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Bulgarian Border Police: Heavy Truck Traffic at Kapitan Andreevo

There is heavy truck traffic on Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, at exit from the country, according to Border Police data as of 6.00 am. On the borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Romania, there is normal traffic on all checkpoints.

European Union presidency to back FYROM accession talks

The European Union presidency says it will back the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to open accession talks after it reached a deal to change its name.

Romanian European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday he wanted negotiations to start for FYROM in June at a meeting of EU ministers. Teodorovici:Romania aims to advance works in economic, financial, fiscal area to the benefit of member states

Romania wants to actively participate in the strengthening of the European project and aims to advance the works in the economic, financial and fiscal area, to the benefit of all member states, Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici stated on Monday within a meeting in Bucharest with Norway's Finance Minister Siv Jensen.

PSD's Dragnea: GDP - by at least 10 pct higher if certain institutions had pursued Romania's interest

The GDP and the budget revenues would have been by at least 10 per cent higher if all the state institutions had pursued Romania's interest, instead of just attempting to destabilize this ruling coalition, PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader Liviu Dragnea wrote on his Facebook page, in reply to a post regarding last year's budget revenues.

NSI: Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Increase 4.2% YoY in December 2018

In December 2018, Bulgarians made 478,400 trips abroad, 4.2% more than in the same month of the previous year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. An increase was registered in the trips to Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Greece.

End-of-year government budget deficit at 2.88 pct of GDP, same as in 2017

Romania closed 2018 with a general consolidated budget deficit of 2.88 percent of GDP, the same as in 2017, shows data released by the Ministry of Public Finance on Monday.

The budget deficit is thus below the target of 2.97 pct of GDP set by the authorities.

Ice Fishing Pros Compete in Bulgaria

They battled with snow drifts and waded through knee-deep slush to get to their competition ground on a frozen lake in Bulgaria's southern Rhodope mountains, reports AFP. 

The world's ice angling pros converged this weekend on the Shiroka Polyana lake, 1,500 metres above sea level, to face off at the 16th annual Ice Fishing World Championship.


Bulgarian Border Police: Normal Traffic on all Crossings

There is normal traffic on all border checkpoints, Border Police said. As of 6.00 am, traffic is normal on the borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Romania.