Romania starts European Women's U-19 Handball Championship with win over Portugal

Romania defeated Portugal 28-26 (14-13) on Thursday in their first Group D match at the ongoing European Women's U-19 Handball Championship in Gyor, Hungary. The side coached by Dragos Dobrescu was led in the first half 9-6 (19'), but in the second half the tides turned and they took the lead 25-20 (54').

Financial Times: Borrell to face five challenges, Kosovo among others

Federica Mogherini's successor, Josep Borrell, will face with the open issues of Iran, Venezuela, China and relations with USA.
"Spanish veteran will face with numerous challenges, starting from Venezuela to the Balkans, in times of EU fading impact", FT reports, adding that tensions between Belgrade and Pristina are rising, despite EU mediation.

Diplomatic Tension between Sofia and Belgrade Settled

There has been a positive outcome of the diplomatic controversy between Sofia and Belgrade. The news come from Sarajevo after a meeting between the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic during the South-East European Cooperation Process forum on July 9, reports BNT.

PM Borissov: I Can Be Undiplomatic, but Serbia Definitely Won't Benefit from It

The tension between Sofia and Belgrade is unacceptable for the EU, Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov said in Sarajevo at th esummit of the Southeast European Countries Cooperation Process. The European Union does not only mean EU funds, but also responsibility and foreseeability. The Balkan countries will not progress with this type of attitude.

Today Is the European Chocolate Day

7 July is the European Chocolate Day. The date was chosen because at that time in 1550 the first batch of chocolate from America to Spain was delivered. The Aztecs called the cocoa beans a "food for the gods" and used them as a means of payment. The chocolate is one of the most popular foods, and the likelihood of ever getting out of fashion is zero.

The Serbian Ambassador Summoned by Foreign Ministry after Comments towards Bulgarian PM

At the request of Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, the ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Bulgaria will be called on Monday at the Foreign Ministry. The reason is the comment of the Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Poznan.