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Turkish defense minister meets Greek counterpart amid row over Aegean islands

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Feb. 16 attended NATO meetings in Brussels amid a crisis between the Alliance and Russia over the latter's military build-up in eastern Ukraine. Akar also had a bilateral meeting with his Greek counterpart after a fresh debate between the two neighbors over the status of the Aegean islands.

Romanian Hungarians Advocate Laws to Stop ‘Gender Ideology Assault’

Socially conservative ethnic Hungarian politicians in Romania have proposed law changes aimed at preventing a Western-style "assault of gender ideology" on Romania by fixing a child's identity on the basis of their sex at birth.

More Countries in the Red Zone for Entering Bulgaria (Full List)

As of Thursday, February 17, the list of countries by color zones is updated, according to which the order of entry into Bulgaria is determined.

The red zone will include France, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, the Maldives, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Japan and others.

South-East Europe Countries Urge Citizens to Leave Ukraine

Governments all over South-eastern Europe have urged their citizens to leave Ukraine due to concerns that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is intensifying. Most of these warnings came over the weekend.

Eurostat – 1 in 6 young Greeks facing severe material and social deprivation

In the EU in 2020, the severe material and social deprivation rate among young people (aged 15-29 years) was 7%. When compared with 2019, this increased by 2 percentage points (pp). The severe material and social deprivation rate among the total population was the same (7%).

They were the first to reject NATO: "We disagree"

Hungary will not allow the deployment of additional forces on its territory, because the national army is capable of providing national security in the midst of tensions around Ukraine, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pter Szijjrt.

Intelligence Firm Bosses Plead Guilty in Romania Surveillance Case

Romanian organised crime prosecutors on Tuesday asked for lenient sentences after the heads of corporate intelligence company Black Cube - Dan Zorella, Avi Yanus and Gal Farchi - admitted spying on the chief prosecutor at Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi, who has since taken the helm at the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

U.S. army reached Serbia

This was confirmed today by the Romanian Minister of Defense, Vasile Dncu.
Dncu told reporters that the first 100 American soldiers are in Romania and that they are dealing with logistics, Reuters reports.

Putin after meeting Macron: Do you want to go to War with Russia?

"If Ukraine joins NATO and tries to retake Crimea by military means, European countries will automatically be in military conflict with Russia."

This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin after six hours of talks with French leader Emmanuel Macron.

Romania Wants New Talks With Russia on Unreturned Gold

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Sunday on TV that Romania wants to resume negotiations on the treasure it sent to Moscow for safekeeping during World War I in 1916 and which was never returned.

The hoard of almost 94 tonnes of gold coins, jewels and art objects has been a  source of friction for a decade.

Mytilineos – Aquila Capital: Agreement for 100MW solar projects in Spain

An agreement for the sale of a 100 MW photovoltaic portfolio in Southern Spain was signed by Mytilineos, through the Renewable Energy Development & Storage Sector (RSD), and Aquila Capital, a sustainable development investment and management company.