Sofia has supplied Kyiv with fuel and vital Soviet-era weapons, but had to keep the supplies secret because of pro-Moscow politicians in the government . In the spring of 2022, the Ukrainian army was desperately short of fuel and Soviet ammunition to..
Before the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Bulgaria might enter Schengen in 2023 and that this could happen as early as the summer. "We don't say 'no', but 'not now'. We need two more things from Bulgaria - to complete..
In a comment on Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area, made at the EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte stated that next year Bulgaria could take steps forward. “At this stage, it's..
Bulgaria and Romania have ensured even better protection of the EU's external borders than at the first check in October, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said. This was the conclusion of a high-level expert mission that inspected these two..
The prosecutor's office has no evidence that the Bulgarian border can be crossed in exchange for 50 euros, Procecutor General Ivan Geshev has announced, commented a statement made by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to NOS Nieuws to justify Amsterdam's..
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..
Leaving Bulgaria out of the Schengen area is not in the interest of the European Union and does not contribute to the common efforts to address the security challenges and the severe economic crisis in Europe, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said during..
In a letter sent to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Bulgarian MEPs from all political groups called for Bulgaria and Romania's joining the Schengen free-travel area to be hampered by one country only. President Rumen Radev calls on EU leaders to..
Bulgaria and the Netherlands will work to establish a common fund for investments in new agriculture technologies, as the fund may become operational by September. This was what Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said after a meeting in Sofia with his..
The Netherlands supports Bulgaria’s efforts to join the Schengen Area, the Premier of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said during the meeting in Sofia with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. The Netherlands appreciates the efforts made so far, but..