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MFA: No Data For Bulgarians Affected by the Floods in Northern Greece

In Thessaloniki, the situation is already normalized.

No information has been reported on affected Bulgarian citizens in heavy rains in northern Greece, including in Thessaloniki, which caused flooding, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Twitter Closed Thousands of Accounts Around the World For Spreading Fake News

Blocked accounts are in countries like the United Arab Emirates, China, and Spain.

Twitter has closed thousands of accounts around the world for spreading fake news as well as for propaganda. The blocked profiles are in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, China and Spain, according to BGNES.

Prime Minister Borisov Met with the Greek Minister For Migration Policy

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with the Minister of Migration Policy of the Republic of Greece George Koumoutsakos. Prime Minister Borissov stressed that Bulgaria and Greece have traditionally had similar positions on migration and asylum.

Rosen Zhelyazkov Discusses Mobility Package with EU Ministers in Brussels

EU Transport Ministers Council meets in Brussels today. Bulgarian Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov discusses with his colleagues the Mobility Package and the possible further actions of Bulgaria. The battle for reform in the Mobility Package has not been lost. This was announced by the Executive Director of the Union of International Carriers Yordan Arabadzhiev on BNT.

Millions of People Around the World Have Joined the Global Climate Strike

The start was in Australia, where thousands of students did not enter classrooms today.

The youth gathered in central Sydney and called on large corporations and Australian governments to take urgent action against climate change.

The processions have already started in many European cities, with a total of 150 countries expected.

Ministry of Interior: Migration Pressure in the Region is Increasing

,,In just a day, 440 people crossed the Turkish-Greek border illegally'', Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said.

Migration pressure in the region is increasing, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said during parliamentary scrutiny on Friday. According to the Interior Ministry, only by 11 o'clock today, 440 people crossed the Turkish-Greek border illegally and were captured.

Editorial: Fewer words, more work

Although the domestic political scene may be preoccupied with the Novartis scandal, the government's top priority is clearly placing the country back on the international investment map and exploiting the positive climate that has emerged.

Panos Kokkinias | Athens | To November 3

Panos Kokkinias' show "Stock Images" is the first photography exhibition to be commissioned by respected cultural organization NEON for its City Project, an annual site-specific contemporary art initiative curated by Shoair Mavlian, director of Photoworks.

Villagers of Ioannina City | Athens | September 22

Psychedelic folk-rock act the Villagers of Ioannina City electrifies the traditional tunes of northwestern Greece's Epirus region, creating a whole new sound. The act will perform older numbers as well as tracks from its new album, "Age of Aquarius," along with a 10-member band at the Vrachon Theater on Sunday, September 22. The show starts at 9.30 p.m.

Rum & Whisky Festival | Athens | September 21 & 22

Baba Au Rum, voted number 22 among the World's 50 Best Bars in 2018, and the Greek team of the authoritative Difford's Guide are organizing this year's Rum & Whisky Festival at the Athens Hilton Hotel. Guests at the event can sample spirits from different parts of the world and top-shelf selections as well as rare and super-premium labels at the special lounge reserved for this purpose.

Flying Week | Athens | September 21-22

In its seventh year running, Athens Flying Week features flying shows, educational programs and private aviation conferences, and is expected to draw more than 60,000 spectators. Peruse the display of airplanes and helicopters or enjoy spectacular flying performances by experienced pilots and aviation students.

Mario Biondi | Athens | September 28

Italian soul and jazz singer Mario Biondi, known for his mellow baritone that harks back to the sounds of the 70s, will be appearing at the Herod Atticus Theater on Saturday, September 28. Hailed as an Italian Barry White, the 48-year-old artist has shared the stage with greats such as Ray Charles and worked beside the likes of Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton, Incognito and The Crusaders.

Emma Shapplin | Athens | November 15 & 16

French pop opera diva Emma Shapplin returns to Greece for two appearances at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the annual Christmas Theater program of cultural events. The artist will present a grand spectacular dedicated to love songs, with a cast of 100 that includes an orchestra and choir. For tickets, visit or call 11876.

Romanian Court Rules Basescu Was Securitate Informer

Former Romanian president Traian Basescu worked as an informer for the country's notorious communist-era secret police, the Securitate, the Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday.

The court confirmed the conclusion of an investigation conducted earlier by the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives, CNSAS, which Basescu has disputed. He said he would appeal.