News archive of September 2019

PM Dancila - meeting with Jersey City Mayor; airline between Bucharest and New Jersey on agenda

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who is currently paying a visit to the USA, on Monday met the Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, on which occasion they discussed, among other things, about the possibility of having a direct airline in the future between Bucharest and Jersey City, reads a press release of the Government's Press Office.

New modern art museum set to launch

Preparations are under way for the October 2 grand opening of the new Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum in the central Athens district of Pangrati.

Renaming of Evangelismos metro station shelved

Plans to rename a key station on the Athens metro after a modern historical figure were shelved on Monday following reactions from the public.

Volleyball team ends up in Europe's top 16

The Greek men's national volleyball team has returned to Athens from Slovenia as it left the 2019 EuroVolley tournament with a 3-0 loss to Russia on Saturday in Ljubljana.

Draghi confident of ECB buying Greek bonds if progress made

Greece can be included in the European Central Bank's asset purchase program, known as quantitative easing, if it continues to make progress in implementing reforms, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday.

General collective labor agreement to be extended till year-end

Greece's Labor Ministry on Monday announced that the national general collective labor agreement will be extended until December 31 this year, through a provision added to a draft omnibus development bill which will be introduced in Parliament in the coming days.

Five EU states agree migration deal, look for broader backing

Interior ministers from five European Union countries said on Monday they had agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants saved from the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states.

'Absolutely gutted': demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travelers' plans

Holidaymakers hit by the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world's oldest tourist firm, desperately scrambled for information on Monday on how to get home, as Britain mounted its largest repatriation effort since World War Two.

CSA Steaua ranks 3rd at Europe Cup Foil Fencing Women

CSA Steaua Bucharest ranked third at the Europe Cup Foil Fencing Women, a competition held on Monday in the ''Ana Pascu'' Hall in Bucharest. CSA Steaua, made up of Maria Boldor, Malina Calugareanu, Andreea Gheorghe and Anca Seanu, was defeated in the semifinals by the Spanish team Cardenal Cisneros Club 45-43.

Influenza claimed more than 1,000 last season, experts say

More than 1,000 people died from influenza-related causes last flu season, experts say, adding that about 42 percent of those who were hospitalized with flu-related complications would have fought off the virus if they had been vaccinated.