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Europroject Will Improve Air Quality in Six Large Municipalities in Bulgaria

The European Commission has announced an investment of € 116.1 million under the LIFE program for the environment and climate action, its press service announced, quoted by bTV. 

Air pollution from heating and transport is a significant problem in Bulgaria.

FYROM raises NATO flag ahead of name change

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement.

Wine Heroes of New Europe

One of main objectives of 2019 Grand VINART Tasting, taking place 1 - 2nd of March, is to present the potential, variety and quality of wines from New Europe. In the wine world, it unites, in addition to Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia.

Bulgaria Ranks 7th in Road Safety in the EU

The probability of getting into a road crash in Austria is 9 times greater than in Denmark. This is a study by the European Commission, published by the British Daily Mail.

Ilka Štuhec defends downhill title at World Championships

The 22nd World Championship medal for Slovenia marks a dream comeback for the 28-year-old, who returned to competition this season after sitting out the entire previous season due to a knee injury.

Štuhec finished the shortened course - it was cut by almost a quarter due to bad weather - in 1 minute, 1.74 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Sutter of Switzerland.

Russian IT Company with over $ 1 Billion in Revenue is Entering the Bulgarian Market

Russian Softline is expanding its operations in Eastern Europe, including its entry into the Bulgarian market. In 2018 it became clear that the company will start operations in Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. The company is leading in the field of digital transformation processes.

Power Bourse EEX to Focus on Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) expects to expand power trading in Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia this year, having raised power futures volumes in 2018 across Europe by 19 percent, Chief Executive Peter Reitz said, reports Reuters. 

The Minimum Wage in Bulgaria is 286 Euro, in Luxembourg - 2071 Euro

Income inequality in the EU continues to be substantial.

Bulgaria remains the country with the lowest gross minimum wage - 286 euros (560 leva), according to Eurostat data for January 2019. The highest minimum wage in the EU is received by the inhabitants of Luxembourg - 2071 euros.

First Olympic medal winners for Slovenia enter Hall of Fame

The trio was inaugurated into the elite club honoured by the Slovenian Sports Journalists Association as the first winners of Olympic medals for Slovenia.

Jure Košir (46), competed for 15 seasons in the World Cup to earn 3 wins and 20 podium finishes, but his biggest achievement was the bronze medal in the men's slalom at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Opposition DS leaves National, local assemblies

They will also leave the Belgrade and other city and local assemblies.

They decided to leave all city assemblies in which the elementary democratic principle and procedures are not respected, the Beta agency was told by that party.

As stated, the Presidency has decided to support an "agreement with the people", whose is an integral part is to leave parliaments.

EU with New Rules on International Marriages

The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today.

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.

Is Serbia still on EU path, wonders Slovenian FM

Speaking before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament, Cerar added that Serbia should declare its stance on European orientation, STA is reporting.

According to him, these questions should be discussed through talks with Serbian officials, and to concern should be expressed over them.

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