Euro zone finance ministers are expected to give their green light on Thursday to Bulgaria’s bid to join the bloc’s banking union, a step toward the Balkan state’s adoption of the euro, EU officials said.
China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its leader said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent’s eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.
China meets central and eastern European leaders on Saturday for a summit where Beijing’s promises of big infrastructure deals will come under greater scrutiny with some participants saying the annual gatherings yield little.
Bulgarian govt survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence brought by the opposition Socialists citing failure in combating domestic crime and a lack of progress.
Bulgaria will propose the immediate closure of the EU’s external borders to migrants and the setting up of centres for war refugees outside its territory at the EU’s weekend mini-summit on migration.
All EU countries need to help southern neighbours, where most migrants are arriving, Oettinger told reporters ahead of a mini-summit on migration in Brussels
Sunday’s talks, announced by the executive European Comm, precede a June 28-29 EU summit at which leaders will try to agree a joint migration policy.
Bulgaria’s main opposition party filed a motion of no-confidence in Borissov’s govt, saying it had failed to combat domestic crime and reform its security services.
Gazprom said it would loan up to 2.14 billion euros to its subsidiary South Stream Transport BV which is overseeing the construction of TurkStream to Turkey from Russia.
Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Radev said after talks with Russian PM Medvedev in Moscow.