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New chief at the French-Greek Chamber

Following the departure of Cyrille Dupont from Greece, he has been succeeded at the chair of the French-Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry by Laurent Thuillier (seen here in a file photo), deputy general manager at Groupama Insurance, the chamber stated on Tuesday.

Ningbo Culture Week in Sofia Boosts China-Bulgaria Ties

The 2018 China (Ningbo) Culture Week kicked off at the Sofia Chinese Culture Center in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sept 24.

At the opening ceremony, the Chinese Ambassador to Bulgaria Zhang Haizhou expressed the importance of maintaining a friendly and long-standing relationship between China and Bulgaria.

Inquiry opened into possible mismanagement of donations for fire victims

The head of the Athens prosecutor's office, Ilias Zagoraios, on Tuesday ordered a preliminary investigation into accusations of mismanagement by the Municipality of Marathon of donations for victims of the blaze that hit the Mati holiday resort east of the capital in July.

OptiBiotix Health Inks Distribution Pact in Bulgaria

OptiBiotix Health said it had entered into a three-year distribution agreement with a Bulgarian company to exclusively distribute products containing its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing strain. The company, which OptiBiotix didn't name, had access to more than 60% of the pharmacies in the country, it said.

Code Yellow for Strong Winds in Place for 7 Bulgarian Regions

Sofia. A code yellow warning for strong winds has been issued for 7 regions across the country, according to the website of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. The warning is in place in the regions of Dobrich, Varna, Burgas, Sliven, Yambol, Haskovo and Kardzhali.

Hit-and-run driver strikes woman in Thessaloniki

Police are looking for the driver who struck a woman on Egnatia Street in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, in the early hours of Sunday.

The incident took place near the Theology School of the city's Aristotle University.

Greek rental market sees rates jump

The phenomenon of short-term holiday lets has shaken things up in Athens's residential property rental market, with the cost of renting a flat in Koukaki, near the Acropolis, having risen above rates in the affluent northern suburbs of Ekali and Nea Erythraia.

EU Launches Asia Strategy to Rival China's 'New Silk Road'

AFP - As doubts grow over China's vast "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay.