News archive of August 2018

Rose Producers in Bulgaria Received nearly BGN 2 Million of State Aid

The rose growers received nearly BGN 2 million (BGN 1 921 520) under the "de minimis" state aid scheme, the State Fund for Agriculture announced on Tuesday.

Subsidies have been transferred to 852 farmers. Assistance is provided on an area to cover part of the cost of cultivating the oil-bearing rose.

UN warns Russia, Iran, Turkey over imminent Idlib offensive

The United Nations has called on guarantor powers Russia, Iran, and Turkey to forestall a battle in Syria's Idlib province, saying a humanitarian corridor should be set up to allow civilians to leave the area.

E-ticket for Greece's museums and sites gaining ground

The newly launched e-ticket for Greece's museums and archaeological sites is gaining ground, according to figures from Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP) presented by the Culture Ministry on Thursday.

Initially launched on July 5 in pilot phase, the e-ticket is currently only applicable to 11 popular archaeological sites and museums in Attica, Crete and the Peloponnese.

300 Endangered Turtles Found Dead on Mexico Beach

AFP - More than 300 sea turtles from an endangered species were found dead on a beach in southern Mexico, trapped in a banned type of fishing net, environmental authorities said.

Air Pollution can Damage our Intelligence, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution may impede cognitive ability as people become older, with less-educated men the worst affected, a new study has found.

"Most existing research on air pollution focuses on its health effects," study author Xiaobo Zhang told Euronews. "Our study shows a persistent negative effect on cognitive health, which not been widely discussed."

TurkStream pipeline nearly complete: Gazprom

The TurkStream pipeline, due to supply Russian gas to Turkey via the Black Sea from next year, is already 80 percent complete, the CEO of the Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Aug. 30.