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Bulgaria, Israel to Foster Scientific Exchange

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski met with Israel's President Shimon Peres during his visit to the Middle East country.

"Bulgaria is part of the EU and NATO, which guarantees us a sustainable path for the future. It is up to us what progress we make. In these efforts, we very much rely on old friends, among the top of which is Israel", Oresharski told his colleague.

Deputy Head of Bulgaria's Svilengrad Customs Office Detained

Georgi Georgiev, Deputy Director of the Customs office in Bulgaria's southern town of Svilengrad has been arrested, Wednesday.

Georgiev was detained during a joint operation of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) and the Prosecutor's office, BGNES informs. According to unofficial reports, he was arrested for drug possession.

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Bulgarian, Swiss Researchers Cooperate on 13Projects Worth over CHF 4M

Bulgaria's Ministry of Education has announced that a total of 13 research projects worth over CHF 4M are implemented jointly by leading Bulgarian and Swiss institutes.

Bulgaria is one of the countries receiving support from Switzerland under a bilateral cooperation program worth CHF 76 M which provides financial assistance to a number of spheres.

Serbian Ambassador Thanks Bulgaria for Flood Relief Aid

Serbia's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Vladimir Curgus expressed his gratitude for the aid his country has received in the devastating floods.

"Our neighbor countries have helped and continue to help tremendously. This reminds us of the closeness between people on the Balkans, where neighbors help neighbors", Ambassador Curgus told Standartnews in an interview.

Humanitarian aid arrives from Sweden

BELGRADE - Humanitarian aid including three tons of canned food, water, and clothes arrived at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport from the Kingdom of Sweden for the flood-affected citizens in Serbia.

Bulgarians Spent More on Art, Museums in 2013

A total of 4,644 thousands visits to Bulgaria's museums were registered in 2013, and in comparison with 2012 they increased by 13.1%.

Corruption Hampers Bulgaria's Economic Growth – IMF

Economic growth in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary are hampered by corruption, according to Aasim Husain, Deputy Director in the European Department of the IMF.

Bosnian Embassy in Sofia to Collect Donations for Flooded Regions

The embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bulgaria will be collecting donations on Wednesday for the regions hit by the devastating floods.

Donations can be made at the Bosnian embassy on Alexander Zhendov Street No.1 in Sofia. Bottled mineral water, canned food, blankets, diapers, and baby foods are among the most needed items.

Bulgaria Supports Israeli Regional Crisis Response Group Initiative

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has met with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.

Bulgaria supports the initiative of Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman for establishing a regional group for crisis response, PM Oresharski said after the meeting.

Rail traffic Belgrade - Thessaloniki, Sofia back to normal

BELGRADE - Serbian Railways restored on Tuesday evening the international rail traffic with Greece and Bulgaria on the entire stretch from Belgrade to Thessaloniki and Sofia.

On Wednesday, Serbian Railways will get back to normal the international passenger traffic from Belgrade to Montenegro and Macedonia.

Bulgaria's IT Specialists Among the Youngest in Europe

The average age of the IT specialists in Bulgaria is 30 years, while that of the German ones is 45, shows data of the Axway Bulgaria software company. 

The average experience of the IT specialists in Bulgaria is a little over five years, while that of their German colleagues is 11 years. 

Bulgaria to Build New Museum of Aviation at Bozhurishte Airport

Bulgaria will have a new museum of aviation on the territory of the Bozhurishte airport.

The agreement was signed Monday by Vasil Vasilev, Deputy Minister of Culture, and the owner of the terrain, an Italian consortium, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.