News archive of February 2019

BoG chief convenes meeting over loan to gov't official

Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras has called an emergency meeting with officials from Attica Bank to discuss a controversial loan that was issued by the Greek lender to Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis.

735 PKK suspects detained in vast operations

Security forces have arrested 735 suspects who were allegedly plotting an attack on the anniversary of the capture of the outlawed PKK's jailed leader ahead of the local elections in Turkey, security sources said on Feb. 17.

Hospital cleaners protest outside Health Ministry

Cleaners employed by the capital's Aghios Savvas cancer hospital and the Dromokaiteio psychiatric hospital on Monday staged a demonstration outside the Health Ministry, calling for the renewal of their short-term contracts.

New evidence, mass graves around Croat WW2 death camp?

These recordings have been discovered recently in an archive in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Gideon Greif, an Israeli Holocaust historian who recently authored a study about Jasenovac, and was decorated by the president on Serbia's Statehood Day, revealed this.

Netflix release of Turkish film in cinemas stirs reactions

The release of Yılmaz Erdoğan's latest film "Organize İşler 2: Sazan Sarmalı" onto the international digital platform Netflix two weeks after it first appeared in Turkish cinemas has drawn anger from cinemagoers and Turkish cinema sector officials. 

Police probe attemped ATM theft at Sounio ancient site

Police in southeastern Attica on Monday were investigating the attempted theft of an ATM bank machine at the site of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio in the early hours of the morning.

The would-be robbers violated the entrance gate before breaking into the canteen on the site where the ATM is located.

Euroskeptic parties could paralyze EU, study warns

A new survey by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) ahead of European Parliament elections in May has found that Euroskeptic parties are on course to win a third of the seats in the assembly, which could potentially undermine the European Union's cohesion and security.

Istanbul hosts international angel investment forum

A two-day World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), started on Feb. 18 in Istanbul, is hosting policymakers, entrepreneurs, representatives of financial institutions and companies, and hundreds of angel investors from all around the world.