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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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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-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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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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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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10 Russian diplomats expelled from Bulgaria

The Bulgarian government has expelled 10 Russian diplomats from the country, according to Russian and Bulgarian source of information. “On the proposal of the relevant authorities, in agreement with Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Bulgaria today declared ten Russian diplomats personae non grata,” the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The diplomats, who were in […]

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Bulgaria’s 2022 budget revision should provide buffers against refugee wave and inflation

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 16 (SeeNews) – The planned revision of the Bulgarian state budget for 2022 should provide significant reserves to cope with an expected wave of refugees from Ukraine and the acceleration of the inflation, said Finance Minister Assen Vassilev. “Europe and the world are very different in terms of trade, supply chains, large […]

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Bulgarian bank UniCredit Bulbank plans to distribute all 2021 profits as a dividend

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 14 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian bank UniCredit Bulbank, part of the Italian UniCredit group, plans to distribute as a dividend all of its profit of 313.8 million leva (175.7 million dollars/160.4 million euros) reported for the last year, local media reported Monday. A decision on the payment of the proposed dividend will be […]

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Battles and queues for sunflower oil in Bulgaria – A man is dead – Novinite.com

A 77-year-old man died while queuing for sunflower oil in Burgas. This happened in one of the large hypermarkets in the Slaveykov district, Nova TV reported. The promo the price he was looking for was BGN 2.99 for a bottle of sunflower oil. He was with his friend. The queue was about 500-600 meters long. […]

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Bulgarian capital Sofia upgraded from dark red to red Covid-19 Zone

The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, has been reclassified as a Covid-19 red zone, after falling below the dark red zone threshold of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis, according to the portal’s March 11 report. unified information. Sofia was classified in the dark red zone on January 1, 2022. Currently, the Covid-19 […]

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Bulgaria, if war is near / Bulgaria / Regions / Home page

Sofia, monument to the Red Army – © Anton P Daskalov / Shutterstock Putin’s war in Ukraine has strong repercussions for Bulgaria: the government has strongly condemned the aggression, but the country, traditionally linked to Russia, is divided both politically and symbolically. Meanwhile, 30,000 refugees are already on their way “At the moment we have […]

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Bulgaria to spend 560 million euros to increase grain reserves

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 9 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria will spend 1.1 billion levs ($617 million/€562 million) to buy grain to boost state reserves, it was announced on Wednesday the government. The funds will be made available through a capital increase of the public agricultural company Sortovi Semena-Elit and are intended to guarantee the country’s food security […]

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Bulgaria records economic growth of 4.2% in 2021

Bulgaria’s economy grew by 4.2% last year, based on preliminary data, the country’s National Statistics Institute (INS) said on March 8. In real terms, the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 was 132.7 billion leva at current prices, or 67.9 billion euros. In the fourth quarter, the Bulgarian economy grew by 1% compared to the […]

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Greece and Bulgaria harassed by Russian embassies – EURACTIV.com

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Bulgaria will offer 40 BGN per day to Ukrainians arriving in the country – Novinite.com

Bulgarian government to discuss aid package Ukrainian citizens seeking protection in Bulgaria following the hostilities in Ukraine. On the proposal of Minister of Tourism Hristo Prodanov, Ukrainians will be entitled to aid in the total amount of BGN 40 (EUR 20) per person per night and a meal up to three months from the filing […]

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Greece plans to increase Bulgaria’s nuclear power to reduce dependence on Russia

RIYADH: In a region where military threats abound, GCC countries are moving towards boosting their military research and development, also known as R&D, capabilities as part of their strategy to increase domestic manufacturing capacity of weapons and advanced military systems. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are leading the charge, with a massive allocation […]

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Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats it accuses of spying

KYIV – Russia and Ukraine will discuss a ceasefire in a second round of talks on March 3, Moscow’s chief negotiator says as Russian military forces resume their assault on Ukrainian cities . Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and […]

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Payhawk becomes the very first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the London-based and Bulgaria-founded fintech that provides businesses with a unified platform for managing cards, payments, bills and expense management, has raised an additional $100m to expand its lifecycle. series B to $215 million, becoming the first Bulgarian company to achieve unicorn status. The previous round in November 2021 valued the company at $570 […]

