Latest News from Bulgaria

Romania - one of largest lignite producers in EU

Bucharest, Aug 25 /Agerpres/ - Lignite consumption in the European Union has halved in recent decades, reaching 370 million tonnes in 2018 from about 700 million tonnes in 1990, Eurostat figures show on Friday.

It Will Be Sunny Today, around and after Noon - Hot

According to NIMH, it will be sunny and hot today, with light cloud in the afternoon mainly in mountainous areas. There will be light east-northeast wind, in the Eastern and Northern Bulgaria. The maximum temperatures will be from 32C to 37C. Atmospheric pressure is and will remain slightly higher than the average for August.

The Recent Fake Bomb Alerts Turned out to Be Part of an International Action

The false bomb signals received today from airports and the media in Bulgaria are part of an international scheme. A similar series of messages were sent to other EU countries, the Interior Ministry said. This happened in the same order as in Bulgaria - first at the airports, then at the media.

Lower Consumption and Exports will Slow Growth in Bulgaria in 2020-2021

The growth of the Bulgarian economy will weaken over the next two years against the background of the expected decrease in exports and domestic consumption. This is clear from the second Economic Review for the year, prepared by the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). "We forecast the real GDP growth rate of Bulgaria in 2019 to reach 3.7%, accelerating compared to 2018.

Which Major Chains Opened New Stores in Bulgaria in 2019?

Demand for modern commercial properties in Bulgaria is at record highs, Colliers International reports. The total utilized area is 21 900 square meters, and thus the first half of the year marks levels not seen since 2015. The analysis includes shopping centers over 10,000 sq.m.

Is there an Economic Crisis on the Bulgaria Sea Coast this Summer?

At the beginning of the summer, there was a serious discussion about the crisis of summer tourism in the country. The discussion began in late June and early July, that is, it focused entirely on the state of summer tourism in June.

Bulgarian Flight Delays Trigger A Government Investigation

Last week we reported that the Greek government is enacting emergency measures to end flight delays in the country. But Greece is not the only state battling with this issue. More and more European countries seem to believe that government intervention is required as a solution to frequent flight delays. Bulgaria now joins the list.

Eurostat: In Five Years No Sea Cruise has been Realized in Bulgaria

In the last 5 years in Bulgaria, no sea cruises have been realized from our two ports Varna and Burgas, Eurostat data show the trends in the development of this type of sea tourism in the EU countries last year.

The only sea cruise departing from the port of Varna was in 2013, according to European statistics.

The Samples for Legionnaires’ Disease Taken from the Hotel Where the British Tourists Have Stayed Are Negative

In relation with information of the British tabloid Mirror about two British tourists who had passed away from Legionnaires' disease after staying at a hotel in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Ministry of Health informs that the samples for Legionnaires' disease taken from the hotel in Sunny Beach resort at the Bulgarian Black sea coast, where the British tourists were accommodated before the beginning

Sunny and Hot Saturday

According to NIMH, it will be sunny and hot today, with light cloud in the afternoon mainly in mountainous areas. There will be light east-northeast wind, in the Eastern and Northern Bulgaria. The weather with maximum temperatures from 32C to 37C. Atmospheric pressure is and will remain slightly higher than the average for August.

9 Kilometers Long Car Queue at The Danube Bridge 2 Border Checkpoint

The car queue at The Danube Bridge 2 border checkpoint is approximately 9 kilometers long. The situation is extremely difficult. The reason for the heavy traffic is the installation of radioactivity sensors by the Romanians. Only one corridor is working towards Bulgaria's northern neighbour.

Bulgarian PM Borisov: We Suggest to Have a Cybersecurity Department in the European Commission

Just over a month after the personal data of more than 5 million Bulgarians were hacked from the National Revenue Agency, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced that our country wanted a cybersecurity department in the new European Commission.

He added that he had demanded that European leaders keep mind Bulgaria's current digitalization plans, but that it should expand.

1kg of Cocaine and Almost 5kg of Heroin Seized by Police in Plovdiv Area

Police have seized 1 kg of cocaine and almost 5 kg of heroin from a 63-year-old man, part was buried in the yard of his house in the village of Gergini, Gabrovo, Plovdiv Regional Prosecutor's Office said at a special press conference today, Focus Radio - Plovdiv reported. 

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