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The supermarket sector outperformed general retail commerce in the first five months of 2019, thanks to the contribution of bulk products (that saw a double-digit growth rate) and the clothing and homeware category. The relaunch of the former Marinopoulos hypermarkets by owner Sklavenitis has also helped.
In the extra time the government gave itself by pushing the snap election to July 7, it managed to pass a monumental law that had been in the works for years. Now that it's nearly time for the country's new criminal code to come into effect, the shortcomings of rushing through important legislation are becoming increasingly clear.
Since the beginning of the year, the Metropolitan Inspectorate has cleaned nearly 5,000 of the 33,000 rainwater shafts in Sofia. This was made clear by the words of engineer Nikolai Kyucukov from the office on the occasion of yesterday's difficulties, which the pouring rain created in the city. The most problematic are the low plots, one of which is the newly renovated part of Solunska Street.
The government closes the subject of a reduction in value added tax (VAT). The talks are being terminated because they contradict one of the points in the coalition agreement between GERB and the United Patriots, namely that within the mandate of this government tax laws should not change. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov after today's Coalition Council.
According to information from our embassy in Romania, one Bulgarian citizen died and four were injured in a car crash on the Giurgiu-Bucharest road. This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our embassy has contacted the Police Inspectorate-Giurgiu, who has confirmed this case.
The AGERPRES National Press Agency was granted during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the Elisabeta Palace the status of Supplier to the Royal House of Romania.