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  October 26, 2014 

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The Bulgarian Community in Sydney

The Bulgarian Community and Culture Association "Rodina" is the focal point for Bulgarians and the Bulgarian culture in Sydney and New South Wales.  We organise regular BBQs, dances and social events as well as support the Bulgarian School in Sydney.  Our community includes people with Bulgarian heritage, partners of Bulgarians and people interested in the Bulgarian Culture.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  We also provide orientation and help for Bulgarians newly arrived in Sydney and New South Wales.

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Plovdiv Mayor Signs Contract for BGN 30 M Loan from EBRD
Saturday, 25th October 2014

Ivan Totev, Mayor of the Plovdiv Municipality, has signed a contract with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a loan of around BGN 30 M.

The money will be used for the repair and reconstruction of the Komatevsko Shose Street and the boulevards Ruski and 6-ti Septemvri, as well as the construction of a new road from the Adata Bridge over the Maritsa River to Brezovsko Shose Street, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).

The funding is to be absorbed in 3 years and repaid to the EBRD in 15 years at an interest rate of 2.65% and 1.18% Euribor and a 3-year grace period.

Complaints over the contractor selection process will be filed directly to the EBRD.

The document was signed by Jean-Patrick Marquet from the EBRD, who noted that the bank would exercise control over the implementation of public procurement deals and the absorption of funding.

GERB Meets BSP Friday in Second Round of Coalition Talks
Friday, 24th October 2014

GERB will complete the second round of consultations over potential formation of a government coalition with talks with Socialists on Friday.

Centre-right GERB, which won most votes in Bulgaria’s October 5 early elections but remained short of outright majority, had picked four of the other seven political formations represented in the new Parliament for the second round of consultations.

On Thursday, GERB held talks with left-wing ABV party and the nationalist Patriotic Front.

On Tuesday, the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Mihail Mikov said they will take part on a second round of consultations over forming a government coalition if GERB extended an invitation for meaningful political negotiations.

Also on Tuesday, right-wing Reformist Bloc said after a meeting with GERB that had not been announced in advance that they and GERB had come one step closer to а coalition agreement.



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The Bulgarian Cultural and Social Association "Rodina" promotes Bulgarian culture, traditions and language among the Bulgarian community in NSW.  For over 30 years we have been fostering knowledge and understanding about the Bulgarian culture and history by organising social events, forums, exhibitions, performances and other public initiatives.  We seek to strengthen the social, economic, educational and cultural ties between Australia and Bulgaria.  Therefore, maintaining a close relationship with Australian organisations and institutions in Australia is of significant importance to us.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  Rodina collaborates and co-operates with other Bulgarian and cultural organisations in Australia.