This area, which includes the harbours of Apulia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia and Albania, met in Varna (Black Sea), Bulgaria's second biggest city and main port of the country with 10 million tons handled in 2013, at the second conference dedicated to the ''Ten Ecoport'' project.
The vote was held simultaneously in Strasbourg and in Kiev (where the parliament has ratified the agreement too) and was preceded by comments from the EP President Martin Schulz, and Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko. ''Today is a historic day'', they both said.
In the first quarter of 2014, the average unemployment rate was 14.1%, and then it dropped to 13.1% in the second quarter of this year. This decline was recorded with regards both to men (from 13.5% to 12.1%) and to women (from 14.8% to 14.2%).
The construction of the pipeline in Serbia will start regardless of the situation in Bulgaria, where the South Stream project has been suspended until its implementation will be harmonized with the EU legislation.
Austria is now ranked number 1 for the first time with 1,425 km per capita in 2013, followed by France with 1,400 and Sweden with 1,235. Then come Denmark (1,215), Germany (1,085), the Netherlands (1,020), Great Britain (955), Belgium (925), Hungary (790), Italy (750), Luxembourg (745) and Finland (740).