Latest News from Bulgaria

Earthquake Measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale in Greece

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was registered in Greece last night. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Aegean Sea, 95 kilometers southeast of Thessaloniki.

The National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography (NIGGG) said the earthquake was not felt in Bulgaria.

Nearly a Million Bulgarians have Health Problems

About 16 percent of the working population in Bulgaria over 16 years of age (just over 6 million people), or nearly 960 thousand Bulgarians, had health problems and had a certain discomfort on their daily lives and their lifestyle, according to research data of Eurostat.

Over 11% Growth in International Tourism Revenues During the Winter in Bulgaria

More than 11% is the growth of the revenues from international tourism for the period December 2017 - February 2018. Thus, the receipts for most of the winter season reach almost 796 million BGN. This is clear from the latest BNB data, the Ministry of Tourism announced.

Balkan Dams Spell Doom for Europe's Rarest Fish

Up to a tenth of Europe's fish species could be wiped out or decimated by planned hydropower dams in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro, according to new research by the University of Graz, the UK Guardian has reported.

Bulgaria Expects up to 10% more Tourists in the Summer

Between 5 and 10% will be the growth of tourism in the summer season compared to last year, Deputy Minister of Tourism Lyuben Kanchev told journalists in Veliko Tarnovo.

The First Informal Meeting of EU Energy Ministers is Held in Sofia

The first informal meeting of energy ministers from the European Union is held today in Sofia. The event is part of the calendar of the Bulgarian Euro-Presidency. Special guest is Commissioner for Energy and Climate Change Miguel Kate, and the meeting will be headed by Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova.

Bulgaria and 15 other EU Countries will Work For a European Supercomputer

16 European Union countries, including Bulgaria, will create a European Supercomputer Enterprise. The ambition is for Europe to return to the world map as one of the leaders in this field. This was announced by EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, in a forum for the Digital Future of Europe, organized by the Ministry of Education.

Economists Forecast 4.4% GDP Growth for Bulgaria

The Bulgarian economy will grow by 4.4% this year, which is the second fastest rate in Central and Eastern Europe after Hungary. Next year Bulgaria will be at the forefront with an economic growth of 4.2%. This is predicted by UniCredit Bulbank's economists, according to which our country performs well despite the lack of labor force.

Bulgarian Head of State Convenes National Security Council Today

President Rumen Radev convenes on April 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm meeting of the Consultative Council for National Security (KSNS).

The topic is "Current risks and threats to the national security of the Republic of Bulgaria. State of the Armed Forces. Necessary measures ".

Bulgaria and Georgia with Joint Projects in Antarctica

Bulgaria and Georgia will cooperate on Antarctica. In Tbilisi, the two countries have negotiated a formal agreement for joint action between the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. It is expected that joint scientific projects will be implemented in the next polar season of the Bulgarian base on Livingstone Island.

Minister Nankov: The whole Route of the Hemus Highway can be Completed by 2025.

The whole route of the Hemus highway can be completed by 2025, says Minister of Regional Development and Public Works  Nikolay Nankov.

The route of Hemus highway is part of the European road network from the connection with Corridor IV to the west to Corridor IX near Veliko Tarnovo.

Bulgarian Mayor Charged With Seeking Massive Bribe

The head of the Special Prosecution office, Ivan Gehsev, said on Wednesday that Desislava Ivancheva, the mayor of Mladost, one of the largest districts of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, allegedly demanded a bribe of 500,000 euros to allow the construction of four new buildings in her district.