Sat, May 18 2013
Photo: Jason Reed
The Greek government has promised that 24 million vaccines are due to arrive in the country by mid-September and that the entire population will be inoculated for free
Over seven days, more that 210 people had contracted swine flu, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Greece to 730.
The boys, aged five and eight, had returned from the United Kingdom. They were hospitalised in Varna, and, reportedly, are not in immediate danger.
Of all European countries, the hardest hit is the United Kingdom with over 100 000 infected. And with constant travel between the UK and Bulgaria, it is only logical to anticipate that there will be a severe escalation of infected people in this country, in spite of the optimistic medical reassurances.
According to Russian health secretary Gennadiy Anishchenko, there is no immediate threat of pandemic, and the situation is under control.
All of the affected are college students who had returned from a holiday in Spain. So far, there are 26 confirmed cases in Croatia, most of which have been treated successfully, officials have said.
More cases in Bulgaria as new surveillance equipment arrives from the US. Meanwhile, the Greek government confirms more than 100 cases of people affected by the H1N1 strain.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.