Latest News from Bulgaria

Another Child's Body Found in Bulgaria's Flooded Asparuhovo District

The body of another victim of the floods in Bulgaria's port city of Varna was found on Thursday.

The victim is a child and was found in the ruins of a house, BGNES reports. It is still unclear whether the child is the six-year-old Marin who has been missing since the extreme floods ravaged the Asparuhovo district last week.

Infectious Disease Outbreak Threatens Flood-Hit Varna's Asparuhovo

Bulgaria's port city of Varna Apauhovo district is at risk of an outbreak of hepatitis, dysentery and salmonellosis after last week's devastating floods.

So far there is only one person infected with salmonellosis, according to the Regional Health Inspectorate (RHI), Bulgaria's 24 chasa reports.

Bulgarian Agriculture Fund Warns about Loss of EU Subsidies of EUR 1B

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture (SFA) has warned that EU subsidies of EUR 1 B are at risk.

The SFA expressed concern that a total of EUR 489 193 972 under the Rural Development Program and a total of EUR 559 224 435 in direct subsidies were at risk due to the lack of a certifying authority and inspections by that body.

Dacic to attend third annual EUSDR meeting on Thursday

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will be at the head of a Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), which is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić will head the Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

The meeting is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

Bulgaria Assures EC South Stream Is Compatible with EU Law

Bulgaria argues in a letter to the European Commission that the structuring of the South Stream gas pipeline project envisages no breaches of EU law.

Bulgaria's stance was approved on June 23 and it is to be presented at the EU summit in Brussels on June 26-27.

Code Yellow Issued for Northern, Eastern Bulgaria Over Strong Winds

Code Yellow for strong winds has been issued for fifteen regions in northern and eastern Bulgaria, said Bulgaria's Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, Thursday.

The warning concerns the regions of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Razgrad, Shumen, Targovishte, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna and Sliven.

EC Approves Regional Aid Map 2014-2020 for Bulgaria

The European Commission has approved Bulgaria's map for granting state aid between 2014 and 2020 within the framework of the new regional aid guidelines adopted in June 2013.

Bulgarian Authorities Apprehend EUR 52 600 in Fake Banknotes

The Bulgarian authorities apprehended 263 fake EUR 200 banknotes, said the National Security Agency (DANS). 

The fake banknotes were hidden under the seat, in the trainers of the driver and in the luggage of the other passenger in an automobile with Polish registration plates. It tried to cross the border from Bulgaria into Romania at Danube Bridge 2 checkpoint in Vidin. 

One in 10 Smoked Cigarettes in Europe is Illicit

One in 10 smoked cigarettes in the EU in 2013 was illegal, shows a survey of KPMG, quoted by Mediapool.bg.

In it took part the tobacco giants British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International. 

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