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Third Night of Macedonia Protests Ends with Arrests, Injured Police

Two police officers were left injured in the third successive evening of demonstrations in Macedonia's capital Skopje that began over a controversial amnesty decision by the country's President.

World » Southeast Europe | April 15, 2016, Friday // 09:26 | Viewed: 3852

German Government Agrees on Draft Law for Migrant Integration

The partners in Germany's governing coalition have agreed on a draft law that sets out a mix of requirements and incentives for migrants and refugees in order to spur their integration.

World » EU | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 21:14 | Viewed: 3956

European Parliament Endorses Rules on Use of Passenger’ Data for Fighting Terrorism

The European Parliament approved on Thursday the new directive on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in the EU for fighting terrorism, trafficking and other types of serious crime.

World » EU | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 3725

Putin Doubts Turkey Can Ensure Tourists’ Safety

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced doubts whether the Turkish authorities are able to guarantee safety of  tourists visiting Turkey.

World » Russia | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 19:30 | Viewed: 4033

EU Urges Macedonian Political Leaders to Return to Negotiating Table

The European Commission has expressed its concerns over the decision of Macedonia’s Presigent Gjorge Ivanov to pardon politicians suspected of involvement in last year's wiretapping scandal and condemned Wednesday’s violent opposition protests.

World » Southeast Europe | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 17:20 | Viewed: 3664

Bulgaria's PM Foresees 'Permanent Destabilization' of Macedonia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has predicted a gloomy political future for Macedonia, casting doubt whether the early elections scheduled for June 05 will take place at all.

World » Southeast Europe | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 15:12 | Viewed: 4472

Bulgaria Calls on Macedonia Politicians to Abide by Rule of Law

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has issued a statement urging politicians in neighboring Macedonia to renew dialogue.

World » Southeast Europe | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3827

Ukraine's New PM Confirmed by Parliament

The Parliament in Ukraine on Thursday confirmed Volodymyr Groysman as the country's new Prime Minister, following the resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk earlier this week.

World » Ukraine | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 12:32 | Viewed: 3768

Bulgarian Police, Frontex Detain 24 Illegal Migrants, Two Smugglers

Officers from the regional directorate of border police in Dragoman and Frontex officials detained 24 illegal immigrants near the Bulgarian-Serbian border.

World » Southeast Europe | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 3782

Violent Protests in Macedonia Target President's Office

The protests in Skopje against the recent decision of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon all politicians suspected for their involvement in last year's wiretapping scandal entered their second day on Wednesday.

World » Southeast Europe | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 08:04 | Viewed: 3988

Council of Europe Adopts Recommendation to Protect Safety of Journalists  

The Council of Europe has adopted guidelines aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists in its 47 member states.

World » EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 3852

Macedonian President's Amnesty in Wiretapping Scandal Sparks Controversy

A decision by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to halt all proceedings against politicians allegedly involved in last year's wiretapping scandal has drawn fire both home and abroad.

World » Southeast Europe | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 11:25 | Viewed: 3941

Bulgarian Authorities Detain 39 Migrants Across Country

Bulgarian authorities detained a total of 39 migrants in two operations taking place in different parts of the country.

World » Southeast Europe | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 5034

Bokova Names Gender Equality, Refugee Integration as Key Challenges at UN Hearing

during the "informal dialogues" stageBokova placed a special emphasis on gender equality, arguing no sustainable development is possible if men and women are not offered equal opportunities.

World | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 08:39 | Viewed: 4393

Bulgaria Leads Quarterly Rise in House Prices in EU in Q4’2105

House prices in the European Union rose by 3.

World » EU | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 20:21 | Viewed: 4121

EC Proposes New Reporting Rules for Multinationals to Boost Tax Transparency

The European  Commission proposed on Tuesday to introduce public reporting requirements for the largest companies operating in the EU and in tax havens in a bid to boost tax transparency.

World » EU | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 19:21 | Viewed: 4282

Bulgaria, Turkey Hail Coordination in Protection of Common Border

Bulgaria and Turkey have achieved a very good level of cooperation in ensuring the protection of their common border in the context of the current migration crisis in Europe.

World » Southeast Europe | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 3815

Bulgaria’s PM Discussing Refugee Flow, Terrorism with Turkey’s Top Prosecutor

The refugee crisis in Europe, terrorist threats and the fight against organized crime have been on the agenda of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Turkey’s Chief Public Prosecutor at the Supreme Court Mehmet Akarca in Sofia.

World » Southeast Europe | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 3665

Freedom House: Bulgaria Retains Its Status as Semi-Consolidated Democracy

According to the latest “Nations in Transit” report of Freedom House issued on Tuesday, Bulgaria continues to be classified as a semi-consolidated democracy.

World | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 3887

Bulgaria's Bokova to Attend UN Top Job Hearings in New York

Eight candidates to take over as the next UN Secretary General are due to attend a first-of-a-kind informal hearing starting April 12, Tuesday.

World | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 3843

Bulgaria, Turkey Top Prosecutors to Discuss Refugee Crisis, Terror Threats

The refugee crisis, terrorist threats and the fight against organized crime will be on the agenda of talks between the top prosecutors of Bulgaria and Turkey in Sofia this week.

World » Southeast Europe | April 11, 2016, Monday // 20:41 | Viewed: 3772