Riot at Korydallos prison brought under control

A riot at maximum security Korydallos Prison in Athens on Friday morning has been brought under control, according to authorities.

Officers of the police's special forces unit (EKAM) and guards were called in to deal with the incident which occurred after the grandmother of a Georgian inmate was arrested while trying to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into the facility.

US sends five Guantanamo inmates to Georgia, Slovakia

The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial U.S. military detention center in Cuba, officials said Nov. 20.

Three Yemeni prisoners were sent to Georgia, while a fourth Yemeni and a Tunisian were transferred to Slovakia, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins said.

Bulgaria Hosts Int'l Conference on Ukraine, Middle East

Risks and threats to the national, regional and global security on the Balkan Peninsula and in the Black Sea region are on the agenda of an international conference that begins Thursday.

Participants are to discuss developments in Ukraine and the offensive of Islamic State (IS) and also their impact on Bulgaria and its neighbors.

PSD's Ponta: Russian Federation, highest security risk for Romania

Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the candidate of the electoral alliance made up of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for Romania's Progress (UNPR) and the Conservative Party (PC) in the presidential elections, believes that Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation currently represent the highest security risk to our region and to Romania after 1989.

Permanent Electoral Authority organizes electoral observation program with international participation

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) is organizing, on Saturday and Sunday, an electoral observation program for the elections for the President of Romania with international participation during which participants can familiarize themselves with the AEP's activity and the electoral system in place for the presidential elections of November 2.

Chamber of Deputies Speaker Zgonea: Victor Ponta is currently the main dialogue partner in Romania - US relationship

Chamber of Deputies' Speaker Valeriu Zgonea said on Wednesday that the phone talk United States Vice President Joe Biden had on Tuesday with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on regional and security issues proves that the Romanian PM is already perceived by Romania's allies as the main partner of dialogue on the hot issues that top the agenda of this part of Europe.

Ponta: Romania is most dedicated advocate of regional countries heading towards European integration

Romania will stay the most dedicated advocate of the countries heading towards European integration, be it Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Serbia and the rest of the Western Balkan states, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said late on Monday in opening remarks to the dinner given at the end of the first day of the EU-South East Europe Summit titled "On the Road to Stability and Gro

Bogdan Aurescu: Central Asia states interested in having Constanta Port as gate to Europe

The secretary of state with the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), Bogdan Aurescu told AGERPRES, on the occasion of the opening of a new commercial maritime line on the Black Sea which connects Romania, Georgia and Ukraine that this is an important moment, given that last year our country has had with the two states almost 2.5 billion USD commercial exchanges.