Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Considers to Replace Russian MiG-29s With F-16 Jets

In June 2018 Bulgarian Parliament approved a plan to spend around $2 billion on its Air Force modernization. It planned to purchase 16 fighter jets to replace its existing air fleet of MiG-29s.

"A new F-16 is a much better aircraft than all the others available," Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on December 14.

SOCAR Looking to Enter Bulgaria's Gas Distribution Market

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is carrying out a detailed feasibility study for participating in Bulgaria's gas distribution market, reports Interfaxenergy. 

Hurriyet Daily News: Bulgaria Likely Option for TurkStream 2nd Route

Turkey will transform from an end user to an intermediate user with the commissioning of the second line of the TurkStream natural gas project, while eliminating transit risks through Ukraine, Volkan Özdemir, head of the Ankara-based Institute for Energy Markets and Policies (EPPEN), said in an interview with Anadolu Agency, quoted by Hurriyet Daily News. 

Lecture on Azerbaijan's History and Archeology Delivered in Bulgaria's University


Zaur Hasanov, head of the "Antique Period Archaeology" department, Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of ANAS, currently is engaged in the "Knowledge Exchange and Academic Cultures in the Humanities. Europe and the Black Sea Region" Project financed by European Commission's HORIZON 2020 program.

Skopje, Sofia Not Speaking Same Language When It Comes To Macedonian

Macedonia and Bulgaria's long-simmering dispute over the Macedonian language is threatening to boil over again, just as Skopje nears a resolution to its dispute with Greece over the name "Macedonia'', reported Radio Free Europe. 

European Council Adopts 2019 Catch Limits for Black Sea Fisheries of Bulgaria and Romania

Next year Bulgarian and Romanian fishermen in the Black Sea will be able to continue fishing at the same levels as in 2018.

The Council today adopted a regulation setting the 2019 catch limits for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Black Sea. The regulation affects Bulgaria and Romania.

Bulgarian Energy Holding Fined EUR 77 Million for Blocking Gas Rivals

State-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) was fined 77 million euros ($87.3 million) by EU antitrust regulators on Monday for blocking rivals' access to key gas infrastructure in Bulgaria over a five-year period to 2015, reports Reuters. 

Bulgaria's City of Varna Opens Tender for Supply of Electric, Hybrid Vehicles

Bulgaria's Varna municipality has opened a tender for supply of electric and hybrid vehicles for on-street parking control in the coastal city, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Monday, reports SeeNews. 

Varna authorities intend to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD to finance the contracts, the bank said in a notice.

Over 700,000 People Work in Sofia

Over 700,000 people work in Sofia. This was what Vladimir Danailov, the Chief Executive Director of the Sofia Municipal Privatization and Investment Agency (SOAP), said at the seminar for a draft budget for Sofia Municipality in 2019 in Pravets.

ALDE's Tariceanu says main goal of PSD-ALDE in view of EU Council Presidency is promotion of a single speed Union

Chairman of the the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, who attended on Sunday the meeting of the Social Democratic Party's (PSD) National Council (CN), voiced his belief that the main objective for the PD-ALDE coalition in view of exercising the Presidency of the EU Council, should be the promotion of one single-speed Union and a truly solidary one.

Yellow Code for Snow and Icy Roads in Bulgaria

Today it will be mostly cloudy with precipitation. In the north-west and the high fields of Western Bulgaria in the morning hours it will rain, but it will turn it into snow before noon. The wind will gradually orient from the west, at the latest in Eastern Bulgaria, where it will still be from the east to the southeast - to moderate.