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]]> Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2022 amounted to 1.06 billion euros Wed, 18 May 2022 09:28:30 +0000

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria amounted to 1.06 billion euros in the first three months of the year, equivalent to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on May 18.

In the same period of 2021, FDI was 244.1 million euros, but BNB initially reported an outflow of 27.8 million euros, which was later revised upwards.

Investments in equities, including in the real estate sector, amounted to 104.1 million euros (compared to an outflow of 175.8 million euros in the first quarter of 2021) and BNB figures showed 805.6 million euros in reinvested earnings (in compared to 638.5 million euros). for the first three months of last year.)

Net income from real estate investments by foreign companies amounted to an outflow of 2.3 million euros, compared to an outflow of 0.3 million euros in January-March 2021.

Central bank data showed 146.1 million euros in investment inflows as debt securities, recorded as a change in Bulgarian companies’ net liabilities to their foreign investor holders, compared to an outflow of 218.6 million euros in the first quarter of 2021. Such financial flows include financial loans, trade credit and debt securities said BNB.

By country, the largest direct investments in Bulgaria in the first three months of the year came from the Netherlands (EUR 469.4 million), Belgium (EUR 159.4 million) and Austria (EUR 115.3 million). Notable net outflows were recorded to Germany (-63.7 million euros) and Greece (-21.4 million euros).

According to preliminary figures, Bulgarian foreign investments increased by 54.9 million euros in the first quarter, compared to 42.2 million euros in the same period last year, BNB said.

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Bulgaria starts resettling Ukrainians who fled the war Mon, 16 May 2022 10:36:41 +0000

Two weeks before the end of the Bulgarian government’s current program to subsidize hotel accommodation for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war in their country, Bulgaria‘s operation to relocate them from hotels to state and municipal facilities will begin, according to a Bulgarian report dated June 16. May National Radio.

However, the government task force is still trying to fill a shortage of such accommodation and today intends to put online a platform to determine how many Ukrainians want accommodation in Bulgaria.

The resettlement of the Ukrainians is to be carried out primarily by train, it was said last week. The operation is expected to move several thousand people.

Bulgarian national radio said Deputy Prime Minister Kalina Konstantinova, who heads the task force, wrote to municipalities giving them a deadline of May 13 to indicate what shelters are available to them.

According to the letter, the government is looking for halls, even gymnasiums, and holiday shelters for possible accommodation of groups of more than 100 refugees. The requirements include that there should be at least four cubic meters per person.

BNR said many municipalities had said beforehand that they would not be able to accommodate many people.

The hotel accommodation program previously involved the state paying hotels 40 leva per person per day, while Mariana Tosheva, the head of the state agency for refugees, said in an interview with bTV on May 16 that there would be an offer after May 31 could give, category hotels, to pay them 15 leva per day per person to continue to take in Ukrainians or to take in new refugees.

Bulgarian media said that some hotels in the country’s Black Sea resorts are trying to make the most of the remaining time by posting offers to Ukrainians to stay between today and May 31 on social media.

Tosheva told bTV that 63,127 Ukrainians are currently staying in hotels participating in the 40 leva day scheme.

The digital platform, set to launch “by the end of the day,” would require them to register to see who’s headed where.

One possibility is government holiday facilities, and as of Thursday last week the number of places available there has increased slightly to 35,000 confirmed and verified places.

Data shows that in recent days more Ukrainians are leaving Bulgaria than arriving.

Tosheva said that as of May 14, a total of 2,441 Ukrainians entered Bulgaria and 2,792 left. She said this has been the trend for the past week.

There are options for three-month rental subsidies for those going to private accommodation and a backup plan to open dormitories and sports facilities, with necessary equipment brought to Bulgaria from Turkey, she said.

On May 16, Bulgarian National Radio announced that the employment agency had launched an information campaign entitled “Working in BG”.

It was primarily aimed at Ukrainian citizens, but was not limited to them, the report said.

Labor Office teams are based in 90 locations across the country to provide information and guidance to job seekers. The vacancies are mainly found in the Bulgarian tourism industry.

