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Bulgaria's Current Account Surplus Narrowed to EUR 2.61 Billion

Bulgaria's current account surplus narrowed to 2.61 billion euro ($2.97 billion) in the first ten months of 2018, compared to 3.68 billion euro in the same period of 2017, the central bank said on Tuesday.

France Introduces a Tax on Technology Giants

France has said it will impose its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1.

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said at a news conference in Paris on Monday that the measure would be introduced "whatever happens", reported Aljazeera. 

Allan Harris | Athens | December 21-27

New York-based jazz vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris is coming to Athens for a stint at the Half Note Jazz Club from December 21 to 27 with his band - Arcoiris Sandoval on piano, Jesse Jones Jr on sax, Shirazette Tinnin on drums and cajon, and Nimrod Speaks on bass.

Eva Kotanidi | Athens | December 20

Singer and actress Eva Kotanidi performs French chansons and other romantic songs at the Numismatic Museum cafe on Thursday, December 20, with Pantelis Benetatos on the piano. The show starts at 9 p.m. and entrance is free with a one-drink minimum.

Numismatic Museum, 12 Panepistimiou, Syntagma, tel 210.361.0067

The Monthly Inflation For November 2018 is -0.1%

The consumer price index in November 2018 compared to October 2018 was 99.9%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.1%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (November 2018 compared to December 2017) has been 2.7% and the annual inflation in November 2018 compared to November 2017 was 3.1%.

Pavlina Styl | Athens | December 20

Performer Pavlina Styl and her quartet of talented musicians will take their audience at the Athenaeum's Cellar venue back to the cabarets of Belle Epoque Paris and Berlin during the interwar years on Thursday, December 20. Admission costs 10 euros and doors open at 9.30 p.m.

Athenaeum, 3 Adrianou, Thiseio, tel 210.321.0239

Bombers plant bombs

There's nothing pleasant about finding your office in ruins as a result of a bomb blast. Reading that the terrorists who planted the bomb in front of the building that houses Skai TV station and Kathimerini newspaper wanted to send some sort of message about the way we journalists do our job also prompts some negative thoughts.

Wines of Athens | Athens | December 19

The Bobo wine bar will be hosting the five wineries that make up the Wines of Athens group - Anastasia Fragou, Kokotos, Markou, Mylonas and Papagiannakos - in a presentation of wines from the Attica vineyard made with both native and international grape varieties on December 19. All the wines will be available by the glass at reasonable prices. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Bulgarian PM Borisov: The EC Fines us, but it Would be a Treachery to Sell our Gas Pipes

In connection with the fine imposed by the European Commission on Bulgarian Energy Holding, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov noted that the amount will be paid not by the citizens but by the profits of the companies in the energy holding. His comment came from Vienna, where he took part in the EU-Africa High Level Forum.