Sun, May 19 2013
In the context of the partnership of the US and Bulgaria in Nato, many things are discussed, including missile defence, says US ambassador James Warlick, against a background of Russian concerns after reports Sofia may agreed to join the US missile shield system.
In Bucharest, the supreme defence council has agreed to the Obama’s administration proposal and negotiations on details are to follow; the Kremlin says it will comment on February 5.
The purpose of the conference is to create a regional high-level forum to examine critical issues in today’s security environment.
In Warsaw, US vice president Joe Biden is told by prime minister Donald Tusk that Poland supports the Obama administration’s revised missile plan, after a Bush-era ‘missile shield’ scheme was dropped.
US vice president Joe Biden seeks to reassure Warsaw that Washington’s aim of ‘resetting’ relations with Moscow will not weaken the security of Eastern Europe.
Meetings in Warsaw, Bucharest, Prague on the agenda, with the Obama administration’s new missile shield plan a key item on the agenda for talks with heads of state and government.
Almost three-quarters of families in Turkey’s five largest cities report reduced incomes, even where workers have held on to their jobs, according to a World Bank report.
The alleged 7.8 billion deal is one of the largest government-to-government arms sales in years, which will put Turkey once more as one of the top country's on the United States' selling list
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.