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Bulgarian caretaker government blocks gas connection with Greece

Workers at the construction site of the interconnected IGB gas pipeline, starting in Komotini, Greece and ending in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, March 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/DIMITRIS TOSIDIS. Bulgaria’s new caretaker government has taken steps to block the gas interconnector between Greece and Bulgaria, which was soon to deliver gas from Azerbaijan, media reported. Problems arose over […]

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Czech Aricoma acquires Bulgarian Musala Soft to expand SEE’s footprint

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 4 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian software engineering services company Musala Soft has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Czech industry player Aricoma Group in a deal that will will strengthen the buyer’s presence in South Eastern Europe (SEE) and increase its consolidated revenue to more than 400 million euros ($407.2 […]

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Bulgarian capital Sofia steps up anti-Covid measures – The Sofia Globe

The regional health inspectorate in Sofia has issued an order introducing reinforced anti-epidemic measures in the Bulgarian capital, which will come into force on August 4 and will remain in force for 30 days. The district of the city of Sofia currently has the highest Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria, 467.86 per 100,000 inhabitants on […]

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Bulgaria: interim government until early elections in October | app

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Monday appointed an interim government ahead of a new round of parliamentary elections in early October in a bid to avert the country’s political and economic crisis. × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAm%96 >@G6 […]

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Bulgaria to hold snap elections after failed coalition talks | app

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria is heading for new parliamentary elections this fall after the three largest parties in parliament failed to find common ground for a coalition government. Socialist Party leader Georgi Svilenski told reporters on Wednesday that efforts to form a viable coalition had failed because the proposed government strategy failed to garner […]

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Increase in the number of Russian tourists on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast – Novinite.com

Number of Russian tourists continues to grow, despite the difficult conditions caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, which began on February 24. “Despite the complicated international situation, the lack of direct flights, a total of 33,584 visits from Russian tourists have been registered for January-May 2022 with one night in accommodation, own property, etc. The […]

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EU provides €110 million for modernization of Voluyak – Dragoman in Bulgaria

The Cohesion Fund supports the doubling of lanes on the road to Serbia. THE European Commission (EC) has approved an allocation of €110 million from the European Union (EU) Cohesion Fund for the first phase of a project to upgrade the road linking the Bulgarian capital Sofia to the border with Serbia, as part of […]

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Accor opens a new hotel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Accor’s collection of upscale boutique hotels has officially opened its flagship property in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery located in the reborn building with a history, surrounded by vibrant culture welcomes guests with the captivating history of the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. Travelers discovering Plovdiv will be enthralled by the bespoke design, […]

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Bulgaria issues scorching weather warning for July 24 – The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria has issued the Code Orange hazardous weather warning for 17 out of 28 districts for July 24, with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius or more in a number of cities. The 17 districts subject to Code Orange weather alert due to high temperature forecast are Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Turnovo, Rousse, […]

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Hollywood is heading to Estonia, Bulgaria and beyond. Insiders tell how it goes

On the set of the Lithuanian series “Troll Farm” in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Berta Tilmantaite / For The Times) “Jurassic World Dominion” is one of the highest-grossing movies of the summer, the latest in the popular sci-fi franchise about dinosaurs battling humans for control of civilization. The film was shot in British Columbia, London and Hawaii. […]

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The United States plans to increase military aid to Bulgaria and support for the “Three Seas Initiative” – ​​Novinite.com

The United States plans to increase military assistance to the countries of the Black Sea region, in particular Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Georgia. NATO is committed to increasing its presence in the region, in particular through the four new Battlegroups in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia. The WE will support the Black Sea countries in […]

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Bulgaria’s Fashion Supply IPO fails

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 20 (SeeNews) – IPO of the Bulgarian ready-to-wear manufacturer Fashion Supply [BUL:FSN1] on the Bulgarian Business Accelerator Market (BEAM) on the Sofia Stock Exchange failed as investors subscribed for only 1.85% of the shares on offer on Wednesday, according to data from the exchange. As many as 12,068 shares were subscribed for […]

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Bulgarian capital Sofia introduces first-stage anti-Covid measures – The Sofia Globe

