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President Iohannis: We're ready, we'll demonstrate we can exercise good presidency of EU Council

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania is ready to exercise the presidency of the Council of the European Union, President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday.

"We are ready and we will demonstrate that we can exercise a good presidency of the EU Council," President Iohannis said, at the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe.

Athens Appeals Court being evacuated after bomb warning

The Athens Court of Appeals was being evacuated on Tuesday morning following two anonymous telephone calls warning of a bomb.

The calls were made to the newspaper Eleftheros Typos and the website, warning that the court had to be evacuated by 11.20 a.m.

Sofia Signs EUR 42.5 Million Deal for Public Transport e-ticketing System

Sofia's Urban Mobility Center said on Monday that it has signed an 83.2 million levs ($48.3 million/42.5 million euro) contract with a consortium led by local Computernet Services for the supply, integration and maintenance of an automated electronic system for fare collection in the city's public transport, reports SeeNews.

We've shown them what they've created - Serbian president

The session was called to discuss Pristina's decision to start forming an army in Kosovo - a move Serbia strongly opposes.

The Serbian president told VOA that Serbia has "informed everyone about the situation in Kosovo."

Earthquake Measuring 3.0 on Richter Registered near Plovdiv

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale was registered near the Churen village, according to the website of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography. The quake was registered last night at 11.28 at a depth of 1.4 km.

Code Yellow for Snow and Frost in 9 Regions

A code yellow warning for snow and frost is in place for 9 regions of the country, according to the website of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. These are Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Targovishte, Shumen, Burgas, Yambol, Haskovo, Kardzhali and Smolyan. Snowfall is forecast in the mountainous areas there with snow of up to 5-10 cm.

Rain and Snowfall in Bulgaria Today, Decreasing Temperatures

Today it will be mostly cloudy with precipitations, snow in West and North Bulgaria, mostly rain in some places of the Upper Thracian Plain and in the eastern regions. Light to moderate wind from north-northwest will bring cold air. Decreasing temperatures, with rain in most areas turning into snow this evening and night, but from west the precipitations will be tapering off.

Manon | Athens | December 12-30

Fifty-two years after its first production of one of the most famous operas in the French repertory, the Greek National Opera returns to Jules Massenet's "Manon," in a new reading by Thomas Moschopoulos, who addresses the theme of ambivalence and takes inspiration from the present, as well as from the 18th and 19th centuries.

FBI targeting FETÖ in the US: Turkish FM

The FBI has launched nationwide operations against FETÖ, the group that is widely believed to be behind the 2016 defeated coup, said Turkey's foreign minister on Dec. 17.

Armed robbery suspect escapes from police custody in West Attica

A manhunt was under way on Tuesday for an escaped suspect accused of shooting at police during a post office hold up.

The 27-year-old suspect, an Albanian national, is one of two suspects in the robbery who managed to break out of a holding cell in the police precinct of Menidi, west of Athens. The second man was stopped by police as the pair fled the premises.

The laws of stupidity

What did the bombers who targeted Kathimerini and Skai ultimately accomplish? Sure, they caused damage, which will be repaired, at a time when every euro counts. But beyond that? Did they think that they would terrorize the journalists into silence, make them stop talking and writing? As if we would. We will not weep or be intimidated.