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Money reclaimed by a specialist agency in Roamnia from convicted officials is already being channelled to government projects related to civic education, crime prevention and victim protection, it has been announced.
The government says it aims to recover over half a billion euros from former officials and businessmen sentenced for graft-related crimes.
Bulgaria is among the eight countries of the European Union in which people live with a considerably higher risk of poverty compared to the bloc's richer members, EU statistics suggest., quoted by BNR.
Romania, Latvia and Lithuania are the riskiest among the eight countries, and Bulgaria ranks fifth in the chart.
Members of the Intelligence Commission in Romania's Parliament will soon be popping up unannounced in the coming weeks in the offices of Romania's Intelligence Service, SRI.
The move follows a controversy over the SRI's alleged cooperation with Romania's anti-graft watchdog, the DNA.
Romanian senators are to discuss a bill on Wednesday that would forbid the president from naming the chief prosecutors at the country's anti-graft watchdogs - a move which has caused new tensions between the ruling Social Democratic Party-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats coalition and President Klaus Iohannis.
In 2016, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 7.2%, compared to 2015 and reached BGN 31.153 B, showed data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
The main trading partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece and France, which accounted for 63.8% of the exports to EU member-states.
The number of births in Greece in 2015 was 10.2 percent lower than those in 2001, according to figures published on Wednesday by the European Commission's statistical agency, Eurostat.
The data show that 102,282 children were born in Greece in 2001 but this number fell to 91,847 in 2015. This was the fifth highest relative fall in the European Union during this period.