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Symposium held in Lesvos to honor late law professor

A two-day symposium started on Friday on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos to discuss issues such as human rights, judicial power, politics and freedom of speech, in memory of eminent law professor Stavros Tsakyrakis.

Nearly 7,200 new companies launched in July

Some 7,197 companies were established in Turkey in July, marking an annual and monthly rise, the county's top trade union revealed on Aug. 23.

Pension system changes afoot

A 12-member committee of civil servants, pension fund managers and professors was appointed on Thursday to propose reforms to Greece's supplementary pension system, a second-tier system that ensures retirees an adequate income.

PM pledges to rebuild fire-ravaged town in visit to cleared plot

Returning from his official trip to Paris, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday visited a plot of land in eastern Attica which was recently cleaned of 20,000 tonnes of charred tree trunks and branches, cut down and collected after last year's deadly blaze in the resort town of Mati.

Russia Introduced the World's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Russia introduced the world's first floating nuclear power plant. It bears the name "Akademik Lomonosov". The crew is ready to sail from Murmansk for a long voyage along the Northern Sea Route to Chukotka, Lyubomir Boyadzhiev wrote for NOVA TV.

The voyage of the reactor is expected to last between four and six weeks, depending on weather conditions and the amount of ice on the road.

Miloš Biković banned from Ukraine

Bikovi also wrote that he sometimes plays better, sometimes worse, but not in the way that the national security is threatened, reports Sputnik.

RIA: We Are Ready to Release One of Struma's Highway Lanes by the End of the Day

"The load capacity of the lane towards Sofia will be tested today. The preliminary results of the tests are very encouraging. We are ready to launch the lane towards Sofia by the end of the day." This was announced by eng. Georgi Terziyski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RIA, NOVA reported.

ECB Is Considering New Economic Stimuli

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering what could be the best economic incentives for a possible package of measures, including a reduction in interest rates and a new buyback of bonds, to counteract concerns that growth is slower than expected, Associated Press reported.

Weather Forecasters Warn about Dangerous Rip Currents

The waves will be up to 3 meters in height. A wind and a sea state warning has been issued. The waves will subside in the evening and there may be rip currents and bottom pits on Saturday-Sunday.

Weather forecasters are also warning of a serious danger of fires in the coming days.


Global worry over Amazon fires escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained on Aug. 22 that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

Six countries to take part in VSLO Visual Arts International Festival

Artists from the US, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Norway and Romania will participate in this year's edition of the VSLO Visual Arts International Festival, which will take place at Vama Veche, August 23-September 1. According to a statement released by organisers, world-renowned university readers from the six participating countries, photographers and cinematographers are invited to the event.

New envoys present credentials to Erdoğan

Turkey's president on Aug. 22 welcomed new envoys to the capital Ankara from Indonesia, Philippines, Iraq, and Mali.