The health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic greatly influenced the activity of European news agencies in terms of working procedures, and some expect a drop in revenues, according to the directors of some of these media outlets in interviews published on Monday on the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) website.
The freedom of press is the guarantee of any functional democracy wherein citizens must be properly and timely informed, reads a message by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) on the World Press Freedom Day, sent on Sunday to AGERPRES.
AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency celebrates 131 since establishment on 27 March. Since 1889 until now, AGERPRES has broadcast millions of news items, documentary materials and photographs. After 131 years since its first news item, AGERPRES has received congratulations messages from partner media organisations and news agencies.
Greece's central bank is sticking to its economic growth projections so far as it monitors data after the country confirmed its first coronavirus infection, an official at the Bank of Greece told Reuters.
"We don't have any data that would warrant a change to our present projections for the moment," the official said, declining to be named. [Reuters]
Volkswagen is again postponing its decision on whether to build a car plant in Turkey, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, after the company halted the process in the wake of international criticism of the country's military operations in Syria.
"We still have time and can certainly do that [decision] by mid-year," the person familiar with the discussions said.