Mon, May 20 2013
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Photo: World Economic Forum
Haiti is going to need huge financial support. But money on its own is not what matters – it is the good it will do, Bulgaria’s European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who has the bloc’s aid portfolio, says in her blog.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and development commissioner Andris Piebalgs will put the bloc’s perspective at the March 31 2010 donors’ conference in Washington on Haiti.
Bulgaria seeks about 10 to 20 posts, preferably in the Western Balkans, Black Sea area and Central Asia, and wants a Bulgarian to head one of the EU's diplomatic missions.
Russian nationalists in Crimea have burned Ukrainian history textbooks to protest what they say are distortions of the past by the administration of former President Viktor Yushchenko. The recent transfer of power in Kyiv has raised hope among Russian nationalists and fear among Ukrainians.
Three European commissioners will help out much-criticised EU foreign policy supremo Catherine Ashton, who has a job, she says, that is ‘built on three people’s jobs’.
The EU’s External Action Service, the bloc’s new corps of diplomats, is meant to be a unified voice on foreign policy. The problem is that everyone wants the final say.
New Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov seen as loyal to president Viktor Yanukovych.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is claiming the post-conflict Western Balkans as a model for future policy actions, while within the EU and within the region itself, summits are planned to advance EU integration.
Rounds of meetings on March 5 among Serbia, Croatian and Slovenian leaders, with talks in Brussels on EU integration issues and, separately, discussions ahead of a planned conference on the Western Balkans.
About $93.2 million will be made available immediately and the rest will be released following semiannual reviews.
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.