The Bulgarian capital Sofia, classified as a Covid-19 red zone, has implemented first-stage measures against the spread of the disease since July 18, according to a statement from the municipality. It is now compulsory to wear protective masks in health establishments and social care homes, said Dr Dancho Penchev, chief of operational staff in Sofia. […]

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North Macedonia signs a protocol with Bulgaria and plans to take another step towards the EU

Six people were killed after the Russian military shelled a building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Toretsk, Ukrainian emergency service officials said July 18. “Early in the morning, the city of Toretsk was shelled. A two-story building with people inside was destroyed,” Ukraine’s State Service for Emergencies said in a statement on the social […]

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Bulgaria, North Macedonia envoys meet for EU bloc talks

Sofia, Bulgaria — The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia met in Sofia on Sunday to discuss the next steps in North Macedonia’s path to EU membership talks, a day after the parliament in Skopje voted in favor of a French proposal that should lift Bulgari’s veto on North Macedonia’s membership. the block. EU […]

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Bulgaria, North Macedonia envoys meet for EU bloc talks

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia met in Sofia on Sunday to discuss next steps in North Macedonia’s path to EU membership talks , a day after parliament in Skopje voted in favor of a French proposal that would lift Bulgari’s veto on North Macedonia joining the bloc. EU […]

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Almost half of Bulgaria’s districts are Covid-19 yellow zones – The Sofia Globe

Thirteen of Bulgaria’s 28 districts are classified as Covid-19 yellow zones, according to figures from the July 13 update of the Unified Information Portal. This means they have a Covid-19 morbidity rate of between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 population on a 14 day basis. The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is about to be reclassified as […]

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Attempt to ‘normalize’ relations with Bulgaria sparks protests in North Macedonia: Peoples Dispatch

Massive protests have taken place across North Macedonia in recent weeks against efforts to normalize relations with Bulgaria under the dictates of the European Union (EU). Nationalists and the left are taking part in the protests, with the North Macedonian government accused of undermining the country’s sovereignty by succumbing to EU dictates to ‘normalize’ relations […]

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Leader of “Democratic Bulgaria”: If we get the third term, we will try a technocratic government – Novinite.com

“To work towards a more technocratic government with a governance horizon of January 1, 2024.” What’s this “Democratic Bulgaria” (DB) Co-Chair Hristo Ivanov suggested to bTV. He clarified yesterday in parliament that if “Democratic Bulgaria“gets the third term, he will do everything possible to achieve it. According to him, leading politicians should step aside in […]

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Protests block North Macedonia’s capital over Bulgaria, EU compromise | world news

SKOPJE (Reuters) – The streets of Skopje, North Macedonia, were paralyzed on Friday amid protests over a proposed compromise deal with Bulgaria that would finally allow the Balkan country to begin long-awaited membership talks in the European Union. On Friday, hundreds of people parked their vehicles around government buildings in central Skopje as well as […]

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Bulgarian party fails to form coalition, bringing country closer to new elections

Ukraine has “significant potential” to advance its forces on the battlefield and must increase the intensity of its attacks against Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his July 21 speech. Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live briefing gives you all the latest developments on the ongoing invasion of Russia, how Kyiv […]

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EU urges North Macedonia to support proposed deal with Bulgaria

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday urged North Macedonia to support a compromise proposed by France to end a dispute with neighboring Bulgaria that is blocking the country’s bid to join. long-delayed accession to the European Union. Violent protests erupted in North Macedonia’s capital Skopje, where protesters attempted to […]

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Protesters gather in Skopje for the third night against the compromise with Bulgaria

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his army to continue its offensive in eastern Ukraine after Kremlin forces took control of almost all of the Lugansk region as they crossed into Ukrainian territory of Donbass. On July 4, Putin said Russian forces “must carry out their tasks in accordance with previously approved plans” and said they […]

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Russian diplomats leave Bulgaria amid rising tensions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian planes left Bulgaria on Sunday with dozens of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass deportation that has raised tensions between the historically close nations, a diplomat said Russian. Filip Voskresenski, a senior Russian diplomat, told reporters at the airport in the Bulgarian capital Sofia before flights […]

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Thousands of people demonstrate in North Macedonia against a compromise with Bulgaria

