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Volunteers Help North Macedonia’s Elderly Survive Lockdown

"I don't want to risk going to my doctor and I need therapy. Please go to my doctor so she can prescribe my medication, because I only have pills left for three days."

This was one of the calls that the Red Cross's municipal HQ in the Skopje municipality of Karposh received on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE/EC: Romania doesn't comply with deficit criterion and launch of excessive deficit procedure is warranted

The fiscal budgetary strategy for 2020-2022, adopted by the Government on 10 December 2019 and sent to Parliament, stipulates a deficit target of 3.8 percent of the GDP in 2019, a figure which, according to the European Commission, provides prima facie evidence of the existence of an excessive deficit in Romania, according to a report adopted by the European Commission on Friday.

Greece retains negative yield in first debt auction of year

Greece has raised 487.5 million euros ($544.4 million) in a treasury bill sale that saw the country maintain its negative interest rate in the first debt auction of the year as the debt-strapped country attempts to regain full market access.

The Public Debt Management Agency said the 13-week T-bills were auctioned Wednesday at a yield of -0.08 percent.

On visit of President Xi, officials sign 16 bilateral deals, aim to boost Piraeus presence

Welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Athens ahead of the signing of 16 bilateral deals Monday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the two countries' cooperation as a road that "will soon become a highway." 

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