Eurostat: Hourly Labour Costs Ranged from EUR 6.5 in Bulgaria to EUR 45.8 in Denmark in 2020

In 2020, average hourly labour costs across the economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) are estimated at EUR 28.5 for the European Union and EUR 32.3 within the Euro area. This represents an increase compared to EUR 27.7 for the EU and EUR 31.4 for the Euro area in 2019.

Ministry of National Defence: 1.5 tonnes of sanitary protection equipment, flown to Moldova by military aircraft

A C-27 J Spartan aircraft of the Romanian Air Force is carrying out on Monday an international humanitarian assistance mission in support of the Republic of Moldova, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the transport of 1.5 tonnes of sanitary protection equipment, a Ministry of National Defence (MApN) release sent to AGERPRES informs.

Supercomputer Vega delivered to Slovenia

Maribor – Vega, the biggest supercomputer in Slovenia and one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, has been delivered to Maribor and will be launched at the Institute of Information Science (IZUM) in April. IZUM director Aleš Bošnjak said it will enable scientists to take part in major international research projects.

Pfizer, Moderna optional offers refused due to delivery timeline, says ministry

Ljubljana – Slovenia did not opt for an optional offer by the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as part of joint EU purchasing because the deliveries were expected as late as in the second half of 2021, the Health Ministry told the STA on Sunday. The country expressed interest in acquiring vaccine volumes on a pro rata basis, it added.

Euthanasia Finally Legalized in Spain, Religious Community Protest

Lawmakers in Spain have voted to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, making it only the fifth country globally to make the practice legal after the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada.

The law will come into force in three months' time after the landmark vote passed in the lower house of the Spanish parliament by 202 votes to 141, with two abstentions.

Disparities in Wages Are Huge in EU – Bulgaria Bottoms Ranking with EUR 442 per Month

 Gross monthly income varies considerably in EU Member States. In 2018, the average labor remuneration ranges from EUR 4,057 per month in Denmark to EUR 442 in Bulgaria, Eurostat reported today, quoted by BTA.

The median is defined as "average": half of employees earn less and the other half make more than the average earnings.

Eurostat: Slovenia saw the biggest rise in domestic tourism in 2020

Luxembourg – In 2020 when tourism was hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Slovenia posted the highest rise in the number of nights generated by domestic tourists in the EU, that of 33%. The other two countries that also saw a rise in domestic nights last year were Malta and Cyprus (both up 15%), show figures Eurostat released on Monday.

colectiv/Collective, nominated for Oscars/ First time Romanian film receives two nominations

Film critic Irina Margareta Nistor said that after the Romanian documentary colectiv/Collective, directed, written, produced and edited by Alexander Nanau, became on Monday the first Romanian film nominated for the Oscars, where it will compete in Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film, that this is the first time that a Romanian film receives two nominations.