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Telenor Bulgaria said it's backing the second edition of the international Global Datathon 2018 hackathon that will be held between 28 and 30 September. Global Datathon 2018 is a 48-hour competition organised by the volunteer organisation Data Science Society. Its participants will be able to work with mentors and experts from around the world.
United Group's General Counsel, Steve Leroy, said nothing would change after the private equity firm BC Partners this week acquired a majority stake in the largest alternative pay-TV company in former Yugoslavia.
"The future plans for the companies within the group, including the N1 news network, will not change," Leroy told BIRN.
A private equity firm, BC Partners, is to take over majority ownership of Serbia's largest cable company, United Group, from the US-based equity firm, KKR, which will downgrade to minority owner, BC Partners and KKR announced jointly on Thursday.
"BC Partners is the final buyer of KKR's stake," BC Partners told BIRN on Thursday.
The Croatia and Real Madrid footballer was last month declared Europe's best player, and also won the Golden Ball at the World Cup in Russia.
Modric beat Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus to the award - with the latter failing to show up at the event, the Best FIFA Football Awards, held in London on Monday.
One of the 12 sailors kidnapped Saturday morning on board of the Swiss Glarus off the coast of Nigeria is the marine chief engineer of the ship, a 60-year-old man from Constanta, according to the leader of the Free Trade Union of Romania's Navigators, Adrian Mihalcioiu.
Two months after the Croatian national football team became the runners-up at the World Cup in Russia, captain Luka Modric was given the men's player of the year award by FIFA at a ceremony in London on Monday.
He won this year's award ahead of Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, his former Real Madrid teammate and twice winner of the 'best player' prize.
Greece is among the 14 EU member-states that are at risk of missing the 2020 target of 50 percent recycling of municipal waste, the European Commission said in a report on the implementation of EU legislation published on Monday.
Besides Greece, the other countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
Croatian police have denied separating a Syrian migrant from his young daughter - after he issued a call for help over the weekend in finding his five-year-old daughter, who he says is now stuck in Croatia while he is back in Bosnia.
He claims the Croatian police separated him from his daughter, which the Croatian police have denied.
Sofia. China is very important for the European tourism, we seek to promote Bulgaria as a tourism destination in the Chinese market. We are preparing a marketing campaign to attract visitors from China, which we plan to launch next year. Bulgaria's official tourism portal will be available in Chinese after its upgrade in 2019.
Turkey's Fenerbahçe was defeated by Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 Sept. 20 in the first match of the Europa League 2018-19 group stage.