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Wine makers insist on receiving EU financing
Oct22

Wine makers insist on receiving EU financing

Since the beginning of the Russian embargo, the export of Bulgarian wine to Russia has dwindled by 62% and the Bulgarian alcoholic beverage has been replaced with wine produced in Crimea and Abkhazia, Chairman of the National Wine and Vine Chamber Radoslav Radev said. Against the backdrop of this negative trend the Bulgarian wine producers are...

Mostly Russians, Turkish and Ukrainians granted right of Bulgarian residence in 2014
Oct20

Mostly Russians, Turkish and Ukrainians granted right of Bulgarian residence in 2014

During the past year Bulgaria granted the right of permanent residence to a total of 8795 nationals of non-EU countries. This has been announced by the European Commission, quoting data by Eurostat. Most often, the right of permanent residence in Bulgaria was given to Russians (3307), Turkish (2347), and Ukrainians (598 persons). One third of the...

Go2BalkansForum – joint efforts for a successful tourism product
Oct20

Go2BalkansForum – joint efforts for a successful tourism product

Bulgaria is often regarded as a “terra incognita” in Europe. At present, itseems to have a less attractive tourist image than during socialism. There is no advertising of the Bulgarian tourism product. Since Bulgaria’s EU accession in 2007 until today the share of European tourists decreasesevery year. Noteverybody abroad is...

Bulgarian Tour Operators Experience Hardest Year in Past Decade
Oct20

Bulgarian Tour Operators Experience Hardest Year in Past Decade

The chairperson of the Association of Bulgarian tour operators and travel agents, Bayko Baykov, said on Monday that Bulgarian tourism is experiencing its hardest year in the past decade. According to Kalin Draganov, a member of the association, cultural tourism in the country was mainly developed by the municipalities. In his words,...

2015 – toughest for Bulgarian tourism as of 10 years
Oct19

2015 – toughest for Bulgarian tourism as of 10 years

The Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Tourist Agents declared that 2015 has been so far the heaviest year for Bulgarian tourism as of a decade. There was a 9 percent drop over the first 8 months of the year due to the decreased number of Russian and Ukrainian tourists. At the same time the European markets didn’t see any...

Kubrat Pulev to make a long-awaited return on the professional ring
Oct17

Kubrat Pulev to make a long-awaited return on the professional ring

Bulgaria’s best boxer Kubrat Pulev is to make a long-awaited return on the professional ring with a match against Brazilian athlete George Arias. On October 17, he is to play his first match after the defeat in the heavy weight match against world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine). Arias scored 56 victories (14 knockouts)...

Ivaylo Kalfin: EU should declare its refugee receiving capacity
Oct16

Ivaylo Kalfin: EU should declare its refugee receiving capacity

A day before the Brussels’ held summit of the heads of states and governments, the EC has reminded that the implementation of the quotas for the receiving of 160,000 refugees should begin. The migration subject is the leading topic at the sitting of the European Council. The referendum for Great Britain’s staying within the EU is also...

EU Leaders to Meet Over Refugee Crisis, UK Referendum, Ukraine
Oct15

EU Leaders to Meet Over Refugee Crisis, UK Referendum, Ukraine

The Heads of State or Government of the 28 member states of the EU will convene at a regular meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. The refugee crisis facing Europe will be the main topic of discussion at the summit as leaders will continue efforts towards establishing an effective, humanitarian and safe European...

Moldova Joins EU’s CESEC Gas Connectivity Initiative
Oct13

Moldova Joins EU’s CESEC Gas Connectivity Initiative

Moldova has joined the high-level group of CESEC, the gas connectivity initiative of the European Commission for central-eastern and southeastern Europe. “On 12 October, the Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, witnessed the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding and its Action Plan by the Prime Minister of Moldova...

Migration pressure imposes changes to visa regime in Bulgaria
Oct13

Migration pressure imposes changes to visa regime in Bulgaria

These days the Bulgarian government has announced plans for changes in the Law on Foreigners. There are planned changes in the visa regime that many see as tightening the rules. The government, however, claims that the major goal of the new regulations is for the visa regime to be in compliance with the experience of its practical application...

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