Bulgaria's Exports Exceed 50 Billion Dollars

Bulgarian exports continue to grow and in 2022 reached 50.25 billion dollars, or 21% more than in 2021, when it was 41.9 billion dollars. This is stated in an analysis of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.

Bulgaria climbed to 57th place in the world in terms of exports from 59th place a year earlier. In the EU, the country retains 20th place - both for 2021 and 2022.

Shipping company says it had no knowledge of drugs found on bulker

The Greek shipping company that owns a bulker on which Italian authorities found a stash of cocaine worth €150m have said "neither the crew nor the company was involved in any way" with the drugs.

The Laskaridis company said "suspected contraband, believed to be cocaine," was found in the vessel's sea chest about 11 meters below the waterline.

Spain: 1 dead in church machete attacks, terror link probed

A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest at two Catholic churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain's interior ministry said. Authorities are investigating the attacks as a possible act of terrorism.

The suspect is in the custody of Spain's National Police. The ministry did not identify him.

Bulgaria: Imports are Growing more than Exports

In the period January - May, the export of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 29.5% compared to the same period of 2021 and was worth BGN 11.698 billion. Bulgaria's main trading partners are Turkey, Serbia, the USA, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom, China and Gibraltar, which form 51.1% of exports to third countries.