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Reunion of JHA ministers of SEECP countries in Bucharest

Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers of the countries participating in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) reunite on Wednesday and Thursday in Bucharest at the Parliament Palace to tackle the regional cooperation on illegal migration and human trafficking, police collaboration, fight against corruption, and enhancement of judicial cooperation.

Bulgaria's Border Police Caught 9 Syrians Hidden in a Van

Bulgaria's border police caught nine Syrians, hidden in a van loaded with yoghurt, which was trying to cross the Danube on the Nikopol ferry, reported the Interior Ministry. 

According to the report, the refrigeration van was driven by a Veliko Turnovo resident and was supposedly taking 100 crates of yoghurt to Romania. 

US Chevron Pulls Out of Bulgaria – Report

US energy giant Chevron is leaving Bulgaria, according to energy expert Ilian Vasilev.

According to reports of Pressa daily, Vasilev, who is related to the company's activity in Bulgaria, has confirmed the reports.

Romanian Media Market Shows Signs of Recovery

The net advertising spending in Romania was 305 million euro last year, up by almost 1 per cent compared to 2012, according to the Media Fact Book report, released on Tuesday.

PNL's Antonescu: PNL, available for talks on Right parties merger

Resigning chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Crin Antonescu said Tuesday evening 'there is availability inside PNL for a merger of Right parties.' He believes any merger has its complications, but insists that currently PNL has no appetite for forging a new alliance.

Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Grow Moderately in April

In April the Bulgarians' travels increased moderately by 4.6%, compared to April 2013, shows the data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI).

For comparison, in the entire Q1 2014, they increased by 25%, year-on-year. 

Romania Opposition Chiefs Quit After Poll Flop

Crin Antonescu, head of Romania's main opposition National Liberal Party, PNL, on Monday announced that he would resign from his post after the party failed to win over voters in last weekend's European Parliament elections.

The party vice-presidents also resigned from their positions.

EXCLUSIVE Eight Romanians prepare in Sweden space launch of revolutionary technology

Eight Romanian scientists gathered in a LOW Gravity Team are currently in Kiruna, Sweden, to prepare the launch with the aid of a Rexus 16 European rocket of a revolutionary technology, a world's first created by them. It is about melting and soldering titanium and aluminium alloys in a milligravity environment for soldering in the outer space.

PM Ponta: First option for Romania is European Commissioner for Agriculture post

Romania's main option concerning the composition of the future European Commission is keeping the Agriculture portfolio, but the Justice portfolio option 'would not be bad,' Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Monday, following the discussions on this topic carried out within the ruling coalition, with the participation of Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu.

Greek toy retailer Jumbo's profits jump

Greece’s largest toy seller, Jumbo, on Monday reported a 44 percent rise in net profit for the nine months to March, helped by the absence of a one-off impairment in Cyprus that affected the comparable figure from the year before.