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Mitsotakis writes to European competition commissioner on Thanou nomination

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has written a letter to the European Union's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on the issue of the government's nomination of former Supreme Court chief Vassiliki Thanou for the director's chair of the Hellenic Competition Commission.

Info Park: Another day in the life of migrants

The International Migrants' Day, which we are marking this year with worry about the bitter cold, heavy snow and very difficult weather conditions, is a good time to ask ourselves how are the refugees and migrants doing now that they are in transit between their homes that they most likely had to leave, and their future destinations they are heading for seeking safety, protection and the chance


The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution Monday condemning the "systematic, widespread and gross" human rights violations in North Korea, according to Eyewitness News. 

The non-binding resolution, which was passed by consensus without a vote, welcomes diplomatic efforts to end the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Kosovo Serb Politician Ivanovic’s Shooter ‘Still at Large’

None of the suspects arrested over the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic is believed to be the person who shot him, although they are thought to have aided the murder, claims a prosecution document seen by BIRN.

Nearly 600 Machines Are Cleaning the Roads in the Country

More than 600 machines are taking care for the roads in the country to ensure safe travel in winter conditions, the API press center reported. Drivers have to be sure that their cars are prepared for winter conditions, remind the agency.

Water Supply in Some Parts of the Capital Will be Temporarily Suspend

Temporary the water supply in some parts of Sofia will be suspended  due to the construction of sewerage and the replacement of street water supply.

 On 19 December 2018, in connection with the construction of sewerage and the replacement of street water supply on Balaton Street, in Lyulin district, the water supply  will be suspended from 09.00 to 21.00.

Turkish airspace violations in Aegean seen as response to Mitchell comments

Turkish fighter jets embarked on a barrage of airspace violations in the Aegean on Monday, in what was seen by Athens as a response to remarks on Friday by US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, who hailed Greece as a "fantastic ally" in the region and backed Cyprus's gas exploration rights.

Thaci and Vucic Spar at UN Over Kosovo Army

Kosovo and Serbia's presidents clashed at the UN Security Council in New York on Monday, with Hashim Thaci insisting that Pristina's recent decision to establish an army was legitimate, while Aleksandar Vucic insisted that Pristina had no authority to do this.

Halyvourgiki steel producer grinds to a halt

The fate of the once mighty Greek steel producer Halyvourgiki was officially sealed on Monday, when the electricity supply to the company was switched off, while the Angelopoulos family feud is being battled out in court.

Albania PM Accused of Planning Online Media Censorship

The office of Albania's Prime Minister, Edi Rama, has proposed changes in two laws foreseeing the registration of online media and the policing of news content for a variety of reasons, including "biased" news, news that "damages public morale" and "publications that can incite penal offences".

3 arrested over high-speed train crash

A Turkish court on Dec. 17 remanded three state railways employees in custody over last week's high-speed train crash in the capital Ankara which claimed nine lives.

EU to Pristina: Immediately revoke taxes, form ZSO

Pristina also imposed non-tariff barriers, and Brussels once again made a "strong" demand for the measures to be lifted immediately, Beta agency reported, citing a press release issued after a session of the EU-Kosovo Council for Stabilization and Association.