30 Embassies and international representations in Bucharest send message on International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

Approximately 30 Embassies and the European Commission Representation in Romania conveyed a joint message of solidarity with all the marginalised groups and against discrimination on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and, on this occasion, they underscore the governments' obligation to protect all citizens from violence and discrimination." "On the occasion of

Greek austerity policy ‘proven to be right,’ says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended austerity policy in Greece and other debt-hit countries in the eurozone, however acknowledging that the people had to shoulder a "considerable" burden.

"What counts is that the currency union and the euro were maintained," Merkel said in an interview with Germany's Suddeutsche Zeitung.

60% Of The Scrutiny European Fraud Cases In Bulgaria Were Rejected Or Terminated

60 percent of the European fraud cases which were scrutinized in Bulgaria, were rejected or terminated by the prosecutor's office. This was found in a special report by the European Court of Auditors on the fight against fraud with funds from the European Cohesion Funds over the last five years.

Greek beaches scoop over 500 Blue Flags

A boy slips into the sea in Nafplio in the Peloponnese. Greece's beaches have received the second largest number of Blue Flags in the world this year, behind Spain, it was announced on Tuesday. Greek beaches bagged 515 flags, 12 percent of the total. Most of them went to beaches on the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece. [ANA-MPA] 

#Europeanelections2019 / INTERVIEW / Ponta: Getting Dragnea replaced as Chamber's speaker, a priority

Pro-Romania national leader Victor Ponta, a candidate in the elections to the European Parliament, tells AGERPRES in an interview that replacing Liviu Dragnea as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is a priority for the party he leads. "A priority is replacing Mr Dragnea from the Chamber of Deputies (...) Actually, Achilles' heel is there if you want to be successful.

NSI: Bulgaria's Exports to EU grew by 9.3%

In January - February 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 9.3% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to BGN 6 334.3 million, according to the National Statistical Institute.
The main trade partners were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium, which account for 66.4% of the exports to the EU member states.

Bulgaria Together with Latvia is Among the Countries with the Lowest Average Life Expectancy in the EU

The expected average life expectancy for the country's total population, calculated for the period 2016 - 2018, is 74.8 years, compared to the previous period (2015-2017), remains unchanged, the National Statistical Institute reported, quoted by BTA.