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Today’s list of famous birthdays for May 14, 2022 includes celebrities Sofia Coppola and George Lucas Sat, 14 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Birthday wishes go to Sofia Coppola, George Lucas and all other celebrities who celebrate their birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on May 14 and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Top Celebrity Birthdays on May 14, 2022

George Lucas, right, and Kathleen Kennedy accept the Milestone Award at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Producer and director George Lucas turns 78

Fun Fact: Was shown on a monitor as one of the aliens being pursued in the original Men in Black

Timo Roth

Tim Roth poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Sundown’ during the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, September 5, 2021. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Actor Tim Roth turns 61

Fun Fact: He will be reprising his role as Emil Blonsky in the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney+

Cate Blanchett

Awardee Cate Blanchett attends the 47th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, April 25, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actress Cate Blanchett turns 53

Fun Fact: Depicted the goddess Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola arrives at the Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Director Sofia Coppola turns 51

Fun Fact: Played one of Queen Amidala’s servants in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Dan Auerbach, Yola

Dan Auerbach, left, and Yola perform at the To Nashville, With Love benefit concert at the Marathon Music Works on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Musician Dan Auerbach turns 43

Fun fact: Steve Miller was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Amber Tamblyn

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 9: Amber Tamblyn speaks during Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu) Finally! at Day 3 of New York Comic Con 2021 at the Jacob Javits Center on October 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for ReedPop)Getty Images for ReedPop

Actress Amber Tamblyn turns 39

Fun Fact: Last Appeared in the TV Series “Y: The Last Man”

Rob Gronkowski, left, and Miranda Cosgrove

Rob Gronkowski, left, and Miranda Cosgrove arrive at the Kids Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, April 9, 2022 (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actress Miranda Cosgrove turns 29

Fun Fact: The voice of Margo in the Despicable Me movies

Today more celebrities with birthdays

The Rascals guitarist Gene Cornish is 78. Actress Meg Foster (‘Cagney and Lacey’) is 74. Director Robert Zemeckis (‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Back to the Future’) is 71. Musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is 70 Poison’s guitarist CC DeVille is 60. The Cult’s singer Ian Astbury is 60. Actor Danny Huston (“John Adams” miniseries) is 60. Milli Vanilli’s musician Fabrice Morvan is 56. Alice In’s bassist Mike Inez Chains is 56. Singer Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Tone!) is 56. Singer Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is 53. Actor Gabriel Mann (“Revenge”) is 50. Singer Natalie Appleton of All Saints is 49. Singer Shanice is 49 Actress Carla Jimenez (“Growing Up Fisher”) is 48. Los Lonely Boys guitarist Henry Garza is 44. Old Crow Medicine Show singer Ketch Secor is 44. Plain White T’s bassist Mike Retondo is 41. Actress Lina Esco (“SWAT”) is 37.

Other Popular or Historical Birthdays on May 14th

Hans Albert Einstein, eldest son of Albert Einstein

Dennis Martinez, former Cleveland Indians pitcher (66)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder (37)

Rob Gronkowski, NFL TE (32)

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Celebrity Fun Facts Collage

Previous Celebrity Fun Facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity Fun Facts

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson | Emilia Clarke | Sophie Turner

Robert Downey Jr | Chris Hemsworth | Seth MacFarlane

Gal Gadot | Jason Momoa | Natalie Portman | Kat Dennings

Jenna Fisher | Miley Cyrus | Emma Stein | Reese Witherspoon

Emma Watson | Sarah Michelle Gellar | Tiffani Bernstein Thiessen

Scarlett Johansson | Kate Mara | Jennifer Aniston | Alan Alda

Jennifer Lawrence & Mila Kunis | David Hasselhof

Lindsay Lohan | George Clooney | Amanda Seyfried

Betty White | Dave Matthews | Danica McKellar | Taylor Swift

Britney Spears | Bill Nye | Alyson Hannigan | Alec Baldwin

Rachel McAdams | Demi Moore | Julia Roberts | Markus Hamill

Danielle Fishel and the ‘Boy Meets World’ cast

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88 Celebrities Who Were Born In Canada

15 Celebrities Who Appeared On “Saved By The Bell.”

‘The Office’ Fun Facts | 30 guest stars in “The Office”

10 Famous Directors Who Directed Episodes Of The Office

25 Fun Facts About “Friends” | 25 celebrities who have appeared on “Friends.”

25 Actors You Didn’t Know Were On Game Of Thrones

25 unknown actors appeared in “Boy Meets World”.

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