Tbilisi. Georgian authorities have detained former prime minister Vano Merabishvili, one of the top allies of President Mikheil Saakashvili, and another senior ex-official on corruption charges, local prosecutors said, cited by AFP.
Asenovgrad. The construction of a guest house in the region of the village of Vrata, southern municipality of Asenovgrad, district of Plovdiv, violates the conditions for construction works in the guarded area Belintash Thracian Rock Sanctuary, reveals a check by the local unit in charge of controlling construction works, announced the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.
Brussels. The 2014 European Parliament elections should be held from 22 to 25 May, instead of 5-8 June, according to a draft decision endorsed by the full House on Tuesday. Bringing the elections forward would give the new Parliament more time to prepare for the election of the European Commission President in July 2014, the press service of the European Parliament announced.