US Ambassador Zuckerman: Romania needs visionary leaders, such as President Iohannis and Acting PM Orban

US Ambassador in Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman said on Friday at the Ford plant in southern Craiova that Romania has made important steps and has the potential to become a regional leader, but to harness that potential, it still needs work and visionary leaders, such as President Iohannis and Acting Prime Minister Orban.

President Radev: Bulgaria Will Work to Ensure an Even Closer Partnership with Belarus

Bulgaria will work to ensure an even closer partnership with Belarus in the sphere of economy, tourism and education. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said at a meeting held at 2 Dondukov street with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

Greece ranks 33rd in potential military strength

Greece ranked 33 out of 138 countries in an annual list of states with the biggest potential military strength, compiled by military webpage Global Firepower.

Based on the 2020 review, Greece holds a power index rating of 0.5311 (with 0.0000 considered "perfect"), remaining in the same position with last year.

Damages from the Devastating Earthquake in Albania Amount to Nearly EUR 1 Billion

The damage caused by the devastating earthquake that struck Albania on the morning of November 26 last year was estimated at more than EUR 985 million. The figure was announced by Agriculture Minister Bledi Çuçi in his latest damage assessment report on January 30, BGNES reported.

Turkey's population tops 83.15 million in 2019

Turkey's population hit 83.15 million as of the end of 2019, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Feb. 4.

Official figures revealed that the population residing in Turkey increased by 1,151,115 people year-on-year.

"Male population was 41,721,136 people and female population was 41,433,861 people," TÜİK said.

Parliament condemns Trump peace plan

In a joint declaration, Turkey's parliament on Jan. 29 condemned the U.S.' peace plan for the Middle East.

Describing the so-called "deal of the century," as a "plan of instability and conflict," Turkish lawmakers underlined that it excluded Palestinians, "one of the two parts" of the dispute between Israel and Palestine.