The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria Reacted with Insults to a Protest in Sofia

The Embassy of Russia in Bulgaria published on its official Facebook page a comment from the site "", in which Bulgarians are called "imbeciles" and "morons". The commentary is in relation to a protest against the Christmas tree decorated in red in the center of Sofia, which is a gift from Moscow.

President Iohannis - Christmas message: If we are better each day, we'll all fare better together

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday sent a message to Romanians on the occasion of Christmas, saying that the birth of the Lord represents a celebration of the miracle of life and a celebration of goodness, compassion and generosity.

Even after bailout exit, holiday meals will be frugal

Four months after Greece formally ended the eight years of harsh bailout programs overseen by the country's international creditors, cash-strapped Greeks are again preparing to celebrate Christmas on tight budgets.

This year's holiday meal tomorrow will remain frugal, consumers who flooded Athens's central meat market - the Varvakeios - told Xinhua.

Christmas travelers looking abroad again

It appears that Greeks are starting to warm to the idea of Christmas holidays abroad again, with belt-tightening having prevented many from doing so over the years of the financial crisis. This is partly due to the rise in hotel rates in various parts of Greece that has rendered several foreign destinations more competitive.