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SOFIA, Bulgaria | Teacher shortage affecting schools in Bulgaria set to deepen

SOFIA, Bulgaria— As Bulgarian children returned to school on Monday, 400 teaching positions remain unfilled across the country and Bulgaria’s teachers’ union predicts that the country’s shortage of teachers will reach nearly 40,000 by 2026. Officials say low wages — currently around 380 euros ($444) a month — and other factors are making it difficult … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Teacher shortage affecting schools in Bulgaria set to deepen

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

SOFIA, Bulgaria  — Two journalists were detained overnight by Bulgarian police after they found burning and shredded documents while working on a story about suspected fraud involving European Union funds, one of the reporters said Friday. Bulgarian authorities confirmed the two were taken into custody and released. Attila Biro, an investigative journalist with the Rise … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Free trade and international cooperation must be upheld to avoid slowing down the global economy, the Chinese premier told peers from central and eastern Europe Saturday. Premier Li Keqiang also praised the European Union, calling the 28-member bloc an “indispensable force” and important for global peace, stability and prosperity. Li, China’s No. … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld