Sweden and Finland - in Talks with NATO

NATO is already preparing a written response to Russia's demands to the pact to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine. Among those demands is the withdrawal of NATO troops from Bulgaria and Romania and Ukraine's refusal to join the pact.

Russia's Foreign Ministry: NATO forces Must be Withdrawn from Bulgaria and Romania

Magiorkinis: Many questions remain about the Omicron 2 sub-variant of COVID-19

Athens University Medical School Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology Gkikas Magorkinis, a prominent member and spokesman for the National Committee on COVID-19, touched on the emergence of the Omicron 2 sub-variant of COVID-19 at today's weekly press briefing.

Bulgaria: From Today Changes in the List of Countries falling into the Red Zone

As of today, 20 January, citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia, and members of their families arriving from a Member State of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia are a

Croatia is ready for Schengen

Croatia meets the necessary conditions to implement all parts of the Schengen acquis.

This is the conclusion reached by the Council of the EU.

The report on the issue was adopted at today's Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels. This was announced by Slovenian Interior Minister Ales Hojs, whose country holds the EU presidency.

Balkan Countries Unfazed by Belarus’s Import Ban

Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia are not likely to be affected economically by a ban on food imports imposed by Belarus, which starts on January 1.

Although not part of the EU, they have joined recent increased EU and Western sanctions on Belarus, imposed over the migrant crisis at the Polish border, for which Minsk is blamed.

New York film critics name ’Drive My Car’ best film of 2021

The New York Film Critics Circle on Dec. 3 named "Drive My Car," Ryusuke Hamaguchi's intimate three-hour epic and Haruki Murakami's short story adaptation, the best film of the year.

Hamaguchi's film, about a widowed actor played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, has been widely hailed since its debut earlier in the year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won for best screenplay.

Ski jumper Urška Bogataj third in Lillehammer

Lillehammer – Slovenian ski jumper Urška Bogataj finished third at Saturday’s World Cup event in Lillehammer, Norway, which is her fourth podium finish in the World Cup. The winner today was Katharina Althaus from Germany, and the second place went to Austrian Marita Kramer.

Bogataj scored 272.3 points after Althaus with 278.1 points and Kramer with 273.2 points.