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Serbian pensioners risk poverty less than many in EU

According to EU's statistical agency's analysis covering 2017, pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union was estimated to be 14.2 percent, slightly above the figure of 13.8 percent in 2016. The rate has been rising gradually since 2013, when it was 12.6 percent, the organization has announced.

NSI: Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Increase 4.2% YoY in December 2018

In December 2018, Bulgarians made 478,400 trips abroad, 4.2% more than in the same month of the previous year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. An increase was registered in the trips to Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Greece.

BSMEPA with a Draft Memorandum of Cooperation with the Macedonian Agency for Encouragement of Entrepreneurship

A Memorandum on Cooperation between BSMEPA and the Macedonian Entrepreneurship Promotion Agency was discussed by the Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Dr. Boyko Takov and representatives of the economic institutions of the Republic of Macedonia. The bilateral meeting took place on the second day of Dr.

Greek bond yields hit four-month low on name accord

Greek 10-year borrowing costs dropped to a four-month low on Monday after the country's parliament approved a deal last week that changes the name of neighboring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), ending a 28-year row and thereby paving the way for a five-year bond sale.

Bulgarian Border Police: Normal Traffic on all Crossings

There is normal traffic on all border checkpoints, Border Police said. As of 6.00 am, traffic is normal on the borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Romania.

Parliament approves Prespes deal to rename FYROM

Following a tumultuous session in Parliament, Greek MPs on Friday approved the Prespes deal which will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia "North Macedonia," ending a decades-long dispute between the two countries.  

Albania, Kosovo applaud name deal adoption that will stabilize region

Albania and Kosovo have hailed the vote of the Greek parliament ratifying the Prespes name deal, saying it's a great contribution to regional stability.

A statement Friday from Albania's Foreign Ministry considered the vote a "key contribution to stability, development and Euro-Atlantic integration of the whole region."

Britain's top diplomat sees name deal as regional plus

Britain's foreign secretary has congratulated Greek lawmakers for accepting a deal to resolve the protracted disagreement over the use of the name Macedonia.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described the Greek parliament's ratification of the agreement on Friday as a "historic moment bringing a decades-old dispute close to an end."

Germany says Prespes deal adoption is 'victory for diplomacy'

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed the adoption of the name agreement signed between Athens and Skopje by the Greek Parliament on Friday as a "victory for diplomacy" and "great news for Europe," and hailed the leading role of Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.

Greek parliament ratifies North Macedonia name accord

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras celebrates after a voting session on the Prespa Agreement, an agreement aimed at ending a 27-year bilateral row by changing the name of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia, at the Greek Parliament on Jan. 25. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

Greek parliament says yes to Pespa Agreemet

Members of the Greek parliament, by a majority of votes, ratified the Prespa Agreement, ending a 27-year-long dispute between Athens and Skopje over the name of Macedonia. The change of the name of Macedonia was supported by 153 deputies.

Several hundred opponents of the agreement with Macedonia gathered in front of the Greek Parliament building.

Greek MPs Approve Historic Macedonia 'Name' Agreement

Greece's parliament on Friday backed ratification of the highly controversial agreement that is designed to end the decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.

In the vote that ended at 14.30 pm local time, 153 MPs from the ruling parties and from some opposition parties in the 300-seat parliament endorsed the agreement, which Macedonia has already adopted.

Greek Parliament Approves Macedonia Name Change Deal

After decades of claims, counterclaims and, at times, ugly politics, Athens and Skopje have resolved one of Europe's most intractable conflicts, reports Aljazeera

Greek lawmakers to vote on controversial FYROM name change deal

Greek lawmakers are to wrap up three days of acrimonious parliamentary debate with a vote on a deal to normalize relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), under which Greece's northern neighbor will rename itself "North Macedonia" and Athens will drop its objections to the country joining NATO.