Latest News from Bulgaria

PM Borissov: Bulgaria is the Only Country that has Coped with Illegal Migration

Within the framework of the Munich Security Conference, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with Bavarian Prime Minister Marcus Zöder. During the conversation, PM Borissov pointed out that Bulgaria was the only country that has coped with illegal migration and raises incomes every year.

ForMin Aurescu welcomes US announcement on allocation of 1 bln US dollars for Three Seas Initiative

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu attended on Saturday, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the round table on the Three Seas Initiative, on which occasion he welcomed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement on the allocation by the United States of one billion US dollars for investments in energy projects under the Three Seas Initiative, informs a press release of t

IMF: Inequality in Bulgaria Keeps Growing

According to Jaewoo Lee, Head of the IMF mission for Bulgaria, inequality in this country keeps growing, BNR reported.

PM Borissov: Bulgaria has Consistently Supported NATO European and Euro-Atlantic Prospects

NATO is the most successful political and military alliance in history, existing for over 70 years. It guarantees the security of its countries and people by constantly adapting to the new security challenges, Prime Minister and GERB Chair Boyko Borissov said in Munich at the Transatlantic Forum, organised by the Christian Social Union, the GERB's press office said.

The IMF will Present the Results of its Regular Mission to Bulgaria

The International Monetary Fund will present the results of its regular mission to Bulgaria. Experts have been in the country since February 4, and traditionally, they have had a number of meetings with government representatives, BNB, business and non-governmental organizations.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures mostly between 9C and 14C

Today, cloud cover over much of the country will be considerable. In the afternoon, rain is forecast in the west, and later in central Bulgaria, as well. Light south winds will continue to blow, increasing to moderate in the east.

Maximum temperatures mostly between 9C and 14C. Atmospheric pressure will drop and be below average for the month.

Croatian Airlines to Operate Flights to Sofia and Podgorica

Croatia Airlines launches flights from the Croatian capital Zagreb to Sofia, Bulgaria and Podgorica, Montenegro in May, according to the business portal for monitoring the global Routes Online, quoted by BGNES.

Petrich Municipality Investigated by OLAF

OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, is investigating the municipality of Petrich for alleged misuse of € 750,000 allocated to repair an already non-existing building. The project is co-financed by a program for cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Greece. The money was received to repair the former border police premises and to make the building a museum.

President Radev Discussed Bulgaria's Bid to Join the Euro Area with BNB Governor

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev met Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) Dimitar Radev on February 13. The focus of the meeting was Bulgaria's announced intention to join the Exchange Rate Mechanism II (ERM II), which is the first mandatory step for joining the euro area, BNT reported.

North Macedonia finds 53 migrants crammed into a truck

Police in North Macedonia have found 53 migrants crammed into a truck in a southeastern border region and arrested the driver on suspicion of belonging to a trafficking gang, officials said Thursday.

A police statement said the vehicle was stopped during a routine check late Wednesday near the town of Valandovo, which is close to North Macedonia's borders with Greece and Bulgaria.

The European Commission Lowers Bulgaria's 2020 GDP Growth Forecast

Bulgaria's economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace in 2020 and 2021, but it will be marked by a significant slowdown. The main reason will be the weakening internal consumption, which is the main engine of the economy, and investment will not offset this process.

Vasil Bozhkov Charged with Two More Crimes

Two more charges have been pressed against the embattled gambling mogul Vasil Bozhkov. The spokesperson of the Prosecutor General, Siika Mileva, told a news briefing on Thursday that he has also been charged with trading in influence and unlawful possession of cultural valuables. 

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