Projects contributing to the economic and social cohesion between the regions in the EU must remain an EU investment policy priority, a European Parliament resolution indicates.
Besides priority EU funding, these regions need strategies that will provide the population prospects. Bulgarian MEP Georgi Pirinski stated that there are 47 regions in Europe which are lagging behind, regions with high unemployment, poverty, social exclusion and few investments. The said regions are in 8 EU countries, and are divided up into regions with a GDP close to the EU average, but with a low growth rate (in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal) and regions with a low GDP but with a good growth rate (in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Poland). Almost 1 in 6 EU citizens live in regions that are lagging behind (83 million people), 32 million of whom in regions with low incomes and 51 million – in regions with a low growth rate.
Almost 20 percent of university applicants continue their education abroad, indicate data of the international project World Education. The number of secondary school graduates who enroll in universities in Bulgaria is also on the rise, though..
At a meeting with Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova representatives of employer organizations stated their support for the work on the construction of new gas interconnections between Bulgaria and neighbouring countries for guaranteeing national..
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov took part in the opening of the general debate of the 73 rd session of the UN General Assembly. The theme this year is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared..