What's Next: October 03 2015

The National Library building along North Bridge Road on Mar 15, 2013.
The National Library building along North Bridge Road on Mar 15, 2013. PHOTO: ST FILE

Collection of books for the future

The National Library Board celebrates its 20th anniversary today at the National Library Building in Victoria Street. As part of the celebrations, a collection of books have been carefully curated and preserved for future generations in the Rare Gallery.

A new catalogue, which collects and preserves the country's documented heritage and memories in their original print and digital forms, will also be launched next month.

New Greek Parliament convenes today

Greece's new Parliament will convene for its first session today when the MPs will be sworn in during a ceremony. Another session will be held tomorrow to elect the new Parliament president. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will outline his government's four-year-term plan in Parliament on Monday. The left-wing leader won re-election on Sept 20, giving him a fresh mandate to push through a controversial bailout deal to rescue Greece's debt-ridden economy.

Soul-searching amid reunification joy

Germany celebrates 25 years since its historic reunification today, but the joyous occasion is prompting a bout of soul-searching as it deals with the refugee crisis and a cheating scam at iconic car maker Volkswagen. The annual celebrations will be held this year in Frankfurt and Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, both of whom grew up under communism, will attend ceremonies with the poignant motto, "Overcoming borders".

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