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EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said Bulgaria's agriculture sector will see EU investment worth around EUR 7.5 B over the next 6-7 years. “These are big investments, indeed. Around EUR 4 billion are direct payments, while the rest are under the operational programmes for rural development. This allows providing assistance to the producers. It is possible to assist sectors facing difficulties,” Focus News Agency quoted Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, as telling journalists in Brussels.
President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev will be on an official visit to Kiev on July 7-8, at the invitation of his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, the press centre of the Bulgarian President’s Office announced. During the visit to Ukraine Mr Plevneliev will discuss the political dialogue, the trade and economic cooperation, the bilateral relations in the field of energy, tourism and education, Ukraine’s European perspective.
Bulgarian Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini opened a Bulgaria-Italy Tourism Forum. The event was hosted by the Central Military Club in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia. The forum was part of the agenda of Minister Franceschini, who is on a visit to Bulgaria. The forum was organised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Italian Embassy to Sofia, the Confindustria Bulgaria, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, Focus wrote.
Bulgaria’s Economy Minister has described the regular introduction of new technology as a sine qua non for retaining competitiveness and boosting labor productivity and income levels. “Bulgaria’s economy needs a well-functioning innovative environment that can guarantee opportunities for a swift transition to the production of high added value products,” Bozhidar Lukarski declared at a conference in Varna on sustainable economic growth and employment organized by the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association and the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
After the “No” vote in Greece, German economists are saying “it boils down to a Grexit”, predicting the country is on its way out of the eurozone, EurActiv Germany reports. The German government takes note of the Greek people’s vote and respects it, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday (6 July) in Berlin.
On May 20th began this year’s contest for the “John Atanasoff” Presidential Awards that distinguish rising stars – researchers and entrepreneurs alike – in computer science and related fields, including cryptology, computational linguistics, robotics.
As of June, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has a new General Manager – Mr Carsten Seubert.
Sitel, one of the global leaders of outsourced customer experience management, has been granted the National Golden Prize Award for human resources 2015 in May. By this award, the board of HR Magazine and foundation “Human resources in Bulgaria and EU integration” acknowledged Sitel’s record in employee programs. This is the third time that Sitel in Bulgaria wins a major business award. Prior awards were the IAOP – Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global Services 100 “Best Performing Contact Center”.
For a fifth consecutive year, the annual competition for mountain running and biking Pirin Run was held on Sunday, 21 June in Bansko. The event was organised by the Municipality of Bansko and the Marathon Association. The technical meeting and registration took place the day before in one of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s meeting rooms. Later in the evening, the hotel also organised a pasta party for all registered participants at The Gallery Restaurant. All guests had the opportunity to taste a variety of tempting dishes with homemade pasta.
The forum will take place on July 6th, Monday at the Central military club.
Summer Cinema at Grand Hotel Sofia
Guest who have chosen Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko for their summer break can take advantage of the special Summer Well-Being Programme, offered as an additional BONUS.