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Return to meritocracy

There is a glaring contradiction in the way the country's political forces treat public administration: On the one hand, they denounce the appointment of inactive party officials to positions in the public administration. On the other, they seek to "criminalize" any remuneration to officials in the broader public sector deemed to be above average.

A celebration that could serve as a catalyst

The bicentennial of the start of the Greek War of Independence, which Greece will mark in 2021, is indeed important and we ought to celebrate it. It could also serve as a catalyst to bring Greeks of the diaspora closer to the homeland and an opportunity to rebuild the Greek brand, which has suffered tremendously as a result of the financial crisis.

Temperatures to rise again, with cloudy skies in parts

The coastal town of Posidi, on the Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki in northern Greece, is seen in an aerial photo taken on Saturday. The tourism season peaked last week with thousands of Greeks taking advantage of the August 15 national holiday.

Amid fire probe, debate about joint EU force

As Greek authorities continued with an investigation into the causes of a large wildfire that razed hundreds of hectares of forestland on the island of Evia last week, debate is intensifying about the need for a joint European firefighting fleet.

19 People Were Injured in Car Crashes for the Last 24 Hours

One person was killed and 19 were injured in crashes in the country last night. This was reported by the Ministry of Interior press centre. A total of 15 serious road accidents have occurred in the country.

There have been 26 reported mild and two serious crashes in Sofia, in which two people have been injured.

The Tourists in Pirin Have almost Doubled

The number of tourists visiting the chalets in the mountainous regions of Razlog and Bansko has almost doubled in the summer, BNT reports. According to the owners of chalets in Pirin, dozens of organized groups from England, Germany and Romania made reservations for the month of August in the mountain tourist complexes already 2 months ago.

Amazon's Rekognition Suite Can Now Detect Emotions

Amazon's facial recognition experts have boasted a breakthrough - their artificial intelligence software can now read fear on your face says.

The detection costs $ 0.001 per image, and maybe less if you need to process over 1 million photos.

Coming period ‘decisive’ for Cyprus, spokesman says

The coming period will be "decisive" for Cyprus, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told reporters on Saturday amid mounting expectations of a new United Nations-mediated bid to reunify the divided island.