Member states of the European Union

Jaklitsch stress importance of sport for minorities’ identity

Szentgotthard – Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch attended a traditional meeting of Slovenian sport organisations from the neighbouring countries in Hungary’s Szentgotthárd on Saturday. The minister emphasised the importance of sport in preserving the Slovenian identity in the neighbouring countries.

Slovenia to cooperate with Italian space agency

Rome – Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek signed a letter of intent on cooperation in spacial activities for peaceful purposes with the Italian Space Agency as part of a two-day visit to Italy. He also met Italian Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti with the pair calling for boosting economic cooperation.

PM Stefan Yanev Met Greek Ambassador

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev on June 14 met with the Ambassador of Greece, HE Dimitrios Chronopoulos. During the conversation, it was noted that the two countries are strategic partners and discussed ways to deepen strategic relations through intensive political dialogue and concerted efforts on bilateral, regional and international issues.

European Environment Agency Released Beaches and Bathing Water Ranking: Where Is Bulgaria?

Every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) compiles bathing water data gathered by local authorities across the 27 European Union member states, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Albania - measuring levels of bacteria from sewage and livestock. More than two thirds of sites are coastal beaches, with rivers and lakes making up the remainder.

Italy Hopes to Revive Migrant-Sharing Deals amid Migration Surge

Italy is pushing EU partners to revive migrant burden-sharing deals as it seeks to stave off a summertime surge in landings from North Africa, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday (12 May).

Migration has returned to the top of the political agenda in Italy after more than 2,200 asylum-seekers from Tunisia and Libya arrived on its tiny island of Lampedusa last weekend.

Slovenia, Italy, Croatia sign joint statement on cooperation in Adriatic

Brdo pri Kranju – Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar and his Italian and Croatian counterparts, Luigi di Maio and Gordan Grlić Radman, signed in Brdo pri Kranju on Wednesday a joint statement on trilateral cooperation in the northern Adriatic. The document is the foundation for strengthening cooperation in areas that are key for all three countries, Logar said.

Bulgarians Will Be Able to Vacation in Greece from Mid-April, Test Opening for Balkan Tourists Planned for Easter

Greece has already announced that the country's big opening for tourists will be on May 14, but before that in April a test opening will be made for a number of countries, including Balkan countries and Israel.

This became clear after a visit by Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis to Romania, reports the English-language edition Greek City Times

Bulgaria’s Healthcare System May Catch up with EU Top Scorers in 50 Years

At the current rate of healthcare development, it will take Bulgaria 50 years to catch up with the most developed countries in the European Union, said head of Bulgarian Medical Union Dr. Ivan Madzharov during a press conference at BTA titled "Non-Partisan Consensus for Accelerated Healthcare Development 2021-2025" under "Together for Better Health" initiative