Premier Boyko Borissov to join informal European Council meeting in Brussels

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will join the informal meeting of the EU heads of state or government on 23 February in Brussels. The meeting will discuss two main topics – the composition of the European Parliament after the elections..

published on 2/22/18 6:05 PM

Bulgaria, Romania with joint regime of Danube ship checks

The services for maritime administration of Bulgaria and Romania have signed an agreement for the conditions and procedure of carrying out joint checks of sailing vessels along internal waterways in the Bulgarian-Romanian section of the River Danube...

published on 2/22/18 5:50 PM

We should clearly articulate EU accession perspectives of Western Balkan countries: Iliana Iotova

“ Having placed the Western Balkans on the map of European politics, Bulgaria should also propose a roadmap and schedule of how EU accession shall take place ”, said Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova. Iotova addressed the opening of a..

published on 2/22/18 5:42 PM

Serbian Safet Balicevac who rescued Bulgarian children receives Bulgarian citizenship

Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova handed over a Bulgarian citizenship certificate to Serbian national Safet Balicevac.   Balicevac was among the group of locals who rescued Bulgarian children in 2004. Back then following a road accident with..

published on 2/22/18 4:57 PM

IMF encourages Bulgaria to accelerate income growth

Bulgaria should work to accelerate income growth. This is the conclusion of the International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board. The Fund has noted the need for continued attention to fiscal challenges related to population aging. Bulgaria’s..

published on 2/22/18 4:38 PM

Jean-Claude Juncker to make Western Balkan tour at end-February

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is going for a tour of the Western Balkans from 25 February till 1 March, EC Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas has said. For the tour Juncker will be joined by the EU High Representative for..

published on 2/22/18 3:56 PM

Usury charges pressed on former finance minister

Stoyan Alexandrov, former finance minister in the government of Lyuben Berov (1992-1994), is facing charges for practicing banking activities without a license, the Sofia Prosecutor’s Office has said. Investigation into possible usury started..

published on 2/22/18 3:38 PM
Emil Karanikolov

Minister Karanikolov: Europe needs a powerful and innovative industry

At the forum “EU Industry Day”, organized by the European Commission in Brussels, Bulgarian Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov stated that the EU needs a powerful and innovative industry to generate quality employment and a competitive economy...

published on 2/22/18 1:51 PM

Investment fund assets in Bulgaria up by over 25 percent in one year

At the end of 2017, the assets of local and foreign investments funds in Bulgaria amounted to 3,573 million Leva /1,827 million euro/. This means a 25.3 percent increase year-on-year, reaching 3.6 percent of the GDP. The assets of local..

published on 2/22/18 12:18 PM

Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia discuss strategic cooperation

After talks in Sofia with her Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva stated that Bulgaria attaches particular importance to relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and sees a significant potential in..

published on 2/22/18 9:55 AM