Latest News from Bulgaria

168 Chasa: Bulgaria has been Taking Italy and UK's Waste for 12 Months

For 17 days, two ships with 12,000 tons landed in the city, another 5,000 tons arrived through the Bosphorus. 168 chasa made an enquiry to the Regional Inspection for Environment and Waters. After that they issued three recommendations for storing and transporting the torn smelly bales.

Macedonian Foreign Ministry Reacts after a Speech by Bulgaria's Defense Minister

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry has come up with a serious reaction following the threat of Bulgaria's Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov that Bulgaria will prevent Macedonia from entering NATO and the European Union if our neighbor does not recognize our common history until 1944.

Today is the Student's Holiday, Celebrated in Bulgaria since 1903

Today is the holiday of Bulgarian students.

In 1897, Professor Ivan Shishmanov, the Minister of Enlightenment, asked the first Higher School in Bulgaria to have "a special, own holiday". At its meeting on November 2, 1902, the Academic Council of the Higher School set the day of the enlightener St. Kliment Ohridski - November 25 (December 8 - a new style), for this holiday.

113 Bulgarian Municipalities will Receive Vouchers for Free Internet from the EU

More than half of Bulgarian municipalities will receive vouchers for free internet in public places in the European Union (EU). This was announced by the Bulgarian commissioner for digital technologies Mariya Gabriel.

According to her, the Bulgarian municipalities rank among the top EU winners in the WIFI4EU initiative.

Eurostat: Sofia Airport is on the 63nd Position Among the 150 Airports in the EU

Sofia Airport is 63rd in terms of number of passengers in 2017 from about 150 airports of EU countries, according to Eurostat data on today's 7th of December, which is marked as International Aviation Day.

Last year, around 6.5 million passengers passed through Sofia Airport, which is 30% more than in the previous 2016, according to European statistics.

The EP will Call Again for the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen

The European Parliament will adopt a new resolution next week, calling on Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to Schengen as soon as possible. This was announced by the EP after the draft agenda of the last MEP session in Strasbourg last year, reports Darik. 

The Pope will Visit Bulgaria and Macedonia in May

Pope Francis will visit Bulgaria and Macedonia in May 2019. This was said by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva. She confirmed that an invitation has been sent, reports Darik. 
The Pope never travels to just one country, Zaharieva commented to bTV and added that the preparation for the visit was serious.

Germany's EEX and Bulgaria's IBEX in Power Futures Tie-up

German power exchange EEX and Bulgarian peer IBEX have signed a cooperation deal to introduce Bulgarian electricity futures in first half 2019 as the market-leading EEX bourse pushes further east, reports Reuters. 

Bulgaria Has Not Received Information About Increased NATO Presence in Black Sea

''We have not received any information that the USA intends to sail more warships into the Black Sea in connection with the situation in Ukraine'', Bulgaria's Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov announced, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

UN Envoy 'Very Confident' on Migration Pact Despite Attacks'

UN special representative for migration Louise Arbour says she is "very confident" on the future of an international pact on migration despite a string of countries opting out, reported AFP.