News archive of July 2020

Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating ele

President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party's limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. On July 30, he struck a boundary.

Donald Trump Suggests Delay to 2020 US Election, Republicans: You Can't Delay It

Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea.

Mr Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election, as any delay would have to be approved by Congress.

KLM Cuts 1,500 Additional Jobs as Part of a Restructuring

KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), said on Friday it would cut 1,500 additional jobs as part of a restructuring in which it needs to cut emissions by 50% by 2030 as well as prepare for recovering traffic after the coronavirus outbreak.

Akar announces meeting of Greek, Turkish officials in Ankara

Turkey's Defense Minister said on Friday that Turkish and Greek officials are scheduled to meet in Ankara in the coming days to "address issues that have led to rising tensions," according to Turkish press reports.

Britain Tightens Measures Against COVID-19

New measures against coronavirus in the North of England. Manchester, Leicester and Yorkshire are under blockade due to a jump in cases.

Meetings between people who do not live in the same household are prohibited. So far, visits to restaurants and bars are not limited.

And the Minister of Health stated that this is necessary due to non-observance of the social distance.

Minister calls for adherence with health rules ahead of Kurban Bayram

Muslims in Greece celebrating Kurban Bayram (starting Friday) should carefully implement health and safety guidelines to protect themselves from coronavirus, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said on Friday in a press release.

BCR's H1 2020 net profit at almost 500 ml lei

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) posted a net profit of 498.9 million lei (103.6 million euros) in H1 2020, compared to a net loss of 20.8 million lei (4.4 million euros) reported in the same period of 2019, the bank said in a release on Friday.

Despite coronavirus, chaos on the Croatian border

The "most critical" point is the border crossings with Slovenia.
According to the announcements of the Croatian Auto-Moto Association, big crowds are yet expected in the afternoon, reports the Index portal.
According to e-visitor data, there are currently 760.000 guests in Croatia, out of which 126.000 are local, and the most numerous are guests from Germany.

Closing construction loopholes

The Environment Ministry on Thursday announced that within two years it will have abolished all exceptions to the rules on structures outside of town planning, which will only be allowed on plots in excess of 4,000 square meters.