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Lot 4 of Bulgaria's Struma Motorway Opens for Traffic on July 31

The Struma motorway section between Sandanski and Kulata is to open for traffic after 6 p.m. on Friday.

The 14,7-kilometer motorway section will be inspected by Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova and Lazar Lazarov, Chair of the Management Board of Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency.

Ellis Shuman: Visiting the Birthplace of Orpheus  

Ellis Shuman is taking us to Gela, a Bulgarian village believed to be the birthplace of Orpheus - the mythical Greek musician, poet, and prophet - who descended into the underworld in an attempt to save his wife, Eurydice.

Is the flying car is finally here? (vids+pics)

Do you remember the car chase scene in the skies in the futuristic movie ‘The Fifth Element’?  Flying cars have always captivated our imagination, but no matter the efforts, scientists or inventors have always fell short of the goal to create one. We could be one step closer to reaching the elusive goal, though. An amazing flying car concept has been revealed a company.

Bulgaria's Sopharma CEO Ognian Donev Charged with BGN 63 M Tax Evasion

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has submitted an indictment against Ognian Donev, CEO of pharmaceutical company Sopharma and former Chair of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG), for large-scale tax evasion.

Donev faces charges of tax evasion to the tune of BGN 62 779 725 committed in April 2007 in his capacity of CEO of Elpharma AD.

Serbia Taken to Euro Court Over Roma Evictions

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case against Serbia brought by campaigners seeking to stop forced evictions of Roma families who fled the Kosovo war in 1999.

Germany to Curb Mass Migration from Albania

The two countries have stepped up joint efforts this week to stop Albanian migrants heading for Germany after more than 20,000 arrived over the past few months.

On Wednesday, about 70 asylum-seekers from Albania landed at Tirana International Airport after being deported from Germany.

"Pensions and salaries increase won't be symbolic"

A planned salaries and pensions hike will not be symbolic, but will also not jeopardize the path of reforms, says Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic.

Vujovic told B92 on Thursday that Serbia is now, thanks to savings, in a position to "bring back" salaries and pensions, and not only to the previous level, "but to a much higher level in the coming years."

FT: IMF will not join Greek bailout plan, yet

According to Financial Times online, the IMF’s board was told it cannot participate in the new Greek bailout plan due to the country’s high debt per GDP ratio. This development raises concerns whether the Fund will join the EU’s recent (third) rescue plan for Greece.