GERB party supports Manfred Weber for President of the European Commission

In Brussels, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said GERB continued to stand behind Manfred Weber's candidacy for next European Commission President. The PM added that the party also had a plan B and mentioned that other leaders had sought..

published on 6/20/19 6:07 PM

Bulgaria takes over PABSEC presidency

Bulgaria takes over the presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) with the aim to achieve significant results for the benefit of its citizens. This was what President of the National Assembly Tsveta..

published on 6/20/19 5:15 PM

More than 8,600 books published in Bulgaria in 2018

In the year 2018, 239 newspapers were published in Bulgaria with a total annual circulation of more than 216 million copies. Compared to the previous year, the number of papers decreased by 6, while circulation increased by 20 million. Daily..

published on 6/20/19 3:32 PM

Life imprisonment for three Bulgarians in Hungary for death of migrants

Three Bulgarians and one Afghan were sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for the deaths of 71 migrants whose bodies were discovered crammed in a truck and abandoned on a highway in Austria in the summer of 2015. The court's decision is final...

published on 6/20/19 3:24 PM

Bulgaria with new extraordinary debt of 150 million euros

Despite Bulgaria’s current budget surplus, the Treasury Department has held two extraordinary auctions for the sale of 10.5 and 20-year government securities. Bonds with maturity of 2029 and an annual interest rate of 0.5% cost over EUR 100 million, and..

published on 6/20/19 1:51 PM

Real estate prices in Bulgaria rise 26% in past five years

The prices of real estate in Bulgaria and the EU have increased significantly in the past five years, data of Eurostat about the period 2014-2018 show. The property prices in the EU rose 15% on average and prices of real estates in the Eurozone saw 11%..

published on 6/20/19 12:05 PM

Orthodox Church honors memory of Saint Naum of Ohrid

On June 20 the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Saint Naum of Ohrid. Bisera, Biser and Naum celebrate their name day today in Bulgaria. Saint Naum was a Bulgarian of a distinguished family and the youngest disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius...

published on 6/20/19 10:22 AM

Issuance of certificates of Bulgarian origin falls behind schedule

Since January 1, 2019, Bulgaria has issued 6,700 certificates of Bulgarian origin. Issuance of these certificates falls behind schedule by nearly one year in this country. Nearly 10,000 files are delayed, the acting Chairman of the State Agency for..

published on 6/20/19 9:35 AM
Ekaterina Zaharieva

Bulgaria insists that the EU does not separate North Macedonia from Albania

For years Bulgaria has strongly supported the enlargement of the EU towards the countries of the Western Balkans, said Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva addressing the parliamentary foreign affairs committee. She pointed out that the..

published on 6/19/19 5:16 PM
Petar Iliev

National Electrical Company CEO Petar Iliev resigns

The CEO of the National Electrical Company Petar Iliev has handed in his resignation. He is also  chairman of the board of the Bulgarian Energy Holding from which is he is not resigning. Petar Iliev states he is resigning for personal reasons...

published on 6/19/19 4:35 PM