News archive of August 2016
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban will visit Serbia on Monday, September 5, and the two countries' governments will hold a joint session by the end of the year.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of EU integration Jadranka Joksimovic announced this at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said technical work for bilateral trade and tourism on the Turkish Lira and Russian ruble has been initiated between the two countries, noting that the recent crisis has negatively impacted both nations and it was now time to recover all losses, in a joint meeting on Aug. 31.
Mountaineer Boyan Petrov said on Tuesday he is not giving up plans to ascend the world's highest peak Everest despite the injuries sustained in a car accident earlier in August.
Petrov has told private NOVA TV station that that his recovery was going "according to plan" and his condition was "unexpectedly well" at the moment.
Haki Abazi, program director for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for the Western Balkans, told BIRN that the best way to avert the tensions that have arisen over the demarcation agreement with Montenegro could be international arbitration.
According to Abazi, a good example of this was the case of Slovenia and Croatia, which had similar border troubles.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova could possibly win the race to become the next United Nations Secretary General, British futurist Felix Dodds has argued.
Bokova will be "the only Eastern Europe woman in the fourth straw poll," in his words.
On his blog, he has posted an analysis of the ongoing straw polls at the United Nations Security Council and their results.
Svetlan Kichikov, the current head of the the border police ships, has been reappointed to take over the border police directorate of Bulgaria, Interior Ministry officials have said.
Kichikov, 49, has been working for the ministry since September 1992. He has spent his entire career at positions relating to maritime border security.