Thu, Jun 20 2013
Photo: Цветелина Белутова
Georgia says it has reached a deal with Russia to re-open a key border crossing. The move is aimed at easing tensions between the two neighbors following their brief war in 2008
The agreement, which will also see the two countries reopen their shared border, has been welcomed by the European Union and by US president Barack Obama.
Parliaments will be asked to vote on the move, about which six weeks of domestic consultations will be held. A key divide in bilateral relations has been Yerevan’s stance on the Armenian genocide under Ottoman rule.
After Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and Russia’s Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone on August 27 2009, on issues including energy co-operation, Russian news agency Itar-Tass said that the two would meet when Putin went to the Polish city of Gdansk for a World War 2 commemoration.
Message to the Islamic world expected to be key feature of two-day visit by Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, whose appointment as head of the alliance was initially opposed by Ankara because of memories of the Danish cartoon controversy.
Embassy in Athens says that reference to military exercise being held in Turkish territory was an error that has been corrected. Earlier, Greek media were irked by Israel allegedly taking Ankara’s side in the airspace dispute.
Is Moscow’s policy in the Caucasus a pursuit of strong imperial ambition or motivated by a fear of appearing weak?
Serbia protested formally to Tirana after Albanian prime minister Sali Berisha was quoted as saying ‘the national unity of Albanians should be a key idea in the policies of Albania and Kosovo’. Albania has rejected claims that it wants to undermine the territorial integrity of Serbia.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.