News archive of February 2019

Vegans protest meat-eating tradition in central Athens market

Members of a vegan group held a rally outside Athens's main Varvakios food market on Thursday, to protest "Tsiknopempti" - the Thursday 11 days before the beginning of the Greek Orthodox Lent fast, when Greeks traditionally gather to eat grilled meat.
Protesters distributed flyers to shoppers and passersby with slogans such as "Eat lentils."

PM Zaev: The Republic of North Macedonia is going through a process of essential reforms

The Republic of North Macedonia is going through a process of essential reforms, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stated on Thursday at the end of the meeting with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila at the Victoria Palace, mentioning that "he changed "the political climate in the country" and placed North Macedonia "on a clear path of democracy." "Eleven years ago, here, in Bucharest, an historic opportun

Iohannis: Consistent approach needed on NATO's Eastern Flank; Russia still threatens Black Sea stability

AGERPRES special correspondent to Kosice, Slovakia, Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said he is worried about the latest developments in the Black Sea region as Russia "is threatening the stability of the region," underscoring the need for "a consistent approach across the entire NATO eastern flank." "We need to ensure a consistent approach all across the eastern flan

Turks to open new factory employing 2,500 workers

At the opening of the Textile Fair, Biglic said that during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit (in May) a Turkish investor would open a new textile plant in Kraljevo, that will employ 2,500 people.

ExxonMobil announces discovery of gas reserve in Cyprus

US oil giant ExxonMobil announced on Thursday the discovery of a significant offshore gas find in Cyprus's Block 10, Kathimerini Cyprus reported.
According to the preliminary interpretation of the data, the natural gas reservoir at the Glaucus-1 well is estimated between 5 trillion to 8 trillion cubic feet.

Kosovo PM Ignores US Calls to Scrap Tariffs

Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaci and PM Ramush Haradinaj during the meeting with the US delegation on Wednesday evening. Photo: Kosovo Presidency

Haradinaj discussed the matter on Wednesday evening with the Director for European Affairs at the US National Security Council, John Erath, and with the Balkans Director of the council, Brad Berkley.

Pakistan will release Indian pilot as 'peace gesture': Imran Khan

Pakistan will release a captured Indian pilot on March 1, Prime Minister Imran Khan told a joint session of parliament on Feb. 28, in an overture towards New Delhi after soaring tensions fueled fears of conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals.

New Fees at the Sofia University Voted by the Academic Council

Partial change of the annual fees in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski "for the next academic year for bachelor degree, this is what the Academic Council decided. For the study of nearly 18 majors, they are elevated, with the greatest increase for philology at the Faculty of Slavic Studies from 300 to 400 leva.