News archive of June 2024

Serbian industrial turnover up by 23 pct y-o-y in April

BELGRADE - Serbia's April 2024 industrial turnover was up by 23 pct relative to the same month of last year, according to figures released by the national statistical office.

Relative to the 2023 average, it was up by 14.4 pct.

By sectors, the mining sector registered an 82.1 pct turnover increase y-o-y, while the manufacturing industry turnover rose by 20.5 pct.

Gasic meets with Azerbaijan's defence minister in Baku

BELGRADE - Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic met with Azerbaijani Defence Minister Col Gen Zakir Hasanov in Baku on Friday to discuss defence cooperation and concrete steps towards its advancement, as well as the current political and security situation.

Gasic said he was pleased to be on an official visit to a brotherly and friendly country.

One dead, one injured in Piraeus shooting

A man has been killed and another man injured in a shooting incident in Piraeus.

The incident, which reportedly involved a clash between Turkish Kurds, took place at 5.20 p.m. at the popular Akti Moutsopoulou outside a supermarket.

It would appear that that a gunman approached two people and opened fire on them.

Commission gives positive preliminary assessment of Greece’s 2.3 billion euros loan request

The European Commission gave a positive preliminary assessment of Greece's fourth payment request for loans of 2.3 billion euros from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

The Commission evaluated the request submitted by Greece in April and assessed that Athens had satisfactory completed the one target set by the European Council for the fourth loan installment.

US tourist reported missing on small island off Corfu

An American tourist has been reported missing on a small island west of Corfu.

The 70-year-old man arrived on Mathraki, one of the Diapontian Islands, ten days ago and was last seen on Tuesday night, sitting in a local café with two female tourists, who have since left the island, according to the president of the local community, Spyros Argyros.

Petkovic on Stano's statement: That is what policy of double standards looks like

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said on Friday a statement by EU spokesperson Peter Stano that "both sides should refrain from unilateral steps" demonstrated what a policy of double standards looked like.

Stano was responding to a Tanjug request to comment on Pristina's year-long ban on goods from central Serbia.

Several wildfires break out in central and northern Greece, village evacuated

Several fires have broken out on Friday in central and northern Greece, with residents of some towns and villages receiving a message from 112 to evacuate or stay alert. 

Currently, the fire department fights wildfires in Pella and Kilkis, in northern Greece and in Agrinio, Larissa, and Livadia, in central Greece.

Larissa: Fire close to urban area