News archive of August 2018

Book Fair | Athens | August 31 - September 16

Dozens of publishers are showing their wares at the book fair organized by Greece's Association of Book Publishers in the leafy forecourt of the Zappeio Mansion in central Athens from August 31 to September. This year's installment of the annual event is expected to be richer in terms of parallel events, as Athens has been named World Book Capital for 2018 by UNESCO.

Celtic Legend Stiliyan Petrov Reveals Two Clubs he Rejected for the Scottish Giants

The Bulgarian will play for the Hoops again in a charity match next Saturday. 

He will captain a Celtic XI against a team put together by rival skipper James Milner in the hotly anticipated "Match for Cancer" at Celtic Park. 

Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2012 but has since successfully recovered and is taking to the pitch again.

Key FETÖ suspect Kemal Öksüz caught in Armenia on US warrant

A key figure linked to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) has been caught in Armenia with a United States arrest warrant for submitting false documents and statements, Turkish officials said.

"Change of borders means war, that suits one man..."

Haradinaj said this in an interview for the Irish Times daily.

He said that "opening up previously done deals would mean opening up the past, which would hurt not only the stability of the two countries but the neighbouring countries as well." "I think its a wrong move to allow such discussion and rhetoric", Haradinaj added.

Athens bus tickets sales rise after scheme blocks free riders

Ticket revenues from buses in the Greek capital surged by up to 25 percent in the past month after the state-run operator clamped down on free riders by only letting passengers get on at the front.

Greek public transport operator OASA previously estimated that one in three bus passengers sneaked in through the back doors and dodged the few inspectors on duty.

For 10 Years, Households' Financial Assets in Bulgaria Jumped Threefold

The total financial assets of households and non-governmental organizations in the European Union have reached € 33 850 billion in 2016, Eurostat data show. They include mainly insurance, pensions and other similar instruments (38.8% of all), currency and deposits (30.4%), shares and units in investment funds (25.2%).

Athens airport getting 'small expansion'

Athens International Airport (AIA) is undergoing a "small expansion" that will help it deal with a significant rise in passenger traffic over the past few years.

The project is being carried out by Aktor and constitutes a stepping stone to more ambitious expansion plans in the future.

Attack on Albania Crime Journalist's Home Condemned

News 24 TV channel announced that unidentified persons had sprayed bullets against the home of the father of Albania crime reporter Klodiana Lala in the early hours of Thursday.

Police confirmed the event, saying they were working to identify the attackers. There were no causalities.