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The minister's comments on Thursday come after 2TDK, the state-run company managing the project, has decided to enter negotiations with ten of the 15 bidders that responded to an international call to tender for the main construction work, including several Chinese and Turkish companies, aside from builders from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
According to the second estimate of Eurostat, which was released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's GDP growth surpassed the EU average in the first quarter of 2015.
The country's GDP in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 0.9 % compared to the previous quarter, while there was a 2 % growth compared to the same quarter in 2014.
By John Geddie
Greek bond yields edged lower on Monday after a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor's, which said the country remained on track to emerge from a six-year recession.
The upgrade to B from B- late on Friday is a boost for Greece's fragile coalition government, which is hoping to escape the constraints of its EU/IMF bailout program.
Bulgaria ranks 54th out of a total of 144 countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 of the World Economic Forum.
For a third year in a row, Bulgaria has improved its score.
In the 2014-2015 edition of the report, Bulgaria outperforms a number of EU countries, including Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia and Greece.
NEW YORK - Serbia ranks 52nd in the Global Peace Index (GPI), produced by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and is in the top 30 percent of the safest countries in the world.
At the end of the first quarter of 2014, Bulgaria's government debt increased by 1.4 percentage points from the last quarter of 2013 and by 2.3 pp from the first quarter of 2013, to 20.3% of the GDP, according to Eurostat.
In the last quarter of 2013 the government debt amounted to 18.9% of the GDP and in the first quarter of 2013 it stood at 18.0% of the GDP.
In Serbia every 5th individual jobless
In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.