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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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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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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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Greece and Bulgaria harassed by Russian embassies – 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. Before you start reading today’s edition of Capitals, be sure to take a look at the LEAK: Russia’s War on Ukraine Rewrites Future EU Military Strategy. European news you deserve […]

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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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Bulgaria may soon abolish the COVID pass – 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. Today’s edition is powered by Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking.The European Clean Aviation Partnership takes off!Discover the Horizon Europe public-private partnership that will make climate-neutral aviation a reality! Paving the way […]

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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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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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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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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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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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46 tourists die CALCINATED in the crash of the bus in which they were traveling – CVBJ

A tragic car accident occurred on the roads of Bulgaria has been around the world because 46 people died from burns, including 12 minors, after the bus in which they were traveling will crash and then I know set on fire, so many passengers were trapped. Most of the victims were from North Macedonia, where […]

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Bulgaria Bus crash kills dozens

At least 45 people died when a bus caught fire and crashed into a highway in western Bulgaria on Tuesday, officials said. The bus had North Macedonian plates, according to the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, and local media reported that most of the victims were from that country. Nikolai Nikolov, head of the fire safety service […]

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Bus accident in Bulgaria kills at least 46 people | Bulgaria

North Macedonia has declared three days of national mourning after 46 people, including 12 children, were killed on a tourist bus in Bulgaria. Calling the incident a “huge tragedy”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev described how seven of the passengers only survived by jumping out of the vehicle when a sudden explosion ignited it. “[They] broke […]

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Bulgarian president wins comfortable re-election

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, a popular figure in the fight against corruption in the poorest country in the European Union, won a comfortable re-election on Sunday. “Bulgaria is breaking the deadlock,” said the former fighter pilot after polls estimated his share of the vote at 66%. Bulgarians voted “for change, for a break with corruption, […]

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Bulgarian centrist party launches coalition talks after surprise election victory

Kiril Petkov and Assen Vassilev, leaders of the new Bulgarian centrist party “We continue the change”, react after the first exit polls in the parliamentary and presidential elections, in Sofia, Bulgaria, on November 14, 2021. REUTERS / Stoyan Nenov / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, Nov. 16 […]

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Third time lucky? Bulgaria hopes to end long political stalemate

Boyko Borissov, former Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of the center-right GERB party, looks on after meeting with supporters in the town of Teteven, Bulgaria on November 10, 2021. Photo taken on November 10, 2021. REUTERS / Stoyan Nenov Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COVID-19, energy prices and corruption at […]

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bne IntelliNews – Bulgaria reveals how millions of euros were diverted from the construction of the Hemus highway

Around 60 million BGN (30.7 million euros) paid in advance for the construction of lot 5 of the Bulgarian Hemus highway was transferred to front companies and then exported from the country in bags and sacks, a Acting Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov said on November 5. The day before, the arrest of more than 10 […]

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Why Bulgaria and Romania failed in COVID mission – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. The European news that you deserve to read. welcome to The capitals by EURACTIV. In today’s news from the Capitals: SOFIA | BUCHAREST The two Balkan countries have the lowest vaccination […]

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Bulgaria and North Macedonia chart path to break deadlock blocking EU progress

The leaders of North Macedonia and EU member Bulgaria appear to have considered a possible exit from a year-long dispute over a shared culture that has blocked Macedonian hopes of progressing towards membership talks with the block. But without a decisive breakthrough to dispel Sofia’s objections to opening such negotiations, EU officials acknowledged that the […]

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Bulgaria in crisis will hold new early elections on November 14 | Bulgaria

Bulgaria will hold early parliamentary elections on November 14 in an attempt to resolve a political crisis that has left it without a regular government for months, the country’s President Rumen Radev said on Saturday. Bulgarians voted in April and July, but both ballots resulted in fragmented legislatures. No party has been able to form […]

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Record number of dolphin deaths along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

SOFIA (Reuters) – Dolphin carcasses are washing up on Bulgaria’s Black Sea beaches at a higher than normal rate, with a record 108 dead animals discovered this year, local authorities said on Thursday. The cause of death has not yet been determined, Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva said after collecting information from regional centers, adding that […]

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Record number of dolphin deaths along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

SOFIA (Reuters) – Dolphin carcasses are washing up on Bulgarian Black Sea beaches at a faster than normal rate, with a record 108 dead animals found this year, local authorities said on Thursday. The cause of death has not yet been determined, Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva said after gathering information from regional centers, adding that […]