Wed, May 22 2013
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov.
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
Greek alternate foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas and Macedonian foreign minister Antonio Milososki, meeting in London on January 28 2010, discussed the Macedonia name dispute and the future of bilateral relations.
Protesters blocked the road to the Kosovo monastery where the Serbian president is spending the Serbian Orthodox Christmas, while Tadic delivers messages about peace and politics.
Montenegro should ‘think carefully’ about establishing diplomatic relations with Kosovo because 30 per cent of Montenegro’s population is ethnic Serb and rejects the idea, Belgrade says.
Kosovo president, in a Christmas message to Pope Benedict XVI, says his country’s people keenly await recognition by the Vatican of their country, which Fatmir Sejdiu describes as "rare example of co-existence, of harmony and tolerance between people of different ethnicities and religions".
Serbia sends a message about Kosovo, Turkish fighters reportedly violate Greek airspace and politicians in Albania gear up for a court action for slander.
European Union presidency welcomes ‘historic step’ as Serbia submits formal application to join the bloc.
Brief meeting between Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov and Greek prime minister George Papandreou revives hopes for dialogue, according to Skopje media, while an EU official hopes the Macedonia name dispute will be solved in early 2010.
The stance of EU member states will be decisive in Belgrade’s decision on a membership application by Serbia
From December 19 2009, the same day that citizens of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro will be exempted from Schengen visa requirements, Bulgaria will ease its visa system for the three countries.
Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov will meet his Macedonian counterpart at the border on the day Macedonia gets Schengen visa exemption.
From December 19 2009, citizens of Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro will be able to travel visa-free to the Schengen zone, a move seen as a step on the three countries’ way to European integration.
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.