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EU Border Guards to Target Illegal Migration in Montenegro

Frontex officers check equipment in Skopje, North Macedonia. Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI

Adzic signed an agreement with EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson and justice minister Gunnar Strommer to allow the deployment of the Frontex officers in Montenegro.

According to the agreement, Montenegrin police and Frontex can also organise joint operations.

Gov’t requests third disbursement from EU recovery fund

The government has submitted a third request to the European Commission for disbursement of funds from the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF) worth 1.72 billion euros.

The request was submitted by Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis, who is responsible for the implementation of the Greece 2.0 national development plan.

Mitsotakis says country has changed, seeks new mandate to speed up growth

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that he has learned to be bold on economic reform as he seeks re-election on May 21.

In an interview with Reuters, the leader of conservative New Democracy said he hopes to win a second term after a parliamentary election on Sunday with a clear majority, to unleash Greece's growth potential.

Policies of main parties in Greece’s May 21 election

Greece will hold a national election on May 21, as a cost-of living crisis takes its toll on households. The ruling conservative New Democracy party is so far leading left-wing SYRIZA in opinion polls.

The vote is likely to be inconclusive and may lead to either a coalition government or a second ballot in July.

Following are pre-election pledges from the two main parties.

EU Director of Reporters Without Borders: Bulgaria is still at the Bottom - Borissov's years were Disastrous for Journalism

In recent days, many Bulgarian journalists felt very puzzled by the new ranking of the renowned world organization, which is really the only one interested in the freedom of speech and the life of journalists in highly self-censoring, repressive societies where the big media are in the hands of a circle of businessmen directly related to certain political circles.

Frontex: 300% more Migrants tried to enter the EU in the first 4 months of 2023

There has been a 292% increase in the number of people trying to reach European shores from North Africa via routes leading to Italy. The data is only for the period between January and April 2023, compared to the same period in 2022. According to official figures, this is about 42,200 people. The information is from the Border Agency of the EU Frontex, BGNES reported.