News archive of January 2019

Greek lawmakers edge toward Prespes deal as issue divides nation

Greek lawmakers began the final steps on Wednesday toward ratifying an historic accord on a name-change for neighboring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), as a bitter row rumbled with opponents who say it harms Greece's national identity.

AtScale Opens an Office in Sofia

AtScale, the world leader in large data management, opened an office in Sofia. This is the first destination in which the California company moves internationally. The company aims to "bring order in the chaotic ocean of data" that businesses are working on. Customers on its platform for business intelligence are giants such as JPMorgan Chase, Toyota, Wells Fargo, GlaxoSmithKline.

BFSA: Restrictions for Bulgarian Farmers Partially Lifted

The restrictions for farmers were partially lifted, the control measures will remain tightened, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Director Damyan Iliev said during a press conference on the current epizootic situation in the country regarding ovine rinderpest and African swine fever, Focus News Agency reports.

Beaten Serena hails Pliskova's 'crazy' Open comeback

Serena Williams denied choking after falling victim to one of the greatest ever comebacks on Jan. 23, saying she was powerless as Czech foe Karolina Pliskova "just went crazy" and stormed into the Australian Open semifinals.

Four International Companies Show Interest in Kosovo Telecom

Four international companies have submitted requests to Kosovo's Ministry of Economic Development about the privatisation of  Kosovo Telecom - although the bidding process has yet to start.

"Several international companies have shown interest in the privatisation of Telecom: A1 Telekom Austria, Orange, Rockaway Capital I PFF Group and Artiller One," the ministry told BIRN.

Shutdown enters 33rd day with no breakthrough in sight as US Senate sets votes

Furloughed government workers affected by the shutdown wait in line for free food and supplies at World Central Kitchen, the not-for-profit organization started by Chef Jose Andres, on Jan. 22 in Washington. The organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, has set up a distribution center just blocks from the U.S.

The Platinum DGNB Certificate Awarded to the New Knauf Insulation Demonastration and Training Centre at Škofja Loka

From the very beginning, the new Knauf Insulation Experience Center has been designed in compliance with the DGNB standards. This required a very high level of understanding of sustainable construction requirements by designers and investors. After all, implementation of a building engineering project like this is a major challenge.