News archive of January 2019

#Romania2019.eu/ JusMin Toader, EP's LIBE Committee head discuss making EPPO operational

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader met in Brussels on Tuesday with European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Legislative (LIBE) chair Claude Moraes, discussing, among other things, the priority of making the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) operational and improving mutual trust and mutual recognition in criminal matters.

Croatian Lawmakers Scrutinise Public Broadcaster's Media Lawsuits

Lawmakers in Croatia will discuss on Wednesday a spate of lawsuits filed by the country's public broadcaster against journalists, media outlets and journalism associations, a practice critics say amounts to an attack on media freedom.

The cases brought by Croatian Radio-Television, HRT, will be on the agenda of parliament's Committee on Information, Computerisation and Media.

Flu Epidemic is Announced in Silistra and Haskovo

From today, a flu epidemic has been announced for Silistra and Haskovo, so epidemic districts become 14, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

About a quarter of the country's educational institutions are in a forced vacation. From today all schools in the districts: Burgas, Stara Zagora and Shumen are again open. 

Parts of Niagara Falls Park Freeze

The giant spinning ice disc of Westbrook, Maine has some stiff winter-phenomenon competition from Niagara Falls, writes CNET. 

A prolonged streak of frigid temperatures along the border of the US and Canada has left parts of Niagara Falls State Park in New York fantastically frozen.

Greek Opponents Of Macedonia Name Deal Call For Protests Starting Thursday

UrduPoint News / Sputnik The Pan-Macedonian Confederation has announced rallies, starting Thursday, against Greece's deal with Macedonia to change the Balkan nation's name.

A debate on the pact that will rename the neighboring state to the Republic of North Macedonia will begin in parliament on Wednesday and conclude with a vote on Thursday evening.

Opponents of Prespes deal to hold fresh rally Thursday

Citizens' groups opposing the name deal between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have called for a fresh protest rally in Athens for Thursday at 7 p.m..

The so-called Prespes accord, which has already been ratified by the FYROM parliament, must now be approved by Greek lawmakers and is expected to go to a vote Thursday.

#Romania2019.eu/StateSec Nasta:Romania will put in all efforts to fulfill its commitment to contribute to strengthening unity of the EU

Secretary of State for Defence Policy, Planning and International Relations Nicolae Nasta and Chief of General Staff General Nicolae Ciuca met on Tuesday at the National Military Circle with attaches of defence of the EU member states and partner countries, accredited in Bucharest, within a reception organised on the occasion of Romania taking over the mandate of the Presidency at the European

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