International organizations

Acting JusMin Birchall to convene CVM committee

Acting Justice Minister Ana Birchall said on Tuesday that she will convene the committee dealing with the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) in an urgent meeting to devise an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations contained in the European Commission report on Romania's progress under CVM, showing that one explicit aim in the report is the disbandment of the Specia

UNESCO Director-General Visited the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Photo Exhibition in Paris

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay paid a visit to a Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) photo exhibition arranged in the UNESCO building in Paris, presenting, to the international community, the work of the academy on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its foundation, BNR reported.

Göbeklitepe promoted in Rome

Göbeklitepe, considered to be the oldest temple in the world with its 12,000 years of history and also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, was introduced in Rome, the capital of Italy, with a comprehensive event including panels and photography exhibitions.

Cooperation with China an ‘example for Euro peers’

Having a stronger relationship with China is good for Greece, and their cooperation has set an example for European countries, according to Adonis Georgiadis, the Greek minister for development and investments.
Georgiadis said Chinese enterprises' investment in Piraeus port is a successful case of bilateral cooperation.

Greek current account surplus rises in August on strong tourism revenues

Greece's current account balance showed a bigger surplus in August compared to the same month last year, thanks to higher tourism revenues, the Bank of Greece said on Monday.

Central bank data showed the surplus at 1.874 billion euros compared to a surplus of 1.354 billion euros in August last year.

France is Undermining Balkan – and EU – Stability

Since the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit, every EU Commissioner and virtually every European head of state has told this region: "Your future is in the Union, the onus is on you to make it happen."

Well, the Macedonians are making it happen, as well as anyone else has in this region, especially given the scale of democratic backsliding that occurred under the previous government in Skopje.

European Council/Iohannis supports opening without delay accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia

President Klaus Iohannis maintained, in Brussels, on the occasion of the meeting of the European Council, the necessity of adopting without delay the decision to open accession negotiations with Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia, mentioning that a positive decision in this sense would have a strategic significance for the region.

President Rumen Radev with a Comment about the State of the Media Environment in Bulgaria

At the meeting they held at 2 Dondukov street, Head of State Rumen Radev and Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of "Reporters Without Borders" discussed the state of the media environment in Bulgaria, the public trust in the media, the professional standards in journalism, the models of funding the Bulgarian media and the approaches to defending the independence of the editorial policy.

Six Countries Sign Common Document on Mobility Package

It has been circulated to all relevant institutions, Prime Minister Borissov said.

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have signed a joint document calling for a review of the Mobility Package. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Brussels, where the summit is being held.

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