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The government of Bulgaria issued its stance on the air strike on Syria on April 14, after Prime Minister Boiko Borissov summoned members of the Cabinet ... escalation of the conflict and call on the Syrian regime to cease all actions violating international humanitarian law," the Bulgarian government said. Military
Bulgaria's Cabinet has declared a day of national mourning on April 14 for the victims of a bus crash on the motorway near Vakarel, a village about 40km from capital city Sofia, in which six people died and 23 were injured. The crash occured just before noon on April 13. The bus overturned at the side ...

Pirin national park has become an example of the Bulgarian government's unwillingness to establish the rule of law. When all eyes in Europe are on Bulgaria because of its Presidency of the Eu Council, we need to see a strong message from the EU, writes Veselina Kavrakova. Veselina Kavrakova is ...
Bulgaria's government does not intend to participate in the deal to sell assets of Czech energy company CEZ, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said at a session of the parliamentary committee investigating the deal, daily Dnevnik reported on April 3. In February CEZ announced that it had selected ...
Watching Nazi forces roll across Eastern Europe virtually unchecked, and hoping to regain territories lost during World War I, the Bulgarian government signed a pact with Germany in 1941, following two years of neutrality. Bulgaria was not, however, one of Adolf Hitler's puppets. It did not, for example, ...
The Bulgarian government has so far insisted that the results of the investigation of the Organization for the Fight Against Chemical Weapons, in which Russia is also a member, should be taken into account, before action is taken. The Russian Ambassador in Bulgaria, Anatoliy Makarov, has stated the ...

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov's Cabinet agreed on March 28 2018 to pay an “Easter bonus” in April of 40 leva (about 20.45 euro) to each of the country's more than 1.2 million pensioners who are below the 321 leva poverty line. Just more than 56 per cent of pensioners in Bulgaria are below the ...
The Bulgarian government is to provide 15 million leva (about 7.66 million euro) for increases to the salaries of prison staff, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva said after a Cabinet meeting on March 21. This followed a meeting on March 20 between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, Tsacheva and ...
It is particularly worrying in the context of the Bulgarian Presidency, and I call on the Bulgarian government to revise its position on this crucial issue”, Ward stated. In a tweet, Ward also slammed Bulgaria's opposition socialists for their opposition to the Istanbul Convention, despite the position of their former ...
Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu announced on Monday that, a joint Romanian-Bulgarian government meeting will be held this year, with the inter-connectivity issue as one of the main topics."This year, a joint Romanian-Bulgarian government meeting will take place and the inter-connectivity ...
“Bulgaria and Qatar will support the participation of their national energy companies in joint projects linked to the exploration, production, transport and distribution of hydrocarbons,” the Bulgarian government said in a statement. Bulgaria, almost fully reliant on Russian gas, is seeking to diversify its supplies ...
According to the new Bulgarian Concessions Act, the government shall adopt an ordinance that outlines the requirements for determining the financial-economic aspects of concessions. On 1 March 2018, the Bulgarian government published a bill for this ordinance and initiated a public consultation.
"Even though the Bulgarian government did not express interest in entering into the sales process, which was running last year, CEZ will consider the request presented by our business partner and will check the option," Horakova said. "The main purpose of the meetings was preparation of documents for ...
The Bulgarian Cabinet announced on March 7 that it had approved a grant of 15 000 euro to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation of Poland. The goal of the foundation is to preserve the historical heritage of the Auschwitz and Birkenau former concentration camps in Poland, the Bulgarian government ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov's Cabinet has retracted its approval of the Istanbul Convention and withdrawn its request to Parliament to approve the convention. The decision to retract the approval which the Cabinet gave in January 2018 was taken at a regular meeting on March 7, with Borissov ...
The Bulgarian actor Nikolay Nikolaev has died. He will be remembered for his work on the small screen, the big screen and his voluntary work with sick children. Nikolay Stefanov Nikolaev was a Bulgarian actor born on October 18, 1940. He graduated from the “Krustyo Sarafov” acting academy in Sofia ...
Putin expressed readiness for his country to engage in discussions on renewing the project, the Bulgarian government statement said. The Belene project was initiated three decades ago by Bulgaria's communist project. A previous Borissov government voted an end to the Belene project, but recently has ...

