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Turkish Court Acquits Civil Society Nine Over Gezi Park Protests

Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader Osman Kavala and eight co-defendants were acquitted by an Istanbul court on Tuesday on charges of trying to overthrow the government during a wave of protests in 2013 in defence of a park that city authorities planned to build on.

European Commission to Invest €101.2 Million to Promote a Green and Climate-Neutral Europe

The European Commission today announced an investment of 101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe's transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality.

Renewable Energy Accounted for 21% of the Total Energy Used for Heating and Cooling in the EU

In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%. Increases in industry, services and households have all contributed to the growth in renewable energy used for heating and cooling.

Bulgaria is among the Countries with the largest Drop in Energy CO2 Emissions

Bulgaria is among the countries with the largest drop in energy CO2 emissions compared to the 1990 baseline.

And according to Eurostat data for 2018, the most significant decline in carbon emissions was reported in Portugal (down 9.0%), followed by Bulgaria (down 8.1%) and Ireland (6.8%).

Eurostat: Bulgarians in the European Union Don't Work from Home

In 2018, 5.2% of employed persons aged 15 to 64 in the European Union (EU) usually worked from home. This share has remained constant at around 5% throughout the last decade. However, over the same period, the share of those who sometimes work from home increased from 5.8% in 2008 to 8.3% in 2018.

Eurostat: 1 in 10 Employed Persons at Risk of Poverty in 2018

One in ten employed persons aged 18 years or over in the EU were found to be at risk of poverty in 2018. Over recent years, this share has risen from 8.6% in 2008 to 9.5% in 2018.

The in-work poverty risk in the EU differs slightly between women and men. In 2018, 9.9% of employed men were at risk of poverty compared to 9.1% of women.

The Rhodope Narrow Gauge in Bulgaria Ranked among The Guardian Top 10 Best Scenic Rail Journeys in Europe

The Septemvri-Dobrinishte railway ranked among the top ten of the best scenic rail journeys in Europe by the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian, trip.dir.bg reported.

Several other countries such as Finland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland are also included in the ranking.

Narrow gauge in Bulgaria

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