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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.

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, 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. 

New Bridge Boosts Bulgaria-Romania Trade

Romania has become Bulgaria's third largest trading partner after Germany and Italy, partly as a result of the New Europe Bridge, which opened last year, officials say.

Rebels Loom Large at Bucharest Film Festival

Some 50 movies about human rights will feature in this year's One World Film Festival running from March 17 to 23 in Bucharest, Romania.

The theme for this year, "Kino Kombat", looks at what happended during the last 25 years in Eastern Europe.

Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian Prime Ministers Meet in Bulgaria's Ruse

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia,Plamen Oresharski, Victor Ponta and Ivica Dacic will hold a trilateral meeting in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse on Friday.

A lunch has been scheduled after the meeting.

Romania Proposes Negotiations Over Crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine's neighbor Romania has offered to mediate between Kiev and Moscow, with the country's President Traian Basescu proposing to lead those negotiations.

New Europe Bridge Increased Bulgaria-Romania Turnover

The New Europe Bridge, previously known as the Danube Bridge 2, has increased commodity turnover between Bulgaria and Romania.

Bilateral trade between the two countries now exceeds EUR 3B. Romanian export to Bulgaria grew by 9%, and Bulgarian export increased by 6%, Romanian Embassy counselor Victor Dediu revealed Thursday, Bulgarian Standard News reports.

Eurozone Records Slight Growth in Q4 2013 - Eurostat

The Euro area shows signs of recovery, recording a 0.3% growth in the gross domestic product in Q4 of 2013, according to data released by Eurostat Wednesday.

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.5% in the Euro area.

IMF Grants New Loan to Romania, New Government Sworn In

Romania and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on a USD 4 B loan to Bucharest.

The credit package deal was struck after President Traian Basescu gave his approval, as Bulgarian website reports.

Basescu has long resisted the agreement as it forces Romania to impose an excise tax for fuels at EUR 0.07 per liter.

Romania President Endorses New Ministers

Fears that President Traian Basescu might hold up the formation of Romania’s new government ended on Wednesday when the 17 members of the reconfigured cabinet finally took their oath in the Cotroceni palace.

Serbia in group with Montenegro, USA, South Africa

CANCUN - Serbia's national water polo team will compete at the FINA Water Polo World Cup in Kazakhstan this summer in the Group A with Montenegro, the U.S. and South Africa, the draw in Cancun decided on Friday.

Group B comprises Croatia, Hungary, Australia and Kazakhstan.

FINA World Cup will be held in Almaty from August 19 to 24.

Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness

Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness

Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.

The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]