Latest News from Bulgaria

Japan Lifted the Temporary Ban on the Import of Bulgarian Poultry Meat

Japan has lifted the temporary ban on the import of Bulgarian poultry meat, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) reports.

Imports of poultry meat and meat products are now authorized.

The ban was imposed at the end of 2017 due to the worsening epizootic situation in relation to the disease Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Bulgaria. 

Where the Most Generous People Live?

Bulgaria is among the last in the ranking of 126 countries.


A large-scale study of people's willingness to donate money or help others in the first place by generously Americans, writes Di Welt.

Charity Aid Foundation's analysis has taken a decade and reached 1.3 million people in 126 countries.

US and Greece with New Ambassadors to Bulgaria

US and Greek ambassadors handed their letters of credence to President Rumen Radev.

The official ceremony of welcoming the two foreign diplomats took place at 10.00 am in front of the Presidency building. The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria participated in the event and paid tribute to the ambassadors.

President Rumen Radev with a Comment about the State of the Media Environment in Bulgaria

At the meeting they held at 2 Dondukov street, Head of State Rumen Radev and Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of "Reporters Without Borders" discussed the state of the media environment in Bulgaria, the public trust in the media, the professional standards in journalism, the models of funding the Bulgarian media and the approaches to defending the independence of the editorial policy.

Six Countries Sign Common Document on Mobility Package

It has been circulated to all relevant institutions, Prime Minister Borissov said.

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have signed a joint document calling for a review of the Mobility Package. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Brussels, where the summit is being held.

E.Zaharieva: Bulgaria Wants Constructive Cooperation with Russia

This was stated by our Foreign Minister during her visit to Moscow, reported NOVA TV.

Bulgaria is interested in an equal and mutually beneficial dialogue with Russia. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said in an interview with TASS. 

15% Increase in the Banking System's Profit for the First Six Months of the Year

The banking system's profit for the first six months of the year reached EUR 470 million, up 14.6% compared to June 30, 2018, BNR reported.

The Return on Assets (ROA) indicator was 1.69% and the Return on Equity (ROE) was 12.98%. This is seen in the quarterly magazine of BNB "Banks in Bulgaria", published on the central bank's website.

The MFA Advised Bulgarians to Avoid Traveling to Catalonia

The danger is great in places with major landmarks.

A general strike in Catalonia was announced on Friday, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The department reminds that tensions and opposition between protesters and law enforcement in the Spanish Autonomous Region and its capital Barcelona will escalate on 18 October.

We Expect Summer Time During the Weekend

The weather during the weekend will be wonderful. 

In the next days the weather will be mostly sunny. Mostly in Eastern Bulgaria, there will be low clouds and fog in places in the valleys. Both morning temperatures and daytime temperatures will be higher than usual in the second half and late October.

Balkan-Turkey Military Ties Blossom Despite Syrian Conflict

Most Balkan countries, except Croatia and Bulgaria, appear determined to deepen defence links with Turkey - despite the international outcry over its recent incursions into Syria.

Eurostat: Bulgarians are Most at Risk of Poverty in the EU

We are followed by Romania and Greece.

Bulgarians are most at risk of poverty among all EU Member States, Eurostat data show. According to them, about 2.3 million people in Bulgaria live with income around the poverty line, which is BGN 350.

President Rumen Radev Promotes Sport Among Children and Young People in Bulgaria

President Rumen Radev launched an initiative to promote physical activity and sport among children and young people in Bulgaria. It is important to get out of talking about sports as an abstraction, it is time to show young people a personal commitment at all levels, said the Head of State оon October 17.

PM Borissov: It Would Be a Historic Mistake if North Macedonia and Albania Aren't Allowed to Enter EU Accession Negotiations

It is very important for the Balkans, the region and our relations with North Macedonia and Albania that these countries are given EU Membership perspective. It would be a historic mistake if they were not allowed to enter EU accession negotiations today. This was what Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said before the start of today's meeting of the European Council in Brussels.