As a result of the Ukraine conflict, NATO is ramping up its presence in Bulgaria. For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps has deployed a tank unit to the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria. Bulgarians who are loyal to Russia oppose the move.
The relationship between the EU and Turkey has become very frosty. At their summit in Bulgaria, Turkish officials will discuss human rights and military operations with their EU counterparts.
Former US diplomat and Balkan mediator James Pardew talks to DW about the current administration in Washington, its foreign policy and whether or not President Trump will manage to finish his mandate in the White House.
Some Bulgarian air force pilots have said they will boycott training, citing concerns related to the safety of the MiG-29 plane. Bulgaria relies on the Soviet-built aircraft to meet its obligations as a NATO member.
A crackdown on smugglers who enabled a thousand Albanians to enter Britain, the US and Canada has resulted in 39 arrests. Fighting crime tops Albania's agenda as it prepares for EU accession talks.
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