About: Black Sea

Railways 21-09-2017

Commission hails Greek-Bulgarian railway project as ‘positive development’

The European Commission is satisfied with the recent cooperation between Greece and Bulgaria on a regional railway project and is ready to look into possible financial support, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV. Earlier this month (6 September) Greece and Bulgaria...

Desperate Europe-bound migrants turn to capricious Black Sea

While the arrival of exhausted migrants may be common on Mediterranean shores, it's a rare sight on the Black Sea coastline. But a string of recent arrivals from Turkey suggests it may be emerging as part of a new 'Romanian route' to western Europe.
Global Europe 26-10-2016

NATO builds up battle groups to deter Russia

NATO will press allies today (26 October) to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War, as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow.
Global Europe 19-07-2016

14 Turkish navy ships ‘missing’ at sea since foiled coup

Some 14 Turkish military ships on active duty in the Aegean and Black Seas are reportedly “missing”, according to reports.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Bulgarian Socialist leader meets blacklisted senior Russian official

On a visit to Russia, Bulgarian Socialist Party chief Kornelia Ninova met with Sergey Naryshkin, President of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who is on the EU sanctions list. Ninova stated that her party is against the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Romania discusses security concerns with US envoy

US Deputy Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland has praised Romania's "substantial" progress in judicial reform and combatting corruption. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Turkey recovers bodies of Afghan migrants from the Black Sea

Rescuers pulled 24 bodies from the sea at the mouth of Istanbul's Bosphorus strait Monday (3 November) and rescued seven people after the sinking of a boat carrying migrants including children, the Turkish Coastguard Command said.
US Navy has sent destroyer Donald Cook in Black Sea to support Ukraine
Europe's East 02-05-2014

Romania calls for more NATO warships in Black Sea

Romania has called on the United States and NATO to boost their military presence in the Balkan country to promote stability in the Black Sea region following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Energy 28-01-2011

Russia, ExxonMobil seal $1bn Black Sea oil deal

US-based ExxonMobil, the biggest privately-controlled oil company in the world, will make a new investment in Russia for the first time in over a decade as Moscow seeks to thaw its frosty investor climate and keep its oil flowing.
Central Europe 02-12-2010

Russian oil flows to Central Europe ‘to dry up’

Russia's growing oil exports to Asia and the Baltic have unsettled European traders and refiners, who fear shortages on the Black Sea and in Central Europe should Russian output stall or decline.
Med & South 11-05-2010

Turkish politician: EU approach towards Black Sea a ‘major disappointment’

The EU lacks a concerted policy towards the Black Sea region and is becoming increasingly fragile, inward-looking and even Islamophobic, Suat Kiniklioglu, deputy chairman for external affairs in Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.
Regional Policy 25-02-2010

EU eyes greater influence in Black Sea region

With the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU in 2007, the Black Sea became 'European' as much as the Mediterranean or the Baltic. However, despite a flurry of initiatives, experts say the EU's influence in this area will remain restricted. EURACTIV France reports.