The Reform Fund Linked to the Inclusion of Roma and Other Vulnerable Groups had approximately 28,000 beneficiaries in such fields as education, healthcare, housing, community and economic development, according to the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Romania, Arthur Mattli.
From the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year, Investbank will provide loans to undergraduate and doctoral students after concluding a contract with the Ministry of Education and Science for lending to undergraduate and doctoral students with state financial support. The student loan system guarantees access for young people to higher education, regardless of their social status.
50 million leva is the maximum amount of the new government guarantees that the Council of Ministers has approved under the Students and PhD Students Loan Act (LCAS). Credits are granted to Bulgarian citizens, citizens of the EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation and are only for higher education in Bulgaria.
From 1 June 2019, the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania will have full freedom of movement, employment and establishment in Switzerland. Thus, they will have the same rights as other EU citizens (except Croatia) and will be able to reside freely in the country provided they have a job, the Press Center Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba has welcomed a decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1. "I welcome the decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1, 2019. The safeguard clause limiting this right for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals is thus ending.
The Ambassador-Designate of the Swiss Confederation to Romania, Arthur Mattli, said on Monday that if a better future is wanted, the state must work together with the civil society and the private sector. Today the contribution of the civil society is very important.
Opportunities to promote trade and economic cooperation between Bulgaria and the Swiss Confederation, the partnership of the two countries in the field of education and science, cooperation in the field of defense and security will be among the topics that the Bulgarian head of state Rumen Radev will discuss within the framework of the two-day official visit to the Swiss Confederation at the in
Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba chaired in Brussels on Tuesday the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting under the aegis of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council, where there was tackled an important topic on the discussion agenda, namely the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.