Foreign railway operators to access the Bulgarian network

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Serbia's ICT sector exports exceeded EUR1.1bn 

Average pension in Estonia was EUR440.7

Bulgaria

Amendments to the law on railways, adopted by the parliament in February, allows an access of foreign railway operators to the Bulgarian market. As Novinite news agency informed, from June 16th, 2019, the Railway Administration Executive Agency (RAEA) will have to guarantee access to railways and service facilities, and to recognize the uniform railway safety certificates issued by the Railway Agency of the European Union, operating on markets in the European Union. RAEA will also maintain a national vehicle register that complies with the common specifications for national vehicle registers adopted by the EC.

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Serbia

In 2018, Serbia’s ICT exports increased by 26 per cent y/y to more than EUR1.1bn, the National Bank of Serbia informed. According to the released data, the ICT sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Serbia and one of the largest net exporter exceeding the export revenues from traditional sectors, such as tourism and transport. The average salary per employee in the ICT is more than two times higher than in other sectors.

“Serbia’s ICT industry is expanding rapidly and is currently generating 10 per cent of the country’s GDP,” Serbian Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali said. 

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Estonia

In 2018, the average pension increased by 8.7 per cent from EUR412 to EUR440.7, Statistics Estonia informed. According to 2019 state budget average pension will increase by another 7.6 per cent to EUR481 in 2019. 

In Estonia the retirement age will be increased gradually from 63 to 65 years by 2026.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 7766.87 index points Friday, February 22nd to 7759.58 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s down 0.21 per cent d/d and down 7.39 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40814.60 index points Friday, February 22nd to 40988.00 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and up 6.13 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,776.30  index points Friday, February 22nd to 1,781.52 index points Monday, February 225th 5th. It’s up 0.29 per cent d/d and up 0.07 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 989.43 index points Friday, February 22nd to 992.15 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.28 per cent d/d and down 3.37 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1223.03 index points Friday, February 22nd to 1224.39 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.11 per cent d/d and down 5.37 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 639.68 index points Friday, February 22nd to 642.21 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.40 per cent d/d and down 4.66 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1060.23 index points Friday, February 22nd to 1070.68 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.99 per cent d/d and down 2.80 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 339.65 index points Friday, February 22nd to 340.71 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.31 per cent d/d and up 2.59 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 582.49 index points Friday, February 22nd to 593.00 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 1.80 per cent d/d and down 13.58 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1693.20 index points Friday, February 22nd to 1688.24 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s down 0.29 per cent d/d and up 12.2 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2355.77 index points Friday, February 22nd to 2371.69 index points Monday, February 25th. It’s up 0.68 per cent d/d and down 1.53 per cent y/y.

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