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Sea Complex In Bulgaria Was Named As The Most Innovative Spa Destination

Bulgaria's Black Sea complex Albena was named the most innovative spa destination at the 24th European Spas Association Congress held in Croatia. The Secretary-General of the European Spas Association Csilla Mezosi bestowed on the prize to the Bulgarian tourist complex.

EU Leaders Keep Enlargement off Agenda in Sibiu

Weeks ahead of European Parliament elections that will see the formation of a new Commission, EU leaders adopted a Declaration on Thursday at the close of the European Council summit in Sibiu, Romania, emphasizing the bloc's main directions for the next five-year cycle.

Croatia President Honours Bleiburg Massacre Victims

Croatia's president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visited the sites of massacres of thousands of Croatian civilians and soldiers of the defeated pro-Nazi Independent State of Croatia (NDH) on Wednesday, laying flowers and lighting candles at Macelj, Bleiburg and Huda Jama.

Appeal signed by 21 presidents from EU: Our common Eurpean future is on ballot

As many as 21 presidents from the European Union signed, on the occasion of Europe Day, an appeal for Europe before the European Parliament elections, informs the Presidential Administration. The elections in 2019 have special importance: you, the European citizens, are the ones who decide the path that the European Union will follow.

President Iohannis, EPP's Daul attend PNL Executive Bureau convention

The Executive Bureau of the National Liberal Party (BEx PNL) convened in Sibiu on Wednesday. Also attending were Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul, and Secretary General of the EPP Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White.

Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria is Declining, Says a New Media Report

Freedom of speech in Bulgaria in 2018 has diminished, and this reflects the overall weakness of the rule of law and, among a number of other factors, the fact that laws are applied selectively and there are people with political protection against persecution.

Croatian Unions Urge Minister to Quit over Pensions Adverts

Mladen Novosel, the chairman of the Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia, called on Tuesday for Labour Minister Marko Pavic to step down for "systematically telling untruths related to pension reform" via a series of televised advertisements.

‘Red History Museum’ Revisits Life in Socialist Croatia

Far from the historic centre of this popular tourist destination, in Dubrovnik's former Carbon Graphite Products Factory, the recently-opened Red History Museum is Croatia's first interactive exhibit documenting everyday life under Yugoslav socialist rule.

BIRN Fact Check: Is Serbia Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Economies?

Speaking at an event organized by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade on May 4, Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said that Serbian GDP grew last year by 4.3 per cent.

The minister said this "has put Serbia among the [top] 10 economies of Europe in terms of GDP growth, and means we no longer compete with countries in the region".

Skopje is Expecting Pope Francis Who Arrives There Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning Pope Francis will travel from Bulgaria to Northern Macedonia. About the moods in Skopje in the expectation of the Holy Father tells Eliana Dimitrova, journalist from the BNT. 

Tomorrow at noon at Macedonia Square in Skopje Pope Francis will serve the Holy Mass. About 15,000 people are expected to attend, not only from Macedonia, but from Croatia, Albania, Kosovo.

Dacians, Romans, gladiators and nymphs at Apulum Roman Festival, in Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia, May 4 /Agerpres/ - The Apulum Roman Festival, the largest event of ancient reenactment in Romania, with participation from six countries, began on Saturday with the "Inauguratio" ceremony, followed by the parade of "Dacian and Roman warriors" and the opening of camps and craft workshops.

Bulgarian and Croatian Defense Ministers Agree to Update Bilateral Co-operation Agreement

The defense ministers of Bulgaria and Croatia have agreed to update the bilateral co-operation agreement, reported BTA. 
   ,,We have agreed to prepare a new bilateral co-operation agreement between the two ministries'', Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said in a statement, speaking with his Croatian counterpart, Damir Krstičević, in Sofia.