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Westinghouse Electric Company and eight European consortium partners today announced that they have received EUR 2 million in funding from the European Union (EU) to establish the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU. Five EU Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Slovakia) are operating a total of 18 such reactors, which are currently 100 percent dependent on supply from Russian fuel manufacturers.
Bulgaria will contribute with EUR 100 million to projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which is the major element of the Investment Plan for Europe, the press office of the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance announced.
In June 2015 the business climate indicator decreases by 0.7 percentage points compared to its May level due to the more unfavourable business climate in retail trade and service sector, Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced.
In Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest nation, 28 percent of banking assets are Greek-held, according to the central bank. With that ratio higher than in any other nation in the EU, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev last month said the country is the 28-nation bloc's most vulnerable to potential Greek spillover. However, Bulgarian banks, including the units of Greek lenders, are well-capitalized and wouldn't be affected by a default in neighboring Greece, the Bulgarian National Bank said in an e-mailed statement on Monday.
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce expresses its deep concern regarding the latest developments in Greece and their increasingly negative effects on the already weak and fragile Greek economy. The decision for a referendum that resulted in the closing of banks, and the implementation of capital controls, are creating an unprecedented, suffocating environment for all businesses and their employees, as well as for the self employed.
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.
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