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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...

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...

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 pursues lasting peace, security and stability in region
Sep11

Bulgaria pursues lasting peace, security and stability in region

Bulgaria’s key foreign-policy priority is the attainment of a sustainable regional context benefiting lasting peace, security and stability. Close cooperation with this country’s partners from the European Union and NATO is the fastest and most effective formula to achieve this, said Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov speaking at the 12th...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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