News archive of January 2019

Vucic "not optimistic" but "ready for difficult decisions"

And those, the president continued, must be compromise in nature.

The Republic of Palau is the 13th country that has withdrawn the recognition of Kosovo's independence. The president of that republic is in Belgrade, where he will meet with Aleksandar Vucic.

Potami hits out at MP Amyras over departure from party

In a sharply-worded statement, centrist Potami hit out at MP Giorgos Amyras who announced his departure from the party earlier on Monday.

By leaving the party shortly before the launch of debate on the Prespes name deal, Amyras has "chosen to join the rightwing pantheon as the MP who destroyed Potami's parliamentary group," Potami said in a statement.

UN Security Council to discuss Kosovo in February

Kosovo is on its agenda, Dacic told Prva TV.

He added that Equatorial Guinea would be chairing the session, expected to take place on February 7.

The foreign minister said that EU High Representative Federica Mogherini's view was that any solution for Kosovo had to be presented to the Security Council.

Macedonian Citizen was Detained for Assault of a Policeman in Sofia

A 33-year-old Macedonian citizen was arrested in Sofia after he assaulted a policeman in the district of Druzhba in the capital .

The man behaved aggressively towards the policeman who came to the scene after the accident, the BNR announced. He hit one of the two cops in his hand, so he was detained.

China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low

China's economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown.

Greek soldier, British NGO worker arrested near Turkish border

Police on Sunday detained a 29-year-old Greek soldier and a 25-year-old British employee for a non-government organization in Evros near the border with Turkey, it emerged on Sunday.

The two men were detained in a restricted area near the village of Nea Vyssa while allegedly taking photographs of military installations.