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Elitsa Kostova qualifies for Sofia tennis tournament doubles final
Sep11

Elitsa Kostova qualifies for Sofia tennis tournament doubles final

Bulgarian Elitsa Kostova and Czech partner Katerina Kramperova have qualified for the doubles final of the Allianz Cup tennis tournament in Sofia. At the semifinal, second seeded Kostova and Kramperova eliminated Bulgarian Dia Evtimova and Swiss Viktorija Golubic, 6:1, 7:6(3). At the final the Bulgarian and the Czech will play versus first seeded...

Bulgarian Exports to EU, Third Countries Record Increase in H1 Y/Y
Sep11

Bulgarian Exports to EU, Third Countries Record Increase in H1 Y/Y

According to the preliminary figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Friday, Bulgarian exports to the EU and third countries increased in the first half of 2015. Between January and June, Bulgarian exports to the EU amounted to BGN 14.2 B, which represented an increase of 12.4 % compared to the same period last...

Black Sea region cannot do without EU and NATO
Sep11

Black Sea region cannot do without EU and NATO

There are long-term and extremely complicated risks for the joint security and Bulgaria is an active participant in searching for fast and common measures for coping with the growing number of challenges. This is how Bulgarian Minister Daniel Mitov welcomed the participants in an international conference entitled “The role of NATO and the...

Bulgaria Had Negative Balance of Trade in 2014
Sep11

Bulgaria Had Negative Balance of Trade in 2014

The final figures on foreign trade for 2014, which were released by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on Friday, reveal that Bulgaria had a negative balance of trade with imports exceeding exports. In 2014, the value of exported goods amounted to BGN 43.2 B, which represented a decrease of 0.7 % compared to 2013. When comparing the monthly...

Four Bulgarians proceed to Allianz Cup tennis tournament second round
Sep09

Four Bulgarians proceed to Allianz Cup tennis tournament second round

Elitsa Kostova proceeds to the second round of the Allianz Cup tennis tournament in Sofia with a prize fund worth 25,000 US dollars. The third-seeded Bulgarian defeated Yasmin Gulman of Turkey 6:0, 6:1 and will play versus Russian Viktoria Kamenskaya for a place at the quarterfinals. Dia Evtimova has also been successful at the first round...

Bulgarian global leader in semantic technologies to be listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Sep09

Bulgarian global leader in semantic technologies to be listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Semantic technologies for data processing are in a nutshell search tools that scan a database not only on the basis of keywords but also based on logical connections and context. A Bulgarian company positioned as a technology leader in this market has recently presented its new platform NOW (News on the Web). NOW is interesting with the fact that...

Grigor Dimitrov Will Not Compete for Bulgaria in Vital Davis Cup Play-Off
Sep09

Grigor Dimitrov Will Not Compete for Bulgaria in Vital Davis Cup Play-Off

The top ranking male tennis player of Bulgaria – Grigor Dimitrov will not compete for the country’s team in the vital play-off against Hungary for the Davis Cup. Bulgaria will host the matches from the third round of Group II Europe/Africa at the National tennis centre in Sofia between September 18 and 20. The winner from the play-off will...

Russia Must Allow Examination of Plane Cargoes in Bulgaria – FM
Sep09

Russia Must Allow Examination of Plane Cargoes in Bulgaria – FM

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said Bulgaria will allow Russian cargo aircraft to overfly its territory only if Moscow agrees to inspections.Sofia denied clearance to Russian planes en route to Syria on Tuesday which Moscow said were carrying “humanitarian aid”.Authorities in Bulgaria, however, maintain they received information...

Sofia expected to hone recognition of Bulgarians abroad ethnic origin
Sep08

Sofia expected to hone recognition of Bulgarians abroad ethnic origin

It has become known that in evaluations of the parliamentary committee for Bulgarians abroad, about 200,000 or even more Macedonian nationals were willing to become Bulgaria citizens. This requires an improved procedure for recognition of the Bulgarian origin of Bulgarian diaspora members. The problem with origin recognition is not new and its...

French President Expresses Hope for Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia
Sep07

French President Expresses Hope for Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia

During his bi-annual news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, French President Francois Hollande expressed hope that recent progress in the implementation of the ceasefire in Ukraine will result in the lifting of sanctions against Russia. Hollande proposed a meeting in the so-called Normandy format, comprising himself, German...

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