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Enhanced Security Measures and Limited Traffic in Downtown Sofia on March 3

Enhanced security measures on the eve of the National Day March 3. Heavy traffic is expected in downtown Sofia due to restrictions.

The ceremony for raising the national flag tomorrow will begin at 11 am in front of the Unknown Soldier's Monument and the Bulgarian National Television will broadcast it directly.

Sofia Municipality will Open Tender for the Reconstruction of the Former Thermal Power Plant

In March, a contractor will be selected to restructure the former South Park 2 thermal power plant behind the Hilton Hotel. This was reported by "Capital" by arch. Mariana Sarbova, who won the architectural contest of the Sofia Municipality for the reconstruction By the end of 2019 the neglected building should be transformed into a center for art and culture.

Turkey establishes first national archeology institute with EU support

Turkey has established its first national archeology institute in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, with more than 7 million euros of support from the EU. The European Union-Turkey Anatolian Archeology and Cultural Heritage Institute Project was kicked off on Feb. 26 and will take 36 months to finish.

Every Third Old Car Exported from Italy Arrives in Bulgaria

Every third old diesel car exported from Italy arrives in Bulgaria. Most of them are directed to Sofia. Only over last year, over 300,000 such cars have been exported from the European side, and a significant portion of them has been directed to our country, according to a study by the National Union of Italian Automobile Representatives in Italy quoted by "24 Hours".

Nearly 90 Illegal Migrants Held in Turkey

At least 86 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, security sources said on Sunday, reported Anadolu Agency. 
In the northwestern province of Edirne, 35 irregular migrants were held in Eskikoy district by gendarmerie forces, said a security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Security forces arrested one alleged human smuggler.

Transport Unions in Bulgaria Come Up with Proposals For the Metropolitan Public Transport

The union of trade unions with CITUB will come up with proposals for reorganization of the work in the public transport in Sofia, reported the BNT. 

The main problems in the sector are working time, overtime, pay in companies, and staff shortages.

World Government Summit in Dubai

Global leaders in government and public policy are gathering in Dubai for the World Government Summit, a forum dedicated to "shaping the future of governments".

In total, more than 4,000 decision-makers from 140 countries - including heads of state, ministers and business leaders - will help to shape the future of the planet at the event at Madinat Jumeirah this week.