Say hello to the new Sofia Computer Science Institute
Yesterday Sofia officially opened the Institute of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) as a unit at Sofia University, in partnership with two of the world's leading technological universities - the Swiss ETH Zurich and Lausanne-based EPFL.
The financing of the high-tech institute came from the state and business and cost 200 million levs. Nearly 170 million levs came from the government, which will provide 17 million levs a year for 10 years. International technology giants such as Google, DeepMind (also part of Alphabet), and Amazon Web Services are also involved, bringing investments topping 12 million levs. Another 12 million levs came from Bulgarian technology company SiteGround.
WCC party suggests paying 600 million levs to road companies
Road construction companies have warned they will start a national protest tomorrow, April 13, following their continued claims that the state has still not paid them for infrastructure they completed more than a year ago. The ruling "We continue the Change" party (WCC) said that they will offer 600 million levs to be paid immediately to the road companies, to be approved by their coalition partners. The remaining 50% will go through parliamentary commissions and be paid after an expert report.
Almost 1000 Ukrainians start work in Bulgaria
A total of 953 Ukrainian citizens started employment in Bulgaria between February 24 and April 7 and have now signed employment contracts, according to data from the National Revenue Agency. To date, more than 170,000 Ukrainians have entered Bulgaria, of whom nearly 80,000 remained here.