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‘Red Line’ Warnings in Romania after Nationalists Downplay Holocaust

"Anti-Semitic discourses have not disappeared from Romanian political life in the last 30 years," said Oliver Jens Schmitt, professor of Southeast European history at the University of Vienna.

"AUR is trying to address as large a group of protesting voters as possible," he said, and politics is getting in the way of any substantive response.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Serbia's Damir Rastic (L) and Ukraine's Artem Tyshchenko (R) in action during the men's 10km Sprint race at the IBU Biathlon World Cup i​n Hochfilzen, Austria. Photo: EPA-EFE/Christian Bruna.

CSKA Sofia fans light flares during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C football match against AS Roma in ​the Bulgarian capital on December 9, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

US President Biden spoke with Leaders from the Bucharest Nine including President Radev

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke yesterday with the Bucharest Nine (B9) - NATO Allies group part of the eastern flank, to underscore the United States' commitment to Transatlantic security and the U.S.'s sacred commitment to NATO's Article 5.

Biden will also Discuss the Crisis in Ukraine with Radev and Consider a NATO-Russia Meeting

US President Joe Biden is preparing a major diplomatic concession to prevent an escalation in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. A meeting between NATO and Russia, which he will try to convene, and other possible next steps will first be discussed with Ukraine and all allies in the Alliance, including Bulgaria.

Bulgaria: World Champion in Weightlifting is Angel Rusev

Angel Rusev (55 kg) is a world champion in weightlifting. He won the gold in the ejection with 144 kg. After 110 kg in the throw, the Bulgarian finished third in the match. The champion with 260 kg became the Kazakh Arli Shontay.

This is the biggest success of Rusev's career, which took place at the world championship in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Romanian Ex-President Faces Probe Over 1990s Violence Against Protesters

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice ruled on Thursday in favour of reopening the criminal investigation into former president Ion Iliescu over the so-called "Mineriada" events of June 13-15, 1990.

Iliescu summoned miners from the biggest mining basins in Romania, in Valea Jiului, to Bucharest to "restore order" against pro-Western parties who were demanding new elections.

So far, the Tests of all Bulgarians Evacuated today from South Africa are Negative

Omicron: 10 Bulgarian Citizens took off from an Airport in South Africa

So far, the tests for coronavirus of all passengers, who were evacuated today with a flight of the Romanian airline TAROM from South Africa, are negative, the head of the Emergency Situations Department Raed Arafat was quoted as saying by AFP.

Omicron: 10 Bulgarian Citizens took off from an Airport in South Africa

Bulgarians have contacted our embassy in the Republic of South Africa with a request for assistance in their return to Bulgaria. They were blocked due to travel restrictions related to the new version of the COVID-19 Omicron. The flights of the compatriots to the home were canceled. Tonight, 10 Bulgarian citizens took off from the airport in Johannesburg.

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