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Bulgaria’s smart music project confirmed for Eurovision London 2022 party

From Bulgaria to Italy, they are on their way to let off steam in Turin. And on the way Smart Music Project will share their musical IQ in the British capital. We are happy to announce that Bulgarian Eurovision 2022 Superstars Intelligent Music Project will be performing at London 2022 Eurovision Party. On Sunday, April […]

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From February 28, in-person lessons in all schools in Bulgaria

From February 28, all students in Bulgarian schools will attend in-person classes, the education ministry said. The ministry said regional health inspectorates had lifted the restrictions due to the improving Covid-19 situation. Students will be tested for Covid-19 once a week, with an exemption for those who have a green certificate, for vaccination, having had […]

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Spending plan for Greece-Bulgaria interconnector unveiled (exclusive)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 4 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: A total of €183 million has been spent on the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector (IGB) construction project by the end of 2021, ICGB Managing Director on the Bulgarian side, Teodora Georgieva, said in a statement. an exclusive interview with Trend. “As you know, the total budget approved for […]

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Hundreds protest against COVID-19 mandates in Bulgarian capital

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Several hundred people opposed to COVID-19 mandates held a protest rally in the Bulgarian capital on Wednesday. Demonstrators waved national flags and banners of the nationalist Revival party, which organized the protest. They also chanted “Resignation” and “Freedom”, calling on the government to step down for its “inability to manage the health […]

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IBA President Kremlev meets Minister of Youth and Sports during his visit to Bulgaria

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Egyptian President, Bulgarian PM Discuss Strengthening Defense, Security and Counter-Terrorism Relations

CAIRO – February 18, 2022: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov discussed ways to advance bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly in the areas of defence, security and fight against terrorism as well as the economy. This comes in light of Egypt being Bulgaria’s largest trading partner in the Africa […]

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Passenger numbers at Bulgarian Varna and Burgas airports soar in January

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 16 (SeeNews) – Total passenger traffic at the Bulgarian airports of Varna and Burgas rose to 58,449 in January from 22,177 in the same month of 2021, said the German group Fraport, which operates the two coastal airports. “The Fraport Group’s airports worldwide continued to show a positive passenger trend in January […]

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Bulgarian CoLumbo raises 2.1 million euros in a funding round

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 16 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian lumbar spine analysis software CoLumbo has closed a €2.1 million ($2.4 million) funding round backed by local capital firms -venture (VC) Eleven Ventures and BrightCap Ventures, Sofia-based media reported. The round was joined by individual investors, business newspaper The Recursive reported on Tuesday. CoLumbo provides radiologists with pathology […]

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Anti-fascists in Bulgaria counter neo-Nazi ‘Lukovmarsh’ motorcade : Peoples Dispatch

Antifascist march in Sofia. (Photo: via Baricada.org) On Saturday February 12, Bulgarian anti-fascist groups demonstrated in the capital Sofia under the banner “No Nazis in our streets” to counter the Lukovmarsh procession led by neo-Nazis in the city. The Lukovmarsh Torch Procession was held in honor of Bulgarian General Hristo Nikolov Lukov, who was a […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Lukov’s march tarnishes Bulgaria’s image

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has expressed its full support for the efforts of various institutions to prevent the march in Lukov, which will take place on February 12, 2022. The Lukov March is a torchlight procession honoring a pro-Nazi Bulgarian general of the 1930s and 1940s, who led the Fascist Union of Bulgarian National Legions. […]

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Bulgarian GullivAir to launch Skopje service

Bulgarian carrier GullivAir has announced plans to launch flights between Sofia and Skopje after reaching an agreement with airport operator TAV Macedonia on reduced fares. Two weeks ago, the airline initially said it had no plans to introduce services to the Macedonian capital anytime soon. However, the route has received strong political support from both […]

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Sofia stock indices fall, Industrial Holding Bulgaria loses 5.3%

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 10 (SeeNews) – Stock indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in negative territory on Thursday, mainly dragged down by a drop in the Industrial Holding Bulgaria share price [BUL:IHB] and venture capital firm Eleven Capital [BUL:11C]stock market data showed. The blue-chip SOFIX index lost 0.98% to 623.15 points, hurt by […]

