Member states of the European Union

Germany's Ambassador to Czech Republic 'to Head Bulgarian Mission'

Detlef Lingemann, the German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, is the successor to outgoing Matthias Hoepfner, who represented the country in Bulgaria, reports say.

The information came from the website, which quoted Germany's Foreign Ministry as confirming his appointment.

Greek Crisis ‘Undermined Balkan EU Accession Hopes’

The report published this week examined two decades of trade and foreign relations between Athens and its Balkan neighbours and found that the economic crisis and crippling recession that hit Greece since the 2008 debt crisis severely hurt its neighbours’ chances for a speedy accession in the EU.

Bulgaria Keeps Attracting British Property Buyers In June

Bulgaria remains relatively stable in terms of the most desired second homes purchase destinations for British citizens.

In end-June, Bulgaria occupies the 11th place in the ranking of the online portal after the country has managed to reach 10th place twice in 2014, reports.

Spain, France, Italy Most Popular Tourist Destinations Among Europeans

The most popular tourist destinations among EU citizens are Spain, France and Italy, according to a new report on the travels of Europeans in 2012.

According to the released data, 85% of all trips were in Europe, Bulgaria's Nova TV informs. The report states that citizens of EU countries prefer to go around Europe, as most of the vacations were spent in neighboring countries.

ForMin Corlatean: Romania to be very committed in supporting Italy's EU Presidency priorities

Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean said on Wednesday that Romania will be "very committed" in supporting the priorities of Italy's EU Presidency, adding that Bucharest shares the objective of a "stronger, more integrated" Europe.