News archive of December 2018

German Police Detain Syrian National Suspected of Planning Terror Act

The police of the German city of Mainz detained a Syrian national, who is suspected of preparing a terrorist attack and is thought to be linked to four individuals, who were detained earlier in Rotterdam, local media reported on Saturday, quoted by SPUTNIK. 

Italy Passes Revised Budget After EU Compromise

The 2019 budget agreement reached between Italy and the EU is likely to ease market concerns. Rome and Brussels had gone head-to-head since October over the original high-spending fiscal plan, reported DW. 

Italian lawmakers on Saturday passed the government's 2019 budget, soothing market angst after Rome reached a compromise with the European Commission last week.

How Much Did the State Spend in 2018?

The state has negotiated 12% more as value, public procurement this year compared to the past.

 The central and local authorities are obliged to spend their money transparently and for this purpose they publish their orders on a daily basis in the register of the same name.

Ministry of Health, Over 11,500 Fewer Babies Were Born in 2018

According to the Ministry of Health, over 11,500 fewer babies were born this year than in the past few years. 

According to doctors, the main reasons are the poor economic situation and the tendency for more and more women to give birth to their first child in old age.

China to mark Year of the Pig with "Peppa Pig" movie

China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring "Peppa Pig," the popular British cartoon character that fell foul with its censors earlier this year.

Social-democrats say Jean-Claude Juncker takes gov't for Romania's presidency

The ruling PSD (Social Democrat Party, ed. n.) leaders have reacted on Saturday night to the statements made by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker regarding to what degree Romania is ready to take over the presidency of the EU Council, asserting that actually the guilty for the stalemates among the state institutions is president Klaus Iohannis.

'We are all Koulibaly': Napoli fans don masks to support racism victim

Thousands of Napoli fans showed their support for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly who was subjected to racist chanting at Inter Milan in midweek by wearing masks and holding up his picture before their team's Serie A game against Bologna on Dec. 29.

Thousands Protest Against Serbian President

Serbians protested against President Aleksandar Vucic and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Reuters reports.