Varna, on the Black Sea - March 9 (BTA) - The Government has not discussed a proposal for the increase of retirement and unemployment insurance contributions, Labour and Social Policy Minister Hassan Ademov told journalists here Saturday. He was asked about the Government's intentions regarding a proposal of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria for an increase of the retirement contribution by 1 per cent and the unemployment contribution by 2 per cent.
Sofia - March 9 (BTA) - The Blue Unity party, the United Agrarians and Democrats civil association, and the European Vision for Ethnic Tolerance civil association signed a platform for the creation of a united right-wing party, Blue Unity said Sunday.
Sofia - March 9 (BTA) - The National Movement for Surge and Stability (NMSS), the United Democrats Coalition (UDC) and another eight political and civil formations Sunday signed at the BTA National Press Club an agreement on joint political actions, uniting within the platform National Unity for Public Justice.
Sofia - March 9 (BTA) - The Port Administration Executive Agency (PAEA) with the Bulgarian Transport, IT and Communications Ministry Sunday reported the conclusion of a European project for cooperation between nine ports, DaHar II, aimed at the sustainable development of transport and environmental protection. DaHar II was launched in 2011 with the participation of partners from eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia).
Sofia, - March 8 (BTA) - Levski lost 0-1 to CSKA in a First Division Round 26 match of the National Football Championship on Saturday.
Shoumen, Northeastern Bulgaria - March 8 (BTA) - The crisis in Ukraine underscores the significance of the MRF model in support of balance between ethnic and religious differences and a MRF principle that modern-day states cannot be monoethnic, mono-religious and monocultural, said Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) leader Lyutvi Mestan on Saturday, approached to comment on the situation in Ukraine. He added that the future lied in finding a balance between people of different ethnicity and religion within a single state.
Sofia - March 8 (BTA) - GERB leader Boyko Borissov has conferred with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European People's Party Congress in Dublin, GERB's press office said. Borissov briefed Merkel on the political situation in Bulgaria.