News archive of July 2018

Gunshots injure 13 in Roma camp in Rhodes

Thirteen people were hospitalized in Rhodes on Tuesday morning with gunshot wounds following an incident outside a Roma camp on the island, the state-run Athens-Macedonian news agency reported.

Based on initial information, three Roma in a car stopped shortly after noon outside the camp at Karakonero and opened fire.

It is not known what the motives of the assailants were.

Croatian Politicians Given Operation Storm ‘Apology Guide’

The Zagreb-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has produced a guide for politicians on how to apologise for crimes committed during Croatia’s 1995 military operation ‘Storm’ as its anniversary approaches.

Multinational Мilitary Еxercise Кicks off in Bulgaria

SOFIA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A multinational military exercise involving army units from eight countries kicked off in Bulgaria on Monday, the country's Defense Ministry said.

Bulgaria's Inercom Appeals Against Ruling over CEZ Assets

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's solar energy producer Inercom has launched a court challenge against an anti-monopoly regulator's ruling to block its acquisition of the Bulgarian assets of Czech utility CEZ (CEZP.PR), the company said on Monday.

EU reps react over medieval Serbian monastery in Kosovo

Pristina also must adhere "to its international commitments regarding the protection of religious and cultural heritage and the rights of its communities' members," they said.

Tis statement was made following the visit by EU heads of mission to Decani Special Protective Zone on July 26.

Bulgaria's Gross Foreign Debt falls 4.2% y/y in May

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 30 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's gross foreign debt fell by an annual 4.2% to 32.8 billion euro ($38.4 billion) at the end of May, the central bank said.

The gross foreign debt was equivalent to 62.1% of the projected 2018 gross domestic product (GDP), down from 67.9% of GDP at the end of May 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank said in a statement on Friday.

Body found floating off southern Athens reportedly bears burn marks

A new body recovered in the sea off the southern coast of Athens on Tuesday reportedly bears burn marks, according to information.

The coast guard said on Tuesday the body was found floating by an amateur fisherman who immediately alerted authorities.

The fire service clarified in a press release the body belongs to a woman and not a man, as was initially reported.