Bulgaria Experiences Shortage of 40 000 IT Specialists

Bulgaria is experiencing a shortage of 40 000 Information Technology (IT) specialists, while the respective figure in Europe is one million people.

This was announced by the chief executive officer of the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT) Vesela Kalacheva at a conference on Tuesday.

British Parliament Dissolved as Election Campaign Begins

British Parliament was formally dissolved on Monday as the campaign for the forthcoming general election in the UK was officially unveiled.

British Prime Minister David Cameron held an audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, after which he announced that the general election will take place on May 7.

Labour Minister Rovana Plumb elected chair of Social Democratic Party's National Council

The National Council of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) elected Labour Minister Rovana Plumb as its chair, in a 807 to 37 vote; she was already one of the party's vice presidents.

Rovana Plumb
Photo credit: (c) Cristian NISTOR / AGERPRES PHOTO

The voting proceeded based on 855 mandates distributed to the delegates; 844 votes were valid and 11 invalidated.

Social Democratic Party holds its National Council

The meeting of the National Council of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) began on Friday at the Parliament Palace, in the presence of the party president, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, and of other members of its leadership; the honorary president of the PSD, Ion Iliescu, former President of Romania, did not attend.

Photo credit: (c) Liviu SOVA / AGERPRES PHOTO

Djukanovic Reshuffles his Team in Montenegro

Parliament on Wednesday approved the new cabinet of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, tasked with reviving the economy and leading Montenegro closer to NATO and EU membership.

MPs from the ruling coalition voted in favour of new education, culture, health, justice and labour ministers. The opposition voted against the new cabinet.

Montenegro Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Djukanovic on Monday presented the five new ministers to the leaderhip of his ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS after months of speculation about changes within the government.
It is expected that parliament will vote on the new Education, Culture, Health, Justice and Labour ministers at its session scheduled for Tuesday.