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Border police: Heavy Outbound Traffic on Bulgarian-Turkish Border

As of 10 am there is heavy traffic, cars and trucks, from Bulgaria on the border with Turkey, Border Police said. On the other borders there is heavy traffic to Serbia and Greece. On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, there is considerable traffic to Bulgaria. Traffic is normal on the border with North Macedonia.

Several agreements signed with Chinese companies

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic signed with the consortium Power Construction Company of China and Azvirt a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation.

Sputnik: US bombers that attacked Serbia are back in region

As Sputnik has learned, US bombers B-1B will participate in the drills. These aircraft were used in the NATO bombing of Serbia (FR Yugoslavia) 20 years ago, and will now be dropping bombs at the Krivolak ranges.

Bulgaria Ranks Sixth in Europe on the Spread of Measles

The cases in Bulgaria are already over 460 and the expectations are that they will increase.

Among the infected persons there are healthcare workers - at the Sofia ''Sveta Anna Hospital''  are the most.

Ukrainians in Balkans Voted for Losing Candidate Poroshenko

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (centre) after the announcement of an exit poll on Sunday. Photo: EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich.

Expatriate Ukrainians in Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Montenegro mostly voted on Sunday for a second presidential term for Petro Poroshenko, who was defeated in a landslide by comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelensky.

Polls open in North Macedonia for presidential election

Polls opened early Sunday in North Macedonia for a presidential election seen as a key test for the government following the country's changing its name to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term "Macedonia".

More than 3,400 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) and will close at 7 p.m. (1700GMT).

Iliana Yotova Talks With Foreign Students of Bulgarian Origin

Vice President Iliana Yotova speaks with foreign students of Bulgarian origin who are studying at Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" within the Students Laboratory "Prospects for Development with Bulgarian Diploma".

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the country's name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.

North Macedonia Needs President Who Can Heal Wounds

Meanwhile, the main problem blocking progress has been solved - 'North Macedonia' has become a reality. Or has it?

State capture

North Macedonia ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski arrives in the court in Skopje, 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI

This Sunday will see the first round of presidential elections.

Ankara putting the squeeze on Skopje

Turkey is reportedly threatening to delay the ratification of North Macedonia's NATO accession protocol if the Balkan country does not extradite 15 Turkish nationals Ankara accuses of taking part in a failed coup in 2016.

Kammenos defends ANEL legacy, eyes future role

Greece has the right to call off the name agreement signed with North Macedonia as the Balkan country has repeatedly violated the terms of the deal, former defense minister Panos Kammenos has said, while defending the record of his Independent Greeks (ANEL) party.
The populist right-wing party quit the leftist-led coalition in January in protest at the so-called Prespes accord.

Forging a common policy line

Everyone agrees: Dramatic changes in the region (relations between the United States and Turkey, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean) will have a decisive impact on Greece in the coming decades. The conjecture warrants consensus in the hammering out of Greek foreign policy in the face of nascent tectonic changes.