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Sofia Residents Will Be Able to Track Information about Upcoming Disasters in the City via Their Phone

Sofia residents will be able to track information about upcoming disasters in the city via their phone. The new mobile app is based on a German model, and the idea of ​​launching it in the capital came from a visit by a team of the Emergency Relief and Prevention Directorate in Berlin at the invitation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).

The pro-Europeans fight back

The election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president is a positive development. Had she been rejected, the European Union would have suffered a fresh blow at a time when it is under pressure from within and without. However, we cannot ignore the fact that von der Leyen was imposed from "above" rather than being selected in the traditional manner.

Bulgaria is among the Countries Surveyed for the New Volkswagen Plant

The German carmaker Volkswagen relies on electromobility. By the end of this year, the production of "Volkswagen I.D." will begin.

As a result, the company will also build a new factory in Eastern Europe, and Bulgaria is also among the candidates, reports Deutsche Welle.

Eurostat: 53% of Scientists and Engineers in Bulgaria Are Women

In five EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers are women, according to Eurostat data published today for 2017.

Lithuania is ranked first, with 57% of the scientists being ladies, with 53% following Bulgaria and Latvia. In Portugal, the share is 51 per cent and in Denmark just over 50 per cent, the BNR reported.

Fuel Pipeline Blaze in Mexico Kills at Least 73

An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said, reports AFP. 

Hidalgo state governor Omar Fayad announced that the toll had increased to 73 after the discovery of five additional bodies.

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