Outnumbered Ukrainian defenders continue to hold the line in the east against Russian forces who are making only “minimal gains”, British military intelligence said on July 20. Elsewhere, Ukrainian forces rammed a key bridge over the Dnipro River in Russian-occupied territory west of the river, British intelligence said in its daily bulletin, adding that although […]

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Dozens of Russian diplomats expelled from Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian planes were due to leave Bulgaria on Sunday with dozens of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass deportation that has raised tensions between the historically close nations, a diplomat said Russian. Filip Voskresenski, a senior Russian diplomat, told reporters at the airport in the Bulgarian capital, […]

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North Macedonia seeks support for deal with Bulgaria to unblock EU accession talks

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BLOOMBERG) — The government of North Macedonia has said it is starting consultations to find support for a European Union proposal to pave the country’s path to the bloc. The start of the Balkan country’s membership talks has been blocked by neighboring Bulgaria over a long dispute involving history and language. Bulgaria, which […]

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Bulgaria: since when will 25 cents be deducted from the price of fuel – Novinite.com

The delivery 25 cents for fuel was accepted by the National Assembly. However, what does this mean for the operation of gas stations, commented Georgi Tenev, lawyer at the Association of Fuel Dealers in Bulgaria. “The final price for individuals and legal entities will be visible at the entrance to the store. When paying our […]

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EBRD and CEECAT Capital exit Bulgarian Monbat under MBO deal

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 29 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian car battery manufacturer Monbat [BUL:MONB] said the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and private equity firm CEECAT Capital exited their joint stake in the company. The two shareholders disposed of their stakes through a management buyout (MBO) transaction with HoldCo Investment, which is indirectly owned by […]

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Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, becomes the Covid-19 yellow zone – The Sofia Globe

The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, has crossed the threshold to be upgraded from Covid-19 green zone to yellow zone, according to the June 28 update of the Unified News Portal. A yellow zone means a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. As of June 28, Sofia’s 14-day morbidity rate […]

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Beginning of the implementation of the Shipka tunnel project in Bulgaria

The Shipka Peak tunnel in the Balkan mountain range in Bulgaria will be carried out by the PSVT consortium. Bulgaria has awarded the design-build contract for the tunnel, which is part of the Gabrovo city bypass, for around US$200 million. The tunnel will pass under Shipka Peak, which rises 1,329 meters above sea level in […]

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IMF Concludes 2022 Article IV Consultation with Bulgaria

Washington D.C.: On Friday, June 17, 2022, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Bulgaria and reviewed and approved the staff assessment without a meeting.[1] The Bulgarian economy has shown resilience during the pandemic. Thanks to political support, the economy rebounded in 2021 despite the health crisis […]

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Bulgaria’s vote of no confidence could hamper EU enlargement

Sofia, Bulgaria — Bulgarian lawmakers on Wednesday approved a no-confidence motion against the country’s minority coalition government that could topple the centrist prime minister and further block Balkan countries’ efforts to join the European Union. The centre-right opposition GERB party tabled the motion last week, accusing the government of mismanaging public finances and economic policy […]

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SeedBlink launches second round of funding in Bulgaria for Agriniser, an agritech startup

SeedBlinkthe European investment platform specializing in financing and scaling up technology startups, is launching a new funding round for Farmer, the Bulgarian company Agritech based in the United Kingdom, which has developed a digital market where one can buy and sell cereals. The funds will be used to support the startup’s expansion plans, with a […]

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Bulgarian capital braces for series of protests as fate of government must be decided – The Sofia Globe

The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is expected to see a series of large-scale protests in the week in which Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s government faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence. Following the spontaneous demonstration outside the Parliament on June 16 after opposition parties banded together to vote against Nikola Minchev as Speaker of the National […]

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Thousands of people turned out for Sofia Pride 2022 in Bulgaria – The Sofia Globe

Several thousand people moved on June 18 for the 15e Sofia Pride, the annual demonstration for equal rights of LGBTI people in Bulgaria. The weather in the Bulgarian capital, alternating rain and partly cloudy, did not prevent the organizers from waiting for a record attendance. Sofia Pride describes itself as “an annual pride march in […]

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Bulgaria sets date for no-confidence vote amid protests

