Bulgaria is 4th in the EU in Terms of the Share of Household Spending on Food

Bulgaria ranks fourth in the European Union (EU) in terms of the share of household food expenditures in 2019, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Last year, households in Bulgaria spent almost a fifth of their income on food, equivalent to 11.4% of Bulgaria's gross domestic product (GDP), according to European statistics.

Turkey urges Greece 'to act in responsible manner'

Turkey on Dec. 26 urged Greece to act in common sense and responsible manner, responding to a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) recently issued by Greece for a vast area in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. 

"We see that Greece continues her provocative and escalatory steps in the region," Hami Aksoy, the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said in a statement.

Dear Readers!

The Slovenia Times wishes you a happy holiday season. 2020 showed us what really matters in life and taught us to cherrish it. With past lessons learnt let us turn a more optimistic eye towards 2021 and (hopefully) a return to life as we know it.

Best wishes to you all and happy holidays!

~ The Slovenia Times

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Kosovo Opera and Ballet Law Dances Around Hall Issue

A fresh draft Law on the Kosovo Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet, provided to BIRN by an official of the Ministry of Culture - aimed at amending the previous law passed by the UN rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, UNMIK - fails to resolve the key issue - the lack of a dedicated concert and performance hall.

Stage scaffolding New Year tree warns about troubles in event industry

Ljubljana – Representatives of the Slovenian event industry are erecting a New Year tree in Ljubljana’s Congress Square made from stage scaffolding and lights in order to warn about the sector having ground to an almost complete halt in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, and about the financial troubles of its employees.