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Bulgaria Among the EU Champions for the Smallest Number of Foreigners

Of the 512 million people living in the EU in 2018, 7.8% are with nationality different from their than their country of residence: 3.4% are with nationality from another EU Member State and 4.4% are from non-EU country. These shares vary from one Member State to another.

Bulgaria Grants Humanitarian Aid of € 200,000 to Tackle Migration

The decision was approved by the Council of Ministers, writes NOVA TV. 

Bulgaria will provide humanitarian aid of € 200,000 to tackle migration. This will happen after an agreement is signed between the European Economic Bank and the government. The decision was approved by the Council of Ministers, the government information service said.

Slovenia Opposition Demands Tighter Border Controls With Croatia

The opposition conservative New Slovenia party, NSi, on Thursday, demanded a session of the foreign policy and interior policy committees in parliament to discuss the new joint Italian-Slovenian border patrols on the borders of the two countries.

‘Nobody Hears You’: Migrants, Refugees Beaten on Balkan Borders

Between May 2017 and May last year, NNK recorded 215 reported cases of push-backs by Croatian police to Serbia, of which 45 per cent involved physical violence.

Between May 2017 and December last year, there were 141 push-backs from Croatia to Bosnia, NNK reported, of which 84 per cent involved violence.

30 Embassies and international representations in Bucharest send message on International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

Approximately 30 Embassies and the European Commission Representation in Romania conveyed a joint message of solidarity with all the marginalised groups and against discrimination on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and, on this occasion, they underscore the governments' obligation to protect all citizens from violence and discrimination." "On the occasion of

Greeks expect more for their taxes, OECD report finds

Eight in 10 Greeks expect more and better services from the state in light of the taxes they pay, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report published on Tuesday.

Serbia Opposition MPs Boycott Parliament After Fresh Protests

MPs of parties mainly gathered in the opposition Alliance for Serbia boycotted Monday's session of the Serbian parliament, following mass anti-government protests, marring a visit by the President of Slovenia.

Serbian pensioners risk poverty less than many in EU

According to EU's statistical agency's analysis covering 2017, pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union was estimated to be 14.2 percent, slightly above the figure of 13.8 percent in 2016. The rate has been rising gradually since 2013, when it was 12.6 percent, the organization has announced.

Tax restructure high on Government agenda

In a report from May 2018, the OECD identified that only 14% of total tax revenues in Slovenia comes from income tax (the average in OECD countries being 25%), while it collects 40% from social contributions (the OECD average is 26%). According to their assessment, such a system increases the cost of work and discourages employers from hiring.

Refugees In | Athens | November 29 & 30

The Greek Council for Refugees presents "Refugees In," a two-day event at the Bios venue addressing the many different aspects of the biggest wave of migration into Europe since World War II.

Bulgaria another country that wants out of UN migration pact

He added that this agreement would undermine Bulgarian national interests.

"The position of the Bulgarian government is not to join UN's global pact on migration," the deputy head of the GERB said after a meeting of coalition heads, Reuters reports. The agency says the juior coalition partner of GERB, the United Patrioty, strongly opposes the UN pact.

86,000 Bosnians Give Up Citizenship for Foreign Passports

From 1996 to 2018, a total of 86,755 people renounced their Bosnian citizenship - more than the population of the town of Brcko in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina - according to data that BIRN has obtained from the country's annual migration profile.

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