News archive of November 2018

EC: Electric Cars Are Still Too Expensive

Electric vehicles are still too expensive and people love low prices. This was stated by EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič in presenting the proposals of the European Commission (EC) for the elimination of fossil fuels in EU transport by 2050.

Tax Inspector has been Caught with a 15,000 leva Bribe in Sofia

An employee of the National Revenue Agency (NRA) has been detained for a bribe demand of BGN 45,000. This was announced by the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office Emilia Rusinova at a special briefing on the case, reports Mediapool. 

Sit-ins swell as Greek students march over Prespes deal

As a wave of sit-ins against Greece's name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sweeps across the country exposing social divisions and evolving into a focal point of opposition between political parties, about 1,200 high school pupils Thursday marched through the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

Bulgarian Farmers will Receive over BGN 1 Billion by the End of the Year

The State Agriculture Fund will pay nearly BGN 1 billion by the end of the year. This was announced by the Executive Director of the Fund Jivko Zhivkov during the 8th National Seminar of the National Association of Grain Producers (NAZ), reports Mediapool. 

Nearly 120 People Sought Help in Sofia Hospital Pirogov in Last 24 Hours due to Injuries

Over 720 people have sought help in Pirogov in the last 24 hours, reports Darik. 

"Over 720 people have gone through the Pirogov Emergency over the last 24 hours, and those who have sought help in traumatology are nearly 120, of which 15 are left to treat," said Maria Poirazova, spokeswoman for the hospital, quoted by the national radio .

Russians warn: Civil conflict possible in whole of Ukraine

Russia is calling on the UN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and other international organizations to pay attention to violations of human rights in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

September retail sales rise 3.3 pct, led by books, supermarkets

Greek retail sales by volume rose 3.3 percent in September compared to the same month last year after an upwardly revised 3.6 percent increase in August, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday.

Retail sales were led higher by supermarkets, books, apparel and footwear, the data showed.