News archive of January 2019
The Wikimedia Community User Group Greece and the Goethe Institute have put together an exhibition of photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments 2019, an international competition dedicated to historical sites and landmarks which Greece has participated in since 2016. Opening hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.
The head of the European Union delegation to Turkey ambassador Christian Berger has praised Turkey's efforts to seek a resolution to the Syrian crisis both with and without Iran and Russia, adding that Brussels and Ankara agree on the fundamental principles in the policy on the war-hit country.
Blues diva Angela Brown takes the stage at the Half Note - with Christian Rannenberg on piano and "Detroit" Gary Wiggins on saxophone - with popular tunes and Chicago standards from February 1 to 4. Doors open at 10.30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9.30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Tickets cost 20, 25 and 30 euros and can be booked by phone.
Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto stated on Thursday in Bucharest, prior to the informal meeting of the foreign affairs minister of the EU (Gymnich), that the Western Balkans states should be integrated in the European Union at a much faster pace than currently.
The annual Vinyl Market at the Technopolis cultural complex celebrates all things music for three days, with great discounts on albums, CDs and posters, DJ sets and parallel events. Opening hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge.
Technopolis, 100 Pireos, Gazi, tel 213.010.9325
The number of Turks who "do not read books at all" increased by 8.1 percentage points, reaching 60.9 percent, a recent poll made public on Jan. 30 showed.
Turkey's telecom giant Turk Telekom reported a net loss of 1.39 billion Turkish Liras ($267 million) for 2018 versus 1.13 billion liras of profit the company posted in 2017.
According to Tanjug, which carried a press release issued by Vucic's office, the president asked for help in finding a lasting and sustainable solution for Kosovo and Metohija.
Vucic thanked Trump for the US help on Serbia's EU membership road, and "especially to our efforts to maintain peace and stability in the Western Balkans."