Protesters gather in support of the government in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 17. Photo by Svetoslav Todorov. The Bulgarian coalition will face a vote of no confidence next Wednesday, June 22, preceded by an emergency debate on Tuesday, Parliament announced on Friday. The minority cabinet of ‘We continue the change’ mandate holders, their closest allies […]

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Bulgarian Monbat shareholders approve dividend distribution for 2021

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 15 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian battery manufacturer Monbat [BUL:MONB] said its shareholders had approved the proposed payment of a gross dividend for 2021 in the amount of 5.5 million levs (2.9 million dollars/2.8 million euros), or 0.141 levs per share . The proposal was unanimously approved by investors attending the company’s general meeting […]

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The Socialist Art Museum of Bulgaria presents the exhibition “The Last First” – The Sofia Globe

An exhibition called “The Last First” at the Museum of Socialist Art in the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be open to the public from June 17 to October 23, 2022. Nikolai Ushtavaliiski, Deputy Director of the National Gallery and curator of the exhibition, explains: “Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian […]

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Bulgarian municipality of Sofia sues over passport of child of same-sex couple – The Sofia Globe

The Municipality of Sofia filed a cassation appeal before the Administrative Court of Sofia against the obligation to issue the birth certificate necessary for a passport for the child of a same-sex couple, despite a decision by the Court of European justice, LGBTQ+ rights organization Deystvie said on June 13. In this high-profile case, the […]

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Scholz fails to break through with Bulgaria over North Macedonia’s EU bid – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pushed Bulgaria to lift its blockade on North Macedonia’s EU bid during a visit to Sofia on Saturday, but failed to move the long-running dispute forward. Scholz, who stopped in Sofia on a tour of the region’s main capitals, said after a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov he saw […]

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Sofia stock indices close evenly, Korado Bulgaria leads declines

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 10 (SeeNews) – Two of the four main indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) ended the trading week down, with First Investment Bank, or Fibank, [BUL:FIB] set the tone for top-notch losers, according to exchange data. The SOFIX index edged down 0.04% to 620.06 points as losses were covered by a […]

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Bulgarian company Digitall to expand into Poland targeting major Central and Eastern European hub

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 9 (SeeNews) — Technology and business consultancy Digitall announced on Thursday that it is expanding its presence in Poland in a bid to strengthen its position in the digital transformation and cloud experience in Europe. The company, formed in early 2021 by the merger of Bulgarian software company Bulpros and German ec4u, […]

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US-funded renovation of Thracian tomb near Sveshtari in Bulgaria unveiled – The Sofia Globe

The newly renovated Thracian tomb near Sveshtari in northeastern Bulgaria was inaugurated on June 7, according to a statement from the US Embassy in Sofia. The renovations were made possible by the American Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), which provided more than 330,000 leva to preserve the UNESCO-designated cultural treasure for future generations to […]

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Calendar of events in Bulgaria on June 8

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 6 (SeeNews) – Below is a calendar of corporate, economic and political events taking place in Bulgaria or related to Bulgaria between June 10 and June 30. *Wednesday, June 8 – Sofia: Statistics Office will release data on Bulgaria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2022 *Wednesday, June 8 […]

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Bulgarian Trace Group Hold expands against Q1 net loss

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 3 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian construction company Trace Group Hold [BUL:T57] said its consolidated net loss increased to 1.8 million levs ($989,360/920,325 euros) in the first quarter of 2022, from 559,000 levs a year earlier, as revenue fell 5.9% on the same period. Trace Group Hold’s total revenue amounted to 20.7 million levs […]

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Financier predicts a significant reduction in inflation for Bulgaria in 2023 – Novinite.com

“Inflation struggles with a conservative fiscal policy and declines economic growth. It will continue to be high, but it will stabilize and decrease. We can note a percentage of side effects, even two, but the rhythm slows down. We will see a significant reduction in inflation in 2023. If we continue to pump consumption, we […]

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Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation? (Capital)

This article is published in collaboration with Capital as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. The article is also available for reading on Capital’s website. If the media is seen as a weapon in times of war, Bulgaria risks shooting itself in the foot. Western nations […]

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Bulgaria: Relocation of Ukrainian refugees from hotels to state resorts continues today – Novinite.com

Second move attempt Ukrainian refugees of resorts and hotels on the Black Sea coast inland. 74 people boarded the train in Varna, while Sunday there were only 5 Ukrainians at the station. According to some of those already housed in the resort of Panichishte, there were not enough good conditions such as shops and pharmacies. […]

