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Price of Agricultural Land in Bulgaria Increased by 8.6% in 2013

The average price per one decar agricultural land in Bulgaria reached BGN 594 in 2013, which was 8.6% higher than in 2012, National Statistical Institute latest data reveals.

In comparison with previous year, the highest increase was recorded in the price of vineyards - by 21.8%. The increase in the price of arable land was by 11.7% and in orchards - by 5.1%.

Consumer Prices In Bulgaria Continue to Drop

Consumer prices in Bulgaria continue to drop in March, but at a slower rate than in February, said the National Statistics Institute (NSI). 

The data shows that this is an ongoing trend since August 2013. 

The consumer price index for March 2014 has dropped by 0.2%. The deflation since the beginning of the year is 0.8%. The deflation for March year-on-year is 2.3%. 

Bulgaria's Mobile Operators Tariff Cuts Come Into Effect

Bulgaria's three mobile operators introduce lower mobile phone calls tariffs as of Monday, 14 April.

So far, phone calls were charged every 60 seconds, meaning that each call longer than 61 seconds was charged at the cost of two minutes.

France's Dupleix to Enter Black Sea

The French anti-submarine frigate Dupleix is to join on Monday the country's vessels in the Black Sea.

Its mission is scheduled to continue from April 14 to May 1, according to the website, cited by UNIAN news agency.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Climbs to 14-th Place

Bulgaria's tennis player Grigor Dimitrov reached the 14-th position in the ATP world rankings. 

Dimitrov, who is Bulgaria's most successful tennis player so far, has reached the record position, after the former holder Tommy Roberdo dropped to the 18-th place. 

On Tuesday Dimitrov will start in the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters against Marcel Granollers. 

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

ŠID -- The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis line on the Syrmian Front and final battles for liberation from the Nazi occupation has been marked.

Russia Continues 'Provocations' over Black Sea, Says DefMin

Russian military aircraft are still committed to provocations over the Black Sea, Bulgaria's Defense Minister Angel Naydenov has warned.

In an interview for the newspaper 24 Chasa, Naydenov has asserted that no violation of Bulgarian airspace could be observed. He has hinted, however, that the purpose of their flights is more than clear to his Ministry.

Bulgaria's GERB Party Asks Education Minister to Resign

Center-right party GERB has demanded the resignation of Bulgarian Education Minister Aneliya Klisarova over incompetent and recklessness.

The GERB party (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) insisted that Klisarova's failure to implement reforms in the sector made it likely for Bulgaria to lose EU funding.

Bulgaria to Curb Wood Exports

Grigor Gogov, head of the Executive Forests Agency, has informed that Bulgaria plans to restrict its wood exports.

In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), Gogov noted that the efforts of the Executive Forests Agency over the next few years would focus on afforestation.

Ex Bulgarian PM Borisov Backs Progressive Taxation

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB has spoken in favor of progressive taxation.

"When there is very deep social division in the country, progressive taxation must be introduced. Flat tax only works in a well-functioning economy," Borisov said Sunday in an interview for Darik radio.

Celebrated Bulgarian Composer Boris Karadimchev Dies Aged 81

Bulgarian composer Boris Karadimchev passed away, Saturday at the age of 81.

In addition to many famous melodies created by him, Karadimchev was known as the longtime artistic director of the Pim-Pam choir and a professor at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Dacic: We must respect legacy of our ancestors

BELGRADE - The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis lines on the Syrmian Front and the final battles for Yugoslavia's liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II was marked in Adasevci near Sid, northwestern Serbia.

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic laid a wreath on the behalf of the government at the Syrmian Front memorial and paid tribute to the victims.

Russia's Ambassador to Bulgaria: We Will Respond to EU Sanctions

Russia will respond to EU sanctions, Russia's Ambassador to Bulgaria Yuriy Isakov stressed, Saturday.

Sanctions in general are not only less productive, but also harmful because they return like a boomerang to those who initiate them, Isakov said in an interview for Bulgaria's Darik radio.