National Palace of Culture hosts 46th edition of International Sofia Book Fair

From December 11 until December 16 the National Palace of Culture in Sofia hosts the 46 th edition of the International Sofia Book Fair. More than 160 exhibitors from Bulgaria and abroad take part at this year’s edition of the book fair. The festival..

published on 12/11/18 9:52 AM

European Parliament discusses resolution on Bulgaria’s and Romania’s accession to Schengen

The European Parliament is expected to vote today a new resolution which demands Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to the Schengen Area. On Monday (December 10) the MEPs held a debate in support of the two Balkan countries in their Schengen..

published on 12/11/18 9:40 AM
Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in a conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero and Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the meeting in Brussels.

Minister Zaharieva about Kerch Strait events: No one wants rise of tension

Nobody wants a rise of tension, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told Bulgarian journalists at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on the occasion of the events in the Kerch Strait. The Council of the EU has called for the..

updated on 12/10/18 6:39 PM

UN adopts Migration Pact, Bulgaria abstains

The UN Conference in Morocco has adopted the Migration Pact in the presence of leaders from around 150 countries. Bulgaria, as well as other EU Member States, refrained from supporting the document. In July, all UN member states, with the..

published on 12/10/18 3:59 PM

Mothers of children with disabilities receive Human of the Year Award

Parents of children with disabilities have received the Human of the Year Award 2018 of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. The awards are traditionally given on the International Day of Human Rights, marked today across the world. The chairman of..

published on 12/10/18 3:44 PM

Bulgaria last in EU living standard ranking

Bulgaria is at the bottom of the EU living standard ranking, a survey made by economists  from the Bulgarian Academy of Science shows. In the past seven years the living standard in Bulgaria as compared to other EU members was four to six times lower...

published on 12/10/18 1:55 PM

Sergei Stanishev reelected as President of Party of European Socialists

Sergei Stanishev was reelected for the third time as President of the Party of European Socialists (PES). 270 delegates (83.9%) supported the former Chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party at the congress of PES in Lisbon. 23 delegates voted against..

published on 12/10/18 11:08 AM

European Parliament discusses resolution on accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen

The European Parliament will discuss today and vote on Tuesday a new resolution which calls for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area. MEP and President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev is a rapporteur for the..

published on 12/10/18 10:33 AM

President Rumen Radev lights main candle of Hanukkah at Sofia’s Central Synagogue

Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev participated at the celebrations of the Hanukkah by the Jewish Community at Sofia’s Central Synagogue. President Radev was invited to light the main candle of Hanukkah. I believe that we are going to face the..

published on 12/10/18 9:57 AM
Mariya Gabriel

113 Bulgarian municipalities approved under initiative for free access to Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces

113 out of the 209 Bulgarian municipalities applying for the WIFI4EU initiative, promoting free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces, have been approved, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society has..

published on 12/7/18 5:32 PM