Archive for October 24th, 2013

  • EU-Turkey accession talks continue to face big obstacles
    October 24, 2013, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    European Union foreign ministers have green-lighted the resumption of membership talks with Turkey. Negotiations have been stalled for three years by political tensions and, more recently, the Turkish government’s violent […]

  • EU leaders meet as US spying allegations build
    October 24, 2013, by VOANews

    Leaders of the European Union’s 28 nations will meet in Brussels on Thursday as controversy swirls over allegations the U.S. National Security Agency monitored the cell phone calls of German […]

  • Bulgaria’s sentenced Olympian expelled from Brazil
    October 24, 2013, by Alex Bivol

    Bulgaria’s Olympic weightlifting champion Gulubin Boevski, sentenced to nine years and four months imprisonment in Brazil last year on charges of attempted drug trafficking, returned to Sofia on September 23, […]

  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister confirms he used ‘FYROM’ name
    October 24, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin confirmed on October 23 that during a visit to meet his counterpart in Athens a few days earlier, he had used the name “Former Yugoslav […]

  • Moldova caught in East-West tug of war
    October 24, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    For centuries, Moldovans have been proud of their wines. Outside Chateau Vartely, flags snapping in the breeze reflect the variety of this modern vineyard’s new wine markets – from Italy […]