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PM Borissov: The F-16 Fighting Falcons Should Be Paid Immediately

Bulgaria should pay immediately for the 8 new F-16 fighter jets which will be acquired by the Bulgarian Armed Forces, this country's Premier Boyko Borissov said in the presence of Bulgarian ambassadors and diplomats and added that these fighter jets are the best military aircraft Bulgaria can afford at present.

Police seek suspected thieves who rammed patrol car

Police in northern Greece on Thursday were seeking the perpetrators behind an attack on officers who tired to intervene in an attempt to steal a Public Power Corporation transformer near the village of Neochorouda, outside Oraiokastro.

PM Borissov Seeks Support from the World Bank for the Sofia-Skopje-Tirana Corridor

The World Bank to support the financing of the Sofia-Skopje-Tirana transport corridor and to take over the supervision. Prime This is for what Minister Boyko Borissov has invited his guest - World Bank Group Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer Shaolin Yang at their meeting earlier this morning. 

Bosnian Serb Ex-Policeman Jailed for Wartime Rape

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court on Thursday found Dragan Janjic guilty, in his capacity as a former police officer, of hitting and then raping a woman at the police station in Miljevina in the Foca municipality during the war in August 1992.

Koumoutsakos: 'Migration demands a common solution'

Migration is a huge challenge for all European countries and demands a commonly-arrived at solution, Alternate Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos said on Thursday on his arrival at a European Union summit in Helsinki.

"It demands a common solution and a common reaction on a European Union level," he said.

Billy Pod | Athens | July 19

Vassilis Podaras, aka Billy Pod, will perform music from his debut solo album "Drums to Heal Society" in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Jazz Chronicles series. Drummer of The Next Step Quintet, Billy Pod has made a name for himself on Greece's drumming scene, performing his signature style of jazz in countless venues at home and across Europe.

Pozar Festival | Pella | July 19-21

In its eighth year running, the Pozar Festival, held beside the natural springs of the same name on the outskirts of Loutraki in Pella, northern Greece, brings popular Greek music acts like Eleonora Zouganeli, Vassilis Papakonstantiou, Kostis Maraveyas, Nikos Portokaloglou and many more.

HealthMin Pintea to demand management of public health insurer be replaced

The Health Ministry is waiting for a report on the healthcare information system to be conducted by the National Health Insurance House (CNAS), Health Minister Sorina Pintea told AGERPRES on Thursday, adding that she will recommend the General Secretariat of the Government to replace the management of CNAS. The insurer's healthcare card information system has been down for 18 days.

Haradinaj seeks NATO support

As stated from PM's Office, Haradinaj discussed the overall development and security situation in Kosovo, the region and beyond, on the meeting held with the NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod Wolters.

Daphnis + Chloe | Epidaurus | July 19 & 20

The only known love story written by 2nd century Greek novelist Longus, "Daphnis + Chloe" follows the lives of two children who spend their childhood together, only to be separated in adolescence when Daphnis is abducted by pirates and the beautiful Chloe deals with a long line of suitors.

Roupakias describes Fyssas’ murder as ‘simple homicide’

Giorgos Roupakias, the man charged with the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013, described the incident as a "simple homicide" which has been "blown out of proportion" in his testimony before a panel of judges in Athens.

Editorial: Viewing the new criminal code responsibly

Once again an institutional reform that was intended to remedy chronic dysfunctions and weaknesses of the justice system, the revamping of the criminal code, has become an arena of political clashes and criticism.

Even worse, a large segment of public opinion gets the impression that it serves certain vested interests and ulterior motives.