With positive surprises the programmatic statements of Mitsotakis government
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the three-day parliamentary reading of the new government's program statements began with the speech of Prime Minister Kyriacos Mitsotakis. Surprises with a positive sign for citizens announced on the government's New Democracy programmatic declarations. Below are few points from the speech of Kyriacos Mitssotakis - At the heart of our government's plan lies the change of the economic policy mix pursued until now, our commitment in the implementation of bold reforms, but also our credibility in the eyes of our partners and the international economic environment. In the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2020, the given fiscal balance is not disrupted...
SNS and far right MPs continue their attacks on the Media
The MPs from the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) led by President Aleksandar Vucic and far right Serbian Radical Party (SRS) lawmakers have continued insults against media. At the session on Friday, they labeled TV N1, daily Danas and several weekly magazines as anti-state and anti-Serbian. Aleksandar Martinovic (photo), leader of the SNS parliamentary group, said that N1 “conducts a campaign” against Vucic, the government and certain members of parliament. Martinovic added that he “did not forget all the other media which allegedly are not free”, singling out weekly magazines Vreme, NIN, Nedeljnik and Novi magazin and daily Danas, which publish “only the most monstrous...
The changes in ENFIA and the discussions with the Institutions
ND is “tearing down” this year's reduction of ENFIA, as voted by the government of SYRIZA, thus disregarding all it had promised in its pre-election campaign! According to information, for the 2019 ENFIA, the scenario to not to apply the provision that was voted by the SYRIZA government and provides for a 10% reduction of tax on an average basis is being examined. Since this is not a simple cut of a tax relief measure, but of a measure which was provided for in the 2019 budget and approved by lenders, if changes are to be made, the new government, in order to not cause...
British MPs condemn 45 years of Cyprus suffering and reaffirm support
At a time when the UK Government’s unwillingness to call upon Turkey to remove its drill ships from the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone has caused disappointment among the UK Cypriots, the British MPs that have been fighting for Cyprus have reiterated their full support yet again. An event at the UK Parliament to mark 45 years since the Turkish invasion, members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cyprus called out the continuing occupation and division for what it is, a humanitarian “tragedy” and a blatant violation of international law. Attended by Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, the event organised by the National Federation...
Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj resigns
Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj has handed his resignation after he was summoned to be questioned in The Hague. The PM announced his decision during the government’s meeting. “The reason for this decision is that I’ve been summoned for questioning by Specialized Chambers in The Hague as a suspect”, Haradinaj said. “Kosovo is my state. Kosovo is untouchable, it has multi-ethnicity, it has many languages and it has its own territory and borders. Dividing Kosovo would be unacceptable”, Haradinaj declared. /ibna/
Cypriot and Greek foreign ministers to discuss the Turkish provocations in Nicosia on Friday
Both officials will exchange views on all issues By Michalis Michael The Turkish provocations in the Exclusive Economic Zone and in the territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus will be discussed in the framework of the formal talks that will take place in Nicosia on Friday between the Minister of Defence, Savvas Angelides, and the new Minister of National Defence of Greece, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, who will also represent the Greek government in the events that will take place for the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. Angelides said that during the talks, Panagiotopoulos will be briefed on the cooperation between the Ministries of...
United Nations: The two leaders must come to an agreement and then address Guterres
Everything that is happening and is being said by each side right now, regarding the conveyance of an informal meeting, is not enough, sources say. By Michalis Michael The United Nations' position is that there must be an agreement between the two leaders in Cyprus on how to proceed, before they address the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, a source told the Cypriot News Agency, when asked about the possibility of an informal meeting. The last thing the UN Secretary General said to the leaders at Crans Montana was that no one should stop hoping, or reflecting, and they should both address him again when they...
Construction of the Greek-Bulgarian gas pipeline IGB begins
At the annual international conference of Economisst, the Greek DEPA participated through Konstantinos Karagiannakos, Coordinator of Director of Trading, Procurement and International Projects, who is also the executive adviser of the ICGB consortium promoting the project of the interconnector gas pipeline of Greece - Bulgaria Greece-Bulgaria - IGB. In his speech he presented the progress of the project, especially the reception of all permits, the decision on the regulatory framework, the tax framework for the operation of the pipeline and the financing of the project by the EU, the NSRF of Bulgaria and the loan from the EIB. The procurement of pipes has already been...
Meeting of political leaders in North Macedonia cancelled
Government in North Macedonia announced today that the meeting which was scheduled to take place during the course of the day had been cancelled due to the absence of the leader of the largest opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski. Government sources declared that they do not concede to ultimatums. The meeting in question was supposed to discuss issues such as Special Prosecutor’s Office, census and the electoral code, but Mickoski had declared that the only thing he would be willing to discuss were snap elections. /ibna/
North Macedonia: Probe into scandal involving Special Prosecutor’s Office continues
Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska has declared that the investigation into the scandal which may involve former chief of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, Katica Janeva continues. According to her, authorities are still examining the former chief prosecutor's mobile phone, which has been seized from her. The owner of a TV network and a businessman in Skopje were arrested after they had blackmailed suspects and people who were being investigated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. They had done this by using the name of the chief prosecutor of this office, Katica Janeva. The prosecutor in charge of this case, Vilma Ruskoska said that several businessmen have testified that...