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Bulgarian Women are Last in Europe in Terms of Participation and Skills in the Digital Sector

Bulgaria is one of the four countries where women have more fundamental digital skills than men and one of the three in which the gap between men and women working in the field of communication technologies is the smallest. The women working in it are 30.2% - twice as high as the EU average.

Luxembourg is Set to Become the First Country in the World to Offer Free Public Transport

Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to offer free public transport. From summer 2019, tickets will be abolished for buses, trams, and trains in the small EU Member State. The Grand Duchy's public transport system apparently costs €1 billion to operate each year, but fares anyway amount to only €30 million (i.e. just 3% of the total operating costs).

Eurostat: Sofia Airport is on the 63nd Position Among the 150 Airports in the EU

Sofia Airport is 63rd in terms of number of passengers in 2017 from about 150 airports of EU countries, according to Eurostat data on today's 7th of December, which is marked as International Aviation Day.

Last year, around 6.5 million passengers passed through Sofia Airport, which is 30% more than in the previous 2016, according to European statistics.

EU countries back investment screening plan with China in mind

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China.

Under the plan, developed in the wake of a surge in Chinese investments, the European Commission would investigate foreign investments in strategic technologies and infrastructure such as ports or energy networks.

312% for 18 years: Bulgaria is the First in the EU to Grow Number of Jobs Related to Exports

In Bulgaria, for the past 18 years, jobs directly or indirectly linked to the country's exports have increased from 169,000 in 2000 to 697,000 last year, according to a report by the European Commission (EC), reports money.bg

ESM board approves debt relief package

The eurozone's bailout fund has approved the implementation of a major debt relief plan for Greece that it says would provide the crisis-scarred country significant savings over several decades.

The measures include a complex mix of interest rate improvements and repayment deferrals that were initially agreed upon in June.

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