In his annual speech on the state of the EU before the EP in Strasbourg President of the EC Jean-Claude Juncker declared that it was about time for Bulgaria and Romania to enter Schengen. He also called on all EU member-states to show greater responsibility in guarding the community’s external borders. Bulgaria, Italy and Spain shouldn’t be left alone in their border security efforts, Mr. Juncker said. He also defended the stance on the introduction of the common European currency across all member-states, including the poorer Eastern European ones. He appealed for a clear perspective on the EU accession of the Western Balkans, but underlined that this approach was out of question for Turkey in the visible future.
The European Commission has approved the Bulgarian programme against double standards in food amounting to EUR 1.3 million, MEP Emil Radev announced at an extraordinary briefing. The programme envisages assistance to consumer organizations during tests..
A ten-year-old Bulgarian child was shot in an accident in the Italian city of Seminara, Calabria, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. According to data of the Bulgarian Embassy in Rome, the child is in stable condition. It was injured..
No Bulgarian citizens have been reported injured during the Sunday’s shooting in the Greektown in Toronto (Canada), the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. One person died and over ten people were wounded in the mass shooting. The..