Member states of La Francophonie
The Bulgarian government reacted to the rising migrant crisis faced by Greece by announcing that it is mobilizing its armed forces and police to better protect its borders.
The move followed scenes at the Greek-fYRoM borders hours earlier, as Syrian refugees and other third world migrants were prevented by armed guards from entering the landlocked country to Greece’s north.
Greek FM Nikos Kotzias briefed political party representatives on Wednesday of recent visits of southeast European capitals, declaring afterwards that crisis-plagued Greece is “returning to the Balkans”.
The venue was a meeting of a national council on foreign policy, with Kotzias briefing participants on his talks and contacts in visits to no less than seven regional countries.
Greek tourism is on the brink of totally collapsing as data reveals that sea ferry reservations have plummeted by 50 per cent in July, while accommodation booking are losing potentially 50.000 guests per day! From the moment Greek PM. Alexis Tspiras announced the referendum Greece’s economic steam engine, its tourism industry is virtually crumbling.
Bulgaria remains committed to the European integration of Moldova, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said at a meeting with outgoing Moldovan Ambassador in Sofia Alexandru Prigorski on Thursday.
Bulgariawill continue to support Moldova with expertise and good practices on Chisinau's path to building closer ties with the EU, Mitov said.
Bulgaria's two biggest opposition parties, have demanded a more rapid accession of Macedonia and other Western Balkan nations into the EU to boost "Europeanization" there.
Positions of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) largely overlapped during a debate in Parliament while lawmakers were holding a regular sitting on Wednesday.