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Sweden Scandal Highlights Cheap Romanian, Serbian IT Market

The Swedish government could face impeachment after Prime Minister Stefan Lofven admitted on Monday that Romanian, Czech and Serbian programmers without proper security clearance might have had access to the personal data of Swedish citizens - an incident that showed how low-cost Eastern European IT companies are increasingly being used by Western European countries.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister: 'Bulgaria Supports the Enlargmenet of EU'

''Bulgaria is one of the strongest supporters of the idea of EU enlargement. We will do everything needеd to see in the report of the  European Commission for Serbia's progress and the Western Balkans as well. It's has to be adopted in April 2018 under our presidency.''

This is what Bulgarian  Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told the Serbian state television, quoted by BGNES.

The Largest Outbreak of Measles in the Country at Stolipinovo Subsides

The largest outbreak of measles in the country in Stolipinovo is already subsiding. No new cases have been reported in the neighborhood in Plovdiv in the last week, Todor Kantardzhiev, the director of the National Center for Contagious and Parasitic Diseases, announced on Monday before the Bulgarian National Television.

Twelve American Paratroopers have gone through a Hospital after an Excercice in Romania

On Saturday, 12 US paratroopers were admitted to hospital after minor injuries suffered during a parachute jumping in Romania, the Army Times reported, quoted by Focus.

The hospital said 11 of the soldiers were enrolled on Sunday. From the hospital they added that one of the injured had hurt his spine and would remain for observation for two more days.

Greece wins 2 medals in U23 World Rowing Championships

Greece has won two medals in the 2017 Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Anneta Kyriakidou and Dimitra Tsamopoulou picked up a bronze medal in the BW2x double sculls with a time of 7.04.97, behind Belarus and Italy, who won goal and silver, respectively.

Bronze Age Tomb Finds Thrill Romanian Historians

Archaeologists in the eastern Romanian region of Buzau have hailed the discovery of nine well-preserved tombs dating back to the Bronze Age, at site already known to hold a city built during the North Thracian Dacian era, long before the Roman conquest.

Moldova Asks Russian Troops to Quit Transnistria

Moldova's parliament adopted a declaration on Friday, asking Russia to withdraw its troops from the breakaway region of Transnistria where they have been deployed for 25 years.

More and More Foreigners Work on the Black Sea Coast

Over 3000 permits for seasonal workers from other countries under the Labor Mobility and Labor Migration Regulations have been issued to date. 2900 are from Ukraine, with 1,000 people working in the Albena resort. This was announced by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova in Rousse, DARIK writes.

OTP to buy Banca Romaneasca from National Bank of Greece, report says

Hungary's OTP Bank has agreed a deal to buy Romania's Banca Romaneasca from the National Bank of Greece (NBG), two sources with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Friday.

"There is a deal, NBG's unit will be sold to OTP," a source in Athens said.

Novo Selo Training Polygon Hosted the Biggest Multinational Exercise Saber Guardian 2017

The Novo Selo Training polygon near Sliven, Southern Bulgaria, hosted a Distinguished Visitors' Day at the biggest multinational exercise in the Black Sea region Saber Guardian 2017, according to BNR and NovaTV.

Tactical units from Bulgaria, USA, Greece and Georgia demonstrated joint action of the multinational battalion combat group in defense.

Moscow "used Kosovo to legitimize Crimea move"

Moscow, "striving to justify its intervention in the territory of Ukraine" has been using political narratives about "the so-called precedent of Kosovo."

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Hungary to link gas grids

Gas companies from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Hungary agreed to link their gas networks to increase security of supplies in southeastern Europe, the Bulgarian energy ministry said.

Grid operators Bulgartransgaz, DESFA, FGSZ and Transgaz as well as Greek-Bulgarian ICGB signed a memorandum of understanding for the project in Bucharest on Wednesday.

Romanian court rules Turkish woman must stay under arrest

A Romanian court has ruled that a Turkish woman wanted in Turkey on alleged links to militants must remain in custody until her extradition hearing.

Nalan Oral, who has political refugee status in Belgium, was detained by Romanian border guards on July 8. Her lawyer Alin Speriusi-Vlad told the Associated Press on July 17 she was detained because her name appeared on an Interpol list.