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Homophobic Vandals Destroy LGBT Billboard in Bulgaria

Vandals in the seaside town of Varna on Wednesday destroyed a billboard featuring two men hugging in front of the Bulgarian parliament, with the caption: "Nothing to be afraid of. It's just love".

After green paint was splashed on it, it was later slit through with a sharp object, local media reported.

Wizz Air Adds Another Plane and 35 Jobs in Varna

Wizz Air will increase the capacity of its base in Varna with another Airbus A320, the company announced at a press conference today. Thus, the total number of machines based in Bulgaria is 9 - seven in Sofia and two in our seaside capital. Thanks to the new aircraft, Wizz Air will add another 6 routes from Varna to Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Liverpool and Copenhagen.

Vatican confirms: Pope is coming to Balkans

"Accepting the invitation of the top authorities and of the Catholic Church" the pope will be in Bulgaria from May 5-7, and on May 7 in Macedonia, a Vatican spokesperson said on Thursday.

The government of Macedonia announced that the pope will visit Skopje, the birthplace of Mother Theresa, during his visit on May 7 next year.

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Cloud Computing Services Used by More Than One Out of Four Enterprises in the EU

In 2018, 26% of EU enterprises with at least 10 persons employed purchased cloud computing services. Cloud computing usage grew rapidly over the last few years, as in 2014 it stood at 19% and in 2016 at 21%. Large enterprises use cloud computing much more (56% of enterprises employing 250 persons or more) than small ones (23% of enterprises employing 10 to 49 persons).

Consumption Per Capita Varied Between 54% and 132% of the EU Average

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States in 2017, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 54% of the European Union (EU) average in Bulgaria to 132% in Luxembourg.

CNN Travel: Plovdiv is One of the Most Fascinating Places in Europe

Plovdiv is one of the most impressive places to visit in Europe according to the CNN Travel rating. Together with 17 other places, including Lisbon, Athens, Wroclaw and Dusseldorf, the town under the hills is presented as a key destination for cultural tourism and entertainment.

Pope Francis will Visit Bulgarian Cities of Sofia and Rakovski in 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the cities of Sofia and Rakovski as part of an upcoming apostolic trip in 2019, the government press office said, citing an announcement of the Holy See. The pope will visit Bulgaria from 5 to 7 May 2019, the cities of Sofia and Rakovski in particular, and Macedonia's Skopje on May 7, 2019.

Eurostat: Two-thirds of Young Bulgarians Live in Overcrowded Housing

About 62% of young Bulgarians in the 15-29 age group, or nearly two-thirds of the younger generation in Bulgaria, live in overcrowded housing conditions, according to data from Eurostat's analysis of housing conditions in EU countries in 2017

Balkan 2030 World Cup bid is Realistic, Says Bulgarian Sports Minister

A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. 

ForMin Melescanu meets representatives of Bulgaria's, Serbia's Foreign Affairs Committees; Minister emphasises regional cooperation

The priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the regional cooperation and the economic interconnection projects were among the topics tackled by Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu during his meeting on Wednesday in Bucharest with representatives of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Assemblies of Bulgaria and Serbia.

What did Bulgarians Google in 2018?

December 12, Sofia - Today Google announced the 2018 search results, a list of the most searched terms, which presents a unique perspective on the important moments and trends of the past year.