40 percent of the Bulgarians in working age do not work at all. 30,000 to 40,000 employees leave the labor market annually, 41% of students over 15 years are functionally illiterate, 770,000 Bulgarians have no secondary education, 35% of which are aged up to 25. Source: Balkans.com
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One of the main issues that has recently damaged relations between the two countries has been repeated statements by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, claiming that Bosnia is home to up to 10,000 Islamic extremists. Source Balkan Insight
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday that Turkey considers the independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) null and void and illegitimate regardless of its results, adding that there may be economic and military repercussions. Source Daily Sabah
Global accountancy firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information and plans from some of its biggest clients, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Monday. Source Reuters