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🇧🇬 Bulgaria: will participate in Junior Eurovision 2022

BNT, the Bulgarian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Bulgaria will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Armenia. Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has confirmed on its Twitter account that it will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Armenia. They also added that they are currently working to determine the […]

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Bulgaria may soon abolish the COVID pass – EURACTIV.com

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Telematic Interactive Bulgaria to launch Sofia IPO on February 14

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 3 (SeeNews) – Online betting and gaming company Telematic Interactive Bulgaria will launch an initial public offering (IPO) of 20 million leva ($11.5 million/10.2 million euros) on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange on February 14, said Telematic VoirActualités. Telematic intends to raise its capital by 10% by offering investors 400,000 new shares, the […]

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To turn the page on corruption, Bulgaria must tackle Borisov’s legacy

The announcement by the head of the Bulgarian anti-corruption agency, Sotir Tsatsarov, of to resign of his post on March 1, opens a great opportunity to fill a key position in the government of Kiril Petkov. Tsatsarov, the former chief prosecutor, became anti-corruption chief in 2019 under former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who fell out […]

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European Weightlifting Championships moved from Bulgaria to Albania

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EU and Serbia to fund new gas interconnector between Serbia and Bulgaria – EURACTIV.com

The EU and Serbia are financing a new natural gas interconnector between Serbia and Bulgaria, the construction of which, which will start on Tuesday, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023, the EU Information Center announced on Monday. Belgrade. The Niš-Dimitrovgrad-Bulgaria interconnector construction project will be partly financed by EU grants […]

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Holidays in Europe: Why visit the Bulgarian Riviera at low prices

Each week, our holiday hero, Neil Simpson, takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the groundwork so you don’t have to. This week: bargains on the Bulgarian Riviera. For a vacation that ticks the boxes of low prices and short transfers, plus a series of day trips that include mud baths […]

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The Gambling Landscape in Bulgaria – Novinite.com

Bulgaria is a beautiful country, and every year its resorts are visited by millions of tourists. We go there for the warm beaches, the high and comfortable hotels, the prestigious shops and the casinos. Thus, Bulgaria has a developed gambling industry. Bulgaria in gambling industry regulation is a real phenomenon, and it is qualitatively different […]

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“In Romania and Bulgaria, there is this mentality that trains are to be avoided”

Whisper it, but in parts of Central and Eastern Europe train services are improving, according to self-proclaimed train geek Andy Brabin, who currently travels on every passenger rail route in Europe. As for the toilets on board, that is often another matter. Few people are as qualified to speak about the current state of railways […]

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Ghana and Bulgaria commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations

Honorary Consul Nicolas van Staalduinen, Ambassador Yanko Yordanov and President Akufo-Addo The Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Bulgaria have a long-standing relationship that dates back to the early 1960s under the presidency of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Indeed, the cordial relationship that was established during the period has blossomed over the […]

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Bulgaria posts new record of 12,399 daily COVID infections

A patient recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is pictured at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Lozenetz hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Bulgaria reported a record 12,399 coronavirus infections in a single day on Wednesday, […]

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Covid-19: More schoolchildren in Bulgaria switch to distance learning

In two other district capitals – Yambol and Sliven, and in eight other municipalities, pupils from the fifth to the final year are following distance learning until the end of the week, the Bulgarian Ministry of Education announced on January 24. The measure is also being taken for school students in the towns of Straldzha […]

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Bulgarian capital and other districts set to step up measures as Covid-19 morbidity worsens

In a context of continuous worsening of the Covid-19 morbidity rate, the regional health inspectorate of the Bulgarian capital Sofia should reinforce the restrictive measures, in particular concerning restaurants and other public places. Chief state health inspector Angel Kunchev said on January 20 that the order from the Sofia regional health inspectorate would be issued […]

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Bulgarian Morningside Hill invests 1 million euros in Fidelitas Lab

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 19 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian venture capital fund Morningside Hill has invested approximately 1 million euros ($1.13 million) in local Fidelitas Lab, the operator of an independent laboratory for grains and oilseeds, Sofia-based media reported on Wednesday. The investment will allow the company to expand the scope and capabilities of the laboratory through […]

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Calendar of events in Bulgaria January 18

