News archive of December 2018

Melescanu, Ciamba: Romania's EU Council President is not instrument of internal political struggle

Bucharest, Dec 29 /Agerpres/ - Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu and Minister-Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba gave a joint statement on Saturday, which shows that Romania's exercising the presidency of the EU Council does not represent an instrument of internal political struggle, but a major country and European project.

Pop-Up Brunch | Athens | December 30

Popular local chefs will be setting up temporary kitchens and stalls at the revamped Kypseli Municipal Market on Sunday, December 30, for a celebratory brunch to bid farewell to 2018. Doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no admission fee.

Kypseli Municipal Market, 42 Fokionos Negri, Kypseli

Greece to face water shortages in coming decades, report shows

Greece and other countries of Southern Europe, as well as Turkey, are seen facing increased water shortages over the next 30 years, according to a report this month by the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC).

Shopping and entertainment in downtown Athens

Shoppers stop to listen to one of several bands and one-man shows that entertained and amused the public on downtown Athens's Ermou Street off Syntagma Square on Saturday. Shops in many parts of Greece will stay open through the weekend - as they had done before Christmas - in response to the spike in business due to the holidays.

30 New Gas Buses will run on Line 111 in Sofia

On December 28, at 13.00, the new 30 buses of Sofia Metro were be presented, they will run on natural gas.

The event took place in the parking lot of NIM and was attended by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, announced Sofia Municipality.

Buses will run on line 111.

More and More Men in Bulgaria Take Paternity Leave

More and more men are taking paternity leave, according to an analysis by the National Social Security Institute, reports Mediapool. 

Their number has increased by about 20% over the period from 2014 to 2017 and the latest figures are over 21,000.

Costs for pregnancy and childbirth benefits increased by nearly 28% over the same period. The total amount reaches BGN 368 million.

The Metro and Part of the Ground Transportation will Work on New Year's Eve in Sofia

The metro and part of the ground transport will work on New Year's Eve and night buses will run on a modified route, the press center of Sofia Municipality announced.

Trams serving lines 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 20 and 22, trolley numbers 1, 2, 4 and 9, as well as buses on lines 83, 102, 85, 285, 310, 213, will run over the night.

Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

Egyptian police killed 40 alleged "terrorists" in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide.