A road race for Greek government during the next ten days

Greek Parliament officially closes for summer holidays on Thursday, but ministers are obliged to complete the agreement on time. The deal with Greece’s creditors must be approved by the Greek parliament by August 17 or 18 so that Greece can pay its 3.2-bn-euro dues to the European Central bank on August 20.

Stoned and mystical! The enigma of the Delphic Oracle (Photos)

The Panhellenic Sanctuary of Delphi, once regarded as the most famous oracle of ancient Greece, lies at the foot of Mt. Parnassos. Regarded as the center of the world, it is here that two eagles were sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world. It was revered in antiquity as the omphalos of activity.

CNBC: Time for Capital Controls in Greece

CNBC’s article, titled “Time to Talk About Capital Controls in Greece” states that Greece’s economy and its banking sector are feeling the strain of the impasse between Athens and its international creditors from the EC, ECB and IMF. Hence, ordinary people fear that their bank accounts may feel the squeeze that Greek banks, increasingly reliant on the ECB’s emergency funding, are feeling.

Grand reopening for National Theatre of Bucharest after renovation

A version of Victor Eftimiu's magic poem 'Insir'te margarite' (String, pearl!) adapted and directed by actor Dan Puric premiered on Saturday evening in the Grand Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest (TNB) after four years of renovation works on the building.

Photo credit: (c) AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Iohannis: The royal family, essential page in country's history, symbol of values I admire

The royal family is not only an essential page of our country's history, but a symbol of the values I think highly of: respect for the people, the power to go over injustice and hardships, large-heartedness and seemliness, president Klaus Iohannis said, after attending on Wednesday, and accompanied by his wife, Carmen Iohannis the dinner offered by the Royal House at the Peles Castle.

PM Ponta congratulates Ambassador Ion Jinga, designated "Diplomat of the Year 2015" in House of Commons event

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Saturday congratulated Romania's Ambassador to the UK Ion Jinga, after the latter was awarded the title "Diplomat of the Year 2015," within an event hosted by the House of Commons.

Photo credit: (c) Liviu SOVA / AGERPRES PHOTO

Solemn session dedicated to the National Culture Day on Thursday hosted by the Romanian Academy

A solemn session dedicated to the National Culture Day will be hosted on Thursday by the Auditorium of the Romanian Academy, informs the press office of this forum in a release to AGERPRES.

Photo credit: (c) Cristian NISTOR / AGERPRES ARCHIVE