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Bulgaria ranks fifth in the European Union for garbage generation, Eurostat statistics show.
The latest European Community statistics on trash generated in the community is from 2016. Eurostat will submit a new analysis in November. By 2016, the total waste generated by the Union from all economic activities and households amounts to 2 538 million tonnes.
Greece's former prime minister Alexis Tsipras has urged the European Union to back entry talks with North Macedonia later this month.
In an op-ed article in the Financial Times, the country's main opposition leader said the European Council's decision "will show whether the bloc can be as courageous as the young, dynamic Balkan country that is knocking on its door."
The annual report of Mastercard - Masterindex provides new information about the Bulgarians' perceptions of payment methods, banking services and the frequency of their use. A survey, which was conducted this year, shows that almost every Bulgarian in the country has a debit card (98%), while the percentage of credit card holders is 40.
,,A quick solution to the open issues with Bulgaria is possible'', the Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev said today, quoted by MIA.
He said the two countries had signed a treaty in which they accepted the fact of their common history. Zaev added that part of this story is individual for both parties, and he hopes the commission will find a solution.
Bulgaria supports the European perspective of Northern Macedonia, but our country must immediately develop a new position in which to link support for European Union membership to resolving controversial issues between Sofia and Skopje related to our common history. This is the result of a presidential consultation meeting.
Bulgaria's continued support for Skopje's EU accession bid - including its support for a start to its EU membership talks that will be decided at the European Council in October - depends on whether the two countries can resolve their disputes over history, Bulgarian leaders said on Monday at a meeting in Sofia held by President Rumen Radev.
An advisory meeting to discuss the results of the work of the Joint Committee on Historical and Educational Affairs between Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia was held with President Rumen Radev. Prior to the invitation to Skopje to begin EU membership talks, the head of state requested that Bulgarian support should not be at the expense of native history, language and identity.
"Actions are needed to develop a national position with clear requirements and criteria that safeguard the Bulgarian national interest." This was stated by President Rumen Radev after the meeting to discuss the results of the work of the Joint Committee on Historical and Educational Affairs between Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia.