Joker Out are in

Slovenian entrants Joker Out made the cut in Thursday's second semi final of the Eurovision song contest alongside Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. This will be the first time since 2019 that Slovenia will be in the final.

Bulgaria has maintained its Rating in the Latest Edition of the Wealth of Nations Index

The Wealth of Nations Index is an innovative measure of economic development created by the Warsaw Enterprise Institute. Out of 38 classified countries (EU+OECD), Bulgaria ranks 36th. This is a rise of one notch compared to the previous edition. Ireland along with Switzerland and the United States are the top 3 countries on WNI.

Turks living abroad begin to cast ballots

The voting process to decide the next Turkish president and the parliamentary seats began for around 3.4 million Turks living abroad on April 27.

Turkish citizens can cast their votes without needing to book an appointment until May 9 at designated election bureaus and May 14 at border gates on 156 points across 73 countries, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) said.

MAT: January and February inflation in Serbia lower than in six EU countries

BELGRADE - January and February y-o-y inflation in Serbia was higher than EU inflation, but also lower than in six individual EU member states, according to the latest issue of the Makroekonomske analize i trendovi (MAT) monthly, published by the Belgrade Institute of Economics and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

Finland joins NATO as Russian war prompts shift

Finland becomes the 31st member of NATO on April 4, in a historic strategic shift provoked by Moscow's war on Ukraine, which doubles the US-led alliance's border with Russia.

Last year, the Kremlin's all-out invasion of Ukraine upended Europe's security landscape and prompted Finland - and its neighbour Sweden - to drop decades of non-alignment.

Vox Clamantis | Athens | April 3

Multi-award-winning choral ensemble Vox Clamatis is coming from Estonia to the Athens Concert Hall ( and, setting the mood for Easter, will perform a piece by compatriot Arvo Part, based on the St John Passion. The ensemble, whose awards include a Grammy, specializes in Gregorian chants and early music polyphony.