News archive of January 2019

Eurozone Growth Slows Sharply to 1.8% in 2018

Growth in the eurozone slowed sharply to 1.8 percent in 2018, data showed Thursday, as a recovery ran out of steam on worries over the US-China trade war and Brexit, reports AFP. 

The economy expanded by a comparatively booming 2.4 percent in 2017.

Children's charity sees hotline calls spike in 2018

The Smile of the Child (Hamogelo tou Paidiou) helped more than 90,000 children last year, including victims of violence and abandonment, the Greek charity said at a press conference on Thursday, adding that the figure is similar to previous years.

Sofia Police Breaks up Phone Fraud for over BGN 100,000

The Fraud Squad, the National Police and Sofia Police Department have broken up a phone fraud that has been going on for almost a month, said the press office of the Ministry of the Interior.

Erdoğan unveils manifesto for local elections

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has revealed an 11-item election manifesto of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for the upcoming local elections on March 31.

Sofia City Council Approves Budget for 2019

The Sofia City Council approved the municipal budget for 2019 which exceeds BGN 1.7 billion, Focus News Agency reports. With BGN 447.9 million, transport is the biggest item in the budget. The sum includes BGN 306 million for the construction of the third metro line and over BGN 133 million for additional buses and trams, with a focus on new buses with natural gas engines. says Gymnich - opportunity to discuss not just celebration of Eastern Partnership,but also ways to progress

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated on Thursday, prior to the informal meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the EU (Gymnich), that this meeting represents a good opportunity to discuss not only the celebration of the Eastern Partnership, but also the manner in which progresses can be accomplished.

Serbia "could benefit greatly from car industry revolution"

They are reporting about Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's announcement made in Davos that Chinese companies could set up an electric vehicle plant in western Serbia, in the area between Prijepolje to Krupanj.

Rush to enjoy Katseli law status

One out of four mortgage debtors are under the protection of the Katseli law, according to the official data on pending applications at Greek courts that Kathimerini has seen.

Crafting the Future | Athens | February 1 & 2

The Onassis Cultural Center and the British Council present "Crafting the Future," a two-day event on fashion and design bringing together celebrated lecturers and professionals from the local market. The public will have the opportunity to get insights into the modern-day challenges, the impact of fast fashion on everyday life, and the solutions suggested by the industry professionals.