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 18 (SeeNews) – Below is a calendar of corporate, economic and political events taking place in Bulgaria or related to Bulgaria until January 31. Tuesday 18 January – Sofia: Bulgarian investment company HR Capital makes its debut on the BEAM market of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE); Tuesday 18 January – Sofia: […]

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Bulgarian company HR Capital trades on the Sofia Stock Exchange

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 18 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian investment company HR Capital [BUL:HRC] debuted on the BEAM SME growth market of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) after a successful initial public offering (IPO) in December, the exchange said on Tuesday. As of 3:05 p.m. CET, shares of HR Capital were trading up 11.57% at 6.75 levs, […]

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Bulgarian Petkov meets Kovachevski in Skopje: ‘First step forward in a new chapter’

Cordial tone reigned between Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and his North Macedonian counterpart Dimitar Kovachevski at a press conference after their talks in Skopje on January 18, as they underlined their joint commitment to a positive new beginning in bilateral relations. Petkov was the first head of government to visit North Macedonia after Kovachevsky […]

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The tender for the Greece-Bulgaria electricity link will be concluded by the end of January

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Jan 14 (SeeNews) – A new 400 kV electricity interconnector between Greece and Bulgaria is in its home stretch, with the tender in Greece expected to close at the end of January, regional media reported . The company, a European Project of Common Interest (PCI), is expected to increase capacity in the Bulgaria-Greece […]

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Bulgaria investigates wave of threats against journalists, activists and politicians

Sofia Municipal Court, Photo: Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office The Sofia Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on January 12 that it was investigating several cases of threats and intimidation of opposition journalists, activists and politicians. They concern journalist Atanas Tchobanov, activist and Sofia city councilor Boris Bonev, “We continue to change” MP ​​Hristo Petrov, as well as the new […]

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Daily coronavirus infections in Bulgaria at record high

A man, wearing a protective face mask, boards a train, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sofia, Bulgaria October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s daily coronavirus infections hit a record 7,062 on Wednesday, largely fueled by the highly […]

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Covid-19: Bulgarian capital suspends hospital admissions and visits

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is halting planned admissions, operations and visits to hospitals from midnight January 12 as a stepped-up measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the regional health inspectorate said. Exceptions will be made for activities related to organ, tissue and cell transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and oncohematological diseases, […]

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On New Year’s Eve, the air in Bulgaria was 2-3 times more polluted than normal – Novinite.com

The concentration of fine dust particles (FDP10) in the air in large cities was 2 to 3 times higher in New Yearcompared to the evening hours of December 31, 2021 and the morning of January 1, 2022. This is shown by the analysis of the Ministry of Environment and Water based on data from the […]

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Census of Bulgaria in 2021: the first results show a sharp drop in the population

Announcing the preliminary results of the September 2021 census, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on January 6 that it estimated the Bulgarian population at 6,520,314. The director of the Directorate of Demographic and Social Statistics of the INS, Magdalena Kostova, said the population decline between the 2011 and 2021 censuses was the largest […]

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As number of Covid cases worsens, Bulgarian capital steps up checks on anti-epidemic measures

The mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandukova, said on January 4 that the municipality was stepping up checks on compliance with anti-epidemic measures, given the increase in Covid-19 infections. On January 1, Sofia was reclassified from a Covid-19 red zone to a dark red zone, after its disease rate exceeded 500 per 100,000 […]

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Bulgaria detects first cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

A sign reading “Please keep the distance” is visible on the floor inside the Paradise shopping center after Bulgaria reopens the malls, easing some of the restrictions related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sofia , Bulgaria, February 2, 2021. REUTERS / Stoyan Nenov Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, […]

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: the capital Sofia returns to the status of dark red zone

The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, has been classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone – which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis – according to the Jan. 1 report from the portal of unified information. The sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recent days has pushed […]

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Bulgaria: Gaffes during the first protocol meeting of the new Minister of Foreign Affairs – Novinite.com

The first regular and routine protocol meeting of the new Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska ended with a diplomatic blunder – an hour after receiving a courteous conversation with the Ambassador of Montenegro, the same state introduced new strict restrictions on the entry of Bulgarians into the Balkan country, and our Foreign Ministry did not […]

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EBRD to lend an additional € 20 million to Bulgarian Sofia Med

