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EU's Frontex deploys guard teams on Greek-Albanian border

Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, are joining Albania's police to patrol its land and sea borders for migrants and crime.

European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri were in Tirana on Tuesday to launch "the first ever joint operation on the territory of a neighboring non-EU country."

Bulgaria-Based US Arms Dealer Charged with Brokering Illicit Deal

US arms dealer Ara Dolarian, who lives in Bulgaria, was arrested on May 15 in Fresno, California for allegedly brokering the sale of arms and munitions to the Nigerian government without acquiring compulsory US Department of Commerce and Investment licenses, the US Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of California announced on Monday.

Switzerland Removes Restrictions on the Work and Establishment of Bulgarians

From 1 June 2019, the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania will have full freedom of movement, employment and establishment in Switzerland. Thus, they will have the same rights as other EU citizens (except Croatia) and will be able to reside freely in the country provided they have a job, the Press Center Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Last Day For Free-Trip Requests Under the 'Discover the EU' initiative

Today is the last day in which EU citizens of 18 years of age can declare their willingness to participate in the distribution of 20 000 free travel cards within the framework of the European Union's "Discover the EU" initiative.

The quota for Bulgaria is 275 tickets. Those wishing to apply can apply through the European Youth Portal.

The Total Income Per Household Increased by 8% in the 1st Quarter of 2019

The total average income per person per household in the first quarter of 2019 is BGN 1519  and increased by 8 per cent over the same period in 2018 and the total cost was BGN 1403 and increased by 11 per cent over the same quarter last year.
This was announced by the National Statistical Institute.

Minister-delegate Ciamba welcomes Switzerland's decision to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1

Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba has welcomed a decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1. "I welcome the decision by the Swiss Federal Council to grant free movement to Romanian nationals as of June 1, 2019. The safeguard clause limiting this right for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals is thus ending.

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