EU export rises 33.8% January-October 2011

Bulgaria’s trade balance in the EU in the period January-October 2011 is negative, amounting to some 513 million euro, the National Statistical Institute informed. The EU’s export went 33.8% up on the same period last year, running to 10.2 billion euro...

published on 1/9/12 3:08 PM

Syrians emigrate to Bulgaria via Turkey

Representatives of the Syrian opposition in Sofia announced more and more Syrian citizens are crossing the Turkish border to seek shelter in Bulgaria. The majority of refugees are women and children, but there are also deserters who have refused to shoot..

published on 1/9/12 2:51 PM

Border Police refutes information on attempted attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria

The Ministry of the Interior in Sofia announced that Bulgaria’s Border Police disposes of no information confirming publications in Israeli mass media claiming that an explosive has been caught in a bus transporting Israeli tourists from Turkey to a winter..

published on 1/9/12 11:02 AM

Bulgaria’s trade with third countries goes up

In the period January-November 2011 Bulgaria’s export for third countries has increased by 26.5% on the same period of the preceding year and has reached nearly EUR 7 billion. Data is provided by the National Statistical Institute. Bulgaria’s major trade..

published on 1/9/12 10:38 AM

Pironkova with a successful start in Hobart

At the start of the tournament in Hobart, Australia Bulgaria’s currently best tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova won over Header Watson (GB) in a dramatic, almost 3-hour match with 7:6 (10), 3:6, 7:6(2). In the second round in Hobart the Bulgarian girl will..

published on 1/9/12 10:16 AM

Alexis Weissenberg passed away

Great pianist of Bulgarian birth Alexis Weissenberg passed away Sunday, in Lugano, Switzerland at the age of 82. He is considered one of the best piano performers of the 20th century. Alexis Weissenberg was born in Sofia, studied piano with composer Pancho..

published on 1/9/12 10:03 AM

Complicated winter situation in Bulgaria back to normal

The break down teams of electric companies in Bulgaria are working hard on repairs after dozens of places were left without electricity due to heavy snowfalls. The major highways – Hemus, Trakia and Lyulin are wet and sow-covered at some places but usable...

published on 1/9/12 9:27 AM

Poorest regions in Bulgaria absorb least EU funds

Differences among regions in Bulgaria are increasing rather than decreasing. All that despite the availability of EU funds whose aim is to bridge the gaps and bring regions closer. The poorest regions of the country, those in its northwestern corner, as well..

published on 1/8/12 5:07 PM

Croatians support EU accession

Nearly 58 per cent of Croatians plan to vote Yes on their country’s accession to EU during this month’s country-wide referendum. Only 23 per cent plan to vote No. These results have emerged from a nation-wide poll. Over 60 per cent of the polled have..

published on 1/8/12 5:02 PM

40-50 mln euro budget losses by unpaid taxes

The head of the National Revenue Agency (NRA) Krasimir Stefanov said yesterday to BNR that the losses to the state budget caused by unpaid taxes amounted to 40 to 50 mln euro. This year the state expects by 240 mln euro more taxes or over 7,5 bln euro...

published on 1/8/12 4:51 PM