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Bulgarian Nationalists to March Despite Prosecution Probe

The organisers of the Lukov March, commemorating the memory of controversial Bulgarian general Hristo Lukov, said on their website last week that their 17th annual nationalist march will be held on February 22, the date on which Lukov was assassinated.

The announcement came despite the prosecution announcing on Friday that it will examine whether or not the march is legal.

France signals support for Greece

The participation of the Hellenic Navy in the carrier group that will escort the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on a part of its mission in the Eastern Mediterranean is seen as yet another indication of Athens' desire to strengthen its ties with Paris.
The government also sees the move as French support for Greece in light of the Turkish-Libyan maritime border accord.

A president for all Greeks

The decision by Alexis Tsipras and Fofi Gennimata to endorse Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the position of president of the Republic guarantees that the senior judge will be elected with a comfortable majority to the highest position of state in the first vote to be held in Parliament six days from now.

France enters crucial week of talks with unions on pensions

French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to reach a "quick compromise'' in talks this week with worker unions as nationwide protests and strikes rage on against the government's plans to overhaul the pension system.

During a Cabinet meeting on Jan. 6, Macron insisted that the new system must be financially sustainable, according to government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye.

NGOs win the day in legal battle over Bucharest's mini-Versailles Gardens

The Bucharest Tribunal has suspended the building permit issued by Bucharest general mayor, Gabriela Firea, for the construction of a four-storey compound on the green space at 45 Kiseleff Blvd., an area known as the Bucharest "Versailles Gardens", independent deputy Nicusor Dan, who is also running for city mayor, announced on Friday.

Kosovo: War Commanders Questioned as Prosecutors Step Up Probes

After his invitation for interview as a suspect, Haradinaj, a former KLA commander, resigned as premier in July.

He has already been tried twice by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague and was acquitted both times, and he insisted that the Specialist Chambers would not undermine the KLA's legacy.

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