European Union Announces Free Public Space Internet Initiative

The European Commission will send a new invitation to apply for WiFi4EU vouchers to build wireless internet networks in public places, including mayoralties, public libraries, museums, parks and squares, on September 19 at 14:00 Bulgarian time. 

The call for applications opens on 19/09/2019 at 13:00 (CEST). You can apply until 20/09/2019 at 17:00 (Central European Summer Time).

Municipalities will be able to apply for 1 780 vouchers, each worth 15,000 euro.

The budget of the WiFi4EU initiative is EUR 120 million between 2018 and 2020. It will support the installation of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi equipment in the centres of community life.

Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Digital Society, Mariya Gabriel said: “It is a great pleasure for me to announce the third invitation within the WiFi4EU initiative. With nearly 6,000 funding agreements already signed, it is exciting to see the immediate benefits of this initiative for the lives of our citizens. “

The WiFi4EU scheme is implemented through a series of invitations and covers all 28 EU Member States, as well as Norway and Iceland. Once registered on the dedicated WiFi4EU Portal, municipalities will be able to apply for a voucher with just one click. 

Over 23,000 municipalities registered over the first two invitations, distributing 6,200 vouchers (see a map with municipalities that have already benefited from the scheme). This invitation is the third of a total of four foreseen by the end of 2020.

More information about the application can be found here and on the dedicated WiFi4EU portal.

Read More

Sopharma Trading Announces Quarterly Increase In Net Profits

Bulgarian drug trader Sopharma Trading said that its consolidated net profit edged up to 4.1 million levs ($2.3 million/2.1 million euro)...

ALSO Holdings Acquires Solytron Bulgaria

Solytron Bulgaria, with sales of EUR110 million and a market share of over 30 per cent, is one of the leading IT...

Sofia Announces Record Budget For City Cleanliness

There will be no increase in garbage tax in the capital in 2019, Doncho Barbalov, Deputy Mayor of Finance and Economic Affairs, announced at...


Bulgaria Business Sentiment Has Improved In April

Bulgaria’s business sentiment index rose by 1.9 percentage points (pp) month-on-month in April, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday.

Tesla Share Price Jumps On Surprise Profit News

Electric car maker Tesla surprised investors with profits for the third quarter of 2019, Reuters reports. The announcement led to a...

Bulgaria To Start Exporting Heat Treated Poultry To Argentina

Bulgaria has received a certificate for the export of heat-treated poultry products to Argentina. The certification procedure was launched in 2019. This transpired during a...