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Switzerland Opens its Labor Market for Bulgarians

Switzerland opens its labor market for Bulgarians. Starting today (01.06), Bulgarians and Romanians will have complete freedom of movement, work and establishment in Switzerland. The only EU Member State whose citizens still have only limited access to the Swiss labor market remains Croatia.

Pope in Romania/Pope's message at St. Joseph Cathedral:The problem of faith is lack of joy;without joy we're paralyzed

Bucharest, May 31 /Agerpres/ - The problem of faith is lack of joy, faith wavers when it just floats along in sadness and discouragement, said Pope Francis in the message conveyed, on Friday, at the "St. Joseph" Cathedral in Bucharest. "The living memory of your people preserves this powerful sense of hope against every attempt to dim or extinguish it.

Pope in Romania/Sovereign Pontiff at National Cathedral: We should have the strength to forgive ourselves, to move on

Pope Francis on Friday delivered at the National Cathedral the Lord's Prayer (Our Father in Heaven) in Latin, about which he said it is a synthesis "of our identity of sons and in particular brothers who pray next to each other". "I wish I express my gratitude and emotion for being here in this holy temple that is clustering us in unity.

Romanians Welcome Pope With Cheers and Greetings

Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Romania for a historic three-day visit between May 31 and June 2.

The head of the Catholic Church was welcomed at the main airport by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and his wife along with Romanian Orthodox clerics, officials and hundreds of people with messages of greeting.

Pope in Romania/Miercurea Ciuc Catholic churches to stay open all night for pilgrims

The Catholic churches in Miercurea Ciuc will stay open all night for the pilgrims who would wish to rest or just step into the worship places on their way to the Marian shrine in Sumuleu Ciuc, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Saturday, on the second day of his apostolic visit to Romania.

Pope in Romania/ A symbolic watch, an album about Roman-Catholic Church in Romania offered by PM Dancila to Pope Francis

A symbolic watch and an album about the Roman-Catholic Church in Romania are the gifts the Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila offered on Friday to Pope Francis on her private audience. According to a gov't information, the watch is manufactured by a Romanian, having Saint Francis of Assisi on its dial, inspired by a Giotto fresco.

Pope in Romania/Sovereign Pontiff: I pay tribute to sacrifice made by so many sons, daughters of Romania

Pope Francis on Friday paid tribute to the sacrifices made by "so many sons and daughters of Romania who, with their heritage of values and their work, enrich the countries to which they migrated and the fruits of their employment help their families left in the country." The Sovereign Pontiff, currently on a visit to Romania, held a speech at the Cotroceni presidential Palace on Friday, saying

Bulgaria Is Among the Leaders in Cigarettes Manufacturing

In 2017, more than 487 billion cigarettes were produced in the European Union - 40 billion less compared to the previous year, according to Eurostat data published today on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, BNR reported.

2017 Production's worth is about € 4.9 billion, which is with € 1.3 billion less than 2016.