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Close to 290,000 foreign tourists visit Sofia over first six months of 2015
Sep20

Close to 290,000 foreign tourists visit Sofia over first six months of 2015

The number of tourists from abroad who have visited Sofia over the January – June 2015 period is up by 5.7 percent; the number of tourists from Bulgaria stands at over 291,000, according to data of the Tourism municipal enterprise. Data from the past five years show an annual rise in the number of visitors to Sofia. However, the number of foreign...

Sesil Karatantcheva drops out of Tokyo tennis tournament qualifications
Sep20

Sesil Karatantcheva drops out of Tokyo tennis tournament qualifications

Sesil Karatantcheva has dropped out of the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament in Tokyo, after losing to No. 251 seed Olga Savchuk, Ukraine 1:6, 2:6 in a match from the second round of the tournament qualifications. The Bulgarian tennis player started her partcipation in Tokyo by winning versus Kyoka Okamura of Japan 6:3, 6:4. …read...

Vice President Margarita Popova meets with international academic group
Sep19

Vice President Margarita Popova meets with international academic group

Vice President Margarita Popova met today at the Presidency in Sofia with participants in the international interdisciplinary project Picturesque Bulgaria: Bulgarian Literary Routes. The event is under the auspices of the head of state, the press service of the Presidency said. The project’s participants include professors and students in...

Sesil Karatantcheva wins Tokyo tennis tournament qualification match
Sep19

Sesil Karatantcheva wins Tokyo tennis tournament qualification match

Sesil Karatantcheva has started with a win her participation in the qualifications of the tennis tournament in Tokyo with a prize fund worth 1 million US dollars. She beat Kyoka Okamura of Japan 6:3, 6:4. In the next round she plays versus Olga Savchuk of Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio...

Drop of export to Greece in July, Ukrainian markets restored
Sep18

Drop of export to Greece in July, Ukrainian markets restored

There has been a growth marked as of the start of the year of import and export, with a change of 9.4 percent of export on the previous year, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute /NSI/. However, the export growth went 2 percent down in July. “The drop of prices of petrol products is one of the reasons, as those are...

Bulgaria’s IntMin Concerned about Surge in Car Thefts
Sep18

Bulgaria’s IntMin Concerned about Surge in Car Thefts

A growing number of motor vehicle thefts has been registered over the first seven months of 2015, Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said. Since January, there have been 2696 cases of cars being stolen – or roughly 385 per month, BGNES wire service quotes her as saying.Half of these took place in the capital Sofia, which is...

Ukraine Blacklists 2 Bulgarians over National Security Concerns
Sep17

Ukraine Blacklists 2 Bulgarians over National Security Concerns

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed a decree to ban a number of journalists and politicians, including two Bulgarians, from entering the country.Magdalena Tasheva, a lawmaker from ultra-nationalist Ataka party, and journalist Elena Yoncheva have thus been declared a threat to the national security and sovereignty of...

Obama Nominates Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria
Sep16

Obama Nominates Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria

US President Barack Obama has put forward the name of Eric Rubin as Washington’s next Ambassador to Bulgaria, a White House message shows.If Rubin is later confirmed, Bulgaria will be his first-ever ambassadorial appointment.”Eric Seth Rubin, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as...

Old beech forests to enter UNESCO list
Sep15

Old beech forests to enter UNESCO list

Century old Bulgarian beech forests will enter the list of world heritage under a UNESCO project. The protected forests are in the nine nature reserves of the Central Balkan National Park. The project is initiated by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, nature protection and nuclear safety, with the aim to preserve the unique old beech...

Bulgaria Will Score Substantial Gain from EU Energy Union – Sefcovic
Sep15

Bulgaria Will Score Substantial Gain from EU Energy Union – Sefcovic

Bulgaria is among those poised to score the biggest gain from the European Energy Union in terms of energy security, improved connectedness with neighbor countries, and energy diversification, according to Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union. Sefcovic, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria, told...

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