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Dec.29 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it will grant a new loan of 20 million euros ($ 22.6 million) to the Bulgarian manufacturer of Sofia Med copper products to help meet investment needs as part of its sustainable growth. The funds will allow Sofia Med […]

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Top 10 things to know about arbitration in Bulgaria

Being an EU member state and party to the New York Convention (NYC), the Republic of Bulgaria is an attractive destination to locate the seat of your arbitration proceedings. This is especially true if you are looking for a neutral location where travel, accommodation and other costs would be considerably lower than other European jurisdictions […]

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Rum, gin or … COVID shot? Sofia bar makes offer to increase low vaccination rate in Bulgaria

Bulgarians can now get vaccinated while having a drink in a cozy and welcoming bar turned into a COVID-19 vaccination center before the festive gatherings in the capital Sofia. The move launched by the hospitality industry hopes to keep everyone safe during Christmas celebrations this weekend, as the Balkan country still has one of the […]

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Bulgarian Dronamics Capital begins trading on Sofia stock exchange

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 23 (SeeNews) – Dronamics Capital [BUL:DRON], a company linked to Bulgarian cargo drone maker Dronamics, made its debut in the Bulgarian Stock Exchange’s (ESB) SME growth market BEAM following a successful initial public offering (IPO), the exchange said on Thursday . “We welcome Dronamics Capital, which is on the verge of making […]

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Bulgaria opens 69 Covid-19 vaccination points for children aged 5 to 11

Bulgaria is opening 69 first vaccination points, in district capitals and small towns, to administer Covid-19 vaccines to children aged five to 11, it was learned at a press conference on December 21. The press conference took place a day after Bulgaria received 42,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 child-friendly vaccines. Like the globe of Sofia […]

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Visiting Bulgaria on business? Here’s what you need to know

As travel reopens in 2022, you might find yourself called on important business in Sofia. If you’re lucky enough that your job takes you to the capital of Bulgaria, here’s a guide to getting the most out of your time in the land of roses. Where to stay The center of Sofia is full of […]

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NATO general seeks more troops in Bulgaria, Romania

Days after Russia demanded that NATO rule out eastward expansion and withdraw from military positions outside its borders, the security bloc’s senior general suggested that the alliance strengthen its presence in Bulgaria and Romania. According to a report per German newspaper Spiegel, the supreme commander of NATO’s Allied forces in Europe, Tod Wolters, sought to […]

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United Group provides update on Eon and Bulgaria

United Group already has 1.6 million devices connected to its next-generation Eon platform across Southeast Europe, according to Zeljko Batitic, the company’s vice president of technology. However, talk to Capital city, he added that he also has 200 developers working on Eon and constantly improving the service. In Bulgaria, 200,000 devices are already connected to […]

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Bulgaria’s central bank increases capital cushion as lending risk increases

SOFIA, Dec. 17 (Reuters) – Bulgarian banks will need to accumulate more capital in 2023 to counter a build-up of systemic risks from low interest rates that are significantly boosting consumer borrowing, especially mortgages, said the central bank. The National Bank of Bulgaria set the countercyclical capital buffer rate on Thursday evening at 1.5% from […]

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HR Capital’s IPO in Bulgaria 11 times oversubscribed

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Dec. 15 (SeeNews) – The initial public offering (IPO) of shares in investment firm HR Capital has been oversubscribed almost 11 times, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (ESB) reported on Wednesday. The company raised nearly 1.5 million levs (864,000/766,900 euros) during the IPO on ESB’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) growth market BEAM, the […]

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Passenger traffic at Bulgarian airports in Burgas and Varna increased 86% year-on-year from January to November

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 14 (SeeNews) – Passenger traffic at Bulgarian airports in Varna and Burgas increased 86.4% per year to almost 1.9 million in the eleven months to November, said the German group Fraport, which operates the two coastal airports. Passenger traffic at Varna Airport increased 59.9% year-on-year to 954,433 over the January-November period, while […]

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Bulgaria’s vaccine battle: mistrust behind COVID outbreak

Fortunately, it all started with a bit of luck. I landed in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on a Sunday afternoon in late November. The weather was mild and sunny. After checking in at my hotel, I went for a walk around the city center with my film kit. “I’m not a grandpa and grandma […]

