Food and drink

EU to Grant Bulgaria EUR 133 M of Vine-Growing Subsidies

Bulgaria will receive EUR 133 M from the European Union, which will subsidize vine-growing and wine production under a new operational program.

Krasimir Koev, who heads Bulgaria's Vine and Wine Agency, said that the new program was signed Wednesday, the website reported.

Upon receiving EU funds, new vines are to be planted across Bulgaria.

Serbian McDonald's Denies Banning Roma Children

"Nicefoods Restaurants" says it will appeal against a judgment of the Novi Sad Court, which fined it 100,000 dinars (about 860 euro) for not allowing Roma children to enter McDonald's in the city of Novi Sad in 2012.

"Nicefoods Restaurants respect the ruling... but we will use our right and appeal the decision," the company said in a statement.

Bulgarians Have a Sweet Tooth

Every other Bulgarian consumes way too much sugary products, shows an analysis of the National Public Health Center (NPHC). 

According to the data, the Bulgarians consume an average of 36 kg of sugar per year, whereas a century ago it was 2 kg per year. 

Preparations have begun for projects financed by UAE loan

SENTA - The Serbian government approved a report on negotiations with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development on Friday in relation to the granting of a loan to the Serbian government for financing the first phase of the irrigation system development, Serbian Minister of Agriculture Dragan Glamocic has said.