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Turkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative

Turkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative

Now in its fourth year, INTERPA is a growing international organisation aimed at improving the quality of police training.

Police training academies from Turkey and several Balkan states helped establish the International Association of Police Academies (INTERPA) in 2011. [AFP]

Serbia's Ikarbus, Mercedes roll out bus

The new vehicles will be sold in Southeast Europe and cost 135,000 euros. Also in business news: Bulgaria will receive 127 million euros from the EU to help establish an e-governance programme.

Serbia in group with Brazil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cameroon

PARMA - Serbia's women volleyball team will play in Group B of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship in Italy, with the national teams of Brazil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cameroon, and the winner of the qualifying tournament in Canada, it was decided at the draw ceremony in Parma, Italy, on Monday afternoon.

Belgrade named best place for tourism

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been named the best place for tourism as part of the traditional International tourist patrol "SACEN International", with Turkey as the best tourist destination and Belgrade-based Singidunum University as the best partner in tourism in southeastern Europe in 2013.

Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania committed to promoting cooperation

RUSE - Mutual understanding and joint action by Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria towards European decision-makers are important for all citizens of these countries, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Friday at the three nations' trilateral meeting in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Irina Bokova: Cultural Heritage Key for Bulgaria’s Tourism Strategy

Irina Bokova is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat, the Director-General of UNESCO. In 2013, she was re-elected for a second term as the head of the organization.

Bokova has been a Foreign Minister of Bulgaria (1996-1997) during the government of PM Zhan Videnov, as well as a former Ambassador of Bulgaria to France and to Monaco.

Regional PMs hold trilateral meeting

Regional PMs hold trilateral meeting

RUSE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić met with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts and said that "mutual understanding is important for citizens of all three countries.

Serbia, he said, "expects continued support for the further the process of European integration from its two neighbors."

Bulgaria, Romania Agree to Back Serbia's EU Bid

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania, Plamen Oresharski and Victor Ponta, have agreed to back Serbia's EU bid at a meeting in the Danube city of Ruse.

Bulgaria's President Plevneliev to Visit Qatar

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev will visit Qatar on March 10-12, said the President's press office. 

He will have meetings with the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the chairman of the consultative assembly of Qatar, Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Kholaifi, and other government officials. 

Bulgarian Socialists Deem Ex-President ‘Self-Expelled’ from Party

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is set to announce the "self-expulsion" of former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

At its upcoming National Council on Friday, Bulgaria's ruling party will also declare the resignation of key BSP members who earlier joined Parvanov's splinter movement called Alternative for Bulgarian Renaissance (ABV), has learned.

Bulgaria, Romania, US to Hold Military Drill in Black Sea

Joint naval exercises with Bulgarian, Romanian and US vessels are to take place in the Black Sea on March 11.

The naval forces of all three nations have stated no connection between the upcoming drill and the tensions on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based, the Bulgarian National Radio has reported.

Bulgarians Among Most Frequently Expelled from Belgium in 2012

The Bulgarians were among the foreign nationals who were expelled from Belgium most frequently in 2012. 

The five countries, topping the list, according to frequency of expulsions are Albania, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria and Brazil.