and-Neck Ahead of Sunday’s Vote

The left-wing Syriza party, led by former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and the conservative New Democracy, led by Vangelis Meimarakis are neck-and-neck ahead of Greece’s election on September 20, according to the latest polls.

World » Southeast Europe | September 18, 2015, Friday // 17:15 | Viewed: 3840

Croatia Closes 7 of 8 Border Crossing Points with Serbia

Croatia has closed seven of its eight border crossing points at the Serbian border.

World » Southeast Europe | September 18, 2015, Friday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1784

Serbia Saying Ready to Face Potential Rise in Migrant Inflow from Bulgaria

Serbia’s Labour Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Thursday the government is getting ready to receive “a potentially larger inflow of migrants from Bulgaria” at Dimitrovgrad border crossing but doesn’t intend to keep anyone inside the country by force.

World » Southeast Europe | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 21:59 | Viewed: 2527

Croatian President Asks Chief-of-Staff to Put Army on Higher Alert over Migrant Crisis

Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has asked Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Gen.Drago Lovric to put the army on a higher state of alert to protect the country's borders from a potential increase in migratory pressure, HINA reported on Thursday.

World » EU | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 19:39 | Viewed: 1884

Turkey to Remove Refugees from Border Region by Week’s End, Edirne Governor Says

Hundreds of refugees hoping to cross the Turkish border into Greece or Bulgaria would have to return to refugee camps in southern Turkey, the governor of Turkey’s Edirne province has said.

World » Southeast Europe | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 18:44 | Viewed: 3984

EU Leaders to Hold Emergency Summit on Migration Sept. 23

European Council President Donald Tusk has summoned EU leaders to an extraordinary summit next Wednesday to discuss migration and a proposed scheme to redistribute 120,000 asylum seekers across the 28-nation bloc.

World » EU | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1613

Croatian Army Helps Border Police as Migrants Keep Arriving

As many as 6200 migrants have crossed into Croatia from Serbia since Wednesday, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

World » Southeast Europe | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1752

Ukraine Blacklists 2 Bulgarians over National Security Concerns

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed a decree to ban a number of journalists and politicians, including two Bulgarians, from entering the country.

World » Ukraine | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 3915

EU Parliament Backs Migrant Quotas Proposal

The European Parliament on Thursday gave the green light to a plan put forward by the EU Commission under which 120 000 migrants will be relocated from Greece, Italy, and Hungary.

World » EU | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1595

German Refugee Agency Head Steps Down

Manfred Schmidt, head of the federal agency for migration and refugees in Germany, has resigned, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has reported.

World » EU | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1694

Thousands of Migrants Entered Croatia from Serbia in 24 Hours

Some 4000 migrants have crossed into Croatia over the past 24 hours, the country's public broadcaster HRT has said.

World » Southeast Europe | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1969

Hungary Uses Tear Gas to Disperse Migrants at Border with Serbia

Clashes broke out between Hungarian riot police and migrants trying to break through the country’s closed border with Serbia on Wednesday.

World » Southeast Europe | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1902

Migrants Keep Streaming into Croatia from Serbia

Croatian police said on Wednesday that migrants have continued arriving from Serbia into the eastern border town of Tovarnik after Hungary closed its border with Serbia to halt a rising tide of migrants.

World » EU | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 19:53 | Viewed: 1665

Serbia-Hungary Migrant Buses 'Diverted to Croatia Border'

Buses which until recently were in charge of bringing migrants from Southern Serbia to the border with Hungary have now been diverted to Croatia, Serbian media outlets report.

World » Southeast Europe | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 3126

Hundreds of Migrants 'Walking toward Bulgaria'

Some 800 migrants headed from Istanbul in Turkey to Edirne, a city to the northwest, as they are trying to cross into Bulgaria and thus reach the EU, media sources say.

World » Southeast Europe | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 08:43 | Viewed: 4160

EU Commission Unveils Details of EUR 500M Aid Package for Farmers

The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled the details of its EUR 500M support programme for European farmers affected by the Russian ban on food imports from the West.

World » EU | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 21:23 | Viewed: 3626

Hungary to Extend Fence with Serbia to Border with Romania

Hungary plans to extend its razor-wire fence at the border with Serbia as far east as the border with Romania to prevent a potential inflow of migrants along alternative routes after shutting down the main land crossing on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

World » EU | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 17:03 | Viewed: 3405

Austria Strengthening Border Controls, Sends Army to Help Deal with Migrant Influx

Austria said on Monday it will deploy about 2,200 troops to help deal with a massive migrant influx across its border with Hungary.

World » EU | September 14, 2015, Monday // 14:20 | Viewed: 4248

Czech Republic Beefs up Police Force at Border with Austria

The Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Monday the country won’t introduce checks at its border with Austria for the time being – unlike Germany which has reintroduced controls along its border with Austria to stem a massive migrant influx.

World » EU | September 14, 2015, Monday // 12:39 | Viewed: 3830