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Russia, Germany, France Call for Full Ceasefire in Ukraine Starting on September 1
Aug30

Russia, Germany, France Call for Full Ceasefire in Ukraine Starting on September 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a complete ceasefire in eastern Ukraine beginning on September 1 due to the start of the school year. The three leaders issued the call during a telephone conversation on Saturday, the main topics of discussion being the situation...

Foreign tourists to Bulgaria grow less
Aug27

Foreign tourists to Bulgaria grow less

For the second year in a row Bulgaria fails to attract more than 1 million foreign tourists in July – the first of the two strongest tourist months in this country. The record high number of guests was registered in 2012 and 2013, the National Statistical Institute informs. This year, in July, the number of persons visiting this country for a...

Bulgaria Lacks Progress in Fight against Corruption – US Interim Chargé d’Affaires
Aug26

Bulgaria Lacks Progress in Fight against Corruption – US Interim Chargé d’Affaires

Bulgaria has registered progress in many spheres over the past 25 years, yet there are also worrying trends, including the economic development and the fight against corruption, according to Roderick W. Moore, interim Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. In a Wednesday interview for Nova TV, he specified that he was not...

EU Considering More Aid to Help Hungary Tackle Migrant Flow  
Aug25

EU Considering More Aid to Help Hungary Tackle Migrant Flow  

The European Commission said on Tuesday it could consider increasing financial assistance to Hungary to help the country tackle a growing migrant influx. European Commission spokesperson Natasha Bertaud told a daily briefing in Brussels the EU executive body could designate Hungary as a “front line state” along with Greece, Italy and Malta in...

Deputy PM Kuneva to Discuss Bulgaria’s Bid to Join Schengen on Finland Visit
Aug25

Deputy PM Kuneva to Discuss Bulgaria’s Bid to Join Schengen on Finland Visit

Bulgaria’s bid to join the EU’s Schengen borderless area and the increasing migratory pressure on Europe will be in the focus of a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva and Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini, the government in Sofia said on Tuesday. Kuneva, who is in charge of European policies coordination and...

Demographic perspective darkest in Bulgaria, UN says
Aug25

Demographic perspective darkest in Bulgaria, UN says

A report of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs DESA of the UN marks that the forecast on Bulgaria’s demographic development is the darkest one in the world. In the period 2015 – 2020 the Bulgarian population will shrink by 27.9%, dropping down to 5,154,000 people from the current number of 7,152,000. Neighboring Romania is the...

UN: Bulgaria Faces World’s Bleakest Demographic Prospects by 2050
Aug25

UN: Bulgaria Faces World’s Bleakest Demographic Prospects by 2050

Bulgaria faces the bleakest demographic prospects on a global scale over the next 35 years, according to the 2015 World Population Prospects report of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). In the period 2015-2050, Bulgaria’s population is expected to shrink by 27.9%. Bulgaria’s population is to decrease...

Bulgarian FM: Relations with Russia Are Not in Such Bad Shape
Aug25

Bulgarian FM: Relations with Russia Are Not in Such Bad Shape

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov stated on Tuesday that the country’s relations with Russia are not in such a bad shape. Mitov made it clear that Bulgaria is a country belonging to a certain community and committed to a certain set of values and therefore it had to respect certain rules in national and international aspect, he said...

Balkan Developments
Aug25

Balkan Developments

Syriza breakaway group receive mandate to form government Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has given a mandate for forming a government to Panagiotis Lafazanis, leader of the Syriza breakaway party Popular Unity. Lafazanis said that he would use the mandate to test the option of a government based on total opposition to bailout agreements....

EU Allocates EUR 222M to Boosting Cooperation in Danube Region
Aug21

EU Allocates EUR 222M to Boosting Cooperation in Danube Region

The European Commission has adopted a EUR 222M six-year programme aimed at strengthening cooperation and supporting projects in the Danube region. “The programme focuses on boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, preserving natural and cultural assets, improving the connectivity and supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in the...

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