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SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 15 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian insurance company Euroins, part of Euroins Insurance Group (EIG), will start operations in Poland in the first half of 2018, a senior EIG official told SeeNews on Thursday. "Firstly, we will work with a general representative on the basis of the single passport ...
EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič was expected to visit Bulgaria on March 14-15 for the second Energy Union Tour to discuss Bulgaria's progress towards its 2020 targets for energy efficiency, renewables and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, its energy security situation, ...

Sofia. There will be variable clouds today, mostly considerable. Some places, mostly in Southern and Eastern Bulgaria, will see spells of rain. Expect breaking and decreasing clouds across the Danube Plain. There will be light to moderate west-northwest wind. The maximum temperatures will range ...
About 63 per cent of foreign citizens in Bulgaria own their own home, according to figures released by European Union statistics agency Eurostat on March 15. Like other EU countries, the rate of home ownership among foreigners is lower than that of nationals, which in Bulgaria was close to 80 per cent in ...
During the debate in the National Assembly lawyer Valya Gigova warned that for 30 years Bulgaria has been trying to become a normal functioning market economy, while now she saw this process is under serious risk. The law firm says the project is totally unnecessary. Gigova adds that the alignment of ...
There will be variable clouds today, mostly considerable. Some places, mostly in Southern and Eastern Bulgaria, will see spells of rain. Expect breaking and decreasing clouds across the Danube Plain. There will be light to moderate west-northwest wind. The maximum temperatures will range between ...

The Council of Ministers adopted a decision to allocate EUR 200,000 as a contribution to the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, also known as the Madad Fund, reports BGNES. It helps refugees from the civil war in Syria, especially those who have temporarily settled in the ...
The upcoming Turkey-European Union (EU) summit in Bulgaria is a “very important step” in resolving issues between the EU and Turkey, according to a senior EU official on Wednesday. The remarks came ahead of a key EU-Turkey summit set for March 26 in Varna, Bulgaria -- the current EU term ...
The Black Sea state is a member of the European Union and NATO but deemed RSK MiG the only supplier able to provide reliable support for its MiG 29s, which date to when Sofia was part of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact alliance in the 1980s. Bulgaria therefore did not invite other bidders for the deal.
According to a study performed by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), China is Bulgaria's most preferred foreign business partner. During the last few years, there has been a noticeable rise in business communication between Bulgaria and China. Representatives of BCCI report that ...
The Ministry of Regional Development in Bulgaria organized a meeting in Sofia focused on building up the country's small and mid-sized towns. It feels like Bulgaria's countryside is dying, to the point where some people in the most impoverished Northwestern region want to leave the country and join ...
Passenger demand for air transport in Bulgaria is set to double over the next two decades. Servicing this demand, while ensuring safety, and managing costs, CO2 emissions and delays, requires Bulgaria to further modernize its airspace and Air Traffic Management (ATM) network. Successful airspace ...
The situation in the regions of Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Kardzhali is normal in winter conditions. With the shifting of the snowfall to the east, the power supply situation for villages in Stara Zagora, Sliven, Yambol and Burgas remains complicated. Broken wires are present in the affected areas due to ...
Nearly 55 percent of the unemployed in Bulgaria were at risk of poverty after social transfers in 2016, according to Eurostat data from a survey of unemployed persons between the ages of 15-64 in the EU. According to NSI data in Bulgaria in 2016, there were 245,000 unemployed, which in practice means ...
Bulgaria awoke on February 27 to another day of low temperatures, snow, strong wind and low visibility, with the Road Infrastructure Agency reporting that the most critically-affected areas were Dobrich, Silistra and Rousse. All exits from Bulgaria's Danubian city of Rousse were closed, except for the road to ...
The Arctic storm which has hit Europe descended on Romania and Bulgaria, leading to school closures and disrupting rail traffic, while thousands of ... Romanian officials warned about travel to neighboring Bulgaria, where there were snowdrifts of 40 centimeters (16 inches) and high winds in the Kardzhali ...
The working visit by the Deputy Prime Minister to Japan was discussed since the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Bulgaria. It aims at identifying concrete steps to promote investment and trade between the two countries with a focus on technology, tourism, increasing and diversifying ...

