EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen hailed the “historic moment” at a joint news conference with Albanian Premier Edi Rama and North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski.
North Macedonia's foreign minister hails the "historic opportunity" at the signing event, while his Bulgarian counterpart says the agreement contains measures to sort out unresolved bilateral issues.
North Macedonia's ambition to start EU membership talks has been stymied by Sofia over long-running disputes, but a change in stance of some Bulgarian opposition forces may resolve the issue.
Moscow asks Kiev's forces holed up in a chemical plant in Sievierodonetsk city to surrender and plans a corridor to evacuate civilians from the site, as Russia's broader offensive enters its 112th day.
Boyko Borissov, three-time conservative premier, detained as part of probe into fraud involving EU money related to public tenders, agricultural subsidies, construction and Covid recovery funds.
With 95 percent of ballots counted, the centre-right GERB party has won 23.9 percent of the vote, only just ahead of singer Slavi Trifonov’s new anti-establishment party There Is Such a People (ITN) with 23.7 percent.
Russia has declared Bulgaria’s military attache assistant “persona non-grata”. The move follows Sofia removing a Russian diplomat accused of spying on US troops.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
Bulgarian police detained four people in connection with racist abuse faced by England's black players during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia with more arrests likely, the country's Interior Ministry said
The two teams expressed solidarity before and after the match by holding a banner saying #HelloBrother – a hashtag born out of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
At least 15 people were killed when a tourist coach crashed along a winding road in west Bulgaria, the health ministry says.
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said a deal had been reached while his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras said much ground had been covered, but there is still a way to go yet.
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