Bulgaria’s diplomats are ready to go on strike. As of 2 December, consular services and certification are being put on hold, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Sofia is suspending work. Bulgaria’s diplomatic missions and consular posts abroad are also ready to join the effective strike action.
The diplomats came out in front of one of the entrances of the Foreign Ministry building in Sofia this morning and started throwing loose change as a symbol of how their work is being evaluated. The average salary of Foreign Ministry staff is equal to the salary of a cashier at a food chain store, they say and demand that their salaries be upped to the level of the salaries at the Ministry of Defence. The protesters will be heard out by the parliamentary foreign affairs committee this afternoon.
The rectors of nine universities from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkiye, North Macedonia, Greece and Albania signed today at the University of Veliko Tarnovo a memorandum for the establishment of a Balkan University Centre , the BNR’s correspondent..
Between 170,000 and 215,000 Bulgarians will vote abroad in the April 2 parliamentary elections , Stefan Manov from the Public Council of the Central Election Commission told Bulgarian National Television (BNT). Manov recalled the need for a separate..
The Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) i s checking large retail chains for suspicious practices and cartels. Several unannounced inspections are being carried out at the offices of hypermarket chains, companies and their partnerships..
A hitherto unknown painting by Jackson Pollock from 1949 has been discovered in Bulgaria during an operation by the Bulgarian and the Greek..
A vehicle with foreign license plates carrying illegal migrants from Afghanistan overturned near the Aldomirovo Swamp near Dragoman. One migrant has..
In its annual 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , released Monday, the US State Department says that the Bulgarian government's actions to..