UPDATE/President Iohannis: CCR decision sanctions, for the second time, PSD-ALDE coalition's legislative demarche

President Klaus Iohannis says the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) regarding the Criminal Codes "sanctions, for the second time, the legislative demarche of the PSD [Social Democratic Party] - ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] coalition" and that the modifications brought to criminal legislation are "harmful and contrary" to the Constitution, for which reason Parlia

PM Dancila: STS chief's resignation-necessary from day one; normally, President should have dismissed him

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated that the resignation of Special Telecommunications Service (STS) chief Ionel-Sorinel Vasilica was necessary from day one, due to the disastrous management of the Caracal case, not for the damage to the institution's reputation and she criticised President Klaus Iohannis for not dismissing the STS chief.

Legislation on 112 emergency phone number to be urgently amended

The ruling coalition made up of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) convened on Monday to discuss urgent measures ordered by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila following the tragedy in Caracal blamed on inefficient response to emergency calls.

Armored vehicles from Russia exhibited for the first time, Vucic: Thank you, Putin!

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic arrived at Nis military quarters to see the new BRDM 2 (Boyevaya Razvedyvatenaya Dozornaya Mashina - Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle) within the presentation of weapons and military equipment of the Serbian Armed Forces.
President Vucic thanked the Russian Federation and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bulgarian Vice President: Education Abroad is the best Policy with the Bulgarian Communities

"The best-structured and most visible policy with the Bulgarian communities abroad is Sunday schools, but this is not enough. There is a need for a comprehensive system and continuity in Bulgarian education around the world - from pre-school age to university, lecturers on Bulgarian language and the development of Bulgarian studies.

US president reportedly reluctant to go ahead with Turkey sanctions

US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Republican senators to take a softer approach to Turkey over its decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system, saying that he would like time to talk Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan out of the deal, NBC News reported on Wednesday night.

BSP Wants Resignations because of the ASF, GERB - the Subject not to Be Politicised

BSP has demanded resignations because of the African swine fever, which has already caused a state of emergency in some regions of the country - in Ruse, Pleven and Razgrad. In front of the media in parliament, BSP stated that they wanted the resignations of the director of the Bulgarian Labor Office Damian Iliev and the agriculture minister Desislava Taneva.