Romanian Foresters Association to issue "Romanian Wood" trademark to relevant companies

The Romanian Foresters Association (ASFOR) has registered at the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) the "Romanian Wood" trademark, which aims to capitalize on wood products from Romania, only from sustainable-managed forests, operated by Romanian companies and capitalized on transparently.

Bulgaria’s President Proposes Opening of Vaccination Green Corridors for Tourists

President Rumen Radev today held a video conference call with The President of the European Council Charles Michel. Topics from the agenda of the European Union, as well as the upcoming extraordinary meeting of the European Council on 24 and 25 May, at which our country will be represented by the Bulgarian Head of State, were among the highlights of the conversation.

Eurostat: Bulgaria Has Lowest Home Office Rates in EU

Bulgaria had the lowest percentage in the European Union of people working from home in 2020, at 1.2 per cent compared with an EU average of 12.3 per cent in the 15-64 age group, the bloc's statistics agency Eurostat said on May 17.

The social distancing measures that were introduced as a response to the Covd-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home, Eurostat said.

Europe: Member States’ Recovery Plans Miss out on Social Inclusion

The Recovery Funds should respond to the strategic priorities set out by the European Commission, including employment and fighting poverty. However, an initial assessment of the submitted draft national recovery plans suggests that they largely miss investment in social inclusion and social services reform, writes Alfonso Lara Montero.

Supercomputer Vega launched in Slovenia

Maribor – Supercomputer Vega was formally launched in Maribor on Tuesday, putting Slovenia on the global map of computer super powers. It is the first in a series of eight planned high-performance computing (HPC) centres in the EU.

Vega is a 6.9 petaflops supercomputer, which means it can do 6.9 million billion computing operations per second, and it cost EUR 17.2 million.

Turkish foreign minister greets Niger counterpart

Turkey's foreign minister on April 17 congratulated his new counterpart from Niger on his posting.

Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke to Hassoumi Massaoudou over the phone, according to diplomatic sources.

He also held separate phone conversations with Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Kandia Camara, foreign minister of the Ivory Coast, the sources said.