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Irish Revenue Seize over 18,000 Smuggled Cigarettes Originating from Bulgaria, Ukraine
Aug26

Irish Revenue Seize over 18,000 Smuggled Cigarettes Originating from Bulgaria, Ukraine

The Irish authorities have seized more than 18,800 smuggled cigarettes which originated from Bulgaria and Ukraine. The cigarettes with an estimated retail value of more than EUR 9,400 were first detected in two mail centres, according to Irish media reports. The illicit cigarettes have been seized during searches by Revenue officers at a house in...

Bulgaria’s Nevyana Vladinova Scores 7th in first ever Olympic Finals
Aug21

Bulgaria’s Nevyana Vladinova Scores 7th in first ever Olympic Finals

Bulgaria’s athlete Nevyana Vladinova gave an excellent performance at her first ever participation in Olympic games. She managed to secure the 7th position out of 10 world-class gymnasts. She was standing strong on the 5th spot after a number of her competitors made mistakes in the first three routines, but several mistakes in her ribbon...

Bulgaria Issues Travel Warning for Ukraine
Aug17

Bulgaria Issues Travel Warning for Ukraine

The foreign ministry in Sofia has advised Bulgarian citizens travelling to Ukraine to avoid sites of public gatherings in view of “heightened public tensions” and protests in major Ukrainian cities. The ministry on Wednesday recommended to Bulgarian citizens visiting Ukraine to carry always their passports with them and by no means leave...

Bulgarians to avoid public places in Ukraine, foreign ministry recommends
Aug17

Bulgarians to avoid public places in Ukraine, foreign ministry recommends

The foreign ministry recommends to the Bulgarian citizens, traveling to Ukraine, to avoid public places there, remaining careful and cautious due to the raised level of public tension and worsened criminogenic situation. The travelers are advised to register in advance on its website or at the Bulgarian diplomatic missions by showing the period...

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Plummets in 1st Half of 2016
Aug09

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Plummets in 1st Half of 2016

Both imports and exports of Bulgaria with non-EU countries fell considerably over the first two quarters of 2016, preliminary statistics suggest.Exports for that period decreased by 15.1% compared to the period of January-June, 2015, amounting to BGN 7.0157 B.Main export partners were Turkey, China, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia and the United...

Putin, Erdogan to Meet for 1st Time after Russian Warplane Incident
Aug09

Putin, Erdogan to Meet for 1st Time after Russian Warplane Incident

The Presidents of Russia and Turkey are due to meet in St Petersburg for the first time after the downing of a Russian fighter-bomber by the Turkish Air Force in November.The incident severed bilateral relations, halted cooperation in energy and trade and decreased the flow of Russian tourists to Turkey.But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Record high quantity of contraband gold seized at Bulgaria-Turkey border.
Aug01

Record high quantity of contraband gold seized at Bulgaria-Turkey border.

Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint seized a record high amount of contraband golden jewelry estimated at EUR 366,000. The gold was seized at the Bulgaria-Turkey border during an inspection of a mini-bus with Ukrainian registration. The driver of the min-bus and three other passengers were carrying a jewelry that weighted...

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Wraps up U.S. Visit with Meetings at State Dept., Pentagon
Jul30

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Wraps up U.S. Visit with Meetings at State Dept., Pentagon

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has held meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense in the concluding part of his working visit to the United States. Daniel Mitov and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed cooperation in defense, the modernization of the Bulgarian armed forces and the outcome of the...

Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters
Jul30

Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters

Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats. According to several unnamed Moscow-based EU diplomats, “Russia’s tactic of methodically lobbying...

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District
Jul28

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the unification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Southern Federal District, previously known as the North Caucasian Federal District, TASS reports. The motives are not immediately clear. Russia incorporated Crimea into its territory in March 2014, following what it calls a local referendum where an...

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