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Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva begins today a visit to Serbia and will also visit Albania, reported '24 chasa' Newspaper.
During her talks she is going to present the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU in 2018 which will prioritize among other things, the European future of the Balkan states.
Turkey, Cyprus and the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) were the key issues that the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini discussed with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in Athens Friday.
Greek authorities have said that the confirmed victims of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Aegean island of Kos on Friday morning were tourists from Turkey and Sweden aged 39 and 22.
Meanwhile, the Athens-Macedonia news agency reports that five people, three of whom in serious condition, were rushed by a Chinook helicopter to the University Hospital of Iraklio on Crete.
Bulgaria marks on July 20 Ilinden - the Day of St. Elijah or Iliya and the Name Day of Iliya, Iliyan and Iliyana.
Elijah or Iliya was a prophet in Israel in the 9th century BC. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and ascended into heaven in a chariot.
''The Neighborhood Treaty between Bulgaria and Macedonia is an important page in the relations between the two countries, but after signing it, much remains to be done.'' This is what Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told bTV.
She stressed that the government is based on the 1999 declaration, which is a good basis for signing this treaty.
FYROM (Macedonia) on July 18 rejected suggestions it could end a dispute with Greece over its name by adopting an acronym instead, saying it sounded like the "Klingon" language from the Star Trek series, RFE/RL reports.