World marks International Day of Happiness

Photo: library

Today we mark the International Day of Happiness, declared by a resolution of the UN General Assembly, which determines pursuit of happiness and well-being as fundamental goals of humanity.

According to a UN report for the period 2013-2015 the happiest country was Denmark, followed by Switzerland and Iceland. In a similar ranking, compiled by a British research center using a different methodology, among the happiest countries are Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia.

A study of the Institute for the Study of the Population at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has found out that despite the fact Bulgarians are extremely dissatisfied with their way of life, they manage to stay happy because they do not associate happiness with wealth, but mainly with health, good relationships, love, and other pleasurable sensations.

More from category

Michel Barnier acquaints PM Borissov with process of Brexit negotiations

EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier  who is currently on a visit to Sofia acquainted PM Boyko Borissov with the process of negotiations between Brussels and London. The sides agreed that this process must guarantee the rights of..

published on 4/26/18 1:18 PM
Valdis Dombrovskis (L) and Boyko Borissov

European Commissioner Dombrovskis: Bulgaria will soon gain admission to Eurozone waiting room

Bulgaria’s admission to the Eurozone waiting room is a matter of months, said for Bulgarian National TV Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President. The decision on the country’s admission is up to the European Central Bank and the..

updated on 4/26/18 12:29 PM
Michel Barnier

EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier visits Sofia

The EU’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier is arriving in Sofia today on a working visit. His schedule includes meetings with PM Boyko Borissov and with representatives of the parliamentary Committee on European Affairs and Oversight of the..

published on 4/26/18 9:41 AM