Archive for January, 2016

  • Sweden imposes border controls to stop migrant influx
    January 4, 2016, by VOANews

    Travelers passing from Denmark into Sweden will have to show photo identification starting Monday. The move by Sweden is an attempt to stop the flow of undocumented migrants into the […]

  • Ukraine-EU free trade agreement goes into force
    January 4, 2016, by The Kyiv Post

    Ukraine has rung in the new year with a move that has at once deepened ties with the European Union and cut strings to Russia, as Ukraine’s free trade agreement […]

  • Pending Polish media law draws criticism
    January 4, 2016, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    Pending changes to the media law that has passed the lower house in Poland’s parliament on December 30 has been criticised by international and Polish watchdogs for potentially politicising the […]

  • Year in Review: Bulgaria’s 15 newsmakers of 2015
    January 1, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    In Bulgaria in 2015, some made the news and some had the news thrust upon them. Apart from those who were newsmakers largely by the positions they held – Prime […]

  • Sparring continues over Turkish troops in Northern Iraq
    January 1, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The diplomatic dispute over Turkey’s deployment of soldiers and tanks to Iraq continues to deepen, with Baghdad accusing Ankara of reneging on an agreement to withdraw its forces and threatening […]

  • Nearly 4000 migrants died crossing Mediterranean in 2015
    January 1, 2016, by VOANews

    For migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, 2015 was the deadliest year on record, according to the International Organization for Migration. A total of 3771 people […]