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Princess Mafalda of Bulgaria to marry British financier Marc Abousleiman

A popstar princess is set to marry her financial beau in Spain tomorrow. New York-based ‘swan of modern society’ and singer-songwriter Princess Mafalda of Bulgaria, 27, will exchange vows with dashing Lebanese-born British financier Marc Abousleiman in her mother’s hometown , Palma, Majorca. The couple met at school in London but struck up a romantic […]

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Bulgarian Prime Minister receives Foreign Minister

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Kirill Petkov, today received the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah at the Prime Minister’s Office of Bulgaria in the capital Sofia. During the reception, His Highness conveyed greetings from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin […]

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Bulgaria is in the Top 50 most visited countries in Google Street View in 2021 – Novinite.com

Google View from the street 15 years old now In 2007, Google revolutionized with the creation of Google View from the street, the first images posted on the virtual imaging platform from San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Denver. Since, View from the street cars, equipped with special panoramic cameras, have captured and […]

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Bulgaria: Contractual Netting as Quasi-Collateral in Commercial and Financial Transactions

The Supreme Court has upheld the parties’ freedom to contractually modify any of the conditions precedent to set-off under Bulgarian law, thereby allowing for various quasi-guarantee arrangements in commercial and financial contracts which creditors may avail themselves of. Prerequisites for legal compensation in Bulgaria Under Article 103 of the Bulgarian Law on Contracts and Obligations […]

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30% of all liquefied gas supplies to Greece are destined for Bulgaria – Novinite.com

A historic record for natural liquefied gas terminal on the Greek Isle of Revithosanear the capital Athens, is expected in June, the Greek reports the Kathimerini newspaper. 30 percent of the total planned delivery capacity is for Bulgaria, media estimates, referring to the operator of the terminal. Smaller quantities are destined for the Romanian market. […]

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Korado-Bulgaria AD (BUL:KBG) must pay a dividend of 0.19 лв

The advice of Korado-Bulgaria AD (BUL:KBG) announced that it will pay a dividend of лв0.19 per share on June 16. Based on this payout, the dividend yield on the company’s stock will be 3.9%, which is an attractive increase in returns for shareholders. Check out our latest analysis for Korado-Bulgaria AD Korado-Bulgaria AD dividend is […]

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Opera Open 2022 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria starts on June 19

The annual Opera Open festival in Plovdiv begins on June 19, 2022 with a concert for peace at the Ancient Theatre. The concert, starting at 9 p.m., involves the Bulgarian Children’s Choir – with 300 children from across Bulgaria – and soloists and the Plovdiv Opera Orchestra. The festival continues until September 14. Highlights of […]

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Bulgaria issues birth certificate to baby of same-sex couple in historic first

A Bulgarian court has ordered city hall authorities in the capital Sofia to issue a birth certificate to the baby born to a gay couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar respectively. The court’s decision was finally handed down on Monday May 16, ending a long legal battle that began after a little girl was left essentially […]

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Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport opens four new routes, two more airlines launch seasonal flights

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 16 (SeeNews) – Sofia airport operator SOF Connect has announced that it is expanding its flight schedule to and from the Bulgarian capital with four new destinations in May and June, including Zadar in Croatia. Ryanair will fly twice a week between Sofia and Zadar, SOF Connect said in a statement over […]

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Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport announces four new destinations and two new airlines

Sofia Airport on May 15 announced further details of its May and June 2022 schedule, including four new destinations and two new airlines that will operate from the Bulgarian capital’s airport. The airport said in a press release that Wizz Air flies to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates three times a week. Ryanair […]

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Demography in Bulgaria: Not a single municipality has a positive natural increase in 2021 – Novinite.com

Nope municipality has a positive natural increase in 2021. This is shown by data from the analysis of the Institute for Market Economics for data on population growth in Bulgaria. “While in the mechanical movement there are winning and losing parts of the country, which even – as we have seen in the year of […]

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Once best friends, Bulgaria takes a stand against Russia

