Deputy Director of the ECFR Vessela Tcherneva: EU Should Make Clear that the Western Balkans Needs Act Responsibly

SOFIA - France's and Germany's main message for the Western Balkans is clear: countries in the region should prioritise efforts to demonstrate a sufficient level of political governance - and they will be permitted to begin the technical processes of EU accession only after they have achieved this, says Vessela Tcherneva, the Deputy Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) a

"Dacic plans to interfere in US domestic politics"

"The Serbian Foreign Minister plans to interfere in US domestic politics by rallying Serbian Americans to support Trump in 2020", stated Michael Carpenter, former Foreign Policy Advisor of the US Vice President Joseph Biden, present candidate of the Democratic Party for the president, on his Twitter account, quoting Dacic's statement.

ALDE's Tariceanu insists he discussed future collaboration with Pro Romania

National leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), minor at rule, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Wednesday insisted on his announcement regarding a future collaboration with opposition Pro Romania party, saying that discussions took place between the two political groups but no decision was made.

Pro Romania's Ponta on Pro Romania-ALDE political project:We didn't make decisions, but we discussed,progressed

Chairman of the Pro Romania Party Victor Ponta mentioned on Wednesday that, following the discussions with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), "a lot of progress" has been made in the direction of participating in a joint project between the two political formations, but a decision in this regard has not been made yet.

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Meets with EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva will visit Brussels on August 10 to meet with EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, reports BNT. 

Minister Taneva will brief him on the measures taken by Bulgaria to contain African Swine Fever.

Time to Build Europe at Home, says Tirana Mayor

"The European narrative has been wounded," Veliaj, 39, told BIRN in an interview in July hours before he was sworn in for a second term as mayor of the Albanian capital.

"Telling Albania and other countries in the Western Balkans 'we'll consider next year, you still have some work to do' and once you fulfil that list, you see you are not being rewarded, is disappointing," he said.

UPDATE President Iohannis signs decree appointing interim Education Minister

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday signed a decree appointing incumbent Minister of Culture Daniel Breaz interim Education Minister. According to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration, Iohannis also signed a decree dismissing Ecaterina Andronescu as Education Minister.

Ousted EduMin Andronescu: My intention wasn't to accuse Alexandra

Dismissed Education Minister Ecaterina Andronescu stated on Friday that her intention regarding her statement made on a television show, wasn't to accuse Alexandra Macesanu, the 15-year-old teenager who went missing in Caracal, or her parents, for using an illicit means of transportation, but to protect the pupils from criminals.

UPDATE 1 PM Dancila fires EduMin Andronescu, recommends interim replacement

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday announced having dismissed Ecaterina Andronescu from the position of Education Minister for the latter's "profoundly wrong" statements made recently on a television show. "I have decided to fire Mrs Ecaterina Andronescu from her position of Education Minister today for the profoundly wrong statements made recently on a television program.