Traditionally, Bulgaria celebrates today the International Women’s Day. The fest has got rid of its political nuance over the past years, turning simply into an occasion for men to show their positive attitude towards women around them. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march was organized for a third year in a row by the representation of the EP downtown Sofia. The idea is men, wearing high heels to express their support for sex equality, solidarity with women’s issues and to attract attention to domestic and sexual abuse in Bulgaria. According to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in 2014 28 percent of Bulgarian women were victims of physical or sexual violence by their partners.
Between January and October 2018 Bulgaria’s trade balance was negative to the tune of EUR 1.829 billion (3.5% of the country’s gross domestic product), whereas in the same period last year the trade balance was negative and amounted to EUR 251.9..
Plenipotentiaries of EU member states to Bulgaria congratulated the Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Lilyana Pavlova for the excellent work of Bulgaria within the frameworks of the EU Presidency Trio..
Bulgaria’s Vice-President Iliana Yotova met in Sofia with the Vice-President of Europa Nostra Piet Jaspaert. Europa Nostra which is presided over by world-renowned opera singer Maestro Plácido Domingo is a European network for preservation of cultural..