Latest News from Bulgaria

Vucic: Serbia wants compromise solution for Kosovo

SOFIA - Serbia wants to solve the Kosovo problem by compromise, President Aleksandar Vucic said in Sofia Friday, thanking Bulgarian President Rumen Radev for supporting Serbia on the EU path and for urging that its voice be heard.

Vucic arrives in Sofia, meets with Radev

SOFIA - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday arrived in Sofia for an official visit to Bulgaria, meeting with Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev.

He was given a ceremonial welcome on the St Alexander Nevsky Square.

Tanjug file photo

Vucic: Infrastructure development to improve ties further

SOFIA - Following a major growth of trade volume in 2017, infrastructure development is decisive for further improvement of Serbia-Bulgaria relations, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Sofia on Friday.

Vucic attended the signing of MoUs between the two governments in the areas of labour and social affairs, port infrastructure and rail transport.

Vucic, Karayancheva urge stronger parliamentary cooperation

SOFIA - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva in Sofia on Friday to discuss ways of establishing stronger parliamentary cooperation to contribute to better bilateral, political and economic ties.

Vucic: Serbia's exports to Bulgaria 53 pct up

SOFIA - The trade volume between Serbia and Bulgaria is higher every year and is now past the 1 bln dollar mark, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Sofia on Friday.

Radev: Serbian arguments on Kosovo must be analysed carefully

SOFIA - There is no alternative to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, and all sides involved in the talks must analyse Serbia's arguments carefully, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said Friday.

"Bulgaria gives high marks for the dialogue. A peaceful solution must be sought for every problem," Radev said after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Sofia.

Tanjug photo

Bulgaria Honors St Theodore with Horse Racing

Bulgarians mark on Saturday the holiday known as Todorovden (the day of Todor or Theodore), also called the Horse Easter.

According to the Orthodox tradition, Todorovden is marked every year on the first Saturday of the Great Lent (the Easter Fast).

Dutch Company Buys BGMenu for EUR 10.5 Million

A new major player enters the food delivery sector in Bulgaria. Amsterdam-based acquires "Hello Hungry", the company behind the local market leader BGMenu, in a EUR 10.5 million deal. The Dutch group acquires 100% of the company, pays the cash and invests additional funds in Bulgaria and Romania.

Nearly 8.9 Million Foreign Tourists Came to Bulgaria in 2017

The popularity of Bulgaria as a destination is constantly increasing and every year it is visited by more and more foreign tourists. This was announced by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova at a meeting with representatives of the Young Professionals Club and the Bulgarian community in Washington.

Merkel reassures Tsipras of support regarding Turkish aggression in Aegean

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Berlin's support is "clear and self-evident" when he raised the issue of Turkish aggressions in the Aegean on Friday on the sidelines of a European Union leaders' summit in Brussels.

Bulgarian Minister Resigns over Controversial Energy Deal

 Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova submitted her resignation on Friday in order to "erase all doubts" about a deal that saw the assets of the largest private energy company in Bulgaria, CEZ, sold to a family-owned business to which she allegedly has ties.

"Serbia wants Kosovo problem to be resolved with compromise"

Vucic, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria, thanked his counterpart Rumen Radev for the support he offers to Serbia on the European path, "and for several times saying that it was important for Serbia's voice to be heard."

Reactions in the National Assembly on the Sale of CEZ's Assets in Bulgaria

After it became clear that CEZ's governing bodies have approved a contract for the sale of their assets to Inercom Group, the reactions in parliament have not been delayed. Yesterday it was announced that the Czech concern CEZ sells its assets in Bulgaria and the buyer is Bulgarian company "Inercom Bulgaria".

Bulgarian Used Fake Spotify Playlists to Make Money

One of the major complaints about Spotify is that their payout system makes it incredibly difficult for musicians to actually earn any profit. But a growing mountain of evidence points to the fact that one or more scam artists in Bulgaria have figured out how to use Spotify's system against them to make, what can reasonably be called, a shitload of money.