News archive of January 2019

Police search for suspects in jewellery store heist

Greek police launched a manhunt on Thursday to find the perpetrators of an armed robbery in a jewellery store in the Athenian district of Ambelokipi, which left one woman injured.

BBC: Bulgarians Decry 'Eco Vandalism' on Coast

It may not be the holiday season, but Bulgaria's Black Sea coast has been the focus of a lot of media attention in recent weeks.  

After pictures emerged on social media earlier this month of a giant sand dune being bulldozed, there's been an angry reaction among eco activists and the general public.

Bulgarian President: Bulgaria-Portugal Relationship a Symbol of Europe's Future

(Xinhua) -- The relationship between Bulgaria and Portugal is a symbol of the future of Europe as the two countries can cooperate and hold dialogue while seeking common ground on the basis of European values, visiting Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said here Wednesday.

Hardinaj won't let go of taxes; now "system collapse" begins

The decision to increase by 100 percent fees on goods from central Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina was made by Pristina in November, leading to a standstill in the EU-mediated Kosovo dialogue, as Belgrade is demanding the abandoning of this measure before the negotiations could continue.

Red Sea fish invade Antalya Gulf

The Antalya Gulf is under invasion by a growing number of a fish species arriving from the Red Sea that is replacing local unique ones off the coast of the Mediterranean province of Antalya, an Akdeniz University professor of aquaculture has warned. 

Rally planned in Lesvos to demand closing of overcrowded migrant camp

A workers' centre on the island of Lesvos said on Thursday it will hold a protest rally on February 7 at the port of Mytilene to request the closing of the overcrowded migrant reception centre in Moria, the transfer of refugees to the mainland and the improvement of living conditions in all centres.

The rally is planned at 6:30 p.m. on Sapfous square.

Bulgarian Fresh Produce Exports Grew in 2018

From January to October 2018, Bulgaria exported 46,000 tons of fresh vegetables and 43,400 tons of fresh fruit. This is 41.8% and 39.9% more, respectively, than in 2017, according to the latest operational analysis of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, reports Fresh Plaza. 

Mitsotakis: 'There are no grey zones in the Aegean'

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday reiterate Greece's position that there are no grey zones in the Aegean, marking the anniversary of the 1996 Imia crisis, which brought Athens and Ankara to the brink of war.