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Explore the Tomb of Tutankhamun in Burgas, Bulgaria

If you want to walk through Tutankhamun's tomb and see how the boy's Pharaoh last house seemed like, you can do in Burgas. More than 100 exhibits of gold and precious stones recreate with absolute precision the funeral chamber from which the ruler of Ancient Egypt has taken to the stars, as seen by Treasure Hunt Howard Carter, reports Travel Bulgaria News

Migration from Eastern Europe Has Led to a Great Increase of the Population of Germany

Every day on average 74 Bulgarians, 79 Croats and 180 Romanians emigrated to Germany last year. These are some of the factors that contributed the population of Germany to exceed 83 million last year, according to data from the country's statistical office quoted by DPA and Reuters. The net migration was 400,000 in 2018, slightly below last year's (416,000).

Every Day on Average 74 Bulgarians Emigrated to Germany in 2018

Every day on average 74 Bulgarians, 79 Croats and 180 Romanians emigrated to Germany last year. These are some of the factors that contributed the population of Germany to exceed 83 million last year, according to data from the country's statistical office quoted by DPA and Reuters. The net migration was 400,000 in 2018, slightly below last year's (416,000).

"Volya" Won't Support the Deal for the Purchase of the F-16 Aircraft

"Volya" won't support the deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighters in the plenary, the party's press centre reported. The deal must be submitted for ratification by Parliament by the end of this week.

Volya's deputies will vote against the purchase of fighters in the defense committee scheduled for tomorrow and the Budget and Finance Committee scheduled for Wednesday.

Eurostat Confirmed: Bulgarians Are under 7 Million

The population of Bulgaria has fallen below 7 million since last year and continues to decrease. This is the latest data from an Eurostat analysis according to which the number of Bulgaria's inhabitants was 6 957 642 in 2018. A few months ago, the National Statistical Institute shared similar data.

Bulgaria Allocates BGN 1.9 Million to Refugees in Turkey

BGN 1.9 million for payments to refugees in Turkey will be granted by the government. That was decided on at today's meeting. They will be paid in three instalments. All Member States' financial assistance was agreed in 2016 between the European Union and Turkey.

Bulgarian Youth - First in the EU in Severe Deprivation, Pregnancy and Obesity

Bulgaria is second in the EU at risk of poverty and social exclusion among young people and the first in the share of pregnant women in teenage age. It is also one of the countries with the most obese adolescents. Only in Slovakia there were fewer young people aged 18-24 at risk of depression.

The Eurogroup Discuss the Bulgarian Candidature for Eurozone Membership

The Bulgarian candidature for eurozone membership will be discussed at a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers. The point has entered the last minute on the agenda. It is envisaged that ministers will discuss Bulgaria's progress in relation to its desire to join the ERM II.

Bulgarians Working Abroad Remain a Major Investor in the Bulgarian Economy

Bulgarians working abroad remain a major investor in the Bulgarian economy. According to data from the balance of payments of the Bulgarian National Bank, since the beginning of the year they have sent nearly 400 million euro to their relatives.

Bulgarian Muslims Condemn Islamophobic Attacks

Bulgaria's Grand Mufti's Office called on the police on Friday to investigate an attack on its office in the capital, Sofia, as a "hate crime".

The windows of the building in central Sofia were smashed with stones by an unknown person on Thursday, three days after swastikas and other hate symbols were scratched onto a mosque in the central town of Karlovo on July 2.

70% of Bulgarians Still Receive a Salary of Less Than BGN 1,200

,,Bulgaria has the deepest poverty in the EU.'' This is what the chairman of CITUB Plamen Dimitrov told bTV.

Dimitrov specified that by raising the price of electricity, the increase in the bills will be about BGN 1, however, and BGN 0.50  is a lot for the pensioners in Bulgaria."

Eurostat: The Gender Pay Gap in Bulgaria Has Fallen to 13.6%

The gender pay gap in Bulgaria is decreasing for the third consecutive year - from 15.4% in 2015 to 13.6% in 2017. This shows Eurostat data quoted in the Report on Equality between Women and Men for 2018 which was adopted by the government. The average pay gap in the EU in 2017 is 16%.

41% of Bulgarians Spend More Time Working than with Their Families

In Bulgaria, 41% of workers say working time is not in line with family and social commitments. On average, for the EU this share is about 22%. This is due to the fact that the different forms of employment are not widely spread in Bulgaria.

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