News archive of May 2017

Tony Blair Announces Return to British Politics to fight Brexit

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit, AFP reported.

Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election.

BSR Organizes Attraction Ride With a Steam Locomotive For Saint George's Day

Bulgarian State Railways (BSR) organizes attraction ride with a steam locomotive for Saint George's Day, Liana Pandalieva (BSR) announced,  according to Radio Focus .

She said that the train will start from Gorna Oryahovitsa railway station on May 6. She added that for the passengers will be provided small gifts and additional information.

Lavrov: Russia concerned over Haradinaj decision

MOSCOW - The release of former "Kosovo Liberation Army" leader Ramus Haradinaj is a politicised decision that is a testimony to Paris's double standards, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov has told Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic.

Lavrov and Vucic spoke on the phone Thursday on the initiative of the Serbian side, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Dacic to attend informal ministerial meeting in Malta

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic will take part in an informal meeting of FMs of EU member states and candidate countries in Malta on Friday.

The Gymnich meetings are traditionally organised by the country chairing the Council of the EU, in this case, Malta, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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Vucic appeals for calm in Macedonia

BELGRADE - The developments in Macedonia are no longer just Macedonia's problem, but a problem for all of us who live here, Serbian PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic has said, urging Macedonian citizens to solve problems peacefully.

May Day protests held in Athens

Workers hit by lower living standards and high unemployment are expected to take part in May Day protests staged in Athens and other cities on Monday.

Greece's umbrella unions, the private sector's GSEE and the public sector's ADEDY, are organizing a rally at 11 a.m. in central Athens. It will start at Klafthmonos Square and end in front of Parliament on Syntagma Square.