''There is an increasing share of those who hesitate or declare that they would not vote, ie they are not interested in the political processes at the moment. The proportion of the apolitical population is increasing.'' This is what sociologist Stefan Georgiev from AFIS commented, according to BNT. He explained ...
In 2016, Bulgaria launched the procedure for acquisition of a new type of combat aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets. However, in September 2017, an ad-hoc parliamentary commitee, set up to supervise the selection process, recommended to relaunch the procedure, ...
Specialities of Bulgarian cuisine including banitsa, kavarma and patatnik are among the country's traditional dishes being served in coming weeks at EU institutions, part of the marking of Bulgaria's holding of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The special menus will also include ...
An Azerbaijani stand popularized the country`s tourism potential, as well as its history, traditions, culture within the international HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO in Sophia, Bulgaria. The country`s participation was co-organized by Azerbaijan`s Embassy to Bulgaria, Azerbaijan Tourism Association and Buta Airways.
Bulgaria's foreign affairs minister, Ekaterina Zaharieva, has once again challenged the European Union over expanding the border-free Schengen Area. Not only did she call for the repeal of temporary border controls within the bloc in a recent interview with the German daily newspaper Die Welt, she also ...
The diplomat's proposal is backed by a certain amount of political heft, considering Bulgaria currently holds the European Council's rotating presidency. Yet the initiative is anything but new. Bulgarian and Romanian politicians have been demanding membership in the Schengen Area with tenacious ...
Bulgaria wants to replace Soviet-designed Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft with Western-made fighters. (Russian Aircraft Corporation). WARSAW, Poland — Bulgaria's Ministry of Defence will submit its proposals to procure new fighter jets and armored vehicles to the Council of Ministers this March, according to ...
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with Prime Minister of Cape Verde Ulisses Correia e Silva. After the meeting, both announced that the two countries had an interest in cooperation in the field of tourism and education, FOCUS News Agency reported. Boyko Borisov said Bulgaria has very serious ...
Bulgaria is taking a new nationalist path!", the two-hour procession passed through central Sofia on Saturday amid heavy police presence. Members of far-right groups from a number of other European countries also joined the rally, including about 50 Germans from the Die Rechte and Junge Nationalisten ...
During the meeting with Boyko Borisov, whose country also holds the term presidency of the EU, the constructive contribution of Bulgaria to Turkey's accession process to the EU was highlighted, a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said. Turkey-EU relations ...
Inspectors from Bulgaria's Motor Vehicle Administration and the police economic crimes squad have carried out more than 800 special checks on taxis at Sofia Airport and elsewhere, catching a number seeking to cheat customers and breaking other laws. At Sofia Airport alone, where taxi drivers from ...
photo - Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, listens to a question along with Bulgarian Foreign minister Ekaterina Zaharieva after the informal meeting of the ...
Romania's Foreign Minister: Postponing the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area is a Political Issu ... Television, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu announced that his country is considering the possibility of joining the Schengen issue in Brussels together with Bulgaria.
During the meeting with Boyko Borisov, whose country also holds the term presidency of the EU, the constructive contribution of Bulgaria to Turkey's accession process to the EU was highlighted, a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said. Turkey-EU relations ...
The Republican head of the US House of Representatives' foreign affairs committee and the ranking member, a Democrat, have sent a letter to the Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament calling on her and the government to oppose the Lukov March planned for February 17. The Lukov March, organised by ...
The average expenditure per household in Bulgaria rose 13.2% year-on-year to BGN 1,368 ($872.5/699.4 euro) in the fourth quarter of 2017, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Thursday. Expenditure on food had a share of 31% of total household spending during the October-December period, ...
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Bulgaria has waded into a 25-year-long dispute between Greece and Macedonia regarding Macedonia's name, saying that issue also concerns Bulgaria. Macedonia and Greece are in a renewed push to resolve their dispute. Greece objects to its northern neighbor using the ...