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bne IntelliNews – Bulgarian Dronamics launches unmanned aircraft for cargo drone market that is about to explode

Bulgarian company Dronamics, which produces and operates medium-range cargo drones, unveiled its Black Swan unmanned aircraft on December 9, saying it will usher in a new era for the global cargo industry. Demand for cargo drones is increasing in the logistics industry, both light drones for first and last mile deliveries and larger cargo drones […]

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bne IntelliNews – Bulgarian Dronamics launches unmanned aircraft for cargo drone market that is about to explode

Bulgarian company Dronamics, which produces and operates medium-range cargo drones, unveiled its Black Swan unmanned aircraft on December 9, saying it will usher in a new era for the global cargo industry. Demand for cargo drones is increasing in the logistics industry, both light drones for first and last mile deliveries and larger cargo drones […]

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Bulgaria posts 0.6% economic growth in the third quarter of 2021

The Bulgarian economy grew 0.6% in the third quarter of the year, according to preliminary data announced by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on December 7, below the flash estimate of 0.9 % of INS published last month. Compared to the same period of 2020, the Bulgarian economy grew by 4.6% in the third quarter. […]

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Bulgaria was represented at a Christmas concert of the EU delegation to Canada – Novinite.com

Ministry of Foreign Affairs For the seventh time in a row, Bulgaria took part in the solemn Xmas concert in the Canadian capital Ottawa, coordinated by the EU Delegation and carried out with the help of all the embassies of EU Member States. The Bulgarian Ambassador attended the event. The 14-year tradition of diplomatic missions […]

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N.Macedonia says goodbye to 45 people killed in bus crash in Bulgaria | World news

MORANE, North Macedonia (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners gathered in a cemetery in a Macedonian village in cold rain on Friday to rest 10 local residents, including eight school children who were among 45 people killed in a crash bus service in Bulgaria. The bus, which was bringing tourists back to North Macedonia after a […]

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Dronamics Capital’s IPO in Bulgaria is 4.5 times oversubscribed

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 2 (SeeNews) – The initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Dronamics Capital, a company set up to invest in Bulgarian cargo drone maker Dronamics, was almost 4.5 times oversubscribed, has declared the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday. The company raised the entire planned funding of nearly 6 million levs ($ […]

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EC opens two new infringement proceedings against Bulgaria

The European Commission said on December 2 that it had opened two infringement cases against Bulgaria and had escalated five existing cases as part of its latest infringement package. In the first of two new cases where the EC sent letters of formal notice, Bulgaria was one of five member states to have incorrectly applied […]

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Bulgaria expects budget surplus of 0.4% of GDP by end of November

SOFIA, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Bulgaria expects a budget surplus of 570 million levs ($ 328.72 million) in the first 11 months of the year, or 0.4% of economic output , as the economy recovers and tax collection improves, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. The Balkan country is targeting a budget deficit of 3.6% […]

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Eurowind Energy and Solarpro to build 250 MW solar power plant in Bulgaria

Denmark-based Eurowind Energy CEO Jens Rasmussen said the joint venture with Renalfa in Bulgaria will install 2 GW of renewable energy capacity in the Balkan country, starting with a 250 MW solar power plant in the province of Yambol. Eurowind Energy has set up a joint venture called EURA Energy with Bulgarian investment company Renalfa […]

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Bulgaria is a member state of the European Union

While the percentage of complete pollination in Western Europe is generally around 70 percent, as in Norway, it is catastrophically low in parts of Eastern Europe. Figures in Bulgaria show less than 25 percent received two doses Our world in data. The country has the lowest vaccination rate and the highest covid-19 death rate in […]

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Study in Bulgaria! Here are 5 best universities to consider

In one of the previous articles, I provided you with a short guide on what to expect when studying in Bulgaria. A true picture of the higher education system in this South Eastern European country must have been painted in your mind. What remains to tell you in more detail are the options available to […]

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Ultranationalists try to disrupt protest in Bulgarian capital against violence against women

There were tensions on the night of November 25 as a small group of ultra-nationalists attempted to disrupt a protest in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, against violence against women. According to eyewitness accounts, the group arrived at the well-attended demonstration carrying a Bulgarian flag and a banner saying that the campaign against violence against […]