News archive of August 2018

Greek defense minister accuses FYROM officials of undermining relations

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Thursday accused officials from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) of undermining progress between the two Balkan neighbors, who signed a deal in June to settle a decades-old name dispute.

Sofia Mayor on the Future of Lift Facilities on Vitosha

Sofia. If the owners of lift facilities on Vitosha do not restore them, the municipality will have the right to take care of the matter, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said during a press conference, Focus News Agency reports.

BGN 60,000 for Further Archaeological Research at Heraclea Sintica

Sofia. The government has approved an additional BGN 60,000 for archaeological research at Heraclea Sintica in Rupite, Petrich. The government press office said the allocation was in response to the urgent need to continue field research there.

Man dies in aircraft crash in Subotica

The accident happened Thursday morning around 06:45 CET. The circumstances surrounding the accident are yet unclear. On the scene investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the crash, daily Blic writes.

Businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis faces fresh charges

A once-influential businessman who fell from grace after he was accused of embezzlement in the case of failed Proton Bank, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis faces fresh criminal charges after an Athens prosecutor accused him of committing fraud to the detriment of the state.

Montenegro Mulls Italian Plea to Host Stranded Migrants

Montenegro confirmed on Wednesday that it has been approached by Italy and asked to take in a number of migrants and refugees, to help end a 10-day standoff with a ship docked off the Italian coast at Catania.

The government in Podgorica said it was still mulling whether to take the mostly African-origin migrants and refugees, but has not yet taken a stance.