National strike in Cyprus to increase wages because of inflation On Thursday, January 26, thousands of public and private sector workers in Cyprus, including civil servants and journalists, effectively stopped work for three..
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Swedish Ambassador over Erdogan effigy An effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hung upside down by Kurdish activists on Thursday in front of the City Hall in Stockholm...
Frontex deploys officers in non-EU Balkan countries for the first time At the beginning of 2023, the EU will deploy officers from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, on the territory of Balkan countries aspiring to join..
The Bulgarian Socialists in the European Parliament initiated a letter to the EU member states asking on what grounds a veto could be imposed on Bulgaria's accession to Schengen. The letter was signed by 73 MEPs from all political groups in the..
The government of the Netherlands has decided to block Bulgaria's admission to the Schengen area, the Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation announced . According to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte , the decision is not political, but based on facts, and..
The European Commission announced that at their weekly meeting on November 16 , European commissioners will approve a new assessment of the measures taken by Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia to comply with Schengen rules. According to an EC spokesperson ,..
The European Parliament says "yes" to Croatia for Schengen The European Parliament has voted a resolution on the admission of Croatia to Schengen. An appeal has been made for the Council of the EU to approve the acceptance of Zagreb by the end of..
Connectivity between Western Balkans countries improves The prime ministers of the six Western Balkan countries: Ana Brnabić of Serbia, Dimitar Kovačevski of North Macedonia, Dritan Abazović of Montenegro, Edi Rama of Albania,..
It is the ambition of Croatia and Bulgaria to enter the Schengen area together, Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said at a meeting with Bulgaria’s Vice President Iliana Iotova in Zagreb. “We heard Croatia’s support one more..
"We continue to work for a structured state policy for Bulgarians abroad. Many strategies have been written over the years but have not been implemented. The Bulgarians Resident outside the Republic of Bulgaria Act needs to be updated in order to..