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Headlines 04 May 2016

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  • Integrated Charity Platform Raises LV 6 Mln in Eight Years

    Sofia - April 28 (BTA) - An integrated platform for charitable giving for various causes has helped raise just under 6 million leva in the eight years of its existence, said Krassimira Velichkova, director of the Bulgarian Charity Forum. The platform, DMS, operates through the 17 777 line where people text to make a donation for a cause of their choice. Regular monthly or other donations are also an option.

  • Bulgaria Grants Protection to 5,575 Asylum Seekers in 2015

    Brussels - April 20 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - In 2015, Bulgaria granted protection to 5,575 asylum seekers, of whom 5,320 were Syrians, according to Eurostat data. The remaining were 160 Afghans and 95 stateless people. Bulgaria granted 5,605 positive decisions. Some 4,705 protection seekers received refugee status and 895 subsidiary protection. In 91 per cent of the cases the decision was positive. For decisions on appeal was the recognition rate was 50 per cent.

  • Ancient Serdica Complex Unveiled in Central Sofia

    Sofia - April 20 (BTA) - An open-air museum was unveiled in central Sofia on Wednesday on the site of the Serdica fortress remains. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his government toured the site ahead of the ceremony. Attending were former culture ministers, MPs, archaeologists and members of the public. Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov said that now Sofia has an open air museum unlike other European capitals.