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Junior Achievement Romania starts NEETs in Entrepreneurship training sessions

The first youth not in employment, education or training (NEETs) have participated in training courses for labour market insertion, organized by Junior Achievement Romania in the NEETs in Entrepreneurship hub, a transnational project that facilitates the professional insertion of young people from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Spain.

EU Enlargement Nominee Eyes 2020 Serbia-Kosovo Deal

Hungary's candidate for the post of European Union enlargement commissioner set out an ambitious plan for integration of the Balkan region before the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee on Thursday, including a target of 2020 to broker a deal to settle relations between Serbia and its former southern province, Kosovo.

Portugal Raises the Minimum Wage to EUR 635

The Portuguese minority government presented a proposal for the minimum wage to be increased by almost 6% to EUR 635 in the next year. However, the wage remain the lowest in Western Europe, according to Reuters.

Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa has pledged an increase of 25 percent to EUR 750 by 2023 at the start of his second term last month.

Catalan divisions could lead to sectarian violence, warns Spanish professor in Athens

The division in Catalonia between those in favor and those against the region's independence from Spain is quite similar to that in Northern Ireland, with sectarian tensions being possible too, warned Professor Ignacio Molina of the Elcano Royal Institute and the Autonomous University of Madrid at an event organized in Athens by a leading Greek think tank.

Bulgaria's Exports to the EU Increase by 3.6 %

Between January and August 2019 Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 3.6 percent compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to BGN 25 790.2 million, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute show. In August 2019, exports to the EU decreased by 4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to BGN 3 160.6 million, BTA reports.

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