Archive for December 29th, 2014

December 29, 2014, by VOANews

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to Nato, the western military alliance. Russia views Nato […]

Russian moves provide new mission for Nato

December 29, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

Russia’s more aggressive military posture in Europe during the past year has pushed Nato to take new steps to strengthen its defenses, providing it, ...

Bulgarian Cabinet sacks State Agency for Refugees chief

December 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has dismissed the chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees, Nikolai Chirpanliev, and has appointed his erstwhile deputy V ...

Four more MPs quit Bulgaria Without Censorship party

December 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Four MPs for the Bulgaria Without Censorship (BWC) party said on December 29 that they were quitting as party members but would remain part of the  ...

  • Greek parliament fails to elect president
    December 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Greece’s parliament has failed for the third time to elect a new president, setting the stage for early general elections. Former European commissioner for the environment Stavros Dimas, the government’s […]

  • Croatian president Ivo Josipović
    Croatia presidential poll to go to runoff
    December 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Croatia’s presidential election goes to a runoff after no candidate won more than 50 per cent in Sunday’s first round. Liberal incumbent  Ivo Josipovic, a Social Democrat, finished first with […]

  • Greek New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras
    Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote
    December 29, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras made one last attempt over the weekend to persuade MPs to vote for presidential candidate Stavros Dimas in Monday’s final round of voting in parliament […]