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NATO Secretary General Accuses Russia of Continued Presence in Ukraine
Mar11

NATO Secretary General Accuses Russia of Continued Presence in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused Russia of its continued presence in Ukraine and called Moscow to withdraw all its forces and end its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. This statement came after a meeting of NATO’s senior military commanders at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on...

EU is to face big challenges, Steinmeier says in Sofia
Mar11

EU is to face big challenges, Steinmeier says in Sofia

Germany is a key partner to Bulgaria and the political and economic cooperation between the two countries testifies on that. The federal republic is a leading investor here with over 5,000 companies and a record turnover of more than EUR 6 billion per year. Both countries are looking for opportunities for an even broader cooperation not only in...

Russia Retracts from Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces, Collaborates with North Korea
Mar11

Russia Retracts from Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces, Collaborates with North Korea

Russia announced Wednesday it would stop its participation in the Joint Consultative Group and in particular of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. The agreement was signed back in 1990 among the members of the 16 NATO state members and the six Warsaw Pact countries. The document outlined the limits to military forces in Europe, as...

Spain Sees No Need for EU to Expand Russia Sanctions
Mar10

Spain Sees No Need for EU to Expand Russia Sanctions

There is no ground for the EU to expand its sanctions against Russia over Ukraine as the latest Minsk truce holds, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Tuesday. EU sanctions against Russia imposed over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine have hit the Spanish economy hard, particularly the agriculture...

Summer season will be disaster, Bulgarian tourism industry say
Mar10

Summer season will be disaster, Bulgarian tourism industry say

The coming summer season in Bulgaria will be the weakest in the past 10-15 years. This is what tour operators expect, as it became clear from a round table on the topic of “Problems and Challenges before Summer 2015”, that was held in Varna. The most problematic is the situation on the Russian and Ukrainian markets. So far, hotel...

EU to Provide More Funding to Ukraine, Russia Seeks Sanctions Alleviation
Mar10

EU to Provide More Funding to Ukraine, Russia Seeks Sanctions Alleviation

The EU intends to provide a new financial aid package to Ukraine estimated at EUR 110M in 2015. The statement was made by European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, TASS news agency reported. He said that the larger portion of the sum will be utilized to assist the private sector in the...

EU Funds Ukraine, Russia Seeks Sanctions Alleviation
Mar10

EU Funds Ukraine, Russia Seeks Sanctions Alleviation

The EU intends to provide a new financial aid package to Ukraine estimated at EUR 110M in 2015. The statement was made by European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, TASS news agency reported. He said that the larger portion of the sum will be utilized to assist the private sector in the...

Germany to Assist Bulgaria in Implementation of Key Reforms – Steinmeier
Mar10

Germany to Assist Bulgaria in Implementation of Key Reforms – Steinmeier

Germany is ready to help Bulgaria implement the necessary reforms, according to Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Speaking after a meeting in Sofia with his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov, Steinmeier suggested that Bulgaria had to work to improve the investment climate. “Bulgaria and Germany need each other in Europe. We need...

No More Heavy Weapons on Either Side of Donbass Front Line – Ukraine Army
Mar10

No More Heavy Weapons on Either Side of Donbass Front Line – Ukraine Army

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has confirmed that pro-Russian rebels have pulled back a vast part of their heavy arms, adding most of the government forces’ weapons have also been removed.The withdrawal was part of a peace deal Kiev struck with representatives of self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” and...

US Sending 3000 Troops to Baltics for 3-Month NATO Drills
Mar10

US Sending 3000 Troops to Baltics for 3-Month NATO Drills

Around 750 US Army tanks and other vehicles and military equipment are already in Latvia for the so-called “Operation Atlantic Resolve” exercises with NATO partners. The drills will continue for three months, though a US military source quoted by various media outlets argues the equipment will remain in the region even after this...

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