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Independent Media in Central and Southeast Europe Under ‘Assault’ – Report

The report, Fighting Words: Journalism Under Assault in Central and Eastern Europe, issued on Wednesday by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the University of Oxford evaluates the situation of the media in the region by drawing on interviews with about a hundred journalists in 16 countries during 2019.

Romania takes over BSEC chairmanship-in-office

On January 1, 2020 Romania took over the chairmanship-in-office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC), with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) taking over the chairmanship-in-office of the BSEC Business Council for six months.

Romanian authorities seize smuggled cigarettes worth approx 15 million euros in 2019

Over 150 million smuggled cigarettes, worth 71 million lei (Rs 15 million euros), were seized by the Romanian authorities in 2019, the equivalent of a 40 pct increase compared to the previous year, shows data centralized by the Stop Smuggling portal, quoted by the British American Tobacco (BAT) in a press release, sent to AGERPRES on Friday.

North Macedonia’s ‘Honeyland’ Enters Race for Oscars

Photo: Honeyland / Samir Ljuma

Their film has been nominated in two categories, for Documentary Feature Film and also for International Feature Film, formerly known as Foreign Language Film.

The film enters the Oscar competition after it previously, last year, won several prizes at the US Sundance film festival.

World Bank Raised Economic Growth Projections for Bulgaria

In a report, published last night, the World Bank raises the 2018 economic growth forecast of Bulgaria from 3 to 3.6 percent, BNR reported.

For this and for next year, the World Bank is also raising its forecast - a 3 percent growth rate for 2020, and 3.1 percent for 2021. In June last year its growth forecast was 2.8 percent for both years. 

BNB Releases New BGN 2 Coin

From 6 January 2020 the Bulgarian National Bank will release into circulation a copper commemorative coin '125 Years since the Birth of Geo Milev' of the 'Bulgarian Artists' series.

It will be sold for BGN 24 (twenty four levs).

The Bulgarian Christmas Initiative Raised nearly BGN 2 Million

The seventeenth edition of the charity initiative Bulgarian Christmas, which aims to support the treatment of children and to provide high-tech medical equipment for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, continues. More than BGN 1 910 000 has reached the amount raised after the end of the charity spectacle, which took place on Christmas Day at the Ivan Vazov National Theater.

Metal stars to start Istanbul New Year countdown

Istanbul is preparing to bid farewell to 2019 with a thrilling night of metal music.

In the "Rock the New Year" event, which will be held as part of the "Rock Off Event Series," the names that metal fans look forward to seeing will be on stage on Dec. 27 at IF Performance Hall in Beşiktaş district.

North Macedonia, Bulgaria Contenders Shortlisted for Oscar

Photo: Honeyland / Samir Ljuma

"Honeyland" has been shortlisted in two categories, for Documentary Feature Film and also for International Feature Film, formerly known as Foreign Language Film.

Cigarette black market in Romania falls below 11pct in September

The cigarette black market in Romania fell in September below 11pct of the total consumption, for the first time in the last ten years, due to the sharp reduction in "no-name" products, show the findings of the Novel research, made public on Thursday. At the national level, the illegal trade in cigarettes thus reached 10.5pct, down 3.2 percentage points compared to July this year.

Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard | Athens | October 23

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices and Lisa Gerrard will be performing at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the Christmas Theater program of events on Wednesday, October 23.

PM Borissov Met with the CEO of Deutsche Welle

The media environment, the positive tendencies in the economic development of Bulgaria and the attraction of a large strategic investor from Germany. These were some of the topics that Prime Minister Boyko Borissov discussed with Deutsche Welle CEO Peter Limbourg.