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22 October 2016, Issue 4677
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|BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM|
Bulgarian MPs: Ceiling of 35 Voting Sections Abolished for EU countries
With 108 votes “for”, 35 “against” and 18 abstentions, parliamentary deputies adopted at first reading the amendments to the Electoral Code submitted by Krasimir Velchev, Danail Kirilov and other GERB deputies.read
Canada Abolishes Visas for Bulgarians As Of December 1, 2017
Bulgarians will be able to travel to Canada visa-free as of December 1, 2017. The agreement was reached during emergency negotiations at a meeting of the European Council, which continued until early in the morning in Brussels on Friday. read
Bulgarian Citizens in Turkey: We Will Vote In Spite of Discrimination
The Balkan Refugees Culture and Solidarity Foundation (Bal-Goc) in Turkey has called on Bulgarian citizens in the country to vote for head of state on November 6, while calling the restriction for only up to 35 voting sections to be opened discriminatory. read
BULGARIAN MPS: CEILING OF 35 VOTING SECTIONS ABOLISHED FOR EU COUNTRIES
With 108 votes “for”, 35 “against” and 18 abstentions, parliamentary deputies adopted at first reading the amendments to the Electoral Code submitted by Krasimir Velchev, Danail Kirilov and other GERB deputies. The same was proposed by Nayden Zelenogorski and deputies from the Reformist Bloc.
Under the amendments, the limit of 35 voting sections per country has been abolished for EU member-states. read more
BULGARIA RANKS 22ND IN WORLD WINE PRODUCTION
Bulgaria ranks 22nd in the world in terms of wine production with 1.3 million hectolitres, showed a report of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
In spite of the bad year for several of the biggest wine producers in the world, Bulgaria is one of the few countries that reported growth. read more
BULGARIA'S DEBT AT BGN 23.048 B
Bulgaria’s debt amounted to BGN 23.048 B or 26% of GDP in 2015, announced the National Statistical Institute.
According to final data of NSI, in 2015, institutional sector State Government reported a budget deficit of BGN 1.490 B or 1.7% of GDP. read more
FIRST SECTIONS OF NORTH STREAM 2 TO BE READY IN NOVEMBER
The first sections of the gas pipeline North Stream 2 from Russia to Europe will be welded and turned over in November 2016, stated the Communications Director of the company managing the project Ulrich Lissek, cited by RIA agency.
“At the end of the year, an agreement will be signed for the laying of the two sections. The welding of the sections has begun and the first ones will be turned over as early as November,” stated Lissek. read more
RAILWAY FORUM 2016 HELD IN SOFIA
The future of railway transport belongs to the young, stated in his address to the participants in the Railway Forum 2016 Chairman of the Forum for Balkan Transport and Infrastructure Petar Mutafchiev.
The event, which has been held annually for the last 20 years, attracted considerable interest. Besides representatives of businesses, the non-governmental and state sectors, a large part of the participants are students and pupils in specialised schools and railway-related higher education institutions. read more
CANADA ABOLISHES VISAS FOR BULGARIANS AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2017
Bulgarians will be able to travel to Canada visa-free as of December 1, 2017.
The agreement was reached during emergency negotiations at a meeting of the European Council, which continued until early in the morning in Brussels on Friday. read more
DONALD TUSK: RUSSIA'S STRATEGY IS TO WEAKEN EU
Russia’s strategy is to weaken the European Union, stated the President of the European Council Donald Tusk after five-hour negotiations of the bloc on the policy to be adopted with respect to Russia.
“The leaders emphasised the various displays of Russian hostile actions – from breaching airspace to information campaigns, cyber attacks, intervention in the political processes of the EU and other countries,” said Tusk, cited by EurActiv. read more
SYRIA THREATENS TO SHOOT DOWN TURKISH AIRCRAFT IN BREACH OF ITS AIRSPACE
Syrian military stated on Thursday night that they will shoot down every Turkish aircraft that enters Syrian airspace, reported bTV.
This comes as a reaction to the air strikes carried out by Turkey in northern Syria on Thursday night, reported Reuters. read more
ANTI-REFUGEE PROTESTS TO BE HELD IN SOFIA, VARNA, YAMBOL
Protests against refugees will be held in Sofia, Varna and Yambol on Friday evening, reported bTV.
The protesters claim that the measures taken by the authorities in order to deal with illegal migration are insufficient. read more
MESTAN: ORESHARSKI IS NOT DPS' REAL CANDIDATE
“Plamen Oresharski is not DPS’ real candidate but merely a step in the political kazachok in the direction of Rumen Radev. Unless a different deal is reached. Because the purpose of the colleagues from DPS is to find a way to power. There is no way for them through the right-wing,” stated Dost’s leader Lutvi Mestan on Nova TV.
Mestan, who was expelled from DPS, commented that politics is not a trade-off. Besides, he reckons that DPS’ resources are greatly overrated. read more
24-CARAT GOLD STAMPS DISPLAYED AT BULGARIA'S BULKOLEKTO 2016
Post stamps made of 24-carat gold were displayed for the first time in Bulgaria on Friday at the International Fair in Plovdiv during the opening of the exhibition Bulkolekto 2016.
The unique collection contains 22 items – the first post stamps printed in the 19th century in England, Bulgaria, the USA, Russia, Monaco, Switzerland, Norway etc. read more
UNION OF ARMENIANS IN EUROPE TO HOLD CHARITY BALL IN BULGARIA'S PLOVDIV
The Union of Armenians in Europe has selected Plovdiv for its first charity ball in Bulgaria, which will be held on October 23 at 20:00 hrs.
The choice is not surprising, given the fact that the chairman of the union is Arthur Hovhannisyan who was born in Plovdiv. read more
BULGARIA'S GRIGOR DIMITROV REACHES STOCKHOLM SEMI-FINALS
For the third time in the last four seasons, Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov reached the semi-finals of the tennis tournament in Stockholm.
After winning the title in 2013 and reaching the final in 2014, Bulgaria’s top player found a place among the best 4. read more
WALLOON GOVERNMENT BLOCKS CETA
The Walloon government rejected late on Thursday night the final compromise offer of the European Commission for changes in the trade agreement between the European Union and Canada which was supposed to satisfy Walloon demands.
The southern region of Belgium blocked the agreement for the creation of a free-trade zone between Europe and Canada. Belgium may not sign without Walloon approval, while the EU may not sign without the approval of Belgium. read more
GREECE INSISTS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF QUOTA PRINCIPLE FOR REFUGEES
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted in front of European leaders on the admission of refugees in accordance with the quota principle.
In this way, tension on the Greek islands may be calmed. There are daily protests in the refugee camps on the islands. read more
BULGARIAN CITIZENS IN TURKEY: WE WILL VOTE IN SPITE OF DISCRIMINATION
The Balkan Refugees Culture and Solidarity Foundation (Bal-Goc) in Turkey has called on Bulgarian citizens in the country to vote for head of state on November 6, while calling the restriction for only up to 35 voting sections to be opened discriminatory.
“Citizens who live outside Bulgaria, in spite of this discrimination and the difficulties faced, will make their contribution via their votes for the election of president and fulfill their duty,” stated the chairman of the organisation Yuksel Okzan. read more
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