However, current concerns quickly overshadowed the ambassador’s efforts to remind Bulgaria of the debt it owed Russia. On the same day, Bulgaria expelled two of its diplomatic subordinates for spying and announced the arrest of a senior military officer accused of spying for Russia. In the weeks that followed, Bulgaria, a country that Moscow has […]

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Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has received strong support in Washington for Bulgaria’s anti-corruption efforts – Novinite.com

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov (left) and Presidential National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (right) @Council of Ministers Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov received support in Washington from the administration of President Joe Biden for Bulgaria‘s anti-corruption efforts, according to the government information service. Petkov was admitted to the State Department by Under Secretary of State […]

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167 villages in Bulgaria are without a single inhabitant – Novinite.com

The depopulation of the Bulgarians villages keep on going. In 1173 villageswhich is about a fifth of all the settlements of our country, live up to 50 people, and in 167 villages there is not a single inhabitant. This is shown by data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) at the end of 2021. […]

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AES Bulgaria plans to develop solar energy storage projects

AES Bulgaria will explore options to develop a combined 100 MW solar and battery energy storage project, as well as an 80 MW stand-alone battery storage project near the capital Sofia to support the electricity grid. AES Bulgaria, part of the global energy company AES Corporation, is the largest investor in the Bulgarian electricity sector […]

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Bulgaria Air’s scheduled direct flights from Sofia to Crete will start on May 22 – Novinite.com

The airline’s flights for Crete will land in the capital Heraklion With the start of the new tourist season and the warmer days, Air Bulgaria will delight all its passengers with direct access flights to one of the most tempting Greek destinations, where the days are long, hot and salty, and the atmosphere – exotic. […]

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Bulgaria will seek exemption from EU oil embargo on Russia if possible, says Deputy PM

A general view shows Lukoil company’s oil refinery in Volgograd, Russia April 22, 2022. REUTERS/REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, May 4 (Reuters) – Bulgaria will seek a waiver from the European Union’s proposed Russian oil embargo if such waivers are allowed, Bulgaria’s deputy prime minister said in an […]

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More flights between Bulgaria and North Macedonia in the near future – Novinite.com

GullivAir plane @WikimediaCommons Bulgarian airline GullivAir has stopped selling tickets for the Sofia-Skopje flight since May 21, the specialized aeronautical portal Ex-Yu Aviation announcement. According to Macedonian media, the flights are carried out with 7-8 passengers, and there were cases when there were only two or three people on board, less than the crew. It […]

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Bulgaria becomes a regional hub for gas supply – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, thanks to on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. European news you deserve to read. welcome to Capitals by EURACTIV. In today’s news from the capitals: SOFIA A regional coordination center will be set up in Bulgaria to manage […]

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In Bulgaria’s ‘Little Moscow’, Russians help Ukrainian refugees | Russo-Ukrainian War

Pomorie, Bulgaria – In the lobby of the Sunny Bay Hotel in Pomorie, a coastal town in southeastern Bulgaria, dozens of passports belonging to Ukrainian nationals are strewn across a table. Several refugees are housed here, having fled the war with Russia, and are now heading to the police station – with their passports – […]

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April 27 live updates: Poland and Bulgaria receive gas from EU neighbours, Archegos founder Hwang is charged with fraud in the US

Employees work on the Boeing 777 assembly line © Getty Images Boeing suffered a $1.2 billion hit in the first quarter due to the war in Ukraine and charges in its defence, space and security segment stemming from its Air Force One program. An additional charge of $1.5 billion is expected across its commercial division […]

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Oil rises after Russia cuts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, worsens EU energy crisis

Singapore: Oil rose after Russia cut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, deepening Europe’s energy crisis as the war in Ukraine drags on. West Texas Intermediate traded above $102 a barrel after rising 3.2% on Tuesday. Gas prices in Europe jumped after Russia cut off flows to Poland and Bulgaria, solidifying threats to […]

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Bulgarian PM’s charity fund for Ukraine sparks controversy

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in Brussels on March 25. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov came under fire on Tuesday for his rhetoric about a charity fund for Ukraine he launched, amid growing demands for state support for incoming Ukrainian refugees. On Monday afternoon, Petkov said that as the country’s coalition government tried […]

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Russian plane arrives in Belgrade via Bulgaria – EURACTIV.com

