At Gymnich meeting, ForMin Aurescu emphasizes need for integrated approach to Eastern neighborhood conflicts

The protracted conflicts in the Eastern Neighborhood and the wider Black Sea region, EU-Africa relations and the EU's strategic vision for the Indo-Pacific region were some of the subjects discussed at the informal meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) held Wednesday and Thursday in Lisbon, under the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council, the Foreign Ministry informs in a release.

Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine Pledge to Take Joint Path to EU

Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia signed a memorandum in Kyiv on Monday that formalises their cooperation on a joint path towards membership of the European Union.

Moldovan Foreign Minister Aureliu Ciocoi said that by signing the document, the three countries with European aspirations are sending another strong signal that they will continue to implement reform and modernisation plans.

In remarks to European Institute of Peace debate, ForMin Aurescu calls for more EU involvement in protracted conflicts

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Monday in a debate on "Seeking resolution to the protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe: How can the EU be more active?," organized by the European Institute of Peace, where he called for greater EU involvement in protracted conflicts, emphasising that "the challenges facing the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood countries affect the security of

Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; US suspects Russian origins

Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states on May 13 while the operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline reported making "substantial progress" in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks.

Turkey's electricity import bill down 83 pct in first quarter

Turkey's electricity import bill in the first quarter of 2021 decreased by nearly 83 percent compared to the same period of 2020, according to Turkey's Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data released on April 30.

The data shows that Turkey paid nearly $3.37 million for electricity imports in the first quarter of the year, compared to $19.58 million in the January-March period of 2020.

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office Probes into Series of Blasts in Munitions Warehouses

The prosecutor's office compared four cases of blasts in ammunition depots in Bulgaria where similarity in incidents was noted. They've happened in the last 10 years, spokesperson of the Prosecutor General, Siyka Mileva, told a briefing on Wednesday.