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Eurostat: Bulgarians are Most at Risk of Poverty in the EU

We are followed by Romania and Greece.

Bulgarians are most at risk of poverty among all EU Member States, Eurostat data show. According to them, about 2.3 million people in Bulgaria live with income around the poverty line, which is BGN 350.

The New European Commission Delayed for at Least One Month

Ursula von der Leyen will have to wait a month before heading to the next European Commission, as the European Parliament rejected three candidate-commissioners, the institution's spokesman said Wednesday (16 October), Euractiv reported.

Orban, after meeting with UDMR: We had discussion in which we agreed on many points

Prime Minister designate, Ludovic Orban, said on Thursday, after the meeting with the leaders of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), that they had a discussion in which they agreed on many points, both in what regards elements of fiscal policy, as well as in what regards the position towards some articles of Ordinance 114.

Acting ForMin Manescu advocates East - West cooperation, as new global order is about to set in

Eastern and Western European states need to cooperate, and the EU should tighten the relationship with the US, because a new global order is about to set in, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Ramona Manescu on Thursday told the Bucharest Forum, an event organized by the Aspen Institute and the Bucharest Office of the German Marshall Fund of the US.

Romania Acquits Securitate Officers of Dissident’s Death

The judgment is not final and will be challenged by the Ursu family's legal representatives, the victim's son, Andrei Ursu, told BIRN in a telephone interview from the US.

"This is outrageous," said Ursu, who attributed the acquittal to "corruption in the justice system."

"We had overwhelming evidence [for a conviction]," he added.

PM-designate Orban presents several ministries not to be included in new Gov't

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban on Wednesday evening presented several ministries that would not exist in the new Executive, including the Energy Ministry and the Ministry for Romanians Abroad. "Energy is also economy and tourism is economy, too. Waters, forestry, environment are somehow an area.

#2019PresidentialElection/MAE sends AEP additional list with 68 polling stations abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Wednesday sent the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) an additional list of 68 polling stations abroad, besides the proposals sent on October 3 and 10. MAE has proposed the organisation of a total 777 polling stations for the presidential elections, so far, reads a release of this Ministry.

ForMin Manescu: Romania can become largest gas producer in Europe, which gives it security, independence

Bucharest, Oct 16 /Agerpres/ - Romania can become the largest gas producer in the European Union, which gives it security and independence, but also positions it as an important negotiation partner at European and global level, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ramona Manescu, said on Wednesday, at the third edition of the Aspen Energy Summit 2019.