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A photographer from Odorheiu Secuiesc receives "European Citizen's Prize 2021" for Geofolk project

Photographer David Botond, from Odorheiu Secuiesc, has received the "European Citizen 2021" Prize from the European Parliament for the Geofolk project, which brings together the largest collection of photographs in the world with folk costumes, images captured in recent years.

Number of Working Poor in Bulgaria Increases by 22% since Beginning of 2021

Our life was better before the coronavirus pandemic, although incomes were low, says a popular Bulgarian musician. We work less now, but we have to pay our water and electricity bills every month. Food prices went up and the price of some food essentials has doubled, says the musician.

IntMin Bode: Confident we will take concrete steps towards Schengen accession as soon as possible.

Minister of Internal Affairs Lucian Bode welcomed on Thursday the resolution voted by the European Parliament whereby the European Council is requested to approve Romania's accession to the Schengen area, emphasizing that our country has an "essential" role in the architecture of EU security.

Moldovan Ex-President Praises Hungary’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

Moldova's Socialist leader and former president, Igor Dodon, praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for his country's recently adopted law in Budapest on the LGBTQ community.

"I congratulate Mr Orban and the Hungarian people for adopting this law despite the barriers imposed by some European Union leaders and the liberal lobby in his country," Dodon wrote on his Facebook page.

Slovenia marks 30th anniversary of Brijuni Declaration

Ljubljana – Thirty years to the day, the Brijuni Declaration was adopted, ending hostilities between Yugoslav and Slovenian forces in the ten-day independence war and suspending Slovenia’s independence activities for three months. It was the first international agreement between Slovenia and the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC).

Hungary threatened with misdemeanor proceedings; the deadline expires tomorrow

Hungary is required to withdraw the law, assessed as discriminatory towards the LGBT community, which will enter into force in that country tomorrow.
"If Hungary does not rectify such a situation, the EC will use the powers given to it as the guardian of the agreement," Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament.

MEPs convey stark message about rule of law in debate on EU presidency priorities

Strasbourg – MEPs from the majority of political groups in the European Parliament sent PM Janez Janša some stark messages about the rule of law after he presented Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in the Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. His European People’s Party (EPP) too urged him to promptly appoint European delegated prosecutors.