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Greek education ranked worst in the EU

Greece has the worst education system in the 28-member European Union, according to a global league table compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the British publishing firm Pearson which shows Asian countries overtaking Scandinavian nations that have traditionally excelled in this area.

Global Vehicle Production to Increase by 21 Million Units by 2021

Global automobile production will increase by 21 million units by 2021, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive.

Car production has grown by 25 million units since 2009 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the global economic recession, the analysis of IHS states.

Bulgarians Dispute Size of EU Electoral Roll

Petar Ivanov, from the Center for Demographic Policy, says there is a huge discrepancy between the electoral roll and the size of the population that needs to be explained.

Greece comes second in Blue Flag program for clean beaches

Greek beaches have been awarded 408 Blue Flags for excellent water quality, putting the country in second place out of 51 countries after Spain, according to the Blue Flag program which is managed by the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education.

Top 8 Ways to Use Bulgaria and Romania in Your Election Campaign

Bulgaria and Romania are quite often paired up in European and regional powers' approach to the Balkans. They are said to be both wrapped in political, economic and social problems, but usually do not provoke a huge interest from EU politicians.

Bulgarians Splash Out in Greece in May

Bulgarian tourists spent nearly 50 million euro in Greece over the holidays between May 1 and 6, estimates of tourist agencies show.

According to police data, 260,000 Bulgarians crossed the border to Greece over that period and at least 85,000 of them spent more than one night in Greece.

Cash-Strapped Balkan States Miss Eurovision

The semi-finals of the Eurovision, which started on Tuesday in Denmark, will include only six participants from the Balkan region - Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Greece.

Viewers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey will only watch Eurovision from their TV sets.

Dačić attends Council of Europe ministerial meeting

Dačić attends Council of Europe ministerial meeting

VIENNA -- First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dačić is in Vienna where he will take part in the 124th ministerial meeting of the Council of Europe, the Serbian MFA said.

Upon arriving in Vienna, Dačić conferred with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz late on Monday, according to the ministry.

PPC to launch a subsidiary in Turkey

By Chryssa Liaggou

Public Power Corporation (PPC) has decided to launch a subsidiary in Turkey as it turns to cross-border energy trade in a bid to offset the loss of market share in Greece now that the local industry is entering the stage of full liberalization.

Search for missing continues after at least 22 die off Samos

A photograph released by the Hellenic Coast Guard shows fishing boats approaching the capsized vessel off the coast of Samos in the eastern Aegean.

At least 22 migrants, including four children, drowned on Monday after two vessels capsized off the eastern Aegean island of Samos, near Turkey, while many more migrants remained unaccounted for by late last night.

Two Migrants Die, Dozens Missing After Vessels Capsize Near Greece

Two migrants have drowned and dozens are reported missing after two vessels capsized in the Aegean Sea, Monday.

Some 65 migrants of different nationalities were trying to reach Greek coast from Turkey by sea. The two small ships have capsized near the Greek island of Samos, the Greek coast-guard announced Monday, cited by Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).

Greek Authorities Also Push Back Refugees - Report

Greece has also committed serious violations against asylum seekers and immigrants entering its territory from Turkey, a new report by Amnesty International has argued.

Turkish May Day Protesters Vow to Stage Rally on Istanbul's Taksim

More than 20 people have been injured and tens have been detained in Istanbul during May Day protests.

Episodes of unrest began after police used tear gas and water cannon to warn citizens against staging a banned demonstration on Taksim Square, which saw a wave of anti-government action last year.