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Bulgaria: Retired Prof. Kanradzhiev Comments on Rumours about His Wealth

The retired director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev responded to the claims that according to his tax return he has very ample savings. To explain the amount, he shared details of his private life for the first time this morning on bTV:

Bulgaria’s Air Force One Has New Executive Director

As of today Bulgaria's Special Purpose Aviation Operator (SAO), which is the country's counterpart of Air Force One, has a new executive director.

Georgi Todorov, caretaker Minister of Transport, reported the replacement.

The new director is Zlatko Zlatev. He is a pilot, he has also worked in the air force 1, but he has been head of Krumovo Air Base for several.

Romania Scraps Statute of Limitations for Human Trafficking

A total of 293 of the 332 MPs in Romania's Chamber of Deputies voted on Thursday in favour of removing the statute of limitations for crimes ranging from human trafficking, forced labour and slavery to rape and the sexual abuse of minors, Romanian news website G4Media reported.

Bulgaria Will Receive EUR 173,6 Million for Coronavirus Compensations

The European Commission (EC) said on Tuesday that it has approved the allocation of €173.6 million to Bulgaria, which can be used as compensations related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds aim to support the labour market and retain jobs, help small businesses and low-income families. The money will be part of OP Human Resources Development's budget.

Turkey leads Europe in youth population but aging concerns linger

Young people made up 15.4 percent of Turkey's total population throughout 2020, the country's statistical authority announced May 17, showing a slight decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous year.

Out of the total population of 83.61 million last year, 12.89 million people were aged between 15 and 24, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.

Irregular Migration Pressure on Bulgarian Borders Mounting – Interior Ministry

For the first four months of the current year the Interior Ministry reports seven times as many attempts by illegal immigrants to enter Bulgaria through the Bulgarian-Turkish border compared to the same period in 2020. The Ministry said border police stopped 3,978 illegal immigrants who tried to enter the country.

EU Green Deal May Help Bulgaria Overcome Demographic Crisis

Bulgaria could take advantage of financing available under the EU Green Deal to solve the most pressing challenge the country is currently faced with - the demographic crisis. But is it really that simple? EURACTIV Bulgaria discussed the issue with leading economist Krassen Stanchev.

Bulgarians’ Life Expectancy Is 74,6 Years – National Statistical Institute

In the period 2018 - 2020, life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population was 74.6 years, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on May 11.

This is a decrease of 0.3 years compared with the 2017 - 2019 period, the NSI said.

For men, life expectancy at birth is 71.1 years and for women, 78.2 years.

Bulgaria’s Morbidity Map: 25 Regions Still in Red Zone

Twenty-five out of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are Covid-19 "red zones", meaning an infection rate of 120 or higher out of 100 000 population, according to a report by the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases for the 14-day period ending May 9.

Bulgarian Finance Ministry: Budget in Red with BGN 619,4 Million

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has recorded a consolidated Budget deficit of 619.4 million leva in the first three months of the year, lower than the ministry's forecast of 656.5 million leva issued last month.