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.
Over 559,000 Romanians from the diaspora turned out to vote on Sunday, until 18:00 hrs. This is the third day of the presidential election in the diaspora. About 25,200 Romanians from abroad voted by mail. According to information from the Central Electoral Bureau's online platform, most voters in the diaspora were from Italy - about 114,000 in as many as 142 polling stations.
More than 414,000 Romanians voted in the Diaspora until 2:00 pm, in the third day of the presidential election, plus 25,200 who voted by correspondence.
Almost 268,000 Romanians abroad voted at the ballot boxes in the first round of the presidential elections until Saturday at 22:00, Romania's time, according to the data released on the Central Electoral Bureau platform.
Almost 79,000 Romanians voted at the ballot boxes in the first round of the presidential elections until Saturday 07:00, Romania's time, when the first day of voting abroad was concluded, as the polling stations set up in the Americas closed: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, the U.S.A., Uruguay, Venezuela.
The polling stations in Italy, Spain, France and Germany are open, over 7,000 persons already turning out to the polls abroad. A little after 13:00 hrs, over 7,000 Romanians have already voted on additional lists. This figure is supplemented by the approximately 25,200 votes by correspondence received, according to the portal of the Central Electoral Bureau.
Five of the six polling stations in Australia for the election of the President of Romania opened on Friday at 12:00 hrs local time (3:00 hrs Romanian time) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, followed by the Perth section.
Voting in the Diaspora has begun in New Zealand, the polling station in Auckland being the first one opened, out of the 835 set up for the presidential elections. As a first, this year Romanians abroad have three days to cast a vote at the ballot boxes.