Latest News from Bulgaria

200 Companies in China are Interested to Invest in Bulgaria

Representatives of more than 200 companies from China were in Bulgaria this year, looking at opportunities for investment in the country and partnerships with Bulgarian companies. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Economy Alexander Manolev at the opening of the International Conference of Young Leaders, which is part of "16 + 1".

Bulgaria's Jobless Rate Increased by 0.3% Month-on-Month to 5.9% at the End of October

Bulgaria's jobless rate increased by 0.3 percentage points month-on-month to 5.9% at the end of October, the government's Employment Agency said on Thursday, quoted by SeeNews. 

A total of 193,499 people were unemployed at the end of October, of which 36,143 newly-registered with labour offices during the month, the Employment Agency said in a statement.

Bulgaria Latest Emerging European Country to Pull Out of UN Migration Deal

Bulgaria is the latest country refusing to sign the UN global migration agreement, following Hungary, Poland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.

Although approved in July by all 193 UN members, except the US, several countries from Central and Eastern Europe are now stepping back.

Struma Motorway in Sandanski-Kresna Section Will be Opened in Early December

''The Struma motorway in the section between Sandanski and Kresna will be officially opened at the beginning of December'', Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told a briefing after his meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the Bulgarian National Television reports.

The EU Invests Over EUR 290 mln in Bulgarian Rail Transport

290.4 mln. euros will be invested in a modern, fast and safe rail links between Plovdiv and Burgas, connecting some of the largest cities in the country with the Black Sea, reported the press office of the EC Representation in Bulgaria.

EU targets investment to help build high-speed railway corridor Orient / East Mediterranean TEN-T (TEN-T), connecting Central to Southeast Europe.

PM attends digitization summit in Sofia

The aim of the Digital Agenda is digital transformation and modernisation of public administration, greater cyber security and the improvement of business climate in the region.

The Summit has been opened by Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel.

Village near Chicago Signs Friendship Agreement with Bulgarian City Pernik

Chicago and the suburbs have the second largest Bulgarian population outside of the Eastern European country itself, and now one of those suburbs is forging closer ties with a Bulgarian city to share ideas and promote intercultural understanding, reports Daily Herald.

Bulgaria Postpones Deadline for Sofia Airport Bids to Jan. 29

Bulgaria has extended the deadline for submitting bids to run Sofia airport for a second time, to Jan. 29, after numerous requests for clarification about the concession contract, a transport ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, reports Rueters.

Bulgaria Adds More Websites to iGaming Blacklist

The State Commission on Gambling (SCG) of Bulgaria has added four more websites to its blacklist of iGaming companies that are operating without a license, reports europeangaming.eu

The four websites added to the blacklist as per order no. 1913 of October 28 and no. 1991 of November 9 are nissicasino.com, 1xbet72.com, pokernox.com, 1xdcxc.host.

Today is the International Day Without Smoking

Every year the third Thursday of November marks the International Smoking-free Day. This year, the Ministry of Health decided on November 16, 2017, the motto of the campaign to be "Stop now for better health tomorrow", reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

Winter Tires are Mandatory from Today in Bulgaria

As of November 15, drivers should have changed tires to be adapted to winter conditions or their tread to be over 4 mm.

It will also check whether the headlamps are set correctly and that the windscreen wipers are in good condition.

If there is anything wrong, the fine would be BGN 50.

Zoran Zaev Arrives on a Working Visit to Bulgaria

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev arrives on a working visit to Bulgaria. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will meet him at the Council of Ministers, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

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