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Bulgaria – Greece Gas Interconnector Construction in Progress

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Thursday expected the progress of construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria. "This is a geostrategic project for both Bulgaria and the entire region," the PM said, quoted by the Government Information Service.

Bulgaria Is 15th in EU Covid-19 Death Rates

Bulgaria ranks 15th in COVID-19 mortality rate in the EU with 7.3 deaths per 100,000, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev said at a regular news briefing on the epidemic situation on Thursday. Bulgaria, Greece and the Scandinavian countries (except Sweden) are in the zone of low caseload.

NATO chief condemns PKK killing of Turkish citizens

NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Feb. 17 condemned the recent killing of 13 Turkish nationals by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq.

"I would like to express my condolences to Turkey for the killing of Turkish citizens in Northern Iraq," Stoltenberg said at a news conference following the virtual meeting of NATO defense ministers.

SOCAR mulls hydrogen supply to Europe via TANAP

One-fifth of the pipeline capacity of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) can be used to transport hydrogen to Europe without the need for further investments, Elshad Nasirov, vice president for investment and marketing at SOCAR, said during a virtual event late Tuesday.

Power outage in the contemporary state

By Aris Ravanos

There are adequate excuses for all that has occurred over the last hours in Attica due to the snowstorm.

Entire neighbourhoods went without electricity and water for many hours in Attica, which is home for about half of the population of Greece, and not in any remote region.

Kosovars Take to Streets to Mark State’s 13th Birthday

Marking the 13th anniversary of Kosovo's proclamation of independence, at a ceremony organised at the compound of the Kosovo Security Force KSF, the country's Acting President, Vjosa Osmani, recalled the past struggle for independence and the future goal of "integration into the community of European nations".

PCR Test Requirement Lifted for Students from the Balkans Travelling to Bulgaria

According to a new order issued by the Bulgarian Health Minister, school and university students from Greece, Turkey, Serbia, the Republic of North Macedonia and Romania, who travel to Bulgaria every day or at least once a week, will not be required to present PCR test result every time they enter Bulgaria.

The order comes into effect as of February 17.

Earthquake Measuring 5,1 on Richter Scale Rocks Greece

An earthquake shook Greece early this morning. A magnitude 5.1 quake on the Richter scale was recorded in the Patras area at 5:36 a.m., data from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center showed.

The epicenter was at  22 km northeast of Patras, 16 km west-northwest of Aigio at a depth of 2 km.

Op-Ed, Private and public debt: How shall we pay for the pandemic?

By George Alogoskoufis*

With the Greek economy having been through a period of moderate recovery after 2016 and having shifted its focus toward growth reforms after the 2019 elections, in 2020 it was confronted with a major economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.