News archive of January 2019

Bulgaria is at the Forefront of EU Cases and Mortality from Cervical Cancer

Bulgaria is at the forefront in Europe in cases and mortality of cervical cancer. According to the National Cancer Registry in 2014 and 2015, more than 1,000 women are diagnosed with this disease per year and deaths are 349 in 2014 and 381 in 2015.

Is Serbia still on EU path, wonders Slovenian FM

Speaking before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament, Cerar added that Serbia should declare its stance on European orientation, STA is reporting.

According to him, these questions should be discussed through talks with Serbian officials, and to concern should be expressed over them.

More than 350,000 people learned to read, write in 2018: Minister

Some 358,931 people have learned to read and write as part of the "Mobilization for Literacy" campaign launched by the Education Ministry in February 2018, Education Minister Ziya Selçuk has said in response to a parliamentary question submitted by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Mehmet Ali Çelebi.

EU warns of crime risks from governments' sales of passports, visas

The European Commission warned on Wednesday that programs of some EU states to sell passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organized crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

Slovenian attempts to smuggle 24 kilos of drugs

Batrovci is a border crossing between Serbia and Croatia.

The police said they found a total of 24.6 kilograms of the drug in possession of the suspect, whose initials are I.D.

The narcotics were hidden in specially built spaces inside a car with Slovenian license plates.

Three illegal Migrants Detained on Kapitan Petko Voyvoda Checkpoint

Three illegal migrants were detained yesterday as border police officers inspected a truck on the Kapitan Petko Voyvoda checkpoint, the Ministry of Interior said. The truck, Polish registration, arrived on the checkpoint in the direction of Bulgaria, driven by a 38-year-old Polish.

Spanish Chain MANGO Doubles Number of Stores in Bulgaria in 2019

The Spanish fashion line MANGO plans to expand its presence in the Balkans, including Bulgaria, in 2019. For now, the company has two sites in the capital - in The Mall and Ring Mall. This is clear from publications in local media.

The F-16 Fighters for Bulgaria Come from India

The American F-16 Viper fighters, for which Bulgaria negotiates, will almost certainly be produced in India. Lockheed Martin proposed to open a new factory in the Asian country and move the production of US planes into it in an attempt to win a major military order from the New Delhi authorities.