News archive of February 2019

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan Signed Contracts For $ 20 billion

Saudi Arabia is expected to announce investments in Pakistan worth between $15 billion and $20 billion during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's official visit, according to the head of Pakistan's Board of Investment, Arab News reports. 

Ruling coalition, PM to decide on companies to be included in Sovereign Development and Investment Fund

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea on Monday said he has agreed with Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu to have a meeting of the ruling coalition with Premier Viorica Dancila and Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici to decide upon the companies that are to be included in the Sovereign Development and Investment Fund (FSDI).

Russia to complete sale of S-400 missiles to Turkey by year end

Russia intends to complete the delivery of its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey by the end of this year, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov reportedly said at the 14th IDEX-2019 international defense show on Monday, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

PNL declares total war on Government's Emergency Ordinance 114/2018, to launch campaign for its repeal

The National Liberal Party [PNL, opposition] declares total war on Government Emergency Ordinance 114/2018 and will launch a campaign aimed at urging the Romanians to communicate to the MPs of the PSD-ALDE-UDMR ruling coalition their wish for them to vote against this "criminal normative act that endangers the development of Romania," Liberal leader Ludovic Orban said on Monday.

Lucia di Lammermoor | Athens | February 24 - March 24

In cooperation with London's Royal Opera House, the Greek National Opera presents a revival of Katie Mitchell's 2016 production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," directed by Robin Tebbutt, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall on February 24 and March 3, 20, 22 and 24.

Hannah Kent | Athens & Thessaloniki | February 19 & 20

The Public book and multimedia store has invited award-winning up-and-coming Australian writer Hannah Kent to speak with fans and sign books at its central Athens and Thessaloniki branches on Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20, respectively. Kent is the author of best-selling novels "Burial Rites" (2013) and "The Good People" (2016).

AKP trying to cover up money spent on election campaigns: CHP spokesperson

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government's policy on election expenses in the first three months of 2019 will spark off serious economic difficulties later on, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has said.

Legendary folk singer dies in car crash in Germany

This is according to the press in Serbia and in the region.

Blic writes that 43-year-old musician Mirsad Keric, who was behind the wheel, has passed away. However, his son later denied this.

According to the German police, the incident involved a 34-year-old intoxicated driver of a Mazda 6, a resident of the German town of Gutersloh.

Erdoğan defies US persistence on scrapping Russian S-400 deal

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has turned down a call by the U.S. to scrap a deal to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, saying Washington should not conflate the issue of Ankara's procurement of defense systems with the two NATO allies' cooperation in Syria.