SKA KELER: No, the Bulgarian government has not given me apologies. Many Bulgarians, however, apologized to me personally. They themselves are shocked by the language and content of the Vice Premier's speech. I am grateful to the Bulgarians who support me and who turned to me personally.
“President Juncker personally spoke to MEP Ska Keller on Friday, as well as to the Bulgarian authorities. I think you saw that after that there was a press release by the Bulgarian government. This declaration clarifies things for the Bulgarian side. And that closes the issue for us. “ The Bulgarian government ...
“Obviously, the coalition partner in the Bulgarian government is very nervous about the Bulgarian people protesting against the government and standing up for their rights,” Keller said, referring to the fact that the United Patriots, minority partner in Boiko Borissov's government, is known to strongly back the ...
Following complaints of Burgas citizens concerning an unpleasant odor in the air of their city, the authorities have fined Lukoil and Kronospan, two firms that operate factories in the area. The industrial activity is stated to have caused the smell in the city despite previous assurances to the contrary.
The ECHR ruling was supposed to put an end of the decade-long row over the former royal properties and help the Bulgarian government clarify its position regarding the restitution of the crown's real estate. The properties were nationaliesd by the government after the abolition of the Bulgarian monarchy ...
The Bulgarian government is starting procedures on giving 4 beaches on concession. The beaches are - "St. St. Konstantin and Elena - south", "Riviera", "Ahtopol north - east zone", and "Kiten - south". This was announced by the press center of the cabinet. The proposal is to give the first to beaches ...
Bulgaria's Cabinet has agreed to provide a further 1.68 million leva (about 859 000 euro) to the Ministry of Tourism to promote the country as a year-round tourism destination, the government media service said on April 11 2018. "The programme envisages the sustainable development and promotion ...
The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, part of the United Patriots grouping of far-right and nationalist parties that is the minority partner in Prime Minister Boiko Borissov's government, says that during Borissov's March 12 visit to Skopje, he should not apologise for the deportation of Jews from ...
Recently, the border guards at Dunav Most, Bulgaria, confiscated a large illegal shipment of animals. The creatures were then transported to the quarantine zone of the Sofia Zoo. Some of them were from rare species, one of which was protected. Problems began to arise. The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency ...
Bulgaria's government decided on February 28 to set up a working group to draft changes to existing legislation on the ownership, financing and distribution of the media in the country. A statement after a regular weekly meeting of Bulgaria's Cabinet said that the working group should propose a “clear ...
Bulgaria will provide humanitarian aid to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen to the amount of 782 000 leva (about 399 830 euro), the government information service said after a February 28 2018 Cabinet meeting. The funding will come from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget dedicated to development ...
Meanwhile, Borissov held another phone conversation with Babis, asking for his help should the Bulgarian government take steps to acquire a stake in CEZ's assets, the government said in a statement. Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev reacted to the government's intention to acquire stake in CEZ's local ...
The Bulgarian government announced that it was lending $500,000 to the group organizing the country's hosting duties for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in September. The 24-team event will be contested in Ruse, Sofia and Varna in Bulgaria as well as six cities in Italy: Bari, Bologna ...
photo - In this handout photo made available by the Bulgarian Government press office on Monday In this handout photo made available by the Bulgarian Government press office on Monday, March 26, 2018 from left, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, ...
After it became clear that CEZ's governing bodies have approved a contract for the sale of their assets to Inercom Group, the reactions in parliament have not been delayed. Yesterday it was announced that the Czech concern CEZ sells its assets in Bulgaria and the buyer is Bulgarian company "Inercom ...
CEZ Group added it has repeatedly asked the Bulgarian government for speedy rectification of that state of affairs and for compensation for the damage caused, recalling that in November 2015 it had sent a notice to the Bulgarian government, in which it requested amicable settlement of the dispute.