A Russian Ilyushin-Il-96-300 passenger plane flew from Sochi to Belgrade via Bulgaria on Sunday morning, despite the country officially closing its airspace to Russian planes in February, Belgrade television N1 reported. Petar Vojinović, the editor of the TangoSix portal, explained for N1 that the EU has, despite the sanctions, left open the possibility that thefts […]

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Thousands of Ukrainian refugees will spend Orthodox Easter in Bulgaria this year: NPR

Josif Feny, left, Anet Pchelnikova, right, Natasha Nykolyn, center, have dinner at their apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday, April 22. Spasiyana Sergieva for NPR hide caption toggle caption Spasiyana Sergieva for NPR Josif Feny, left, Anet Pchelnikova, right, Natasha Nykolyn, center, have dinner at their apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday, April 22. Spasiyana […]

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Warmer weather forecast for Orthodox Easter long weekend in Bulgaria

The recent cold spell over Bulgaria will give way to warmer weather as the country heads into the four-day Orthodox Easter weekend, but the forecast also includes cloudy skies and some rain, with the possibility thunderstorms in some areas. The long weekend begins with Orthodox Good Friday on April 22 and ends on Orthodox Easter […]

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Bulgaria and Turkey: cheap holidays with 45p beer and £33 flights

The cost of everything seems to be climbing this year, from gas prices to taxes — and vacations are no different. Countries in Europe are likely to feel more expensive for Brits this year, especially as we all try to save money where we can. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great deals to be […]

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Passenger numbers at Bulgarian coastal airports soar in first quarter

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 14 (SeeNews) – Total passenger traffic at Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas airports jumped to more than 158,300 in the first three months of 2022, from some 60,600 in the same period of 2021, the German group Fraport, which operates the two coastal airports, said. The number of passengers at Varna airport increased […]

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Jumbo records a 12% year-on-year drop in sales in the first quarter in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 12 (SeeNews) – Greek toy retailer Jumbo on Tuesday reported a 12% year-on-year drop in sales in Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2022, despite a 45% annual jump in revenue. business in March following the lifting of COVID-19 green certificate requirements for indoor activities in the country at the end of […]

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Bulgarian airport in Sofia: traffic “slowly resumes”

In March 2022, traffic at Sofia Airport was still far from pre-pandemic levels, the airport announced on April 10. Passenger numbers at the Bulgarian capital’s airport were 31% lower than in March 2019, the airport said. “However, if we compare with the results for 2021, we see an increase of 269,000 additional passengers,” he said. […]

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Bulgaria and Romania buy Greek LNG reception capacity: press

Bulgaria and Romania buy Greek LNG reception capacity: press Greek gas transmission system operator DESFA has granted requests from Bulgaria and Romania for access to its Revithoussa LNG import terminal, SEENews reported on April 8. Bulgarian trader MET Energy already has a contract for the unloading of 142,500 meters3 LNG in May, according to the […]

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Two arrested after throwing red paint at Russian embassy in Bulgarian capital

Two Bulgarian politicians were arrested on April 8 after throwing red paint on the sign of the Russian Embassy in the capital Sofia, during an event they streamed live on Facebook. The two are former journalist Arman Babikyan and lawyer Nikolai Hadzhigenov, who played a leading role in the summer 2020 anti-government protests as part […]

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Letter from Eastern Europe: Bulgaria attempts a Russian pivot

On the frontline of the potential militarization of Russian energy, the poorest and arguably most corrupt EU member state is heavily dependent, but not without options for diversification You have 1 free item left Subscribe now for unlimited access or become a Bronze member for free For any questions, consult our FAQ or contact us […]

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Bulgarian bank TBI Bank announces 39% increase in net profit in 2021

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 5 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian bank TBI said it made a record net profit of 27.5 million euros ($30.2 million) last year, up 39% on an annual basis of comparison. TBI Bank’s revenue increased 24% year-on-year to EUR 124 million, mainly driven by a 14% increase in net interest income and a 70% […]

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Calendar of events in Bulgaria on April 4

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 4 (SeeNews) – Below is a calendar of corporate, economic and political events taking place in Bulgaria or related to Bulgaria until April 30. New events are marked with an asterisk : * Monday 4 April – Sofia: Bulgaria will auction 500 million levs (280.7 million dollars/255.6 million euros) of ten-and-a-half-year fixed-rate […]

