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Lectures on food, spirits, gastronomic traditions

The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul will hold a series of lectures entitled “Food, Spirits and Gastronomic Traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean” at the Sismanoglio Megaro between Oct. 21 and May 2.

Rama's visit to Belgrade postponed for November 10

BELGRADE - The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania, Aleksandar Vucic and Edi Rama respectively, agreed on Sunday in a telephone conversation that the official visit by the Albanian prime minister to Serbia should be postponed for November 10.

Djuric condemns attacks against ethnic Albanians

BELGRADE - Marko Djuric, director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija, condemned on Sunday the attacks on property of members of the Albanian minority in Serbia that took place over the last few days in several cities in Serbia following the incident at the football match between Serbia and Albania.

Backa Eparchy, Islamic Community condemn attacks on Muslims

BELGRADE - The Diocese of Backa of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) has called on all citizens, particularly the Diocese's believers in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, to refrain from any form of violence towards their fellow citizens of Albanian ethnicity and Muslim religion.

Targets for troika review move back onto agenda

With Greece and its lenders seemingly finding common ground on how to conclude the country’s bailout at the end of the year, attention is now due to switch to the conclusion of the latest troika review of the Greek program.

Maziotis’s partner makes statement after long silence

Pola Roupa, partner of Revolutionary Struggle leader Nikos Maziotis, who has been on the run since her husband was arrested in July, has shown the first signs of life since then.

To Potami to name 40 figures as public face

To Potami, the centrist party led by former journalist Stavros Theodorakis, is to name more than 40 figures that will make up the movement’s public face for the coming months and would likely be its parliamentary candidates should Greece have to hold early elections next year.

Hunter dies after rifle backfires in Fthiotida forest

Police in Fthiotida, central Greece, were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man who was killed after a rifle backfired during a hunting outing in the forest area of Megaloplatanos in Lokrida, on Saturday.

The victim had reportedly gone hunting with a 32-year-old friend.

Greater Albania nightmare of Europe and mankind

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic wrote on Twitter that the project of Greater Albania is not only Serbia's nightmare, but also the nightmare of Europe and all mankind, stressing that it must be prevented.

Vucic talks with Merkel, support for reforms

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic had a long and friendly telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday in which she expressed support for Serbia's European pathway and reforms that it has to implement on the way.

Patriarch Irinej to visit Zeitenlik, Hilandar

BELGRADE - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) will visit the Hilandar monastery at Mt. Athos in Greece, following the liturgy and memorial service to victims of World War I which he will serve at the Serbian military cemetery of Zeitenlik, on the occasion of the 100 years since the onset of WWI.

Attacks on bakeries owned by ethnic Albanians

BELGRADE - Several attacks on bakeries owned by ethnic Albanians occurred in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina on Wednesday and Thursday.

Jupiter ditches Greek bonds

Jupiter Asset Management Ltd, which joined the likes of BlackRock Inc to buy Greece’s government bonds in April, has sold all its holdings of the nation’s debt.

Ranieri gets Greece backing despite poor start

Under-pressure Greece coach Claudio Ranieri was publicly backed by Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) president Giorgos Sarris on Thursday amid doubts over the Italian's future after his team's dire start to the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Ranieri, who has been in charge for three matches since succeeding the Portuguese Fernando Santos following the World