News in the category "European Community"

European Commission: First Agreement on a Potential Vaccine Against COVID-19

European parliament
14.08.2020 / 16:06

Today, the European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or re-direct to other European countries. This is following the positive steps...

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Asylum and migration in the EU: facts and figures

Interactive infographic
13.08.2020 / 19:39

The peaks in migration flows witnessed in the EU in 2015 and 2016 have subsided. Check out the latest migration and asylum numbers in our infographic.

The arrival of more than one million asylum seekers and migrants to Europe in 2015 exposed serious flaws in the EU's asylum system. To respond to...

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Almost half of young Bulgarians live with their parents

12.08.2020 / 16:53

According to Eurostat data for 2019, in Bulgaria 48.8 percent of young people live with their parents. Statistics show that leaving home often depends on whether young people are in a relationship or studying. The level of financial independence, the labor market, rental prices, and cultural...

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Looking ahead: what MEPs will work on until the end of 2020

European parliament
12.08.2020 / 16:19

In the coming months, MEPs are set to vote on the EU’s long-term budget, a new climate law and continue to debate the future of Europe.


Long-term budget and recovery plan

In May the European Commission proposed a €750 billion economic stimulus plan that along with a revised proposal for the...

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Traffic congestion on Trakia highway because of protest

12.08.2020 / 13:10

There is nearly 20-km long traffic congestion on the Trakia highway because of a protest march of cars driving at 50 km/h. The rally started from Sofia in the direction of Pazardzhik, as protesters plan to return to the capital. The organizer of the rally is the "Together" Movement. There...

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Different border crossing regimes for Bulgarians in Europe over Covid-19

09.08.2020 / 11:20

Switzerland lifts all restrictions on citizens arriving from Bulgaria, while Norway introduces a mandatory ten-day quarantine for them.

Travelers from three Bulgarian regions - Varna, Blagoevgrad and Dobrich, will enter Germany only after a PCR test and will stay under quarantine until the result...

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In comparison to EU, Bulgaria has decent economy but poor quality of life

04.08.2020 / 14:04

In the "Catch-Up Index 2019", Bulgaria occupies 29th place with 36 points. The country performs best in the categories "Economy" - 28th place with 40 points and in "Governance" - also 28th place with 38 points. The worst performance is in the "Quality of...

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Euro zone inflation unexpectedly ticks up amid record GDP slump

31.07.2020 / 21:22

The euro zone’s economy recorded its deepest contraction on record in the second quarter, preliminary estimates showed on Friday, while the bloc’s inflation unexpectedly ticked up in July.

In the months from April to June, gross domestic product in the 19-country currency bloc shrank by 12.1%...

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Road fatality statistics in the EU (infographic)

Find out more about road safety in the EU
30.07.2020 / 10:25

The EU boasts a pretty good record on road safety, but which countries are the safest? Discover EU road fatality figures by country, age, gender and more.

Every year thousands of people lose their lives or are seriously injured in accidents on EU roads. Between 2010 and 2019, the number of road...

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European Commission Signs Contract with Gilead to Secure EU Access to Remdesivir

29.07.2020 / 16:06

Yesterday, the European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure treatment doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir. Veklury was the first medicine authorised at EU level for treatment of COVID-19. As from early August onwards, and in order to meet...

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