Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s M-Tel Raises BGN 50,000 in Foster Care Campaign

Bulgaria's largest telecom M-Tel gathered BGN 50,000 for supporting foster families in its campaign "Adopt a child. Create a future".

The funds were raised through SMS, bank transfers, and donations in the special boxes at each M-Tel store across the country.

Corporate Commercial Bank Becomes Third Largest Owner of Bulgartabac

The Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) is the third largest stake holder in Bulgaria's largest tobacco company, Bulgartabac Holding.

According to the report of the Capital Daily business daily, it has purchased 3.22% of Bulgartabac's stakes and the total ownership of the bank became 6.02%. 

Just 43% of Bulgarians Feel Valued at Work

Some 79% of top managers in Bulgaria are satisfied with the benefits their employer provides such as insurance, company car, and food vouchers, compared to just 46% of employees.

According to the Aon Hewitt Best Employers study, Bulgarian employers do not take into account the needs of their workers when considering benefits.

International puppet theatre festival kicks off

KRAGUJEVAC - The 16th Golden Spark international puppet theatre festival has begun in Kragujevac, central Serbia.

The festival, to be held from May 11 to 15, will feature 11 theatres from Serbia and all over the world, the director of the Kragujevac Children's Theatre Zoran Djoric told Tanjug on Sunday.

Deadline for EDCs to Contest DKEVR's Decision Expires

The deadline for Bulgaria's Electricity Distribution Companies (EDCs) to present their standpoint in the dispute with energy watchdog DKEVR expires on Monday.

It has been extended twice so far, after the National Electricity Company (NEK) presented new proofs in the dispute on the debts of the EDCs. 

Bulgaria to Open Consular Office in Yekaterinburg by mid-June

A Bulgarian consular office will be opened in Yekaterinburg by mid-June, according to Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva.

Bobeva and Deputy Economy Minister Branimir Botev took part Sunday in a meeting with tourism industry representatives.

Bulgaria's Energy Minister Predicts Coal Price Increase

Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has predicted a coal price increase.

Speaking Sunday in the southern town of Radnevo, he said that the price of coal produced by the Maritsa Iztok Mines would go up from BGN 75 to BGN 77 per tonne of conditional fuel in the new regulatory period.

Daily Mail: Bulgaria's Stolipinovo 'Worst Holiday Destination'

From Bulgaria to New Jersey, infographic reveals the 10 WORST destinations in the world for a holiday

By the Daily Mail. This is only a part of the article. The 'Top 10', made with sense of humor, is available by clicking the link.

German Zoo Donates 3 Griffon Vultures to Bulgaria

A German Zoo has sent three griffon vultures to Bulgaria, in a push to reintroduce the birds to reintroduce them into one of their natural habitats.

Andrea Bocelli's Concert in Sofia Moved to August 31

World-renowned Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli's concert in Sofia will be on August 31, three months on from its previous date in end-May.

It will also be moved to the Balgarska Armiya Stadium (Stadium of the Bulgarian Army), according to his representative for Europe, Bella Primo.

Fifty Bulgarian Hospitals 'Facing Bankruptcy'

Fifty hospitals in towns and municipalities are facing bankruptcy, Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has announced.

Her words came amid calls from the Bulgarian Medical Association that she step down.

Bulgaria to Ask EU for Refugee Integration Aid

Bulgaria will demand that EU funds be allocated for the integration of people which have been granted refugee status, the State Agency for Refugees announced.