News archive of August 2018

Greek government seeking to reverse slide

With the Greek government eager to push the reset button and reverse its slide in the polls, senior officials hinted again Thursday that pre-agreed pension cuts in January could be scrapped.

Wiedmann says 'job is not done yet' on Greek reforms

The completion of Greece's third and final adjustment program on August 20 is not the end of the road for the country's reform efforts but a "milestone on a long way to recovery," the governor of Germany's central bank, Jens Weidmann, told a banking event in Athens on Thursday.

Moldova to Allow Opposing Protests in Capital

The Moldovan authorities have authorised simultaneous protests in the Great National Assembly Square in Chisinau on Saturday for pro-Romanian Unionists and for pro-Russian Socialists members and sympathizers.

Croatia Museum Upsets Albanians by Using Insulting Term

A Croatian museum is in hot water with the country's Albanian minority after it was discovered using an insulting term for Albanians in an exhibition.

Croatia's Novosti newspaper reported the use of the word on Thursday on a panel board of a bilingual exhibition in Croatian and English in the Archaeological Museum in Zadar.

Gruevski Races Against Time to Avoid Macedonian Jail

Macedonia's ex-Prime Minister and former ruling VMRO DPMNE party leader Nikola Gruevski is involved in a legal race against time that will determine whether he will serve his two-year jail sentence which was handed down in a first-instance verdict in May, or not have to serve any jail time because the statute of limitations has passed.

Gennadius Library hosts tribute to Ioannis Makriyiannis

Walking through the iron gate and into the pretty garden of the Gennadius Library feels like stepping into a literary adventure. According to its director, Maria Georgopoulou, "there is always the possibility that right beside the book you are looking for, you may find the one you were supposed to find."