NATO to organize special anti-terror meeting during Madrid summit

The leaders of the NATO countries will broadly discuss the terrorism challenges stemming from the southern borders of the alliance, the Turkish foreign minister has said, thanking NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and the host country, Spain, for making this special session possible.

First Cases of Monkeypox in Bulgaria

As of June 23, 2022, two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Bulgaria. The patients are men aged 41 and 44, respectively. Both are hospitalized in hospitals in the capital and are in good general condition. Laboratory samples sent by medical institutions were confirmed at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases by specific real-time PCR analyzes.

Real Minimum Wages declined in most EU Member States

Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period.

Majka wins stage 4 of Tour of Slovenia, Pogačar in the lead overall

Kamnik/Laško – Slovenian cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished the fourth stage of the Tour of Slovenia second on Saturday, leaving the victory to his teammate Polish rider Rafal Majka only meters before the finish line on the Velika Planina mountain. But Pogačar remains in the lead overall, followed by Majka.

Europe braces for blistering June weekend heat

France, Spain and other western European nations braced on June 18 for a sweltering June weekend that is set to break records and sparked concern about forest fires and the effects of climate change.

The weather on Saturday represented a peak of a June heatwave that is in line with warnings from scientists that such phenomena will now hit earlier than usual thanks to climate change.

NATO chief: Sweden ready to address Turkish security fears

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on June 13 he was "glad" that the Swedish government has confirmed its "readiness to address Turkey's concerns as part of assuming the obligations of future NATO membership."

After decades of military non-alignment, Russia's war in Ukraine pushed Finland and Sweden to apply to join NATO in May.

Emre Şener among composers in ‘200 Pieces’ project

Emre Şener is among the composers to take part in the '200 Pieces' project that will mark the bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Academy of Music in the U.K.

The Royal Academy of Music, one of the world's top five music schools, has commissioned 200 musicians to compose pieces to mark the occasion.