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About 6 sanctions will be handed to media for publishing election results before the end of election day at 20:00 hrs on Sunday, announced at a briefing the spokesperson of CEC Alexander Andreev, cited by Focus agency.
The penalty fee is between BGN 2,000 and BGN 5,000, and up to BGN 10,000 if the violation is repeated.
An image can often help you realize a lot of things all at once. Having stopped recently at a traffic light, I noticed the bus beside me, where the driver was smoking a cigarette, tapping the ash every couple of drags onto the street from a small open window. It shouldn't have surprised me because I've often seen bus drivers smoking or talking on cell phones.
As it has become clear that a deal with Greece's international creditors still appears a bridge too far, the government is reportedly split between making the concessions required to reach an agreement soon and opting to live dangerously by waiting it out, with all the risks to the economy that entails, hoping for more favorable conditions.
Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas raised the alarm this weekend that Greece has reached saturation point in terms of refugee numbers.
In an interview with Germany's Spiegel magazine, Mouzalas said it would be a mistake on the part of the country's European partners to burden Greece further by implementing the Dublin agreement.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Saturday that the effort to reach a solution to the decades-old division of Cyprus will require Greeks to unite.
Speaking to reporters during an official visit to Nicosia, Kotzias said Greece was obliged by history and culture to help Cyprus reach its desired goal of a reunified state.
Greece is examining US proposals for military cooperation which would widen ties to an extent not seen in the last three decades, Kathimerini understands. According to sources, Washington's desire for stronger ties stems from its view that Greece has a significant geopolitical role to play as a pillar of stability in a volatile region.
One man was injured after a US-flagged sailboat collided with an unidentified vessel south of Patra port in western Greece on Sunday morning.
After the crash at sea, the sailboat, which had three passengers on board, managed to sail safely to Patra.
The injured person was taken to the city's university hospital and was discharged after receiving first aid.
Every Wednesday, a 60-year-old man identified only by his initials - P.S. - attends a Greek language class in Tel Aviv. No one was surprised to see him take up the lessons, given the fact that P.S., who retired six months ago, is half-Greek.
"I started the process to acquire Greek citizenship 12 years ago," P.S. told Kathimerini in a recent interview.
About 10,000 people voted abroad by 10 a.m. Sofia time in Sunday's Bulgarian parliamentary elections, Central Election Commission Spokesperson Alexander Andreev reported, quoted by BTA.
Voter turnout in overseas localities is impossible to measure because anyone willing (and eligible) to vote can be added to the voting lists at any time.
Migration Policy Minister Ioannis Mouzalas made a plea to EU member-states against sending more refugees and migrants to Greece. In an interview to German magazine Spiegel Mr. Mouzalas said that Greece had managed to overcome the heavy burden of the large numbers of refugees and migrants pouring into the country and could not host any more. “Greece is already carrying a huge load.
Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki, the country's privatizations agency said on Saturday.
Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTS), Dubai-based P&O Steam Navigation Company (DP World) and German private equity firm Deutsche Invest Equity Partners submitted offers, it said.
Greek police say they have arrested a Turkish truck driver and a Bulgarian truck driver who were carrying a total of 20 migrants near Greece's northeastern land border with Turkey.
Police say Saturday that the Turkish driver was carrying eight Pakistanis, one Iraqi and one Syrian and the Bulgarian truck driver arrested Friday was carrying 10 Pakistani men.