Fri, May 24 2013
Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili talks to the media after casting his ballot during the mayoral election at a polling station in Tbilisi, May 30 2010.
Standing alongside Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton reiterated a call for Russia to end its military presence in two breakaway Georgian regions.
US assistant secretary of state for European Affairs Philip Gordon says the Obama administration hopes to get beyond the notion that Central European countries have to choose whether they will be pro-Russian or pro-American.
EU and Georgia sign a visa facilitation agreement with Georgia, opening the way for easier travel and people-to-people contact across Europe. The signature of the readmission agreement negotiated between the EU and Georgia in parallel will be organised very soon, the EC says.
Rock star Yuri Shevchuk urged prime minister Vladimir Putin to use his political weight to intervene on behalf of the people's right to protest. The prime minister deflected the call, saying he only weighs 76kg.
European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Cecilia Malmström said that she "strongly supported" visa facilitation for Georgia.
Eggs thrown and MPs brawl in Kyiv over deal to extend the Russian naval base agreement for a further 25 years; the deal, also approved by Russian MPs, while Bulgarian and Romanian diplomats reportedly are concerned by the agreement.
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 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.