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Minister Karanikolov Opened a Bulgarian - Indonesian Business Forum

For the first five months of 2019, trade with Indonesia is worth $ 137.3 million, an increase of nearly 300% compared to the same period in 2018, said Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov in his speech at the opening of Bulgarian-Indonesian business forum in Sofia.

The New Biovet Peshtera Plant Opens Today

A new factory for the production of pharmaceutical products and feed additives opens the Biovet Peshtera at this time. The total investment is BGN 300 million.

The plant will create more than 200 new jobs for highly qualified staff. About 1/3 of the investment was funded by a Junker plan loan in 2018.

Thousands Attended the Gay Parade in Belgrade

A strong message of tolerance was also the participation of Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

Thousands participated in the annual gay parade in Belgrade's Serbian capital. A strong message of tolerance was also the involvement of Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who does not hide that she is homosexual.

The European Parliament First Plenary Session after the Summer Begins

Strasbourg begins the first session of the European Parliament in the new political season. It will continue until Thursday inclusive.

Emphasis on the MEPs' agenda is the vote on Christine Lagarde's nomination for President of the European Central Bank. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday. On Wednesday, the main topic will be Brexit.

Russia to Introduce a Four-Day Workweek?

The Russian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection will discuss an experiment to introduce a four-day workweek in enterprises included in the national productivity enhancement project, "Izvestia" newspaper reported.

The publication quotes Peter Zaselsky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development.

Firefighting reinforcements sent for Greek island blaze

Greek authorities say they are reinforcing firefighting forces tackling a large forest fire on the western island of Zakynthos, where a tourist resort was evacuated.

Labor unions to march for workers’ rights on Tuesday afternoon

Several labor unions have joined forces to organize a rally in downtown Athens on Tuesday evening in protest at government policies they say undermine workers' rights.

The rally has been scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the Propylaia on Panepistimou Street and then head of Parliament. It is expected to affect traffic and public transportation in the city center.

170 carriage horses died in 2019 on Princes’ Islands: Report

A total of 170 carriage horses died in the first eight-and-a-half months of 2019 on Istanbul's Princes' Islands, daily Cumhuriyet has reported, citing the official figures of the Islands ("Adalar" in Turkish) Municipality.

Police probing activities of gun smuggling racket

Greek Police (ELAS) investigators are turning up new evidence on the activities of what appears to be a large gun smuggling network with links to Albania, following the arrest over the weekend of six suspects and the seizure of four Kalashnikov assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition on Crete over the weekend.

Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe

Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation.