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Headlines 03 July 2015

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  • Bulgaria Sets up Animal Police Service

    Sofia - July 2 (BTA) -Bulgaria has taken the first steps towards the establishment of an animal police service with an order signed by Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova on June 25 this year EPP/GERB MEP Emil Radev said at a briefing in Parliament Thursday.

  • Ever More Organ Donors in Bulgaria

    Varna - July 2 (BTA) - From a very low level of organ donation in the last two years now the number of Bulgarians who do so is increasing, the Director of the Executive Agency for Transplantation Dr Mariyana Simeonova, said in a BTA interview. According to data of the Executive Agency, a total of 79 transplantations were performed in this country in 2014. Most numerous were the kidney transplants (a total of 56 from cadaveric and living donors), followed by liver transplants (18) and heart transplants (4). Another 36 transplants have taken place in Bulgaria since the beginning of the year, the most numerous again being kidney transplants, followed by liver and heart transplants. In comparison, the number of transplants in 2012 totalled 19.

  • Research and Development Spending Accounts for 0.25% of GDP in 2014

    Sofia - June 30 (BTA) - Public spending on research and development (R&D) in Bulgaria amounted to 206.6 million leva in 2014, increasing by 3.1 per cent compared with 2013, the National Statistical Institute reported on Tuesday. The absolute increase did not change the ratio of R&D spending to GDP, which remained at 0.25 per cent (unchanged since 2012).