Latest News from Bulgaria

'Inspiration' Festival of the Old Town of Plovdiv Will Run Until 24th of September

The festival of the Old Town in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv is already running and its worth to see it. The opening started with an exciting folklore concert on the stage of the Ancient Theater with the participation of Trakia Folklore Ensemble from Plovdiv and Strandzha Folklore Ensemble from Bourgas. 

The festivities will run until 24th of September, reported BNT.

Greece EU laggard in e-payments despite big acceleration in 2016

Electronic payments rose faster in Greece last year than in any other European Union member-state, amounting to 108.8 percent year-on-year, as recorded by the European Central Bank. The trend has continued this year, due in large part to a law linking e-spending with an income tax discount as well as the compulsory installation of card terminals by all tradesmen and professionals.

Victoria Tomova is Bulgaria's New Best in Tennis for Women

Victoria Tomova became officially Bulgaria's first tennis racket for women.

22-year-old girl from Sofia, who triumphed with the title of the Allianz Cup tournament in Sofia a week ago, took Tzvetana Pironkova's status as the Bulgarian top tennis player in the world rankings. Tomova climbed with nine places in the WTA ranking and today is №149 with a total of 374 points.

Bulgaria Continues with 'Struma' Motorway

Bulgaria has started work on a 12.6km section of ''Struma'' motorway between the southwestern towns of Blagoevgrad and Krupnik.

A consortium led by Bulgarian construction company Agromah is building the section under a contract worth just over EUR 71 million, according to the regional development ministry.

Work is scheduled to end in August 2019.

Russian Prosecutor's Bulgarian Visit Sparks Controversy

Sotir Tsatsarov has confirmed that Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka is visiting Bulgaria under the terms of a bilateral agreement for cooperation between the two countries, signed during the mandate of Bulgaria's previous attorney general, Boris Velchev.

Greeks have the lowest visit rate to museums in the EU

Only 16.9% of Greeks, compared to 43.4% of the European population, visited an archaeological site, a historic monument, a museum or a gallery in 2015, according to the Eurostat data. In 2016, a slight drop was recorded in the percentage ofGreeks that visited museums.

Motorola Introduced Moto Z2 Play for Southeast Europe

The biggest Motorola premiere for this season was on September 12th in Bucharest. Focus of the event, which resonated with the colorful vision and design of the Motorola products was the Moto Z2 Play, which comes out on the market in Bulgaria by the end of the month with a modular Moto Mod component by customer's choice.

The Ambassador of Cuba Discusses the Purchase of Ships with Minister of Economy

I believe that Bulgaria and Cuba have a number of ways of mutually beneficial cooperation in many areas, in line with Bulgaria's membership of the European Union and the membership of Cuba in the Latin American Integration Association, Emil Karanikov, Minister of Economy, said at a meeting with Pedro Pablo San Jorge, Ambassador of Cuba in Bulgaria, informed the ministry press office cited by BT

Bulgaria's Investments in Education: the Lowest in Europe

According to Eurostat statistics Denmark invests the most in it's education. Bulgaria is once again at the bottom of this list. Other countries that impress with ranking are Sweden, Beligum and Finnland - paying over 6% of the GDP for education. Countries paying under 4% apart from Bulgaria are Italy, Ireland and Romania.