The forum in Sofia took place just two days before several hundred ultra-nationalists from Bulgaria, and possibly from abroad, were due to take to the streets to commemorate a controversial World War II Minister of War, Gen. Hristo Lukov. Revered by far-right nationalists in Bulgaria, his detractors say Lukov ...
The EU has been warned that Russia will take advantage if it does not speed up the membership process of Balkan states. The Bulgarian prime minister, Boyko Borisov, insisted enlargement needed to happen now. The frontrunners are Serbia and Montenegro with a target of 2025. Hungary said that was ...
Every year marchers from Bulgaria and beyond drape themselves in mourning black, hold torches and chant Lukov's praises in unison as they wind their way through Sofia's streets. The march ends at the home where Lukov was assassinated by Communist partisans in February 1943, where the marchers ...
A total of 27 Ottoman-era mosques in Bulgaria are awaiting restoration, as their minarets, walls and doors have either collapsed or suffered considerable damage. But local Muslim authorities complain that Bulgarian officials are not allowing restoration due to the mosques no longer having minarets, ...
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Turkey's Minister of the Economy Nihat Zeybekci discussed at a meeting in Sofia on 7th of February the state of economic partnership between the two countries and the possibilities for its enlargement. It was pointed out that the interest of the Turkish companies ...
The number of organisations which demand an effective ban of a major Nazi event scheduled for February 17 in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia is growing. The National Council of Religious Communities in Bulgaria (NCRC), which includes Christians, Muslim and Jewish congregations, said in a statement it ...
A bad case of flu at the last moment delayed Sunday's expected launch by controversial Bulgarian historian and politician Bozhidar Dimitrov of his “Make Bulgaria Great Again” project. Speaking from his sick bed, the 72-year-old former director of the Bulgarian National History Museum and former politician ...
In Bulgaria, during the 14 days of filming for the Stink Socks Movie with 27 team riders from all over the world, the crew puts on a demo at Borovets. Featuring Erik Leon, Jeffy Gabrick, Austin Young, Joonas Eloranta, Aleksi Kemilainen, Jasper Tripp, Danny Kern, Ian Daily, Andrew Brewer, Nick Dirks, Jake ...
The EC believes that the final estimate for growth in Bulgaria last year will be 3.8 per cent. High consumption in 2017 was driven by strong wage growth due to labor shortages and wage increases in the public sector, economists said in Brussels. In their words, investments in Bulgaria have begun to recover ...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte poured cold water on Bulgaria's ambition to unlock its stalled bid to join the EU border-free Schengen area on Tuesday (6 February) and said the country also needed more work to meet the criteria for joining the Eurozone. Rutte is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria at the ...
They will discuss the need for effective management and control of the European Union's external borders and their key importance to the security of the Union. The issue of the enlargement of the Schengen area, as well as other topical issues of bilateral relations and the European agenda, will be ...
Visiting Sofia on February 6, Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte expressed support for Bulgaria joining the EU's Schengen visa zone, but noted that there were still work to be done before it was ready. Rutte was hosted by his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borissov, whose country holds the rotating ...
President Coleiro Preca said that the Maltese Islands are a bridge that connects cultures and continents, between the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, while Bulgaria is, similarly, a strategic hub, which provides perfect access to the Western Balkans and beyond. Delivering the ...
Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bulgaria said on February 6 that it welcomes the Strategy for the Western Balkans, adopted the same day by the European Commission. “A number of our ideas have found a place in it,” Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said. “The document recognizes the strategic importance ...
A new study on double standards for food in Bulgaria and in Central Europe is being prepared by Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency and Economy Ministry. This was announced on February 6 by the head of Bulgaria's food control directorate, Lyubomir Kulinsky, in an interview with public broadcaster ...
''For the past 20 years, net foreign direct investment from Malta was positive at EUR 285.6 million, bringing the country to 22nd place in terms of direct investment in Bulgaria. For the first nine months of 2017, the investment was positive at EUR 15 million.'' This was stated by the Minister of Economy Emil ...


 

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