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Unemployment rate fell from 4.9 per cent in 2017 down to 4.2 per cent last year, mostly affecting graduates of lower and medium education, in the case of whom the unemployment rate accounted for 5.8 per cent and 4.3 per cent respectively, according to the data the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday. The unemployment rate for higher education graduates was 2.1 per cent.
A statue of the ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great will be officially unveiled on Friday in central Athens. The statue, which is a work by prominent 20th century sculptor Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005), was positioned on Wednesday on the corner of Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas avenues in central Athens.
The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) decided on Wednesday by drawing lots the order of the parties on the ballot paper in the May 26 elections to the European Parliament, with majority party Social Democratic Party (PSD), the opposition 2020 alliance of Save Romania Union (USR) and PLUS, and the Pro Romania Party on the top three spots.