Archive for November, 2013

November 30, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

A court in the German land of Nord-Westphalia decided on November 28 that all Romanian citizens are entitled to social benefits based on the European principle of non-discrimination among EU […]

EU signs up Moldova and Georgia, but loses the big prize, Ukraine

November 30, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Pressured by street demonstrations at home, Ukraine’s president reluctantly traveled to a European Union summit in Lithuania. But he frustrated fiv ...

Torn between East and West, Ukraine debates future

November 30, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

The European Union criticized Russia for pressuring Ukraine into abandoning a landmark free trade deal with the EU in favor of strengthening ties with ...

Turkish leaders aim to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

November 30, 2013, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

A senior Turkish minister’s call to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia – now  a museum — back into a mosque has provoked a religious and di ...

  • Anti-immigrant protests in Serbia
    November 30, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Residents of Vračević village, 65km south from Belgrade, blocked the road to a nearby Bogovađa village in protest against undocumented immigrants who have been placed in its asylum centre. The […]

  • Ukraine says membership in EU depends on aid
    November 29, 2013, by VOANews

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says his country needs economic and financial support from the European Union before Kyiv can sign a political and free trade deal with the bloc. Yanukovych […]

  • EU unemployment flat at 10.9% in October
    November 29, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The 28-member European Union ended October 2013 with 10.9 per cent unemployment, seasonally adjusted, unchanged from September, EU statistics office Eurostat said on November 29. Last month, Eurostat initially announced […]