The Bulgarian government proposed in December 2014 to the European Commission to build an EU-funded regional gas hub near the country's Black Sea port of Varna to dispatch gas deliveries to the rest of Europe - to Greece, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and, via those countries, to EU member ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov held talks with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım on February 16 while attending the annual Munich Security Conference, the Bulgarian government media service said. The main topic of the talks was infrastructure projects in the region, with Borissov underlining ...
“President Juncker personally spoke to MEP Ska Keller on Friday, as well as to the Bulgarian authorities. I think you saw that after that there was a press release by the Bulgarian government. This declaration clarifies things for the Bulgarian side. And that closes the issue for us. “ The Bulgarian government ...
The Bulgarian government, after assuming the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2018, became the latest in a growing line to pledge it would prioritise completing the eurozone's banking union. Progress has been made: the single supervisory mechanism at the European ...
Following complaints of Burgas citizens concerning an unpleasant odor in the air of their city, the authorities have fined Lukoil and Kronospan, two firms that operate factories in the area. The industrial activity is stated to have caused the smell in the city despite previous assurances to the contrary.
The chief executive officer and executive vice president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), Robert Singer, is holding talks with Bulgarian government officials. On Friday morning, he will meet Prime Minister Boiko Borissov in Sofia. He already had a 90-minute conversation with Foreign Minister Ekaterina ...
WWF is urging members of the Unesco World Heritage Committee to include Pirin on its list of world heritage sites in danger if the Bulgarian government presses ahead with its plans. The charity is also calling for the International Ski Federation and other ski governing bodies to exclude the resort from the ...
After spending €75 million on its EU Presidency, the Bulgarian government has decided to ensure another hefty sum of €25 million to be invested in the project. The Bulgarian government has approved additional 49 million BGN (€25 million) to be spent on the EU Presidency in addition to the already ...
After further investigation, the club found out that he was not registered in the compulsory register of the Ministry of Youth and Sports as required by the Bulgarian government. Prostitution itself is legal in Bulgaria, but organised prostitution (brothels, prostitution rings, or other forms of procuring) is prohibited.
Part of the EU funds being paid for projects in Bulgaria are disseminated only to government-friendly media. This has to stop, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom said. “The Bulgarian government should disseminate funds on an equal basis to all of the media, also to the ones who are critical ...
SOFIA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria's coalition government of the center-right GERB party and the nationalist United Patriots survived a no-confidence motion in parliament Thursday, less than a year after coming to power. The motion was backed by 103 deputies of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and ...
"We expect a lot from the Bulgarian Presidency. It is well prepared by the Bulgarian government. The motto "United we stand strong" is what we all need in the European Union." This was announced by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Protesters took to the streets in 29 international cities, accusing the Bulgarian government of corruption and violation of domestic and EU environmental law after it decided to allow further construction in Pirin National Park, a World Natural Heritage site. In December 2017, the Cabinet passed a plan to ...
With Bulgaria holding the presidency of the European Union since January 1, protesters hope that their calls will gain the attention of the bloc's authorities - putting the Bulgarian government under further pressure. "The protests [have been noticed] by the European Commission and the issue is getting to ...
The Bulgarian Special Prosecutor's Office is involved in a wide-ranging, international investigation into companies and persons behind the digital currency investment scheme OneCoin, which has been widely accused of constituting a pyramid scheme. In a Jan. 19 statement, the office said that it was ...
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is putting a motion of no confidence in the government on corruption law today. After a series of meetings with the Movement For Rights and Freedoms (DPS), it turned out that there were differences and the party would not vote with the Socialists. The Movement said last ...
The Bulgarian government will wait for a "signal" from the ECB and other EU actors that its application would have some chances to be accepted. But Goranov added that the government would apply even if that sign doesn't come. "We need a certain direction on what we need to do to join this [euro] club," ...


 

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