European culture

President Pahor insists STA funding must be restored

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor insists that financing of the public service performed by the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) must be restored, his office told the STA after the president yesterday tweeted that the agency plays an irreplaceable role.

Pahor served as prime minister when the act governing the STA was adopted, securing the agency’s editorial and financial independence.

Gendarmerie's Major Adrian Dinca, elected chairman of Security and Safety Committee of Council of Europe Convention

Major Adrian Dinca, with the Romanian Gendarmerie, was elected chairman of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (T-S4 Committee), for a period of two years, the Gendarmerie informs, in a press release sent to AGERPRES on Friday.

In Memoriam: Renowned Journalist Georgi Koritarov Died Aged 61

Journalist Georgi Koritarov died suddenly at the age of 61. This sad news was posted on Facebook by Georgi Harizanov, director of Europe TV, in which Koritarov hosted a show until yesterday.

According to NOVA, the journalist was admitted to hospital in emergency with a positive COVID-19 test, but lost the battle with the disease.

Academy's head: Gendarmerie established, like the Academy, in same period of Romanian state's modernisation

The President of the Romanian Academy, Ioan-Aurel Pop, said on Thursday at a symposium dedicated to the 171st anniversary of the creation of the Romanian Gendarmerie, that the celebrated institution, like the one he represents, was established during the same period of modernization of the Romanian state.

Maria Bakalova in Exclusive Interview to BTA: I Want to Help the Underprivileged

If life is indeed made out of colors, as actress Maria Bakalova believes, then she must be one of the most colorful, lively, authentic and lovable young women there are. Bakalova is an artist whom Bulgaria has yet to appreciate, understand and emulate and a role model to follow and associate with.

Barna: Minister Drula will not give in to pressure of organizers of illegal metro protest action

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance, said on Friday that the Romanian state will not give in to the "blackmail" pressure of "mafia groups," noting that there is a willingness to dialogue on condition of traffic resumption, and Transport Minister Catalin Drula will not give in to the pressure of the orga