News archive of February 2019

Abandoned infant perishes in apartment fire

A 13-month-old girl died in a blaze that broke out early Thursday morning in an apartment in the seaside suburb of Varkiza, southwestern Attica.

The baby girl was discovered by firemen who entered the third-floor apartment on Eridos Street after being alerted to the blaze by local residents.

She was immediately transferred to hospital where doctors confirmed her death.

B9 Summit Declaration underscores importance of NATO's forward presence from Baltic Sea to Black Sea

AGERPRES special correspondent to Kosice, Slovakia, Florentina Peia reports: The presidents of Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia adopted on Thursday at the plenary session of the B9 Summit a declaration which underscores the importance of the forward presence of NATO from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and the concern for the situat

Tsitsipas reaches Dubai semi-finals

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame the resistance of first-time ATP Tour quarter-finalist Hubert Hurkacz at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Thursday to set up a last-four meeting with Gael Monfils on Friday. The world No 11 defeated the Pole 7-6(4), 6-7(1), 6-1 in two hours and 20 minutes, keeping alive his chances of breaking into the Top 10 of the ATP rankings for the first time.

SYRIZA has realized that Greece belongs to the West

After the adventures, contradictions and hyperbole of the past - even the dangerous recklessness of certain politicians gripped by delusions - the overwhelming majority of Greece's political parties (all of whom have either exercised power or may be called to do so soon) appear to agree on the basic parameters of the country's foreign policy.

Who remembers Ithaca?

Who remembers Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's speech on the island of Ithaca last summer, when he said that Greece's bailout odyssey was over?

Success stories at2nd InvestGR Forum

The InvestGR Forum 2019: Foreign Investments in Greece, which will take place at the Hilton Athens Hotel on June 11, will introduce a new sponsorship category this year: Greek Ambassadors.

Yield on 26-week T-bills declines

Greece raised 1.14 billion euros in a 26-week treasury bills auction on Wednesday, the country's Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) announced.
The treasury bills were sold at a yield of 0.72 percent, down from 0.75 percent in the previous similar auction conducted on January 30 this year, according to a PDMA press release.

Mitsotakis: Russia can depend on Greece as a reliable partner

Russia can depend on Greece as a reliable partner, conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday, adding that a New Democracy government would work toward strengthening bilateral ties between Athens and Moscow.

Sofia Zoo Will be With Free Entrance on March, 3

It was officially announced that all museums in the capital and the country will welcome their visitors free of charge on March 3rd. The zoo in Sofia also joined the initiative.

We remind you that every Sunday at the Zoo there is a demonstration feeding of the animals in the "Big cats, terrarium and aquarium" Hall.