Latest News from Bulgaria

Duma: South Stream project implemented according to plans

MOSCOW - The realisation of the South Stream gas pipeline project in Serbia and Bulgaria is developing according to the plans, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin told the Russia-24 news channel.

US Donates 2 Drones to Bulgaria

The United States government has donated two unmanned aerial vehicles "RQ-11 Raven" to the Bulgarian Army.

The total price of the drones amounts to USD 3 M, the daily Trud reported. Their primary purpose is for surveillance, but a weapon can also be mounted on them.

Bulgarian, Romanian Workers' Number in UK Down in Q1

Some 3000 fewer workers from Bulgaria and Romania are presently in the United Kingdom than in end-2013, the country's Office of National Statistics has revealed.

These numbers suggest a decrease compared to the period before lifting restrictions at the end of last year, when a seven-year EU transitional period for the two countries expired.

GERB to Submit No-Confidence Motion against Bulgarian Govt on Friday

Center-right party GERB will submit a no-confidence motion over the failed energy policy of the Bulgarian socialist-led government on Friday.

The step was announced by Boyko Borisov, former Prime Minister and leader of the party, during consultations with representatives of the right-wing formation The Reformist Bloc on energy.

Code Yellow for Thunder- and Hailstorms in 8 Bulgarian Regions

A Code Yellow warning for thunder- and hailstorms was issued for Wednesday in north western and central northern Bulgaria was issued by the Meteorology Institute.

The warning regards the regions of Vidin, Motana, Vratsa, Pleven, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse. 

The metorologists expect heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible hailstorms.

Bulgaria's Patriarch Neofit To Visit Russia

Bulgaria's Patriarch Neofit will leave on a one-week official visit to Russia, said the Holy Synod of Bulgarian Orthodox Church. 

He will be accompanied by four bishops – of Lovech, Vidin, Varna and Ruse. 

H. E. Anton Pacuretu: Europe Should Look Beyond Framework for Ukraine

An interview of Novinite. com with Romania's Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. Anton Pacuretu, on general developments in Ukraine and on the future of Europe's Eastern Partnership, but also on bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Romania, which he clearly believes have common interests in the region.

Employment Accidents Increase In Weekends

Two thirds of the employment accidents in Bulgaria happen during the weekends, shows a national survey of the Labour Inspectorate among workers.

“Work on weekends disrupts the normal working rhythm and thus increases the risk of employment accidents,” note the authors of the survey. 

Sofia Office of Bulgarian Populist Party Set Ablaze

The office of the Bulgaria without Censorship party on Lomsko Shose Blvd in Sofia was set ablaze on Tuesday night.

The front window of the party's office was broken with a stone, after which a Molotov cocktail was thrown inside, according to reports of Sega daily.

The tip-off for the fire was submitted at 3 am on Wednesday.

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog to Present the Results of EDCs Audit

Bulgaria's energy watchdog DKEVR will present on Wednesday the results of the regulation audit of the three electricity distribution companies (EDCs). 

The audit started in the beginning of this year and reviews the activities of  EVN Bulgaria Electricity Distribution, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria and Energo-Pro Grids since 2008. 

40% of Bulgarians – For EU, 22% - For Eurasian Union

Forty percent of Bulgarians are pro-EU, while 22% would like Bulgaria to join the Russia-led Eurasian Union, shows a survey of the Alpha Research agency. 

The question Alpha Research asked the respondents in the end of April was “If today was held a referendum for the joining of Bulgaria to the EU or the Eurasian Union, which would you choose?”