Bulgaria and Norway are going to work together on joint projects in the Western Balkans in order to urge young people to stay and develop in their home countries. This was agreed by Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide. Norway also actively supports projects in Bulgaria within the framework of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, whereby Norway provides 97% of funding, and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. For the 2014-2021 programming period, Bulgaria has access to 210 million euros for innovation and SME development, justice, home affairs and civil society support. According to statistics, 7000 Bulgarians live in Norway.
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..
The Bulgarian employers, labor unions and government held a trilateral meeting on Tuesday. They failed to reach an agreement on the cost of night labor in this country. In the beginning of 2019 a working group is expected to discuss and propose..