Archive for August 19th, 2015

August 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vučić told migrants on August 19 that they are are welcome in Serbia and that the country will do everything for them to feel safe, and […]

Migrants seeking Serbia and EU get help from Macedonia

August 19, 2015, by Deutsche Welle

Thousands of migrants are crowding the station of Gevgelija in Macedonia, trying to get to across the border to Serbia. Officials want to get rid of t ...

Russian gas pipeline extension in Balkans mooted – report

August 19, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Even as talks between Moscow and Ankara on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline remain deadlocked, four Balkan countries are set to discuss an extension of ...

Bulgarian PM orders checks into filling stations, slams lax oversight

August 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian petrol stations will have all customs seals replaced over a period of three days after Prime Minister Boiko Borissov slammed lax oversight o ...

  • Beach at Lozenets on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    Bulgaria cancels concessions on three beaches, grants seven
    August 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s cabinet on August 19 cancelled concession contracts for three Black Sea beaches while granting concessions for seven others, a media statement after the weekly government meeting said. The concessions […]

  • German lawmakers to vote on Greek bailout
    August 19, 2015, by VOANews

    German lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on a $93 billion bailout package for Greece, a move that would help Greece meet Thursday’s deadline to repay international creditors. Chancellor Angela […]

  • Almost 21 000 migrants arrived in Greece just last week
    August 19, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    About 20 843 migrants arrived in Greece last week (August 8 to 14) by sea, the UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Tuesday in Geneva, saying he […]