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Return to meritocracy

There is a glaring contradiction in the way the country's political forces treat public administration: On the one hand, they denounce the appointment of inactive party officials to positions in the public administration. On the other, they seek to "criminalize" any remuneration to officials in the broader public sector deemed to be above average.

SMEs confidence index jumps up

Small and medium-sized enterprises are experienced a surge of confidence in their economic prospects.
Research by National Bank of Greece on a sample of 1,160 firms with turnover of less than 10 million euros showed the confidence index jumping to a 10-year high of 18 in the first half of 2019, up from 13 in the second half of 2018.

Ambassador Mattli disappointed with progress of Swiss-funded works at Brasov highschool

Swiss Ambassador in Bucharest, Arthur Mattli, expressed his disappointment with the progress of the rehabilitation works at the Brasov High School of Informatics, which are being carried out as part of a project with Swiss funding, the Brasov municipality said in a Wednesday release.

Between 600,000 and 800,000 Are the People in Bulgaria Who Work but Can't Fend for Themselves

Between 600,000 and 800,000 are the working poor in Bulgaria according to various estimates. These are people who cannot fend for themselves with the money they receive, Social Minister Biser Petkov commented to Nova TV. He hastened to add that, however, wages are steadily increasing and the minimum wage set for next year is BGN 610.

Bulgarian Parliament's New Website will Cost BGN 25 000

The National Assembly will have a new and more modern website. The public contract for its construction has already been announced. Parliament has budgeted over BGN 100,000 in the summer months, bTV reported.

During a scandal involving leaked personal data from the NRA, prosecutors announced that parliament was also targeted by hackers. Or rather, its sprinklers.