Greece, Bulgaria Sign Deals that Could ‘Change the Energy Map’
Greece and Bulgaria signed two deals that could "change the energy map of south-eastern Europe, the Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday. The Greek premier met with the President of Bulgaria, Ruben Radev, in Athens and signed two memoranda...
Wildfire in Northern Greece Burning for 16th Day
Greek firefighting forces are still battling a wildfire that has been burning for sixteen consecutive days at Mount Papikio in Rhodope of Northern Greece, the Hellenic Fire Service said on Monday. Three hundred and twenty firefighters with thirty-one fire engines...
Thessaloniki Marks Anniversary of Liberation From Ottomans
It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only twenty days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...
October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia’s Hero Pavlos Melas
October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom -- the Hellenic Army officer Pavlos Melas. Melas, born in 1870 in the French city of Marseille, was the...
New Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Limits Dependency on Russia
A new Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline that opened on Saturday promises to reduce dependency on Russian energy in the Balkans and make Greece a hub for energy in the region. The ceremony for the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector (IGB) was held in...
July 22, 1943: The Day Greeks Rebelled Against the Nazis for Macedonia
Greeks have a love affair with Macedonia, and even during the Nazi occupation gave their lives for keeping the province Greek.
North Macedonia Approves Bulgaria Dispute Deal, Clears Way For EU Talks
The parliament of North Macedonia voted to end a long-standing dispute with Bulgaria, thus clearing its way to European Union membership talks.
Greece, Bulgaria Launch Natural Gas Pipeline to Cut Russian Reliance
Greece and Bulgaria opened the natural gas pipeline on Friday following the completion of the construction phase, the project company developing the facility, ICGB, said. The pipeline will supply natural gas originating in Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, whose vital supply of...
Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies to Poland and Bulgaria
Russia's energy giant Gazprom completely severed gas supplies to both Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday after its April payments were received in roubles. The announcement comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that countries deemed "unfriendly" to Russia must start...
First Pre-Human Lived in Northern Greece Area, Researchers Say
Researchers have found evidence that the first pre-human, or hominin, walked in the Northern Greece-Balkans area, not Africa.