News archive of February 2019

Zaev tells FT he and Tsipras had feared political impact of Prespes deal

The prime minister of the newly named North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, has told the Financial Times that his country's accession to NATO is a "great honor" and described the fears that he and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras had had before signing the Prespes deal. 

Junior doctors opt out of surgical fields in Turkey

Doctors in Turkey are refraining from specializing in medical fields that require them to perform surgeries amid a rise in violence against medical personnel, intense work shifts, lawsuits launched against doctors and unsatisfactory paychecks.

Berlin: Serbian film wins Europa Cinemas Label Prize

Directed by Miroslav Terzic, the film stars Snezana Bogdanovic as Ana, a seamstress who is convinced her infant son was stolen at birth to be sold for adoption some 20 years ago, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

POE-OTA local worker union calls strike for Thursday, demanding benefits

The union representing local authority workers, POE-OTA, has called a 24-hour strike for Thursday, February 21, to demand that staff working hazardous jobs get paid a corresponding bonus.

Workers have been called upon to join a protest rally outside the Finance Ministry at 11 a.m. on Thursday to press their demands.

Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

Istanbul officials are increasing efforts to ensure the good health of the street animals, and thereby of the residents who come into contact with them. Click through for the AFP story in photos...

Chairman of GERB Tsvetan Tsvetanov is on a Working Visit with Kosovo Prime Minister

The chairman of the GERB  and vice-president of the party Tsvetan Tsvetanov held a working meeting with Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Haradinaj hosts a Regional Friendly Breakfast, which gathers politicians and public figures from the region and the United States in the spirit of open dialogue and commitment to the service of society, reported NOVA TV. 

Ekaterina Zaharieva Will Discuss the Middle East Peace Process in Dublin

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva will take part in a meeting in Dublin on 18-19 February 2019 on the Middle East Peace Process, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

The forum is hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney.