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Vinca on Kadare’s work: He created a literary empire; he reformed the Albanian literature

According to the poet Agim Vinca, the literary work of Ismail Kadare is considered to be a corpus and a whole continent. Not only that, he considers that the colossus of Albanian letters has left behind the literary empire related…

Von der Leyen acknowledges problem with multinationals’ tactics, in reply to PM’s letter

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged that there is problem with the pricing policies adopted by multinational companies in the European Union, in her reply on Friday to a letter sent by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on this…

Large Marble Statue of Deity Discovered in Ancient City of Heraclea Sintica near Petrich

Archeologists have discovered a large marble statue of a deity during excavations in the ancient city of Heraclea Sintica near Petrich (Southwestern Bulgaria), the head of the team, Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, told the media. The statue is well preserved…

11 yrs of EU membership have improved Croatia, says PM

EU membership has improved Croatia, which is rapidly catching up with member states that have been in the EU longer, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of EU membership, he said…

Cyprus submits request for the fourth tranche under the RRF

Cyprus submitted to the European Commission for the disbursement of the fourth tranche by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), amounting to €77 million as it completed all 16 milestones and targets earmarked in its national Recovery and Resilience plan…

Celebrating Diversity: Intercultural Festival begins in Sarajevo

Today marks the beginning of the Intercultural Festival, which aims to celebrate the rich cultural diversity and the importance of cooperation among the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Organized by the pivotal organizations of the culture of the peoples…

Dubrovnik among 10 most sought-after destinations for family holidays

Dubrovnik is among the top 10 most popular summer destinations for family holidays included on this year’s global list of the Booking.com travel platform. The list was compiled on the basis of a survey carried out in July 2023 on…

Surviving victims are in New York ahead of the marking of Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day

Representatives of the Association of Victims and Witnesses of Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Movement of Mothers of the Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves are currently in New York to participate in the activities marking July 11 as the…

Farm minister visits storm-battered east Croatia, vows aid for affected citizens

Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Josip Dabro on Tuesday morning visited the eastern Croatian Vukovar-Srijem County which was severely hit by a strong summer storm and hail on Monday evening.The municipality of Bosnjaci was worst affected, and according to…

Going In-depth with Record Holder Silvia Rashkova on Freediving, Its Benefits and Misconceptions

Bulgarian Silvia Rashkova set a new national women’s record in depth freediving by reaching a depth of 60 metres in the FIM (free immersion) discipline during a competition in Larnaka, Cyprus, on June 2. In an exclusive BTA interview, she…

Digital work card implemented fully in retail trade and industry as of Monday

The next step in the unrolling of the Digital Work Card began on Monday, with its full implementation in retail trade and industry from July 1. These sectors were already included in the measure since January 1, 2024, while the…

Cyprus an innovation hub, Research Minister – Digital Cooperation Organisation SG say

Cyprus’ role as a “thriving hub for innovation” Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Nicodemos Damianou, and Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), Deemah AlYahya said here on Monday. In statements before their meeting at the Presidential Palace, Damianou…