Latest News from Bulgaria

Flu Epidemic Kills 5 in Bulgaria

Five people including a child died of flu in Bulgaria, the country's health ministry announced on Tuesday, quoted by Anadolu Agency. 

The ministry declared flu epidemic in 10 provinces including the capital Sofia.

Also, education ministry said more than 1,000 schools were closed across the country until further notice due to epidemic.

HyperScience Attracted $ 30 Million from Investors

Founded in Bulgaria developer of software products and services HyperScience has attracted 30 million investment. This is the last round of funding for the company, founded in 2013 by Peter Brodsky, Krassimir Marinov and Vladimir Tsankov. With it, total investments in HyperScience exceed $ 50 million, according to Tranding Topics.

Bulgaria is at the Forefront of EU Cases and Mortality from Cervical Cancer

Bulgaria is at the forefront in Europe in cases and mortality of cervical cancer. According to the National Cancer Registry in 2014 and 2015, more than 1,000 women are diagnosed with this disease per year and deaths are 349 in 2014 and 381 in 2015.

Three illegal Migrants Detained on Kapitan Petko Voyvoda Checkpoint

Three illegal migrants were detained yesterday as border police officers inspected a truck on the Kapitan Petko Voyvoda checkpoint, the Ministry of Interior said. The truck, Polish registration, arrived on the checkpoint in the direction of Bulgaria, driven by a 38-year-old Polish.

Spanish Chain MANGO Doubles Number of Stores in Bulgaria in 2019

The Spanish fashion line MANGO plans to expand its presence in the Balkans, including Bulgaria, in 2019. For now, the company has two sites in the capital - in The Mall and Ring Mall. This is clear from publications in local media.

The F-16 Fighters for Bulgaria Come from India

The American F-16 Viper fighters, for which Bulgaria negotiates, will almost certainly be produced in India. Lockheed Martin proposed to open a new factory in the Asian country and move the production of US planes into it in an attempt to win a major military order from the New Delhi authorities.

AtScale Opens an Office in Sofia

AtScale, the world leader in large data management, opened an office in Sofia. This is the first destination in which the California company moves internationally. The company aims to "bring order in the chaotic ocean of data" that businesses are working on. Customers on its platform for business intelligence are giants such as JPMorgan Chase, Toyota, Wells Fargo, GlaxoSmithKline.

Turkish Authorities Seized 104 kg. Heroin at the Turkish-Bulgarian Border

The value of the drug exceeds TRY 21 million, reported NOVA TV.

104 kg of heroin was seized by the Turkish authorities in an attempt to export to Bulgaria via Kapitan Andreevo - Kapikule.

The drug was found under the pod of a tire trailer. The drug was distributed in 130 packets. The driver tried to conceal it from the dogs, sprinkled it with naphthalene and sawdust.

 

The Success of the Dual Food Standard Affects 100 Million Europeans

Bulgaria's national Ombudsperson Maya Manolova submitted a petition to the Petitions Committee in the European Parliament in Brussels on 22nd of January, reported the Bulgarian National Television. The petition is against the double standard in foods and drink in the European Union.

Bulgaria's Ombudsperson Filed a Petition to EP over Double Standards on Foods

Bulgaria's national Ombudsperson Maya Manolova submitted a petition to the Petitions Committee in the European Parliament in Brussels on 22nd of January. The petition is against the double standard in foods and drink in the European Union. Manolova insists on a change in the European legislation, including in the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.

Libya Seeks Restoration of Economic Relations with Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva met with Libya's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Tahir Siala in Brussels to discuss the upcoming visit to Bulgaria of Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, said the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bulgaria is Expecting 9 Million Foreign Tourists this Year

We expect 2018 to be the most successful in the history of statistics in Bulgarian tourism with over 9 million tourist visits by foreigners. We also report 7.2 billion leva of international tourism revenue for the eleven months of last year - more than for the whole of 2017. The data will be reported at the end of this month.

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