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Bulgaria expels Russian diplomat suspected of spying

KYIV, Ukraine: Witnesses said multiple explosions believed to be caused by missiles hit the western Ukrainian city of Lviv early Monday as the country braced for a widespread Russian assault in ballast.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to “fight absolutely to the end” in strategically vital Mariupol, where the crumbling port city’s last known pocket […]

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Bulgaria-based Nexo to invest $150m in new venture capital fund

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 30 (SeeNews) – Nexo, the Sofia-based digital asset platform, has announced the launch of an in-house investment and acquisition fund, Nexo Ventures, through which it will deploy 150 million dollars (134.8 million euros) in the long term. term investments in commercial and institutional projects in the start-up phase related to the main […]

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Romanian naval forces hold exercises along the Black Sea coast and on the Danube

The naval forces of Romania are carrying out, until April 8, two military exercises at sea and on the Danube to prepare for hostile actions in the region of the Romanian Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta. More than 950 soldiers will synchronize their training actions according to a fictitious scenario of rejection of […]

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Romanian naval forces hold exercises along the Black Sea coast and on the Danube

The naval forces of Romania are carrying out, until April 8, two military exercises at sea and on the Danube to prepare for hostile actions in the region of the Romanian Black Sea coast and the Danube Delta. More than 950 soldiers will synchronize their training actions according to a fictitious scenario of rejection of […]

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Bulgaria expels 10 Russian diplomats, Baltics follow suit with 10 more expulsions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Ukraine is ready to declare its neutrality and consider a compromise over disputed areas in the east of the country to secure peace ahead of peace talks in Turkey on March 29. Ukraine’s priorities during the talks will be “sovereignty and territorial integrity”, Zelenskiy said. tell the nation in […]

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North Macedonia and Bulgaria restore commercial air link

North Macedonia and Bulgaria have restored a commercial air link after 13 years of interruption, as part of a symbolic confidence-building measure By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES Associated Press March 26, 2022, 9:45 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SKOPJE, North Macedonia — North Macedonia and Bulgaria restored a commercial air […]

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Wizz Air with three new routes from Bulgaria – Novinite.com

Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the number one airline in Bulgaria, has launched three new routes from Burgas, Bulgaria. The Polish pearls of Krakow and Rzeszow and the beautiful Hungarian city of Debrecen are the three new destinations that WIZZ has added to its network since yesterday March 25. Flights will […]

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Korea shares tax digitization strategy with UK and Bulgaria

March. 25. 2022 Settings Finance 2022-03-25 14:03 Korea shares tax digitization strategy with UK and Bulgaria National Tax Service (NTS) Commissioner Kim Dae-ji, left, shakes hands with Jim Harra, first permanent secretary and chief executive of Britain’s HM Revenue & Customs, after […]

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Bulgaria signs MoU with IP3 Corp, Gemcorp Capital Management on energy projects

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 23 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s energy minister on Wednesday signed memorandums of understanding with London-based emerging markets asset manager Gemcorp Capital Management and US nuclear technology developer IP3 Corporation on energy projects which should unlock investments of around 1 billion dollars (911 million euros), according to the Ministry of Energy. According to the […]

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French Atos opens cybersecurity center in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 22 (SeeNews) – French IT group Atos announced on Tuesday that it has opened a security operations center (SOC) in the Bulgarian capital Sofia as part of the continued expansion of its cybersecurity activities. With the opening of the new center, Atos’ sixteenth SOC globally, the company plans to hire more than […]

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Former SVC president finds new mission in Bulgaria | Local News

BLAGOEVGRAD, BULGARIA — From his office in the former communist headquarters of this Eastern bloc country, Dave Evans has a unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since the start of the invasion, nearly 94,000 Ukrainians have arrived in neighboring Bulgaria, of whom about 50,000 still remain. So far, about 3.1 million people have fled […]

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US to deploy armored unit to Bulgaria to bolster NATO’s eastern flank

Russia has continued to deploy forces and equipment in its all-out offensive in eastern Ukraine, where it seeks to encircle Ukrainian troops in two towns, as kyiv warned the country faces an existential battle which could determine his fate. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the situation in Donbass was “extremely difficult” as Russia steps up […]