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Athens plans for a 15-yr bond issue next week

The Public Debt Management Agency is ready for Greece's first market foray of 2020, with the issue of a 15-year bond, which is seen raising 2-2.5 billion euros.

Stretcher-bearers to strike on Thursday

Greece's state hospitals will be without stretcher-bearers on Thursday as the union representing them has called a 24-hour strike to protest understaffing and a lack of state funding.

No data lost from Turkish hacker attacks, probe finds

Last week's attacks by Turkish hackers on websites of Greek state bodies including the Greek Foreign and Finance ministries, the National Intelligence Service (EYP) and Parliament are the latest in a string of such incidents over the years which, however, have not led to any data being stolen, according to sources.

Church Cancels Protest Walk in Montenegro’s Old Capital

A Serbian Orthodox Church protest in Montenegro against the newly adopted law on religion, due to take place in Cetinje on Thursday night, has been canceled over security concerns. The Church has since announced that it is shifting the event from a protest walk in the town to an event inside the local monastery.

Spectacular Presentation of Maxim Behar's "The Global PR Revolution" in Sofia

Maxim Behar's latest book, The Global PR Revolution, was officially launched for the first time in Bulgaria at the Greenwich Bookstore. Hundreds of guests, including managers of major companies, diplomats, journalists and academics honoured the event. "The Global PR Revolution: How Thought Leaders Succeed in the Transformed World of PR" was presented by Dr.

Melescanu, on December '89 events: I saw in foreign press about clashes between army and protesters

The President of the Senate, Teodor Melescanu, said on Wednesday that in December 1989, when he was in Vienna, he did not receive any information from the country regarding the events in Timisoara and mentioned that he saw in the foreign press that clashes were taking place between the army and the protestors, resulting in loss of human lives. "At the end of the meeting [ed.n.

FP Portfolio Manager Meyer: One-off chance for Romania to shine this year despite economic slowdown

Romania has a one-off chance to shine this year, despite an economic slowdown compared to the previous years, says Johan Meyer, CEO of Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited UK Bucharest Branch and Fondul Proprietatea co-Portfolio Manager. "30 years after the fall of the communist regime, Romania seems well anchored to the European values and on a clear path of economic development.

BNR with a New Director General

Bulgaria's Electronic Media Council has elected Andon Baltakov as the new director general of the Bulgarian National Radio in a voting held earlier today. He was appointed with 4 votes in favour and one abstention in the second voting of the media regulator, BNR said on its website.

Local property market frozen since January 1

The property market appears to have been in hibernation mode over the first few weeks of the year, firstly as a result of the abstention of notaries from implementing transactions and secondly because the clauses regarding the suspension of the 24 percent value-added tax have not yet been applied since the necessary circulars or ministerial decisions have still not been issued.

30% of the Households in Bulgaria Face Difficulties in Paying Utility Bills on Time

Improving the living conditions of its people and fighting poverty and social exclusion is a central part of European Union policies. Nevertheless, there are still households in the EU that have difficulties in making ends meet. In 2018, almost 7% of households had been unable to pay utility bills (heating, electricity, gas, water, etc.) on time, due to financial difficulties.

Six Senior Public Officials Investigated over Conflict of Interest

By decisions adopted at a meeting today, the Commission for Combating Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property has initiated proceedings for establishing a conflict of interest with respect to six senior public officials under Art. 6 para. 1 of the anti-corruption law, said the Commission's press office quoted by Focus News Agency. These persons are:

Elon Musk Wants to Move 1 Million People to Mars

He is ready to transport them with his spacecraft

Elon Musk revealed his plans for the exploration of Mars - he is ready to transport 1 million people with his spacecraft, Business Insider and BGNES reported.

The founder of the space company said that by 2050 he wants to organize the construction of a city of Mars for 1 million people.