Latest News from Bulgaria
Bulgarian MP Delyan Peevski, whose appointment as head of the national security service sparked nationwide outrage, was confirmed to be second in his party's EU Elections list.
The order in the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s list was confirmed after the party introduced it to the Central Electoral Commission, Bulgaria's television channel bTV reported.
Lack of priorities in distributing EU funds between 2014 and 2020 may be one of the reasons why Bulgaria is lagging behind the rest of Europe, a report by Bulgaria's National Audit Office says.
In its report, the Audit Office set out to find out whether the country was ready to manage European funding for 2014-2020.
Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was stopped for a planned annual overhaul at 2.22 am on Sunday.
The outage will be used to conduct the planned repairs and preventive maintenance of the equipment and the systems of the N-plant unit, including the implementation of the measures under the National Action Plan of Bulgaria after the stress tests.
Christians across the world celebrate Easter Sunday as this year the celebrations of all Christian denominations fall on the same date.
According to reports, 100 000 faithful from across the world gathered at St. Peter's square in the Vatican to hear Pope Francis' blessing Urbi Et Orbi – To The City and The World at noon.
A 2.6 Richter scale earthquake was registered near Bulgaria's town of Chirpan at 2.39 AM.
There are no reported damage or victims.
The Holy Fire, which is ignited every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, is to be brought to Bulgaria at 6.30 pm on Holy Saturday.
The official clergy delegation is headed by Plovdiv metropolitan bishop Nikolay, who was elected to deliver the Holy Fire by the Holy Synod again this year.
South Stream gas pipeline is not considered priority for the EU, press secretary of the EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger, Sabine Berger, said on Saturday.
“As for organization of negotiations on South Stream, over discussing the project we, surely, should consider the general context of the relations between Russia and the EU,” she told Itar-Tass.
Bulgaria’s traffic police has warned drivers to put winter tires on their cars for travelling in the higher regions over the weekend.
The unseasonably cold weather will persist throughout the weekend, with snowfall likely in the mountainous areas. With temperatures dropping overnight, the wet surface of the roads could turn to ice in some places.